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Yosemite 302: Advanced Mac Management & Deployment v10.10

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This comprehensive, advanced course will cover everything needed to successfully plan, deploy and maintain large numbers of Mac OS X systems, and keep them up-to-date with remote access and command line scripts. Students will learn new techniques, try Apple and third-party applications, and advance their skills with hands-on exercises, specifically designed to enhance their learning experience. This class will also help prepare students to pass the Apple associate certification: management basics. One free attempt at the exam is included with the class.

Learn how to handle installer packages
Create and work with system images
Deploy systems and remotely manage desktops
Learn how to prepare to the Apple associate certification: Management Basics
Learn how to manage policies
Handle software updates
Understand how to Cache and distribute apps
Keep Macs up-to-date with remote access and command line scripts
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Course Outline

Lesson 1: Installer Packages

  • What are packages
  • Creating packages in the GUI with Iceberg
  • Creating Packages in the command line
  • Metapackages
  • Signing packages with a certificates
  • Installing packages: GUI, command line, remotely
  • Examining packages with Pacifist
  • Receipts

Exercise 1: Installer Packages

Lesson 2: System Images

  • What are disk Images
  • Sparseimages and Sparsebundles
  • Manually creating images with Disk Utility
  • System Image Utility
  • Workflows
  • Netboot, Netinstall, Netrestore images
  • Hands-on vs. Hands-off deployment

Exercise 2: Disk Images

Lesson 3: System Deployment

  • Extracting a bootable DMG from a netboot image
  • Manually restoring with Disk Utility
  • Configuring a Netinstall server
  • Minimal-touch deployments
  • Taking your image server to the next level with DeployStudios

Exercise 3: Deployment

Lesson 4: Remote Management

  • Enabling access
  • Screen sharing
  • Apple Remote Desktop
  • iTeleport
  • iCloud
  • VPN

Exercise 4: Remote Access

Lesson 5: Policy Management

  • Management profiles
  • Configuration planning
  • Configuring Profile manager
  • Apple Push Notification Service
  • User vs. Device management
  • Enrolling, locking & wiping a device with the user portal
  • Pushing management profiles

Exercise 5: Policy Management

Lesson 6: Software Updates

  • Software update server
  • Pushing updates with Apple Remote Desktop

Exercise 6: Software Updates

Lesson 7: App caching and distribution

  • Caching server
  • Distributing apps & books with Profile Manager

Exercise 7: App Distribution

Exercise 8: Caching software downloads

Exercise 9: Enterprise Security

This course is not sponsored or authorized by Apple.

Who should attend
  • Technical professionals, sysadmins and help desk professionals who want to learn more about setting up and managing large numbers of Mac computers, in a school or corporate environment.

Computer Labs Needed/Technical Specs:

  • Two Mac 2010 and above per student
  • Apple Airport Extreme
  • Internet connection

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