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macOS Server Essentials 10.12

£1,150.00 inc. VAT

About macOS Server Essentials 10.12

macOS Server Essentials is a two-day course designed to give the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a network that uses macOS Server for Sierra. 

£1,150.00 inc. VAT

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  • macOS Server Essentials 10.12 (Sierra 201)

    Course Objectives

    macOS 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 macOS Server for Sierra. Students learn how to install and configure macOS Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, web, and wikis. Tools for efficiently deploying and managing macOS 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
    • Entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using macOS Server

    What You’ll Learn

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


    • macOS knowledge
    • Experience with macOS in a network environment
    • Basic macOS troubleshooting experience or completion of the Sierra 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

  • Upcoming Course Dates

    16th-17th March
    4th-5th May
    18th-19th May
    6th-7th July

  • Course Duration: 2 Days

    Course Outline

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

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

    Part 3: Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles
    • Configuring macOS Server to provide device management.
    • Managing macOS 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 macOS images.
    • Caching Content from Apple.

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