Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 Server Essentials

4 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server Essentials is a four-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 Mac OS X Server. Students learn how to install and configure Mac OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, mail, web and wikis. Tools for efficiently managing and deploying Mac OS X 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.

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

Delegates will learn how to:

  • The features of Mac OS X Server v10.6
  • How to configure essential services on Mac OS X Server
  • How to use Mac OS X Server tools to monitor and troubleshoot services
  • Effective use of Mac 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 certification

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Installing and Configuring Mac OS X Server (4 topics)

  • Installation
  • Initial configuration
  • Server administration tools
  • Troubleshooting installation issues

Authenticating and Authorising Accounts (3 topics)

  • Creating and administrating accounts
  • Controlling access (ACLs)
  • Troubleshooting

Using Open Directory (5 topics)

  • Configuring Open Directory
  • Single sign-on
  • Backing up directory data
  • Troubleshooting Open Directory
  • Introduction to Kerberos

Using File Services (6 topics)

  • Configuring and troubleshooting Apple File Service
  • Share points for Windows users
  • NFS
  • Network Mounts
  • Using FTP
  • Case sensitivity issues

Hosting Mail Services (1 topic)

  • Configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting email service

Managing Web Services (2 topics)

  • Hosting multiple websites on a single Server
  • Providing WebDAV access to files

Using Collaborative Services (3 topics)

  • Setting up and configuring wikis and blogs
  • Setting up iChat and iCal services to assist people working together
  • Configuring Address Book service to share contact information amongst multiple computers

Implementing Deployment solutions (1 topic)

  • Configuring and troubleshooting NetBoot/Network install to deploy Mac OS X

Managing Accounts (5 topics)

  • Managed accounts
  • Preference management
  • Managed network browsing
  • Mobile accounts
  • Troubleshooting account management


Students should have understanding of Mac OS X, Experience with Mac OS X in a network environment, Basic troubleshooting experience or Snow 101: Support Essentials Course, before attending this course.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 Support Essentials

    The Mac OSX: Support Essentials (Apple authorised) three day practical training course provides an in-depth exploration of troubleshooting on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

    3 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code APOSXLINSEE
    Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

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