Mac OS X Server Essentials 10.8 (Mountain Lion 201)

Duration: 3 Days


OS X Server Essentials is a three-day, hands-on course designed to give technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a network that uses OS X Server. 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. A combination of lectures and hands-on case study exercises that provide practical real-world experience.


Understanding of OS X; experience with OS X in a network environment; basic OS X troubleshooting experience or attendance on our course, Mountain Lion 101.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

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

Configuring Accounts

  • Managing Local Accounts
  • Configuring Open Directory services
  • Managing Local Network Accounts

Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles

  • Configuring OS X Server to Provide Device Management
  • Managing with Profile Manager

Providing File Services

  • Providing File Sharing Services
  • Understanding File Access

Implementing Deployment Solutions

  • Leveraging NetInstall
  • Implementing Software Update Service

Providing Network Services

  • Hosting Backups with the Network Time Machine Service
  • Providing Security via the VPN Service
  • Providing DHCP Service
  • Hosting Websites

Using Collaborative Services

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

Certification Exam

  • Students can take the OS X Server Essentials 10.8 exam - one of the two exams required for Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.8 certification

Special Offers
for April

The new course schedule is currently being updated and will be ready shortly. Please phone us on 0208 269 4260 or email us for the latest dates.

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