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Mac OS X 10.11 Server Essentials


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The OS X Server Essentials 10.11 (El Capitan 201) – Apple Pro Training Series: Using and Supporting OS X Server on El Capitan 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.

About Mac OS X 10.11 Server Essentials

This course follows the officially authorised Apple Pro Training Series OS X Server Essentials: Using and Supporting OS X Server workbook and is a three-day leader-led course. There are plenty of hands-on labs designed to give technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators real experience and 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 teach 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 third 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. The course is rounded up with an introduction to using the Command-Line interface of OS X.


Students should have the following 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 computer troubleshooting knowledge is also advisable, or prior attendance of either/both of: Mac Integration Basics or OS X Support Essentials 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 the Mac OS X 10.11 Server Essentials Course?

  • 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.
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Course Outline

Module 1: Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server:

Installing OS X Server, Providing DNS, Exploring the Server App, Configuring SSL Certificates, Using Status and Notifications, Backing Up OS X Server.

Module 2: Configuring Accounts:

Managing Local Users, Configuring Open Directory Services, Managing Local Network Accounts.

Module 3: Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles:

Configuring OS X Server to Provide Device Management, Managing with Profile Manager.

Module 4: Sharing Files:

Configuring the File Sharing Service, Understanding File Access.

Module 5: Implementing Deployment Solutions:

Leveraging NetInstall, Caching Content from Apple, Implementing Software Update Service.

Module 6: Providing Network Services:

Offering Time Machine Network Backup, Providing Security via the VPN Service, Understanding DHCP, Hosting Websites.

Module 7: Using Collaborative Services:

Providing Mail Service, Configuring the Wiki Service, Implementing Calendar Service, Providing Messages Service, Managing Contacts Service.

Module 8: Using Command Line:

Managing OS X Server with the Command-Line Interface, Command-Line Basics and Navigation, Command-Line File Manipulation, Command-Line Administration and Command-Line Tips and Tricks.

Where’s the training centre?

We run this course at 44 Poland Street, London, W1F 7LZ, but don’t forget that we offer onsite training too. If you’ve got several team members to train, it might more for us to come to you.

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