Mac Integration Basics 10.11 Training

Days 1    Code MIB10.11   Fee £275

Mac Integration Basics 10.11 is an entry-level one-day face-to-face training course for technical professionals who want to learn more about integrating a Mac into a Windows or other standards-based environment. This course also serves as an ideal foundation course for other intermediate Apple courses.

Course Details

Mac Integration Basics 10.11 is an entry-level one-day face-to-face training course for technical professionals who want to learn more about integrating a Mac into a Windows or other standards-based environment. This course also serves as an ideal foundation course for other intermediate Apple courses.

Course Overview

Mac Integration Basics 10.11 is an entry-level one-day course for technical professionals wanting to learn more about integrating a Mac into a Windows or other standards-based environment. With class sizes of eight or less, you’ll get plenty of one-to-one attention to help you gain hands-on experience in the skills being taught.

The main goal of this course is to introduce you to the techniques for using an OS X computer where services like Windows file sharing, Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory are being used. The day involves teaching attendees how to configure a Mac to use a network account such as Active Directory, connecting OS X to file services, accessing Exchange and Google internet accounts using OS X native apps, security features of OS X, how printing works on a Mac, how to use instant messaging services, Data Management and Backup techniques and Cross-Platform Compatibility in OS X.

Why attend?

  • You have users or wanting to use Macs at work, but you’re a Windows company

  • Your network’s running one or more of; Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory or Windows file sharing services, but you want to be able to use Macs

  • Formally recognise your skill and ability by gaining a formal Apple Certification

  • You’re considering buying Macs for your company, school, college or university

  • Boost your CV and add a Mac certification to your list

Prerequisites

This is a beginners course, but the material still assumes you know:

  • How to use a Mac and have a basic understanding of Mac OS X skills and terminology; OR

  • You have attended our Getting Started with OS X course

  • How to use a Windows computer in a network environment; OR

Who should take Mac Integration Basics?

  • Help desk specialists, technical coordinators, service technicians or IT professionals

  • Teachers and technology specialists who manage classroom networks or computer labs

  • Anyone who wants to obtain the Apple Certified Associate – Mac Integration 10.11 certification

  • Technical co-ordinators or power users who manage networks

  • Resellers, distributors, systems integrators, and consultants

Course Outline

  • Understanding Network Accounts and Directory Services: how to integrate OS X into a network domain of users

  • The best way to access mail, calendar, contact and messaging services and data in OS X including Microsoft Exchange and Google Gmail integration

  • Data management, migrating Windows data to OS X including user accounts and settings and documents

  • Connecting OS X computers to File Servers, Dynamic Service Discovery, File Sharing connection Protocols supported by OS X, how to share OS X content to other devices

  • Security best practices for OS X including user and device encryption

  • Cross-platform compatibility issues, which Windows apps have a native OS X equivalent and which OS X apps can be used as an alternative

Detailed Agenda

 

Network Accounts: Directory Service overview, Using Active Directory and Open Directory, Configuring a mac to use a network account, Directory Service features.

File Sharing: Connecting to common network resources, AFP, SMB, SSH, FTP, and WebDAV connections, Bonjour, NetBIOS, the network browser and dynamic service discovery, Connecting OS X systems to file servers, how to create automatic connecting shares, sharing files from a mac back over the network and AirDrop capabilities and features.

Email, Calendars & Contacts: Learn how to configure the built-in OS X apps for mail, calendar and contacts and access internet accounts such as Exchange and Google. OS X support for Microsoft Exchange and features.

Security: Securing user data by choosing a strong password, password assistant features, security and privacy settings, enabling FileVault 2, How to protect your Mac system by setting a firmware password and learning about antivirus features, Gatekeeper overview, How to enable network security by configuring the OS X firewall and VPN access services.

Printing from OS X Computers: Printer support in OS X, how to configure your Mac to print to a locally connected printer, how to share printers, how to configure printer features.

Instant Messaging: How to set up a Mac for instant messaging with Messages app, using iMessage, AIM, Jabber, Google Talk, and Yahoo! accounts.

Data Management and Backup: Migrating Windows data to a Mac through various transfer methods. Time Machine overview, how to backup and protect your important data from potential loss.

Cross-Platform Compatibility: OS X Apps. Apps with built-in support for Windows file types. How to set up your Mac to run Windows operating systems natively with Boot Camp, and about virtual options for running Windows.

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