Sierra 101+Server 5 Bootcamp 10.12

5 days

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Course Description

The Sierra 101+Server 5 Bootcamp is a combined delivery of the Apple authorized Sierra 101: macOS Support Essentials 10.12 course and the FMC customized Sierra 201: OS X Server 5 Essentials 10.12 course. The macOS Support Essentials 10.12 Exam is included with the class. (Exam is not included on On-site or online delivery.) This hands-on course provides an in-depth exploration of functionality and troubleshooting on macOS and the best methods for effectively supporting users of macOS systems.

This course also gives technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a network that uses macOS Server. Students learn how to install and configure macOS Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing and authentication. Tools for efficiently managing and deploying macOS and software updates are also covered.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for help desk specialists, technical coordinators, service technicians, and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using macOS Server or support Mac users, technical support personnel in businesses that use Macs for general productivity or creative design, and technical coordinators or power users who manage networks of computers running macOS — such as teachers and technology specialists who manage classroom networks or computer labs.

For Online Attendees

Each student will need to setup three (3) computers in order to take the class remotely. The first can be a PC, tablet or Mac capable of running Adobe Connect. The second computer must be a Mac running the latest version of macOS Sierra. The third computer is a Mac running the latest version of macOS Sierra with Server 5 application, which is supplied with download instructions. This setup will allow online students to view the presentation on one computer and do support and server exercises on the other two.

What You Will Learn

  • The troubleshooting process and how to become more efficient with available tools and resources
  • macOS Sierra features in depth, including how to find additional information
  • How to prepare for Apple Certified Support Professional certification
  • The features of Server 5 for macOS
  • How to configure essential services on Server 5 for macOS
  • How to use Server 5 for macOS tools to monitor and troubleshoot services
  • Effective use of Server 5 for macOS to manage a small network of Macintosh computers and users
  • How to manage access to files and services

Prerequisites

Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending this course:

  • Basic macOS knowledge
  • Basic troubleshooting experience
  • Experience with macOS in a network environment

Instructor in Action

Course Outline

Note: The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class. Furthermore, Course dates are subject to change based on Apple's release date of the curricula.

Part 1: Installation and Configuration

  • Install macOS Sierra
  • Setup and Configuration
  • macOS Recovery
  • macOS Software Updates

Part 2: User Accounts

  • User Accounts
  • User Home Folders
  • System Security
  • Keychain Management

Part 3: File Systems

  • File Systems and Storage
  • FileVault 2
  • Permissions and Sharing
  • File System Troubleshooting
  • SIP

Part 4: Data Management

  • Hidden Items and Shortcuts
  • System resources
  • Metadata and Spotlight
  • File Archives
  • Time Machine

Part 5: Applications and Processes

  • Application Installation
  • Document Management
  • Application Management and Troubleshooting

Part 6: Network Configuration

  • Network Essentials
  • Advanced Network Configuration
  • Network Troubleshooting

Part 7: Network Services

  • Network Services
  • Host Sharing and Personal Firewall

Part 8: System Management

  • Peripherals and Drivers
  • Print and Scan
  • System Troubleshooting

Part 9: Configuring and Monitoring macOS Server 5

  • Installing OS X Server
  • Providing DNS Records
  • Exploring the Server App
  • Configuring SSL Certificates
  • Using Status and Notifications
  • Backing Up macOS Server 5

Part 10: Configuring Accounts

  • Managing Local Users
  • Configuring Open Directory Services
  • Managing Local Network Accounts

Part 11: Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles

  • Configuring macOS Server 5 to Provide Device Management
  • Managing with Profile Manager

Part 12: Sharing Files

  • Configuring the File Sharing Service
  • Defining File Access

Part 13: Implementing Deployment Solutions

  • Leveraging NetInstall
  • Caching Content from Apple
  • Implementing the Software Update Service

Part 14: Providing Network Services

  • Offering Time Machine Network Backup
  • Providing Security via the VPN Service
  • Providing DHCP
  • Hosting Websites

Part 15: Using Collaborative Services

  • Providing Mail Service
  • Configuring the Wiki Service
  • Implementing the Calendar Service
  • Managing the Contacts Service
  • Providing the Messages Service

Part 16: Managing macOS Server 5 with Command Line

*Includes authorized Apple Pro Training Series workbooks.

Note: The 201 portion of this course is a customized class and property of FMC. It is not sponsored or authorized by Apple Inc.