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Yosemite 201 - OS X Server Essentials 10.10 (YOS201)

Course Description Schedule

OS X Yosemite Server Essentials is a three-day course that’s designed to give technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators the skills, tools, and knowledge they need to implement and maintain a network that uses OS X Server for Yosemite. Students learn how to install and configure OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing and web and wikis. Tools for efficiently deploying and managing OS X are also covered. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises that provide real-world experience.

Incl. OS X Server Essentials 10.10 Exam voucher

Who should attend

  • Help desk specialists, technical coordinators, and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using OS X Server


This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • Understanding of OS X
  • Experience with OS X in a network environment
  • Basic OS X troubleshooting experience or completion of the Yosemite 101 course

Course Objectives

  • The features and functionality of OS X Server for Yosemite
  • How to configure essential services on OS X Server for Yosemite
  • How to use OS X Server tools to monitor and troubleshoot services
  • Effective use of OS X Server to manage a small network of Mac computers and users
  • How to manage access to files and services
  • How to prepare for Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.10 certification

Course Content

Part 1: Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server

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

Part 2: Configuring Accounts

  • Managing Local Users
  • 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: 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
Classroom Training

Duration 3 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 1,290.- €
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Bread
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

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