So, Apple recently released their latest OS X version codenamed ‘El Capitan’. Which means it’s that time of year for my fellow trainers and I to test and release updated versions of our range of OS X El Capitan Training and iOS courses.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have been testing and updating our OS X Advanced Deployment course to El Capitan (http://www.amsys.co.uk/course/os-x-advanced-deployment-10-11/)
El Capitan has introduced some nice new solutions for Mac Deployment and I have managed to pack in more features and tools for administrators to play with in this updated version.
The best thing I can say about this course is that it’s all about hands on. I have designed a large collection of real-world labs, so attendees can get their hands dirty and try out different deployment scenarios and solutions.
There are plenty of third party tools out there to compliment OS X’s built-in installation and deployment software, so I have collaborated all the popular utilities used by Mac System Admins into this course too.
This 3 day intense course is ideal for IT professionals who require an in-depth knowledge on deploying OS X El Capitan Systems and its’ software.
What you will learn:
Learn how to create a comprehensive deployment strategy along with a comprehensive Deployment Planning Checklist and Service-Level Agreement (SLA). How best to integrate new Macs into your existing infrastructure.
Deploying Individual Items and Containers
Deploying files, folders and Apps. How the Mac App Store works. Ownership of Apps, downloading and updating Apps and utilising the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP). Also covering Apple’s Remote Desktop software and OS X Security features.
Understand and create custom installations packages using GUI tools and the command line. Including Third-Party tools such as Iceberg, Packages, AutoPkg, Munki and Casper.
Creating Entire System Images
Learn how to create full system images, understand the differences between cloned and modular systems, and customise system images for a complete deployment of OS X El Capitan.
Deploying System Images
We’ll teach you how to install and configure Apple’s Netinstall service for network deployment.
Post Imaging Deployment Considerations and System Maintenance
Learn how to use various techniques to apply post installation configuration and how to keep your OS X clients updated via Apple Software Update server or Caching service. Learn how to make use of Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) solution to streamline the deployment of new devices. Discover how to utilise MDM solutions for management and configuration or execute custom-made scripts and modify preference files to tweak OS X to your companies liking. Additionally, a range of features available through Apple Remote Desktop are discussed.
Deploying Macs with DeployStudio
: DeployStudio has become the main third-party network deployment tool for OS X. This final chapter offers plenty of hands on with this very flexible Deployment tool. Learning how to configure pre and post imaging scripts to perform tasks such as, naming computers, MDM enrollment, BootCamp windows deployment and binding to a directory service.
Why not come along to one of our courses in Central London, South London or Manchester and keep an eye out for new announcements as we release updated and new courses for OS X El Capitan and iOS 9!