Mavericks 201

OS X 10.9 Mavericks Server Essentials

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 Mavericks. 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.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for help-desk specialists, technical coordinators, and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using OS X Mavericks Server.

Prerequisites:

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

  • Understanding of Mac OS X
  • Experience with Mac OS X in a network environment
  • Basic troubleshooting experience or equivalent to Mavericks 101

Itinerary:

Day 1

AM

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

Day 1

PM

Authenticating and Authorizing Accounts
  • Managing Local Accounts
  • Configuring Open Directory services
  • Managing Local Network Accounts
Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles
  • Configuring OS X Mavericks Server to Provide Device Management
  • Managing with Profile Manager

Day 2

AM

Providing File Services
  • Providing File Sharing Services
  • Understanding File Access

Day 2

PM

Implementing Deployment Solutions
  • Leveraging NetInstall
  • Implementing Software Update Service

Day 3

AM

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

Day 3

PM

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