Mac Integration Basics 10.11

1 day

Course Description

Mac Integration Basics is a one-day course designed for individuals bringing a Mac computer into a 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 Mac OS X integrated in a Windows environment.

Who Should Attend?

The seminar is designed for technical professionals who want to learn more about integrating a Mac into a Windows or other standards-based environment, including:

  • Employees bringing their first Mac into a business with a Windows server.
  • Windows IT professionals who need to integrate a Mac into their Windows network.
  • Resellers, distributors, systems integrators, and consultants who are selling and/or integrating Mac computers into a Windows environment.


Practical working knowledge of computers and basic Mac OS X skills.

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: Introduction to Mac OS X

  • Overview
  • Prerequisite Knowledge

Lesson 2: Network Accounts

  • Configuring a Mac to Connect to a Network Account Server
  • Using Network Accounts

Lesson 3: File Sharing

  • Connecting to File Servers
  • Personal File Sharing

Lesson 4: Email, Calendars, and Contacts

  • Internet Accounts Preferences
  • Adding Accounts in Mail, Contacts, and Calendars

Lesson 5: Security

  • User Account Security
  • System Security
  • Network Security

Lesson 6: Printing from OS X Computers

  • Connecting to a USB Printer
  • Set Up a Printer to Print Wirelessly
  • Printing to a Network Printer
  • Specify Your Printer's Features
  • Share Your Printer

Lesson 7: Instant Messaging

  • About iMessage and iOS Devices
  • About Jabber Accounts
  • Configuring Messages
  • Chat on Your Local Network

Lesson 8: Data Management and Backup

  • Migrating Data from Windows to a Mac
  • Backing Up Data

Lesson 9: Cross-Platform Compatibility

  • Cross-Platform Compatibility
  • Running Windows on a Mac