Yosemite 201: OS X Server Essentials 10.10

1010serveressentialsCourse Description

OS X Server Essentials is 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 that uses OS X Server on Yosemite. 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 and functionality of OS X Server on Yosemite 
• How to configure essential services on OS X Server on Yosemite  
• 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 complete the course: Yosemite 101

Course Outline 

Part 1: Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server
Installing OS X Server, Providing DNS, Exploring the Server App, Configuring SSL, Using Status and Notifications, Backing Up Mavericks Server

Part 2: Configuring Accounts 
Managing Local Accounts, Configuring Open Directory services, Managing Local Network Accounts

Part 3: Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles
Configuring OS X Server to Provide Device Management, Managing with Profile Manager

Part 4: Providing File Services
Providing File Sharing Services, Understanding File Access

Part 5: Implementing Deployment Solutions
Leveraging NetInstall, Implementing Software Update Service

Part 6: Providing Network Services
Hosting Backups with the Network Time Machine Service, Providing Security via the VPN Service, Providing DHCP Service, Hosting Websites

Part 7: Using Collaborative Services
Providing Mail Services, Configuring the Wiki Service, Implementing Calendar Service, Providing Messages Service, Configuring Contacts Service

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