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Mac OS X: iOS Deployment Essentials

£1,170.00 + VAT

About Mac OS X: iOS Deployment Essentials

iOS Deployment, is a hands-on course that provides technical coordinators and system administrators with the skills, tools and knowledge to deploy and maintain iOS based devices and provision in-house developed apps. This course is run on demand.

Upcoming Course Dates 

13th September
12th October
16th November
15th December

£1,170.00 + VAT

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  • Mac OS X: iOS Deployment and Management

    Course Objectives

    This two-day course provides an in-depth exploration of the tasks involved in deploying iPads and iPhones in educational and enterprise scenarios. The course is a mixture of lectures and hands-on, case study exercises, where delegates will use a combination of Macs and iPads in order to obtain a full understanding of the activation, configuration, deployment and management of all iOS 9 devices.

    Who Should Attend?

    This course is ideal for help desk specialists, ICT coordinators and system administrators working with iPads, iPhones and Macs.


    • 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: 2 Days

    Course Outline

    Morning Session - iPad Deployment

    Lesson 1 - iOS 9 overview and new features

    More device controls for administrators, smaller updates, changes to device security, Android migration, split-screen, iCloud drive app, automatically link to file servers, updated Notes app.

    Lesson 2 - iPad Deployment overview

    Planning your deployment, device activation and setup, advantages of using Macs and OS X El Capitan.

    Lesson 3 - Ownership models

    Shared device deployment (for example, classroom sets owned by schools) One-to- one device deployment, Managing Apple IDs, device security, device state and delivery options, considering device restrictions.

    Lesson 4 - Volume Licensing

    Self-service model, enrolling in the Volume Purchase Programme (VPP), managing your VPP account and security, managing your purchases, obtaining app redemption codes, managed licenses and converting between the two, utilising Apple’s Device Enrolment Programme (DEP.) 

    Lesson 5 - Using iTunes

    Pre-download software and updates for iOS 9 devices using iTunes, backup and restore devices, authorise your Mac to link with the Apple Store, learn about the iTunes files and folder structure.

    Lesson 6 - Using Apple Configurator 2

    Brief overview of the original Apple Configurator, using the new Apple Configurator 2, preparing and supervising devices, creating and managing configuration profiles, creating and applying device blueprints.

    Afternoon Session - Device and Data Management

    Lesson 7 - Mobile Device Management

    Choosing a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, advantages of MDM, how MDM works on your network, how to enrol devices with your solution, query your devices, manage device settings for both supervised and unsupervised states, new device settings and controls available in iOS 9.

    Lesson 8 - Deploying iPad Apps over-the-air

    Linking your MDM with your VPP purchases, adding apps to devices remotely, ensuring automatic install of apps with no user interaction, removing apps and data.

    Lesson 9 - Utilising OS X Server version 5

    Setting up OS X Server, using Profile Manager, using the Caching service to speed up distribution of apps and data, enabling the File Sharing service, enabling Web services.

    Lesson 10 - File Sharing and Printing

    Using iCloud Drive, using Airdrop to transfer documents between devices, options for other cloud storage solutions such as OneDrive, Google Drive and DropBox. Accessing file servers on your network, connecting to an OS X Server file share, AirPrint and other wireless printing solutions for iPad, commercial printing options.