OS X Mountain Lion Server Essentials

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OS X Server Essentials is a three-day course designed to give technical coordinators and entrylevel system administrators the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a network that uses OS X Server on Mountain Lion. 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 Mountain Lion
•How to configure essential services on OS X Server on Mountain Lion
•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 (ACTC) 10.8 certification


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 Mountain Lion 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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