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Mac OS X: Integration Basics

£360.00 + VAT

About Mac OS X: Integration Basics

This guide is for individuals bringing a Mac computer into a small business environment that is predominantly Windows-based.

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  • Mac OS X: Integration Basics

    Course Objectives

    Mac OS X Integration Basics is an entry-level one-day course for technical professionals wanting to learn more about integrating a Mac into a Windows or other standards-based environment. With class sizes of eight or less, you’ll get plenty of one-to-one attention to help you gain hands-on experience in the skills being taught.

    The main goal of this course is to introduce you to the techniques for using an OS X computer where services like Windows file sharing, Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory are being used. The day involves teaching attendees how to configure a Mac to use a network account such as Active Directory, connecting OS X to file services, accessing Exchange and Google internet accounts using OS X native apps, security features of OS X, how printing works on a Mac, how to use instant messaging services, Data Management and Backup techniques and Cross-Platform Compatibility in OS X.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Help desk specialists, technical coordinators, service technicians or IT professionals.
    • Technical coordinators or power users who manage networks.
    • Teachers and technology specialists who manage classroom networks or computer labs.
    • Resellers, distributors, systems integrators, and consultants.
    • Anyone who wants to obtain the Apple Certified Associate – Mac Integration.
    10.11 certification


    • A basic understanding of iPads and Macs, along with some knowledge of computer networks.

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

  • Course Duration: 1/2 Day

    Course Outline

    Lesson 1 - Network Accounts

    Directory Service overview, Using Active Directory and Open Directory, Configuring a mac to use a network account, Directory Service features.

    Lesson 2 - File Sharing

    Connecting to common network resources, AFP, SMB, SSH, FTP, and WebDAV connections, Bonjour, NetBIOS, the network browser and dynamic service discovery, Connecting OS X systems to file servers, how to create automatic connecting shares, sharing files from a mac back over the network and AirDrop capabilities and features.

    Lesson 3 - Email, Calendars & Contacts

    Learn how to configure the built-in OS X apps for mail, calendar and contacts and access internet accounts such as Exchange and Google. OS X support for Microsoft Exchange and features.

    Lesson 4 - Security

    Securing user data by choosing a strong password, password assistant features, security and privacy settings, enabling FileVault 2, How to protect your Mac system by setting a firmware password and learning about antivirus features, Gatekeeper overview, How to enable network security by configuring the OS X firewall and VPN access services.

    Lesson 5 - Printing from OS X Computers

    Printer support in OS X, how to configure your Mac to print to a locally connected printer, how to share printers, how to configure printer features.

    Lesson 6 - Instant Messaging

    How to set up a Mac for instant messaging with Messages app, using iMessage, AIM, Jabber, Google Talk, and Yahoo! accounts.

    Lesson 7 - Data Management and Backup

    Migrating Windows data to a Mac through various transfer methods. Time Machine overview, how to backup and protect your important data from potential loss.

    Lesson 8 - Cross-Platform Compatibility

    OS X Apps. Apps with built-in support for Windows file types. How to set up your Mac to run Windows operating systems natively with Boot Camp, and about virtual options for running Windows.