Mac OS X Lion 10.7 Server Essentials

3 Day Course
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OS X Server Essentials is a three-day course designed to give technical coordinators and entrylevel 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. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on case study exercises that provide practical real-world experience.

This Lion 201  course is designed for help desk specialists, technical coordinators, and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using OS X Server.

Delegates will learn how to:

  • The features of OS X Server v10.7
  • Configure essential services on OS X Server
  • Use OS X Server tools to monitor and troubleshoot services
  • Effective use of OS X Server to manage a small network of Macintosh computers and users
  • Manage access to files and services
  • Prepare for Apple Certified Technical Coordinator certification

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Installing and Configuring OS X Server (4 topics)

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

Authenticating and Authorizing Accounts (3 topics)

  • Creating and administering accounts
  • Configuring service access controls (SACLs) Configuring VPN service
  • Troubleshooting

Using Open Directory (4 topics)

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

Managing Accounts (2 topics)

  • Using Profile Manager to manage devices
  • Troubleshooting Profile Manager

Implementing Deployment Solutions (1 topic)

  • Configuring and troubleshooting NetBoot/Network Install to deploy OS X

Using File Sharing (3 topics)

  • Configuring and troubleshooting Apple File Service share points for Windows users
  • WebDAV access for mobile devices
  • Providing Time Machine network backups

Managing Web Services (1 topic)

  • Hosting multiple web sites on a single server

Using Collaborative Services (3 topics)

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


  • Understanding of OS X
  • Experience with OS X in a network environment
  • Basic OS X troubleshooting experience or Lion 101

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