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Mac OS X Server Essentials is a four-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 Mac OS X Server. Students learn how to install and configure Mac OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, mail, web and wikis. Tools for efficiently managing and deploying Mac OS X and software updates 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 Mac OS X Server.
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending this course:
•Understanding of Mac OS X
•Experience with Mac OS X in a network environment
•Basic troubleshooting experience or Snow 101
Chapter 1 - Installing & Configuring Mac OS X Server
Installation, initial configuration, server administration tools, and troubleshooting installation issues
Chapter 2 - Authenticating and Authorizing 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 - Hosting Mail Services
Configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting email service
Chapter 6 - Managing Web Services
Hosting multiple web sites on a single server, providing WebDAV access to files
Chapter 7 - 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 8 - Implementing Deployment Solutions
Configuring and troubleshooting NetBoot/Network Install to deploy Mac OS X