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Mac Integration Basics

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About Mac 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 Integration Basics 10.12

    Course Objectives

    Organisations are increasingly integrating Mac computers into Windows or other standards-based network environments. But users and the IT professionals who support them can relax, because Mac integration is easy. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for a successful integration.

    Who Should Attend?

    • Users who bring a Mac into organisations that predominantly use the Microsoft Windows operating system and Windows Server Essentials
    • Users who replace a Windows personal computer (PC) with a Mac
    • IT professionals who support Mac users in organisations that predominantly use Windows and Windows Server Essentials

    Prerequisites

    • Understand how to use a Mac, a PC, and computer peripherals 

    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

    What You'll Learn

    Upon completion of the Mac Integration Basics 10.12 course, students will be able to:

    • Integrate a Mac into a Windows network environment
    • Configure a Mac to work with Active Directory
    • Take advantage of network services, file sharing, printing, instant messaging, email, calendars, and contacts
    • Provide security at the user, local-networking, and remote-networking levels
    • Migrate data from a Windows PC to a Mac
    • Back up data
    • Run Windows programs on a Mac
  • Course Duration: 1/2 Day

    Course Outline

    Lesson 1 - Directory Services

    • Connecting a Mac to a directory server
    • Using network accounts

    Lesson 2 - File Sharing

    • Connecting to file servers
    • Turning on personal file sharing

    Lesson 3 - Email, Calendars & Contacts

    • Managing Internet Accounts preferences
    • Connecting to an Exchange Server
    • Connecting Mail to non-Windows servers
    • Adding accounts in Mail, Contacts, and Calendars

    Lesson 4 - Security

    • Built-in security features
    • Creating strong passwords
    • Using two-factor authentication
    • Setting a firmware password
    • Locking a Mac screen
    • Creating user accounts
    • Disabling automatic login

    Lesson 5 - Protecting start-up disk files

    • Ensuring that the apps you download are safe
    • Providing network security

    Lesson 6 - Printing

    • Connecting to a local printer
    • Setting up a wireless printer
    • Sharing your printer
    • Setting up a printer shared by a Mac and a PC via SMB or CIFS
    • Setting up an IP printer
    • Specifying printer features
    • Printing from a network printer

    Lesson 7 - Instant Messaging

    • iMessage
    • Jabber
    • Configuring Messages
    • Adding accounts
    • Chatting on a local network with Bonjour

    Lesson 8 - Moving and Backing up Content

    • Moving content
    • Backing up data with Time Machine

    Lesson 9 - Running Windows on a Mac

    • Running Windows natively or virtually
    • Using cross-platform apps
    • Using cross-platform files

    Lesson 10 - Additional Resources

    • Books
    • Courses
    • Specifications
    • Support

    Conclusion