macOS Sierra 300: Managing and Deploying macOS Sierra 10.12

2 days

FMC Custom Course

Note: This custom-designed class is created and owned by Future Media Concepts. It is not sponsored or authorized by Apple Inc.

Course Description

Managing and Deploying macOS Sierra 10.12 is a two-day course for users who support macOS. Students will learn how to deploy and manage macOS. Students will learn how to use different methods for creating and deploying application installer packaged, files, Configuration Profiles, supporting large numbers of devices, and how to set up and maintain a macOS server for overseeing the whole process. Instructors will also demonstrate and discuss other apps for assisting in day-to-day IT tasks.

Who Should Attend?

Managing and Deploying macOS Sierra 10.12 is designed for IT professionals, managers and system administrators who use Macs on a daily basis in their professional environment or who implement and maintain macOS in their organizations.


Students who attend macOS Sierra 300 should have a basic working knowledge of the Mac

Course Outline:

Part 1: Deployment Concepts & Planning

  • AppleID and iCloud
  • Managed devices
  • Apple’s Deployment Programs
  • Deployment Scenarios
  • Network Considerations
  • Security Considerations

Part 2: Installer Packages

  • Packages & Metapackages
  • Gatekeeper
  • Package Utilities

Part 3: Imaging Apple Systems

  • Forked Files, Bundles & Packages
  • Disk Images
  • AutoDMG & System Image Utility

Part 4: OS X Server

  • Installation & Initial Setup
  • SSL Security
  • DNS

Part 5: Deploying Mac Systems

  • Disk Utility
  • NetInstall
  • Deploy Studio
  • Third-party solutions

Part 6: Managing macOS

  • Apple Profile Manager
  • App Distribution
  • Third-party solutions

Part 7: Software Updates & Caching

  • Software update strategies
  • Apple Software Update Server
  • Caching Service
  • Third-party solutions

Part 9: Remote Management

  • Apple Remote Desktop
  • BackToMyMac
  • iTeleport
  • SSH

Part 10: Enterprise Security

  • Hidden Administrators
  • FileVault Encryption
  • Firmware Password