“Maverick 201—OS X Server Essentials 10.9 Eis 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 Maverick. 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 lecture 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 Server.

You will learn

  1. The features and functionality of OS X Server for Maverick
  2. How to configure essentials services on OS X Server for Maverick
  3. How to use OS X Server tools to monitor and troubleshoot services

Duration: 3 days |
9:00am – 6:00pm

Course Outline

Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server

  • Installing OS X Server
  • Providing DNS
  • Exploring the Server app
  • Configuring SSL
  • Using status and notifications
  • Backing up OS X Server


Configuring Accounts

▪    Managing local accounts

▪    Configuring Open Directory services

▪    Managing local network accounts


Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles

▪    Configuring OS X Server to provide device management

▪    Managing with Profile Manager


Providing File Services

▪    Providing file-sharing services

▪    Understanding file access


Implementing Deployment Solutions

▪    Leveraging NetInstall

▪    Implementing Software Update Service


Providing Network Services

▪    Offering network Time Machine backups

▪    Providing security via the VPN service

▪    Providing DHCP service

▪    Hosting websites


Using Collaborative Services

▪    Providing Mail services

▪    Configuring the Wiki service

▪    Implementing Calendar service

▪    Providing Messages service

▪    Configuring Contacts service