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Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.7 (Lion 201)

A three-day course designed to give technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators the skills, tools and knowledge to implement and maintain a network using Mac OS X Server.

Course Description

OS X Server Essentials is a three-day, hands-on course designed to give technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a network that uses OS X Server. Students learn how to install and configure OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, web and wikis. Tools for efficiently managing and deploying OS X are also covered. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on case study exercises that provide practical real-world experience.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for help desk specialists, technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using OS X Server.

What You Will Learn
• The features of OS X Server 10.7
• How to configure essential services on OS X Server
• How to use OS X Server tools to monitor and troubleshoot services
• Effective use of OS X Server to manage a small network of Macintosh computers and users
• How to manage access to files and services
• How to prepare for Apple Certified Technical Coordinator certification

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending this course:

• Understanding of OS X
• Experience with OS X in a network environment
• Basic OS X troubleshooting experience or Lion 101

Course Content

Chapter 1: Installing and Configuring OS X Server
Installation, initial configuration, server administration tools, and troubleshooting installation issues.

Chapter 2: Authenticating and Authorising Accounts
Creating and administering accounts, controlling access (ACLs), and troubleshooting.

Chapter 3: Using Open Directory
Configuring Open Directory, single sign-on, backing up directory data, troubleshooting Open Directory, and an introduction to Kerberos.

Chapter 4: Using File Services
Configuring and troubleshooting Apple File Service, share points for Windows users, NFS, network mounts, and FTP; case sensitivity issues.

Chapter 5: Managing Web Services
Hosting multiple web sites on a single server, providing WebDAV access to files.

Chapter 6: Using Collaborative Services
Setting up and configuring wikis and blogs, providing iChat and iCal services to assist people working together, and configuring Address Book service to share contact information amongst multiple computers.

Chapter 7: Implementing Deployment Solutions
Configuring and troubleshooting NetBoot/Network Install to deploy Mac OS X.

Chapter 8: Managing Accounts
Managed accounts, preference management, managed network browsing, mobile accounts, troubleshooting account management.

Certification Exam
Students can choose to take the OS X Server Essentials 10.7 exam - one of two exams required for Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.7 certification.


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