Lion 201: Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.7

   FMC is an Apple Authorized Gold Level Training Center


Course Descriptions

Mac OS X Server Essentials is a three-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, authentication, and printing. 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.

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 v10.7
  • 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

Prerequisites

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 Lion 101

Instructor in Action

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Day 1

Lesson 1: Installing and Configuring OS X Server

Installation, initial configuration, server administration tools, and troubleshooting installation issues.

Lesson 2: Authenticating and Authorizing Accounts

Creating and administering accounts, controlling access (ACLs), and troubleshooting.

Lesson 3: Using Open Directory

Configuring Open Directory, single sign-on, backing up directory data, troubleshooting Open Directory, and an introduction to Kerberos.

Day 2

Lesson 4: Using File Services

Configuring and troubleshooting Apple File Service, share points for Windows users, NFS, network mounts, and FTP; case sensitivity issues.

Lesson 5: Managing Web Services

Hosting multiple web sites on a single server, providing WebDAV access to files.

Lesson 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.

Day 3

Lesson 7: Implementing Deployment Solutions

Configuring and troubleshooting NetBoot/Network Install to deploy Mac OS X.

Lesson 8: Managing Accounts

Managed accounts, preference management, managed network browsing, mobile accounts, troubleshooting account management.