ML201: OS X Server Essentials 10.8


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 OS X Server on Mountain Lion. Students learn how to install and configure OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, web and wikis. Tools for efficiently managing and deploying OS X are also covered. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on case study exercises that provide practical real-world experience. 

Schedule and Pricing

Part 1: Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server

  • Installing OS X Server 
  • Providing DNS 
  • Exploring the Server App 
  • Configuring SSL 
  • Using Status and Notifications 
  • Backing Up Mountain Lion Server

Part 2: Configuring Accounts 

  • Managing Local Accounts 
  • Configuring Open Directory services 
  • Managing Local Network Accounts 

Part 3: Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles 

  • Configuring OS X Server to Provide Device Management 
  • Managing with Profile Manager

Part 4: Providing File Services 

  • Providing File Sharing Services 
  • Understanding File Access 

5: Implementing Deployment Solutions 

  • Leveraging NetInstall 
  • Implementing Software Update Service 

Part 6: Providing Network Services 

  • Hosting Backups with the Network Time Machine Service 
  • Providing Security via the VPN Service 
  • Providing DHCP Service 
  • Hosting Websites 

Part 7: Using Collaborative Services

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