A farewell to Server 10.8 & a big hello to OS X Server Essentials 10.9 courses!

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Last week I finished teaching my last 10.8 Apple Certified course, OS X Server Essentials 201, which concluded with a 100% pass rate – a very nice way to complete the series on!
I am now looking forward to the challenge of teaching our new 10.9 Maverick courses, in fact I am just about to go and prepare my classroom for my first set of 10.8 – 10.9 upgrade courses of the year!
I will also be teaching OS X Server Essentials 10.9, our first course is on 3rd of February at our Apple Training Centre in Soho. The course agenda for OS X Server Essentials 10.9 is is similar to that of 10.8 with the addition of some great, interesting new content to learn! The day course plan is, as follows:

Day One

  • Intro to the Course

Configuring & 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
  • Managing Local Users

Day Two

Configuring 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
  • Caching Content from Apple
  • Implementing Software Update Service

Day Three

Providing Network Services

  • Offering Time Machine Network Backup
  • Providing Security via the VPN Service
  • Understanding DHCP
  • Hosting Websites

Using Collaborative Services

  • Providing Mail Service
  • Configuring the Wiki Service
  • Implementing Calendar Service
  • Providing Messages Service
  • Managing Contacts Service

To learn how to configure, use and manage OS X Sever, come on our OS X Server Essentials 10.9 course!