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Why Take the OS X Server Essentials 10.10 Course:
Does your company suddenly have users using or wanting to use Macs and you’re thinking you need an OS X Server to handle them?
Do you already have an OS X Server but want to know how to get the best from it?
Would you like to boost your resume and add a Mac certification to your list?
If the answer to any of these is ‘yes’, then why not attend the OS X Server Essentials 10.10 course.
What is OS X Server Essentials?
The OS X Server Essentials 10.10 training course is a 3 day leader led course with plenty of hands on labs that is designed for technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators who require the correct and expert skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a network that uses OS X Server.
The main goal of this course is to introduce technicians how to install and configure OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, DHCP, and collaboration services. You will also learn about the tools required for efficiently managing and deploying OS X and software updates.
The first day covers OS X Server Installation and Configuration, focusing on initial installation and setup, DNS configuration, SSL Certificates, user account creation and remote administration and monitoring.
The second day looks into Network Accounts, how to create and host a directory service, OS X and device management, File sharing and Deployment solutions.
The final day takes attendees through Networking services such as network backups through Time Machine, VPN, DHCP and Website hosting. There is also a collection of collaborative services such as mail, contacts and calendar discussed.
What will you learn on OS X Server Essentials 10.10
- Understand OS X Server installation. How to configure a clean system and perform upgrades.
- How to integrate an OS X Server into an existing DNS environment, or how to provide DNS with OS X Server.
- SSL Certificate overview, including how to create and configure certificates in OS X Server.
- Remote administration and monitoring techniques in relation to OS X Server. Best practices for backing up an OS X Server.
- Account creation and management, both local and network directory users and groups.
- How to save time and money by efficiently supporting your OS X users on the network
Plus much more!
Who should attend OS X Server Essentials 10.10?
- Help desk specialists, technical coordinators, service technicians or IT professionals who need to effectively support users of OS X systems on a network or want to understand how to get the best from an OS X Server.
- Technical coordinators or power users who manage networks of computers running OS X, such as teachers and technology specialists who manage classroom networks or computer labs.
- Resellers, distributors, systems integrators, and consultants who are selling Mac computers.
- IT professionals seeking to obtain the Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.10 certification.
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending this course:
- The material assumes you have a basic understanding of OS X skills and terminology.
- An IT background with experience using OS X in a network environment.
- Basic troubleshooting experience.
- Have taken OS X Support Essentials 10.10 or Mac Integration Basics 10.10.
Get ACTC Certified
Demonstrate your knowledge of OS X Server v10.10, and take the OS X Server Essentials v10.10 exam. Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.10 certification is granted on successful completion of both the OS X Server Essentials v10.10 exam and the OS X Support Essentials v10.10 exam.
- Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server: Prepare and install OS X Server, upgrading an existing OS X Server, DNS overview, Configuring DNS service, Remote access, Server Tutorials, Troubleshooting OS X Server, SSL Certificate overview, creating and importing certificates in OS X Server, Trusting SSL Certificates, Monitoring OS X Server, Stats and Log files, Backing up OS X Server.
- Configuring Accounts: Local User account overview, creating and administering user accounts, Importing and exporting users and groups, Directory Service overview, configuring Open Directory, Troubleshooting a Directory Service, Authentication methods and security, Single Sign-On and Kerberos, Password Policies.
- Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles: Profile Manager overview, configuring user and group management, creating and providing an MDM Solution. Push Notifications.
- Sharing Files: File Sharing challenges, creating Share Points, File Sharing protocols, File Sharing access and permissions, configuring access control.
- Implementing Deployment Solutions: Network system deployment overview, creating and hosting system images, Caching Apple Software updates, Managing Apple Software updates.
- Providing Network Services: Configuring and hosting network backups using the Time Machine service. VPN overview, configuring the VPN Service, understanding DHCP, DHCP service configuration, Web site hosting, monitoring web services, securing web sites, hosting Mail, managing a Wiki service, Implementing a Calendar service, creating and allocating Resources and Locations, Providing Messages service, Managing Contacts service.
Interested in learning more after this course?
- Mac Management Basics 10.10 – for those that wish to learn about deploying and managing multiple OS X systems.
- Advanced Deployment 10.10 – which looks further into deployment and management.
- Active Directory Open Directory Integration 10.10 – which looks further into integrating OS X Yosemite clients and OS X Server with Active Directory and Open Directory.
- OS X Advanced Server 10.10 – provides an advanced and extensive insight into how OS X Server works, covering many hidden command line features.