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Mac Integration Basics 10.12 Training

£350.00 (+VAT)

Mac Integration Basics 10.12 is an entry-level one-day face-to-face training course for technical professionals who want to learn more about integrating a Mac into a Windows or other standards-based environment. This course also serves as an ideal foundation course for other intermediate Apple courses.

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Course Overview

Mac Integration Basics 10.12 is an entry-level one-day course for technical professionals wanting to learn more about integrating a Mac into a Windows or other standards-based environment. With class sizes of eight or less, you’ll get plenty of one-to-one attention to help you gain hands-on experience in the skills being taught.

The main goal of this course is to introduce you to the techniques for using an macOS computer where services like Windows file sharing, Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory are being used. The day involves teaching attendees how to configure a Mac to use a network account such as Active Directory, connecting macOS to file services, accessing Exchange and Google internet accounts using macOS native apps, security features of macOS, how printing works on a Mac, how to use instant messaging services, Data Management and Backup techniques and Cross-Platform Compatibility in macOS.

Why attend Mac Integration Basics?

  • You have users or wanting to use Macs at work, but you’re a Windows company
  • You’re considering buying Macs for your company, school, college or university
  • Your network’s running one or more of; Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory or Windows file sharing services, but you want to be able to use Macs
  • Boost your CV and add a Mac certification to your list
  • Formally recognise your skill and ability by gaining a formal Apple Certification

To qualify as an Apple Certified Associate and certify your ability to integrate a Mac device into a Windows environment, add the exam.


This is a beginners course, but the material still assumes you know:

  • How to use a Mac and have a basic understanding of Mac macOS skills and terminology; OR
  • How to use a Windows computer in a network environment; OR
  • You have attended our Getting Started with macOS 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 take Mac Integration Basics?

  • Help desk specialists, technical coordinators, service technicians or IT professionals
  • Technical co-ordinators or power users who manage networks
  • Teachers and technology specialists who manage classroom networks or computer labs
  • Resellers, distributors, systems integrators, and consultants
  • Anyone who wants to obtain the Apple Certified Associate – Mac Integration 10.12 certification
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  • Understanding Network Accounts and Directory Services: how to integrate macOS into a network domain of users
  • Connecting macOS computers to File Servers, Dynamic Service Discovery, File Sharing connection Protocols supported by macOS, how to share macOS content to other devices
  • The best way to access mail, calendar, contact and messaging services and data in macOS including Microsoft Exchange and Google Gmail integration
  • Security best practices for macOS including user and device encryption
  • Data management, migrating Windows data to macOS including user accounts and settings and documents
  • Cross-platform compatibility issues, which Windows apps have a native macOS equivalent and which macOS apps can be used as an alternative

Detailed Agenda

Network Accounts: Directory Service overview, Using Active Directory and Open Directory, Configuring a mac to use a network account, Directory Service features.

File Sharing: Connecting to common network resources, AFP, SMB, SSH, FTP, and WebDAV connections, Bonjour, NetBIOS, the network browser and dynamic service discovery, Connecting macOS systems to file servers, how to create automatic connecting shares, sharing files from a mac back over the network and AirDrop capabilities and features.

Email, Calendars & Contacts: Learn how to configure the built-in macOS apps for mail, calendar and contacts and access internet accounts such as Exchange and Google. macOS support for Microsoft Exchange and features.

Security: Securing user data by choosing a strong password, password assistant features, security and privacy settings, enabling FileVault 2, How to protect your Mac system by setting a firmware password and learning about antivirus features, Gatekeeper overview, How to enable network security by configuring the macOS firewall and VPN access services.

Printing from macOS Computers: Printer support in macOS, how to configure your Mac to print to a locally connected printer, how to share printers, how to configure printer features.

Instant Messaging: How to set up a Mac for instant messaging with Messages app, using iMessage, AIM, Jabber, Google Talk, and Yahoo! accounts.

Data Management and Backup: Migrating Windows data to a Mac through various transfer methods. Time Machine overview, how to backup and protect your important data from potential loss.

Cross-Platform Compatibility: macOS Apps. Apps with built-in support for Windows file types. How to set up your Mac to run Windows operating systems natively with Boot Camp, and about virtual options for running Windows.


The Apple Certified Associate (ACA) – Mac Integration 10.12 certification is granted on successful completion of the Mac Integration Basics exam, and verifies your ability to integrate a Mac device into a Windows environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Full Day

Training hours

09:30 – 17:30 with one hour for lunch

Class size

Maximum eight delegates


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