OS X Server Essentials 10.11 (El Capitan 201)

Course Details
Code: APL-MAC201-110
Tuition (USD): $1,895.00 • Classroom (3 days)

OS X Server Essentials is a three-day course designed to give technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a network that uses Mac OS X Server. Students learn how to install and configure Mac OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, authentication, and printing. Tools for efficiently managing and deploying Mac OS X and software updates are also covered. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on case study exercises that provide practical real-world experience. For Students Enrolled in a Virtual Class:
Each student will need a setup with two (2) devices in order to take the class virtually. One device may be a Mac or iPad, while the other must be a Mac with the correct software (and version) being taught in the course already installed. This setup will allow virtual students to view the presentation on one computer and complete support exercises on the other one.
 

Skills Gained

Upon completion of the OS X Server Essentials 10.11 (El Capitan 201) course, students will be able to:

  • Utilize the features of Server 5 for OS X
  • Configure essential services on Server for OS X
  • Use Server for OS X tools to monitor and troubleshoot services
  • Use of Server for OS X to manage a small network of Macintosh computers and users
  • Manage access to files and services

Who Can Benefit

  • Help-desk specialists, technical coordinators, and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using Mac OS X Server.Technical coordinators, teachers, or power users who manage computer

Prerequisites

  • Understanding of Mac OS X
  • Experience with Mac OS X in a network environment
  • Basic troubleshooting experience or successful completion of APL-MAC101-110 OS X Support Essentials 10.11 (El Capitan 101)

Course Details

Part 1: Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server

  • Installing OS X Server
  • Providing DNS Records
  • Exploring the Server App
  • Configuring SSL Certificates
  • Using Status and Notifications
  • Backing Up OS X Server
Part 2: Configuring Accounts
  • Managing Local Users
  • Configuring Open Directory Services
  • Managing Local Network Accounts
Part 3: Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles
  • Configuring OS X Server to Provide Device Management
  • Managing with Profile Manager
Part 4: Sharing Files
  • Configuring the File Sharing Service
  • Defining File Access
Part 5: Implementing Deployment Solutions
  • Leveraging NetInstall
  • Caching Content from Apple
  • Implementing the Software Update Service
Part 6: Providing Network Services
  • Offering Time Machine Network Backup
  • Providing Security via the VPN Service
  • Providing DHCP
  • Hosting Websites
Part 7: Using Collaborative Services
  • Providing Mail Service
  • Configuring the Wiki Service
  • Implementing the Calendar Service
  • Managing the Contacts Service
  • Providing the Messages Service