OS X Server 5 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 macOS Server 5. Students learn how to install and configure macOS Server 5 to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, authentication, and printing. Tools for efficiently managing and deploying macOS Server 5 and software updates are also covered. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on case study exercises that provide practical real-world experience.
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for help-desk specialists, technical coordinators, and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using macOS Server 5.
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 server exercises on the other two.
What You Will Learn
- 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
Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending this course:
- Understanding of macOS
- Experience with macOS in a network environment
- Basic troubleshooting experience or Sierra 101
Instructor in Action
Part 1: 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 2: Configuring Accounts
- Managing Local Users
- Configuring Open Directory Services
- Managing Local Network Accounts
Part 3: Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles
- Configuring macOS Server 5 to Provide Device Management
- Managing with Profile Manager
Part 4: Sharing Files
- Configuring the File Sharing Service
- Defining File Access
Part 5: Implementing Deployment Solutions
- Leveraging NetInstall
- Caching Content from Apple
- Implementing the Software Update Service
Part 6: Providing Network Services
- Offering Time Machine Network Backup
- Providing Security via the VPN Service
- Providing DHCP
- Hosting Websites
Part 7: Using Collaborative Services
- Providing Mail Service
- Configuring the Wiki Service
- Implementing the Calendar Service
- Managing the Contacts Service
- Providing the Messages Service
Part 8: Managing macOS Server 5 with Command Line
Note: This custom-designed class is created and owned by Future Media Concepts. It is not sponsored or authorized by Apple Inc.
Cancelling an Open Enrollment Registration
If notice is given 15 or more calendar days before the start of a class, the student may receive a full refund less a $100 administrative fee. If notice is given less than 15 calendar days no rescheduling or efunds are permitted.
If notice Is given 15 or more calendar days before the start of the class a student may reschedule . A student can reschedule a class up to two (2) times. Additional reschedules will not be allowed.
No Shows if a student does not attend a scheduled session, there will be no refund or rescheduling permitted. Payment is forfeited. FMC reserves the right to cancel classes with insufficient enrollment or in other circumstances. FMC will endeavor to give as much advance notice as possible of any change to the schedule. FMC shall not be responsible for any incidental or consequential loss arising whatsoever.