Mac OSX Deployment (Snow 302)

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code MT130

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This three day Apple authorised course focuses on solutions for deploying software, ranging from the installation of individual files to the deployment of complete system images on multiple computers.

The course covers creating a full deployment plan including testing, hardware and software deployment, auditing and maintenance. You will get hands-on experience using tools such as Apple Remote Desktop, Disk Utility, PackageMaker and System Image Utility and discuss the pros and cons of each for different deployment situations.

This course is designed for users of Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), if you are using an earlier version of the Mac OS, please give us a call or email.

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Deployment planning (4 topics)

  • Using the Deployment planning template
  • Understanding primary deployment concepts
  • Planning hardware deployment logistics
  • Planning usage management

Deploying individual items and Containers (4 topics)

  • Mac OS X file deployment considerations
  • Using archive files for deployment
  • Using ARD 3 to deploy items
  • Using disk images for deployment

Deploying with installation packages (4 topics)

  • Creating installation packages
  • Using installation package actions, scripting and snapshots
  • Maintaining installation packages
  • Third-party installation tools

Deploying entire systems (4 topics)

  • Creating a cloned system image
  • Creating a modular system image
  • Deploying systems images
  • Third party system creation tools

Using NetBoot for Deployment (3 topics)

  • The NetBoot service
  • Creating simple NetBoot images
  • Creating custom NetBoot images

Postimaging Deployment considerations (3 topics)

  • Postimaging client configuration techniques
  • Postimaging server configuration techniques
  • Third-party postimaging considerations

System maintenance (4 topics)

  • System maintenance concepts
  • Using Apple tools for system maintenance
  • Using the Apple Software Update service
  • Third-party system tools

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