Apple macOS and iOS System Administration
Apple macOS and iOS System Administration will teach you how to use Apple’s first party software in conjunction with various open source tools to manage iOS and macOS devices easily and inexpensively. If you have familiarity with Apple’s operating systems from an end-user perspective but need to manage an office (or multiple offices) of macOS or iOS endpoints, this course is for you. This course assumes no experience with system administration on Apple platforms so no prior experience is required.
If you are new to system administration or just new to administrating Apple operating systems, this course will introduce you to the basic concepts of managing a handful of devices and scales to how to provide effective support to thousands or tens of thousands of devices. The course begins by introducing the basics of Apple hardware and local system management. Tools like Apple Remote Desktop and Apple Configurator are used to demonstrate how to manage a handful of devices.
As the course continues, you will be building an automation environment using macOS Server’s Profile Manager and open source tools like Munki, AutoPkgr, and bootsrappr. You will learn to configure over-the-air activation and device management to iPhone and iPad endpoints including device restrictions, managed AppleIDs, managed iOS Apps, and more. You will move on to macOS administration and learn to automate software installations, updates, and customize the user experience all without having to do any thick imaging. Unix scripting is extensively used in managing macOS clients and special topics include encryption, zero-touch deployments, and integration with Microsoft technologies like Active Directory and Office365.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using macOS, macOS Server, Apple Profile Manager, Apple DEP, and Munki to administer hundreds or thousands of endpoints across businesses big and small including the enterprise.