Mavericks 201: OS X Server Essentials v10.9

3 Days – $1500

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Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending this course:

  • Understanding of OS X
  • Experience with OS X in a network environment
  • Basic troubleshooting experience or MAVERICKS 101

Exam Prep Guide

Chicago Metro (Oak Park)


  • April 7-9, 2014
  • April 28-30, 2014
  • May 19-21, 2014
  • June 9-11, 2014
  • April 7-9, 2014
  • April 28-30, 2014
  • May 19-21, 2014
  • June 9-11, 2014


Mavericks 201: OS X Server Essentials v10.9 is a three-day, hands-on course designed to give technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a network that uses OS X Server. Students learn how to install and configure OS X Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing, web and wikis. Tools for efficiently managing and deploying OS X are also covered. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on case study exercises that provide practical real-world experience.


Who Should Attend

This course is designed for help desk specialists, technical coordinators, and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using OS X Server.


Certification Track

Demonstrate your knowledge by passing the OS X Server Essentials 10.9 exam and be one step closer to earning Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) 10.9.

* Purchase the certification exam with the class and receive a $100 discount.


Class Delivery Options

MacSpecialist provides training solutions for any scenario. Besides this class, we also offer:

  • On-demand training for your organization including on-site delivery.
  • One-on-one certification preparation.
  • Workshops with customized curriculum.

Course Outline

Installing & Configuring Mac OS X Server

Installation, initial configuration, server administration tools, and troubleshooting installation issues

Authenticating and Authorizing Accounts

Creating and administering accounts, configuring service access controls (SACLs), configuring VPN service, and troubleshooting

Using Open Directory

Configuring Open Directory, single sign-on, backing up directory data, troubleshooting Open Directory

Managing Accounts

Using Profile Manager to manage devices, troubleshooting Profile Manager

Implementing Deployment Solutions

Configuring and troubleshooting NetBoot/Network Install to deploy OS X

Using File Sharing

Configuring and troubleshooting Apple File Service, share points for Windows users, WebDAV access for mobile devices, providing Time Machine network backups

Managing Web Services

Hosting multiple web sites on a single server

Using Collaborative Services

Setting up and configuring wikis and blogs, providing Messages and Calendar services to assist people working together, and configuring Address Book service to share contact information amongst multiple computers, providing mail services