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OS X Server 5.0 Essentials, Sydney, NSW

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CompNow, Unit 15, Perry Park,

33 Maddox Street

Alexandria, NSW 2015


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OS X Server Essentials 5.0

Apple Certified Training Centre

3 days of Professional Training. Lunch and refreshments provided

OS X Server for El Capitan. Students learn how to install and configure OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, web, and wikis. Tools for efficiently deploying and managing OS X are also covered. There is no Apple Exam for the Server 5 course.

What You Will Learn

  • The features and functionality of OS X Server 5
    • Install OS X El Capitan & OS X Server
    • How to configure essential services on OS X Server 5
    • 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

Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server

  • Install OS X and v5
  • Providing DNS
  • Exploring the Server app
  • Configuring SSL certificates
  • Using status and notifications
  • Backing up OS X Server

Configuring Accounts

  • Managing local 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

Sharing Files

  • Providing file sharing services
  • Understanding file access

Implementing Deployment Solutions

  • Leveraging Netinstall
  • Caching content from Apple
  • Implementing Software Update Service

Providing Network Services

  • Offering Time Machine network backup
  • Providing security via the VPN service
  • Providing DHCP Service
  • Hosting websites

Using Collaborative Services

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

Using Command Line

  • Managing OS X Server from the Command Line Interface

Who should attend

  • Help desk staff
  • Technical coordinators
  • Service technicians
  • Entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using OS X Server


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

What's Provided

Everything required to complete the course. Two laptops are provided for your use in the training room for the duration of the course. A copy of the Apple Certified Training book to keep (value $85). Paper copies of the slides to keep. There is no exam available for OS X Server 5

Additional Information

Information about our venues including parking & transport map be viewed here.

We will send you a reminder prior to the course, please view our cancellation policy which can be viewed here. Please note there are late cancellation fees: within 72 hours a 50% fee and within 24 hours no refund.


Richard Gynes, MSc. ACT, ACTC is an Apple Certified Trainer and service engineer. After studying design and photography Richard worked as a museum photographer in the UK, before moving to education.
His 25 years of experience in education includes: training teachers in video production, teaching photography and working as a Media Resources Manager in Secondary and Primary education. Richard has actively been involved with Apple computer and iPad deployments for many schools and businesses. For the last 9 years he has been conducting Apple Mac, iPad and software training in Australia.

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CompNow, Unit 15, Perry Park,

33 Maddox Street

Alexandria, NSW 2015


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