Course Overview

macOS Server Essentials (High Sierra 201) is a two-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. Students learn how to install and configure macOS Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, authentication, and printing. Tools for efficiently managing and deploying macOS 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.

2 days
  • Upon completion of the macOS Server Essentials 10.13 (High Sierra 201) course, students will be able to:

    • Utilize the features of Server 5 for macOS
    • Configure essential services on Server for macOS
    • Use Server for macOS tools to monitor and troubleshoot services
    • Use of Server for macOS to manage a small network of Macintosh computers and users
    • Manage access to files and services
  • Part 1: Configuring and Monitoring macOS Server

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

    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 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
    • Understanding of macOS
    • Experience with macOS in a network environment
    • Basic troubleshooting experience or successful completion of  macOS Support Essentials 10.13 (High Sierra 101)
    • Help-desk specialists, technical coordinators, and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using macOS Server.
    • Technical coordinators, teachers, or power users who manage computers.