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Apple OS X Advanced Admin

This one day course will look at some advanced topics (such as deployment and remote management of OS X Devices) which are not covered in the existing Server Essentials or Active Directory integration courses.

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Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to

  • Choose appropriate deployment strategies for OS X networks.

  • Explore one to one deployment strategies.

  • Configure and explore network deployment strategies.

  • Create software packages for network deployment.

  • Use Apple Remote Desktop for remote management, report gathering, and other tasks.

We will also cover some useful topics which Advanced Administrators may find helpful when managing a network of Macs.


Delegates should have a good knowledge of OS X and network basics, and will preferably have attended an OS X Support Essentials course.

Course Content


• Agenda and Objectives


• Considering the options - local vs network

• Local Deployment (using Filewave Lightning, Carbon Copy Cloner and Disk Utility)

• Creating a clean install image using AutoDMG

• Network Deployment (using NetInstall and DeployStudio)

• Exploring advanced workflows using DeployStudio


• Creating software packages with InstallEase, Composer and/or Packages


• Exploring Apple Remote Desktop

• Deploying packages with Apple Remote Desktop

• Scheduling tasks with Apple Remote Desktop

• Gathering reports with Apple Remote Desktop

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