Mac Integration Basics 10.13

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Course Description

Mac Integration Basics is a one-day course designed for individuals bringing a Mac computer into an education or small business environment that is predominantly Windows-based, and for those who need to prepare for the Mac Integration Basics Certification exam. The course focuses on getting to know the foundations of MacOS integrated in a Windows environment. Mac Integration Basics 10.13 Exam included.

Certification Exam Included

The Mac Integration Basics 10.13 Exam is included with with all in-class and Connected courses and will be administered at no additional cost. The Certification Exam will be taken during the last part of the course.

Please note that the Online and On-site courses do not include the Certification Exam.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of the Mac Integration Basics 10.13 course, students will be able to:

  • Integrate a Mac into a Windows network environment
  • Configure a Mac to work with Active Directory
  • Take advantage of network services, file sharing, printing, instant messaging, email, calendars, and contacts
  • Provide security at the user, local-networking, and remote-networking levels
  • Migrate data from a Windows PC to a Mac
  • Back up data
  • Run Windows programs on a Mac

Who Should Attend?

  • Users who bring a Mac into organizations that predominantly use the Microsoft Windows operating system and Windows Server Essentials
  • Users who replace a Windows personal computer (PC) with a Mac
  • IT professionals who support Mac users in organizations that predominantly use Windows and Windows Server Essentials


  • Understand how to use a Mac, a PC, and computer peripherals

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.

Lesson 1: Directory Services

  • Connecting a Mac to a directory server
  • Using network accounts

Lesson 2: File Sharing

  • Connecting to file servers
  • Turning on personal file sharing

Lesson 3: Email, Contacts, and Calendars

  • Managing Internet Accounts preferences
  • Connecting to an Exchange Server
  • Connecting Mail to non-Windows servers
  • Adding accounts in Mail, Contacts, and Calendars

Lesson 4: Security

  • Built-in security features
  • Creating strong passwords
  • Using two-factor authentication
  • Setting a firmware password
  • Locking a Mac screen
  • Creating user accounts
  • Disabling automatic login

Lesson 5: Protecting start-up disk files

  • Ensuring that the apps you download are safe
  • Providing network security

Lesson 6: Printing

  • Connecting to a local printer
  • Setting up a wireless printer
  • Sharing your printer
  • Setting up a printer shared by a Mac and a PC via SMB or CIFS
  • Setting up an IP printer
  • Specifying printer features
  • Printing from a network printer

Lesson 7: Instant Messaging

  • iMessage
  • Jabber
  • Configuring Messages
  • Adding accounts
  • Chatting on a local network with Bonjour

Lesson 8: Moving and Backing Up Content

  • Moving content
  • Backing up data with Time Machine

Lesson 9: Running Windows on a Mac

  • Running Windows natively or virtually
  • Using Office
  • Using cross-platform apps
  • Using cross-platform files

Certification Exam

  • Mac Integration Basics 10.13 Exam