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. 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 OS X Server.
Installation, initial configuration, server administration tools, and troubleshooting installation issues.Chapter 2 - Authenticating and Authorizing Accounts
Creating and administering accounts, controlling access (ACLs), and troubleshooting.Chapter 3 - Using Open Directory
Configuring Open Directory, single sign-on, backing up directory data, troubleshooting Open Directory, and an introduction to Kerberos.Chapter 4 - Using File Services
Configuring and troubleshooting Apple File Service, share points for Windows users, NFS, network mounts, and FTP; case sensitivity issues.Chapter 5 - Managing Web Services
Hosting multiple web sites on a single server, providing WebDAV access to files.Chapter 6 - 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.Chapter 7 - Implementing Deployment Solutions
Configuring and troubleshooting NetBoot/Network Install to deploy Mac OS X.Chapter 8 - Managing Accounts
Managed accounts, preference management, managed network browsing, mobile accounts, troubleshooting account management.