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Mac Integration Basics

£360.00 inc. VAT

About Mac Integration Basics

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

£360.00 inc. VAT

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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


    • 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

    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
  • Upcoming Course Dates

    24th March
    7th April
    16th June
    14th July

  • 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

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