OS X Server Essentials 10.11 (El Capitan 201)

OS X Server Essentials 10.11 (El Capitan 201)

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  • 18-month Free course retake


Why take the OS X Server Essentials 10.11 (El Capitan 201) course?

Does your company suddenly have users using or wanting to use Macs and you’re thinking you need an OS X Server to handle them?

Do you already have an OS X Server but want to know how to get the best from it?

Would you like to boost your résumé and add a Mac certification to your list?

If the answer to any of these is ‘yes’, then why not attend the OS X Server Essentials 10.11 course. The OS X Server 5 Essentials training course is an intensive 3 day training course with plenty of hands-on labs. Courses are restricted to eight delegates or less so you’ll get plenty of personal attention. The course has been specially designed for technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators.

With the release of OS X 10.11 and Server 5, this course remains invaluable for techs and admins that need to install and configure OS X Server to provide network-based services like file sharing, DHCP, and collaboration services.

This course also teaches you about the tools required for efficiently managing and deploying OS X and software updates.

There is also a collection of collaborative services such as mail, contacts and calendar discussed. We end the day looking at how you can start using the command line to manage your server.


Who should attend?
  • Help desk specialists, technical coordinators, service technicians or IT professionals who need to effectively support users of OS X systems on a network or want to understand how to get the best from an OS X Server.
  • Technical coordinators or power users who manage networks of computers running OS X, such as teachers and technology specialists who manage classroom networks or computer labs.



This is a course for intermediates so delegates will be expected to have a certain amount of experience and/or knowledge. To get maximum benefit from the course you should either have attended one of our OS X Support Essentials or Mac Integration Basics courses or have the following knowledge and/or experience:

  • A basic understanding of OS X skills and terminology and basic troubleshooting experience
  • An IT background with experience using OS X in a network environment


  • Understand OS X Server 5 installation: how to configure a clean system and perform upgrades
  • How to integrate an OS X Server 5 into an existing DNS environment, or how to provide DNS with OS X Server
    SSL Certificate overview, including how to create and configure certificates in OS X Server
  • Remote administration and monitoring techniques in relation to OS X Server: best practices for backing up an OS X Server
  • Account creation and management for network directory users and groups
  • How to save time and money by efficiently supporting your OS X users on the network
  • How to manage iOS devices int OS X Server 5
  • Managing OS X Server 5 from the command line


Come into one of our centrally located training facilities. Small class sizes, industry experienced instructors, and many classes lead towards certification.


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Course Agenda

Chapter 1:
Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server: Installing OS X Server, Providing DNS, Exploring the Server App, Configuring SSL Certificates, Using Status and Notifications, Backing Up OS X Server.

Chapter 2:
Configuring Accounts: Managing Local Users, Configuring Open Directory Services, Managing Local Network Accounts.

Chapter 3:
Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles: Configuring OS X Server to Provide Device Management, Managing with Profile Manager.

Chapter 4:
Sharing Files: Configuring the File Sharing Service, Understanding File Access.

Chapter 5:
Implementing Deployment Solutions: Leveraging NetInstall, Caching Content from Apple, Implementing Software Update Service.

Chapter 6:
Providing Network Services: Offering Time Machine Network Backup, Providing Security via the VPN Service, Understanding DHCP, Hosting Websites.

Chapter 7:
Using Collaborative Services: Providing Mail Service, Configuring the Wiki Service, Implementing Calendar Service, Providing Messages Service, Managing Contacts Service.

Chapter 8:
Using Command Line: Managing OS X Server with the Command-Line Interface, Command-Line Basics and Navigation, Command-Line File Manipulation, Command-Line Administration and Command-Line Tips and Tricks.