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  • Mac OS X 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.


    Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending this course

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

Who Should Attend

  • 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.

What You Will Learn

  • 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
    Installing & Configuring Mac OS X Server
  • Installation, initial configuration, server administration tools, and troubleshooting installation issues
  • Authenticating and Authorizing Accounts
  • Creating and administering accounts, controlling access (ACLs), and troubleshooting
  • Using Open Directory
  • Configuring Open Directory, single sign-on, backing up directory data, troubleshooting Open Directory, and an introduction to Kerberos
  • Using File Services
  • Configuring and troubleshooting Apple File Service, share points for Windows users, NFS, network mounts, and FTP; case sensitivity issues
  • Hosting Mail Services
  • Configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting email service
  • Managing Web Services
  • Hosting multiple web sites on a single server, providing WebDAV access to files
  • Using Collaborative Services
  • Setting up and configuring wikis and blogs, providing iChat and iCal services to assist people working together, and configuring Address Book service to share contact information amongst multiple computers.
  • Implementing Deployment Solutions
  • Configuring and troubleshooting NetBoot/Network Install to deploy Mac OS X
  • Managing Accounts
  • Managed accounts, preference management, managed network browsing, mobile accounts, troubleshooting account management


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