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Mac Management Basics 10.11

Author: Don Pezet

This path covers how to manage Macintosh networks and focuses on topics like deploying OS X, deploying software application, controlling machines with polices, and keeping systems... Read more

Path Courses

These courses cover the tasks involved with deploying and managing multiple Mac computers.

Installation Images for Mac

by Don Pezet

Dec 29, 2016 / 36m

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Description

In this course, Mac Management Basics 10.11: Installation Images, you will first learn how to provision OS X El Capitan to machines. Next, you'll explore system images like NetBoot, NetInstall, NetRestore, and disk images. Finally, you'll wrap up the course by looking at the utilities used to work with these image file types. By the end of this course, you'll be well on your way to better understanding Mac installation images.

Table of contents
  1. Overview6m
  2. Installation Images29m

NetInstall and NetRestore for Mac

by Don Pezet

Jan 12, 2017 / 1h 2m

1h 2m

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If you are a system administrator trying to maximize your limited time then learning how to effectively deploy installations to many machines will be in your best interest. To that end, this course, NetInstall and NetRestore for Mac, a part of the Mac Management Basics series, will help you meet that goal. First, you will learn about how to use NetInstall to create and modify your custom installation image to configure many different machines at once. Next, you will learn how to customize your installation settings to maximize your available time. Then, you will learn about how NetRestore will let you configure and customize your source machine before finally applying your images across a network. By the end of this course you'll have the fundamental knowledge to deploy installations to many machines.

Table of contents
  1. NetInstall38m
  2. NetRestore24m

Deployment Options for Mac

by Don Pezet

Dec 29, 2016 / 1h 4m

1h 4m

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If you are responsible for deploying installation images to machines then this course is for you. First, you will learn how to build a USB key to allow you to deploy a customized installation image to physical machines. Next, you will look at customization options with that deployment, before moving on to deployments over a network. You will learn what benefits come with deploying over a network and how to troubleshoot installations gone wrong. Finally, you will use your installation images to successfully deploy OS X. By the end of this course, you'll be prepared for a myriad of different ways to deploy OS X El Capitan.

Table of contents
  1. Deploying via USB31m
  2. Deploying via Network32m

Management Options for Mac

by Don Pezet

Jan 3, 2017 / 1h 2m

1h 2m

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This course, Management Options, will cover how to maximize a network of Mac devices. First, you'll learn about launching Apple Remote Desktop and how you can use it to update and configure user profiles on your network. Next, you will use ARD to deploy software to machines. Finally, you will learn about how Open Directory can allow you to manage users and accounts.

Table of contents
  1. Apple Remote Desktop37m
  2. Open Directory24m

Profile Manager for Mac

by Don Pezet

Jan 3, 2017 / 1h 3m

1h 3m

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In this course, Profile Manager, you'll learn how to maximize a network of Mac devices. First, you'll learn about why Profile Manager gives you such an administrative advantage. Next, you will learn how to launch and configure Profile Manager before finally moving on to utilizing the different settings and configurations for maximum benefit. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to maximize your efficiency in your OS X deployments using Profile Manager.

Table of contents
  1. Profile Manager - Part 132m
  2. Profile Manager - Part 231m

Updates and Downloads for Mac

by Don Pezet

Jan 3, 2017 / 1h 4m

1h 4m

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If you are a systems administrator who needs to maximize a network of Mac devices then this course is for you. In this course, Updates and Downloads, you'll learn how to stay on top of your system with updates and downloads. First, you'll learn about launching the best practices for keeping your machines updated but secure. Then, you will see how to configure your Update Server. Finally, you will learn how to manage downloads before finally integrating the knowledge into the network. By the end of this course, you'll feel ready to manage any updates that might come.

Table of contents
  1. Managing Updates35m
  2. Caching Downloads29m

What you will learn

  • Installing Images
  • Netinstall and NetRestore
  • Deployment Options
  • Management Options
  • Profile Manager
  • Updates and Downloads

Pre-requisites

Basic understanding of OS X software, features, apps, and terminology is recommended.