MAC IT PROFESSIONAL

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Course Outline | Lion 301: Mac OS X Directory Services 10.6

Description

This four-day course focuses on both Mac OS X as a directory service client, and Mac OS X Server as a directory server. Cross platform solutions are emphasized in both instances. In working with Mac OS X, students learn how to use network accounts and Kerberos authentication with any common directory service, such as Apple’s Open Directory, Microsoft’s Active Directory, or an industry-standard LDAP server. In working with Mac OS X Server, students learn how to run a robust, scalable directory system using Apple’s Open Directory server. Students also learn how to use Mac OS X Server to augment an existing directory service infrastructure. 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 system administrators and IT professionals who need to gain specific knowledge about directory services, how to effectively configure Mac OS X computers to access directory services, and configure Mac OS X Server to provide directory services in a mixed-platform environment.

What You Will Learn

  • The troubleshooting process and how to become more efficient with available tools and resources
  • Mac OS X 10.6 features in depth, including how to find additional information
  • How to prepare for Apple Certified Support Professional certification

Prerequisites

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

  • Basic troubleshooting experience or  Lion 101
  • Basic Mac OS X Server experience or  Lion 201
  • Understanding of basic IP networking, including IP address, subnet masks, ports, and protocols
  • Experience using the command-line interface with Mac OS X

 

Course Outline

  • Creating and editing local users; creating and editing local groups; troubleshooting login issues.
  • Configuring Mac OS X client computer to log in using an Open Directory master; configuring Directory Services search paths; troubleshooting binding issues; troubleshooting login issues.
  • Populating an LDAP server with information required by Mac OS X for network login; configuring Mac OS X client computer to log in using a standard LDAP server; troubleshooting login issues.
  • Configuring Mac OS X client computers to log in using an Active Directory system; troubleshooting binding issues; troubleshooting login issues.
  • Applications supported in Mac OS X, applications created with different developer APIs, the UNIX concept of a process, the relationship of processes and applications, tools to monitoring and managing processes, application preferences, troubleshooting, Boot Camp
  • Configuring Mac OS X Server as an Open Directory replica; troubleshooting Open Directory replication.
  • Configuring a Mac OS X Server to connect to an existing Open Directory server; configuring a service to use an Open Directory network user or group; troubleshooting binding issues; troubleshooting authentication issues.
  • Configuring Mac OS X Server to supplement directory data provided by a third-party server; configuring Mac OS X Server services to authenticate in a third-party Kerberos realm; configuring a third-party server to authenticate using an Open Directory KDC.

Course Outline | Lion 302: Mac OS X Deployment 10.6

Description

This three-day course focuses on solutions for deploying software, ranging from the installation of individual files to the deployment of complete system images to multiple computers. Students then apply what they’ve learned to create a full deployment plan that includes testing, hardware and software deployment, auditing and maintenance. The course also teaches students how to create a tiered Software Update server solution, as well as about third-party solutions to supplement tools provided by Apple. Students get hands-on experience in using tools such as Apple Remote Desktop, Disk Utility, PackageMaker, and System Image Utility and discuss the pros and cons of each for different deployment situations.

Who Should Attend

This class is for Mac OS X system administrators who need to know how to streamline the process of installing and configuring a large number of computers running Mac OS X.

  • The troubleshooting process and how to become more efficient with available tools and resources
  • Mac OS X 10.6 features in depth, including how to find additional information
  • How to prepare for Apple Certified Support Professional certification

Prerequisites

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

  • Understanding of Mac OS X
  • Basic troubleshooting experience or  Lion 101
  • Basic Mac OS X Server experience or  Lion 201
  • Experience with Mac OS X in a network environment
  • Experience using the command-line interface with Mac OS X

 

Course Outline

  • Using the Deployment Planning Template; understanding primary deployment concepts; planning hardware deployment logistics; planning usage management.
  • Mac OS X file deployment considerations; using archive files for deployment; using ARD 3 to deploy items; using disk images for deployment.
  • Understanding Mac OS X installation technology; creating installation packages; using installation package actions, scripting, and snapshots; deploying and maintaining installation packages; third-party installation tools
  • Understanding system image creation, integrating systems with managed preferences, customizing a system prior to imaging, preparing a system for image creation, creating a cloned system image with Disk Utility; using System Image Utility to create NetBoot, Network Install, and NetRestore images.
  • Understanding System Image deployment, Understanding the NetBoot service, configuring the NetBoot service, configuring clients to boot with a network disk image, monitoring and troubleshooting the NetBoot service, deploying system images with NetRestore, configuring ASR network multicast, deploying systems with NetInstall, and using System Image Utility workflow actions.
  • Postimaging client configuration techniques; postimaging server configuration techniques; third-party postimaging configuration tools.
  • Understanding system maintenance concepts; using Apple tools for system maintenance; using the Apple Software Update service; third-party system maintenance tools.

Course Outline | Lion 303: Mac OS X Security and Mobility 10.6

Description

This three-day course focuses on strategies for providing secure access from mobile devices to services running on private networks. Working with Mac OS X Server, students learn how to securely provide network services such as web, mail, and calendar to mobile computers and devices, such as the iPhone. Students will also learn the basics of deploying both web and native applications on mobile devices such as the iPhone using Xcode, Dashcode, and the iPhone Configuration Utility. The course is a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises that provide practical real-world experience.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for system administrators and IT professionals who need to:

  • Gain specific knowledge about DNS, VPN, firewalls, certificates and proxy servers
  • Effectively configure mobile devices that are connected to public networks to access services running on a private network
  • Configure Mac OS X Server to provide trusted authentication to proxied services such as web, mail, and calendar

Prerequisites

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

  • Basic troubleshooting experience or  Lion 101
  • Basic Mac OS X Server experience or  Lion 201
  • Understanding of basic IP networking, including IP address, subnet masks, ports, and protocols
  • Experience using the command-line interface with Mac OS X

 

Course Outline

  • Creating and editing zones; verifying forward and reverse lookups; configuring split-DNS; creating secure and private DNS servers; troubleshooting name resolution.
  • Configuring Mac OS X client computer to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server; configuring secure DHCP address distribution; troubleshooting host configuration issues; troubleshooting address conflicts.
  • Configuring Mac OS X Server to provide network address translation services; configuring Mac OS X client computer to access public services through a gateway server; troubleshooting address translation issues.
  • Configuring Mac OS X Server computer to restrict IP access to services.
  • Establish secure connections between clients connected to a public network and services running on private intranets.
  • Establish trusted and validated connections between clients and services.
  • Create, distribute, and install configuration profiles with the iPhone Configuration Utility (iPCU). Using Xcode and Dashcode to develop and deploy native and web application for iPhone and iPod touch.
  • Provide secure, public access via proxy servers connected to a public network to Address Book, iCal, Mail, and Web services hosted on origin servers located on a private intranet.