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Advanced Server

Learn how to manage OS X Server expertly

Advanced Server Training
Level: Advanced
Price: £650.00 (+VAT)

This course is taught by our Apple Master IT Trainer who will take you through the advanced features not covered in OS X Sever Essentials. If you’re a System Administrator or ACTC qualified and want to further your skill and understanding about OS X Server, then this is the course to take.

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Course Overview

Are you running a Mac Server and need to take it to the next level? Do you miss Server Admin and need some of its features? Why not attend the Amsys Advanced Server course?

During this two day, hands-on course, you will discover how to expertly manage OS X server. You will also learn how to use a range of Apple and Third Party management tools and commands.


This is an advanced OS X courses so, as a minimum, delegates will be expected to have the following knowledge before to attending this course:

If you’re in any doubt about your suitability for this course, please call our training pros on 020 8645 5806 who will be pleased to discuss your training needs in more detail.

Who should attend Advanced Server Training?

  • System Administrators
  • ACTC qualified engineers who want to further skills and understanding about OS X Server
  • Anyone wanting to know how to streamline a server
  • Existing Mac support techs, or ACSA techs and want to upgrade knowledge and skill set
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  • This course will take you through the advanced features not covered in OS X Sever Essentials
  • How to plan configure your Server, passed the limitations of the Server App
  • Learn how to utilise the many command line tools supplied by Apple, but hidden behind the scenes
  • Understand OS X Installer Packages through the command line

Detailed Agenda

  • Server App: Become an expert with the standard Server app, including understanding what the tool is doing behind the scenes.
    Headless Management and Maintenance: Learn how to manage your server over VNC and SSH
  • DNS & Bind: DNS is a key service, so you will learn how to configure, protect and troubleshooting the DNS service
    Server command line tools: Learn how to utilise the many command line tools supplied by Apple including serveradmin, systemsetup and networksetup
  • File System: Learn how to manipulate the OS X File system with tools such as gpt, diskutil and hdiutil
  • DHCP: Learn how to configure and troubleshoot the DHCP service
  • OpenDirectory: Learn to use a number of command line tools to help configure and troubleshoot OpenDirectory
  • Profile Manager: Have a greater understanding on how this service works including auto enrolment, and using the profiles command line tools
  • File Sharing Services: Learn how configure file sharing services from the command line
  • Permissions: Understand how Apple implements permissions on OS X Server and how to manipulate them from the command line
  • Web: OS X Server hides a lot of the features available to Apache, learn how to configure and modify Apache configuration pages
  • Caching Service: Learn why this is a great service, how it works and how to troubleshoot it and modify its settings
  • FireWall: Learn how to implement the various firewalls in OS X Server using tools such as pf and icefloor

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Where can I take this course?

You can join a public course at our training centre in central London or, if you’d like a private course, we can run it in any of our facilities (Surrey, London and Manchester) or we can arrange to run it at a location of your choice.

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Important detail about the course



Course Length

2 days

Training hours

09:30 – 17:30 with one hour for lunch

Class size

Maximum eight delegates


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