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Sierra 201: OS X Server 5 Essentials

The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on case study exercises that provide practical real-world experience.

GK# 5963

Course Overview

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OS X Server 5 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 macOS Server 5. Students learn how to install and configure macOS Server 5 to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, authentication, and printing. Tools for efficiently managing and deploying macOS Server 5 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.

For Connected Classroom attendees: 
Connected events will be held at a local training center with state-of-the-art video conferencing equipment allowing the course to be broadcast to multiple locations. Students will have the same classroom experience and interact live with the connected classroom instructor. The instructor will be on a large, HD quality screen with interactive video and audio to listen and communicate with students. A second large HD quality screen will display the instructor’s live presentation.

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What You'll Learn

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  • The features of Server 5 for macOS
  • How to configure essential services on Server 5 for macOS
  • How to use Server 5 for macOS tools to monitor and troubleshoot services
  • Effective use of Server 5 for macOS to manage a small network of Macintosh computers and users
  • How to manage access to files and services

Outline

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Part 1: Configuring and Monitoring macOS Server 5

  • Installing OS X Server
  • Providing DNS Records
  • Exploring the Server App
  • Configuring SSL Certificates
  • Using Status and Notifications
  • Backing Up macOS Server 5

Part 2: Configuring Accounts

  • Managing Local Users
  • Configuring Open Directory Services
  • Managing Local Network Accounts

Part 3: Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles

  • Configuring macOS Server 5 to Provide Device Management
  • Managing with Profile Manager

Part 4: Sharing Files

  • Configuring the File Sharing Service
  • Defining File Access

Part 5: Implementing Deployment Solutions

  • Leveraging NetInstall
  • Caching Content from Apple
  • Implementing the Software Update Service

Part 6: Providing Network Services

  • Offering Time Machine Network Backup
  • Providing Security via the VPN Service
  • Providing DHCP
  • Hosting Websites

Part 7: Using Collaborative Services

  • Providing Mail Service
  • Configuring the Wiki Service
  • Implementing the Calendar Service
  • Managing the Contacts Service
  • Providing the Messages Service

Part 8: Managing macOS Server 5 with Command Line

Prerequisites

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

  • Understanding of macOS
  • Experience with macOS in a network environment
  • Basic troubleshooting experience

Who Should Attend

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This course is designed for help-desk specialists, technical coordinators, and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using macOS Server 5.

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: 3 day

Virtual Classroom Live

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

Duration: 3 day

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