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El Capitan 201: Mac OS X Server Essentials

£650.00 + VAT

About El Capitan 201: Mac OS X Server Essentials

OS X Server Essentials is a two-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 OS X Server for El Capitan. Students learn how to install and configure OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, web, and wikis. Tools for efficiently deploying and managing OS X are also covered.

Upcoming Course Dates

22nd-23rd September
20th-21st October
24th-25th November


£650.00 + VAT

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  • El Capitan 201: Mac OS X Server Essentials

    Course Objectives

    OS X Server Essentials is a two-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 OS X Server for El Capitan. Students learn how to install and configure OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, web, and wikis. Tools for efficiently deploying and managing OS X are also covered. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises that provide real-world experience.

    Please note that this course is no longer Apple Certified, and no exam is available.

    Who Should Attend?

    Help desk specialists, technical coordinators, and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using OS X Server.

    What You’ll Learn

    • The features and functionality of OS X Server for El Capitan.
    • How to configure essential services on OS X Server for El Capitan.
    • How to use OS X Server tools to monitor and troubleshoot services.
    • Effective use of OS X Server to manage a small network of Mac computers and users.
    • How to manage access to files and services.

    Prerequisites

    • Understanding of OS X.
    • Experience with OS X in a network environment.
    • Basic OS X troubleshooting experience or completion of the El Capitan 101 course.

    How Do I Book?
    To book a training course, please call our Training Coordinator on 0117 922 5661 or alternatively send an email to trainingenquiries@western.co.uk

  • Course Duration: 2 Days

    Course Outline

    Part 1: Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server
    • Installing OS X Server.
    • Providing DNS.
    • Exploring the Server app.
    • Backing up OS X Server.

    Part 2: Configuring Accounts
    • Managing Users and Groups.
    • Configuring Open Directory services.

    Part 3: Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles
    • Configuring OS X Server to provide device management.
    • Managing OS X and iOS devices with Profile Manager.

    Part 4: Sharing Files
    • Configuring the File Sharing Service.
    • Defining File Access.

    Part 5: Implementing Deployment Solutions
    • Leveraging NetInstall.
    • Creating and deploying OS X images.
    • Caching Content from Apple.

    Part 6: Providing Network Services
    • Offering Time Machine Network Backup.
    • Providing DHCP and VPN services.
    • Hosting Websites and Wikis.