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Apple macOS and iOS System Administration

Manage different. Learn to install, configure, and automate the maintenance of hundreds of macOS and iOS devices.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 12h 21m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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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.

You will learn

✓ You will learn strategies for managing thousands of iOS and macOS endpoints.
✓ You will use free open source tools like Munki that rival expensive management software to upgrade applications and manage the user experience on macOS clients.
✓ You will learn to use Profile Manager, Apple Configurator, Apple’s Volume Purchase Program and Apple’s Device Enrollment Programs to configure and mass deploy iOS devices across the enterprise.


• Beginner or intermediate level of experience with iOS and macOS operating systems.
• Internet Access
• Access to an Apple Macintosh computer that can run macOS Mojave 10.14 or higher.
• Access to an Apple iOS Device such as an iPad or iPhone that can run iOS 12 or higher.

This course is for

• IT Professionals who have to manage some number of Macs or iOS devices.
• Windows System Administrators who have to support Apple platforms in their environment.
Consulting and IT Services focused on Creative Industries
Automata Technology Services has a combined 40 years of experience designing, installing, and managing technology solutions specializing in creative and education markets.
We focus on technologies used in fields such as content creation, web development, 3d animation, VR, and game design.  With a vast skillset that includes macOS, Windows, and Linux as well as applications from leading companies like Adobe and Autodesk, we have been able to manage thousands of endpoints easily and effectively despite the rather complex workflows that the creative industry requires.
We are excited to bring that experience and expertise to Udemy in the form of courses that allow us to share our broad knowledge and to help teach others how to better manage their IT infrastructure.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 12h 21m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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