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El Capitan 300: Managing and Deploying Apple Devices

GK# 8335

Course Overview


In this course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills needed for deploying, managing, and maintaining Macs and iOS-based devices. You will learn how to use different methods for creating and deploying application installer packaged, files, and configuration profiles while supporting many devices. Additionally, you will learn how to set up and maintain a Mac server. Instructors will also demonstrate and discuss other apps for assisting in day-to-day IT tasks.

Note: An iPad will be provided to you for the duration of the class.


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Deployment Concepts and Planning

  • AppleID and iCloud
  • Managed Devices and Supervision
  • Apple’s Deployment Programs
  • Deployment Scenarios
  • Network Considerations
  • Security Considerations and Physical Logistics

2. Installer Packages

  • Packages and Metapackages
  • Gatekeeper
  • Package Utilities

3. Imaging Apple Systems

  • Forked Files, Bundles, and Packages
  • Disk Images
  • AutoDMG and System Image Utility

4. OS X Server

  • Installation and Initial Setup
  • SSL Security
  • DNS

5. Deploying Mac Systems

  • Disk Utility
  • NetInstall
  • Deploy Studio
  • Third-Party Solutions

6. Managing Apple Devices

  • Apple Configurator
  • Apple Profile Manager
  • App Distribution
  • Third-Party Solutions

7. Deploying iOS Devices

  • Device Supervision
  • Apple Configurator

8. Software Updates and Caching

  • Software Update Strategies
  • Apple Software Update Server
  • Caching Service
  • Third-Party Solutions

9. Remote Management

  • Apple Remote Desktop
  • BackToMyMac
  • iTeleport
  • SSH

10. Enterprise Security

  • Hidden Administrators
  • FileVault Encryption
  • Firmware Password


  • Working knowledge of the Mac

Who Should Attend

  • IT professionals, managers, and system administrators who use Macs, iPads, or iPhones
  • Individuals who implement and maintain OS X- and iOS-based devices in their organizations
Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 2 day

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