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mac OS Sierra Server Essentials Introduction

One Day Course

Overview

This course is a one day macOS Sierra Server Essentials course designed to give technical staff the basic skills, tools and knowledge needed to implement and maintain a network that uses Server v5 for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan.

The course is a mixture of lectures and hands-on exercises provide real-world experience ensuring delegates learn how to install and configure macOS Server to provide a variety of services that help system administrators deploy, manage and maintain Mac and iOS devices on their network.

This course is designed for Help desk specialists, ICT coordinators and entry-level system administrators who need to implement and maintain networks using Apple's Server app.

If delegates wish to learn about implementing deployment solutions and implementing network services they should take our two day macOS Server Essentials Indepth course instead.

To attend this course, delegates need an understanding of macOS, experience with macOS in a network environment, basic troubleshooting experience or completion of the 101 Support Essentials course.

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Course Outline

  • Configuring and Monitoring macOS Server
    • Installing OS X Server
    • Providing DNS records
    • Exploring the Server app
    • Configuring SSL Certificates
    • Using Status and Notifications
    • Backing up macOS Server
  • Configuring Accounts
    • Configuring Open Directory Services
    • Managing Users and Groups
    Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles
    • Configuring Server to provide Device Management
    • Managing with Profile Manager
    Sharing Files
    • Configuring the File Sharing Service
    • Defining File Access
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