Apple Pro Training Series OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2/20/2015
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
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This is the official curriculum of the Apple Yosemite 201: OS X Server Essentials 10.10 course and preparation for Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.10 certification—as well as a top-notch primer for anyone who needs to implement, administer, or maintain a network that uses OS X Server on Yosemite. This book provides comprehensive coverage of OS X Server and is part of the Apple Pro Training series—the only Apple-certified books on the market. Designed for help desk specialists, technical coordinators, and entry-level system administrators, this guide teaches you how to install and configure OS X Server on Yosemite to provide network-based services. You’ll also learn to use tools for efficiently managing and deploying OS X Server.

In addition to learning key concepts and experiencing hands-on, practical exercises throughout, the book also covers the learning objectives to help you prepare for the industry-standard ACTC certification.

  • Provides authoritative explanations of OS X Server setup and management on Yosemite.
  • Focused lessons take you step by step through practical, real-world exercises.
  • Lesson review questions summarize what you learn to prepare you for the Apple certification exam.
  • Lesson files available for download—including lesson 

Author Biography

Arek Dreyer (Chicago, IL) has been an Apple Certified Trainer since 2002. President of Dreyer Network Consultants Inc. in Chicago, Arek delivers courses and provides training around the world, both in the classroom and at events like the MacIT® Conference and European Macintosh System Administrators Meetings. Arek provides consulting, troubleshooting, and integration services for customers that use iOS devices and Macs in complicated environments.

Ben Greisler (Exton, PA)is the owner and technical lead of Kadimac Corp., a firm specializing in the integration of iOS and OS X into enterprise IT settings. Ben is an Apple Certified Trainer, author, consultant, and lecturer who has served on the Advisory Councils of the Apple Consultants Network and MacIT® Conference. Together Arek and Ben have collaborated to write several titles in the Apple Pro Training Series including OS X Server Essentials 10.9.


Table of Contents

About This Guide
Configuring and Monitoring OS X Server
Lesson 1 Installing OS X Server
Lesson 2 Providing DNS Records
Lesson 3 Exploring the Server App
Lesson 4 Configuring SSL Certificates
Lesson 5 Using Status and Notifications
Lesson 6 Backing Up OS X Server

Configuring Accounts
Lesson 7 Managing Local Users
Lesson 8 Configuring Open Directory Services
Lesson 9 Managing Local Network Accounts

Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles
Lesson 10 Configuring OS X Server to Provide Device Management
Lesson 11 Managing with Profile Manager

Sharing Files
Lesson 12 Configuring the File Sharing Service
Lesson 13 Defining File Access

Implementing Deployment Solutions
Lesson 14 Leveraging NetInstall
Lesson 15 Caching Content from Apple
Lesson 16 Implementing the Software Update Service

Providing Network Services
Lesson 17 Offering Time Machine Network Backup
Lesson 18 Providing Security via the VPN Service
Lesson 19 Configuring DHCP
Lesson 20 Hosting Websites

Using Collaborative Services
Lesson 21 Providing Mail Service
Lesson 22 Configuring the Wiki Service
Lesson 23 Implementing the Calendar Service
Lesson 24 Managing the Contacts Service
Lesson 25 Providing the Messages Service

Appendix A Lesson Review Questions and Answers (ONLINE)
Appendix B Additional Resources (ONLINE)

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