Integrating Mac OS X in the Enterprise

Level: Intermediate
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As organisations increasingly manage both Mac and Windows platforms, system administrators must also proactively adapt to changing needs and requirements of complex systems. In this Integrating Mac OS X in the Enterprise training course, you learn how to install and configure Mac OS X desktops and servers for seamless integration across the enterprise, and gain the skills to seamlessly integrate mobile applications for Mac and Windows.

Key Features of this Mac OS X Enterprise Training

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To

  • Seamlessly integrate mobile applications for Mac and Windows
  • Deploy, configure, and administer Mac OS X in the enterprise
  • Navigate file systems, install applications, and run virtual machines
  • Integrate LDAP services, including Active Directory (AD) and Open Directory (OD)
  • Maintain enterprise integrity across Mac and Windows platforms

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Mac OS X Enterprise Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Knowledge at the level of:
  • Recommended Experience

    • Working knowledge of Windows Server 2012
  • Software

    • You will work on Mac hardware with a Maverick client and server, as well as VMs hosting Windows 7 and Windows Server

Mac OS X Enterprise Course Outline

  • Mac OS X Overview

    • Installing OS X
    • Configuring OS X clients and servers
    • Establishing requirements for interoperability
    • Setting the stage for the enterprise
  • Navigating the Mac User Interface

    Server operating system features

    • File Sharing Services
    • Client Management
    • Networking Services
    • Directory Services

    Administering the file system

    • Managing the file system with Finder
    • Uncovering the underlying UNIX file system
    • Manipulating advanced file system attributes

    Installing Mac applications

    • Examining installation methodologies
    • Monitoring application health
    • Comparing Mac and Windows application architectures

    Running Windows on the Mac platform

    • Virtualising OS installations with Vmware
    • Booting Windows natively with Bootcamp
  • Managing OS X Network Integration

    Setting network preferences

    • Establishing appropriate protocols for communication
    • Activating network devices: Ethernet, AirPort
    • Modifying preferences for Internet & Wireless

    User account administration

    • Adding and managing users
    • Defining security settings for user accounts
    • Preparing users for directory integration

    Creating OS X and Windows workgroups

    • Sharing files between Macs
    • Setting permissions on file system objects
    • Connecting Macs with SMB and AFP protocols
    • Introducing SMB for PC connectivity

    Sharing system resources

    • Printer sharing
    • Screen sharing
    • Web sharing
    • FTP
    • Remote Desktop sharing
  • Building Centralised Directory Services

    Integrating OS X into Active Directory (AD)

    • Implementing LDAP services: AD and Open Directory
    • Configuring AD for Mac integration
    • Introducing iOS devices into the enterprise

    Configuring directory services on an OS X client

    • Leveraging Directory Utility for enterprise access
    • Activating AD plug-in and Open Directory components

    Managing OS X clients with Open Directory (OD)

    • Centralising administration with a Mac server
    • Working with the Server Admin and Workgroup Manager
  • Integrating Mac OS X and Windows

    Administering network resources and clients

    • Building AD Users with the (ADUC) tool
    • Integrating directory services with Workgroup Manager

    Managing Mac desktop preferences

    • Establishing distribution group architectures
    • Pushing preferences with Profile Manager

    Creating directory redundancy

    • Replicating the Open Directory
    • Specifying Master/Replica configuration

    Accessing desktops remotely

    • Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection
    • Apple Remote Desktop
  • Maintaining Enterprise Services

    Building enterprise DNS for AD and OD

    • Establishing the primary DNS architecture
    • Resolving DNS names across platforms

    Synchronising time services

    • Aligning time services for authentication
    • Configuring W32Time and SNTP

    Authenticating users with Kerberos

    • Establishing Kerberos authentication paths
    • Investigating Kerberized applications

    Ensuring enterprise integrity

    • Leveraging Disk Utility for backups and imaging
    • Centralising backups to a server

Mac OS X Enterprise Training FAQs

  • Will I learn Mac OS X active directory integration?

    Yes, you will learn how to integrate OS X into Active Directory (AD).

  • Can I learn to integrate Mac OS X into the enterprise online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

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