Apple macOS Server and Support Essentials 10.12 Combined – Sierra 101 and 201

Apple Server and Support Essentials 10.12 – macOS Sierra 101

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

Apple macOS Server and Support Essentials 10.12 Course Description:

The Sierra 10.12 Bootcamp is a combined delivery of the Apple authorized Sierra 101 and Sierra 201 courses. This hands-on course provides an in-depth exploration of functionality and troubleshooting on macOS and the best methods for effectively supporting users of macOS systems.  This course also gives technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators the skills, tools, and knowledge to implement and maintain a network that uses macOS Server. Students learn how to install and configure macOS Server to provide network-based services, such as file sharing and authentication. Tools for efficiently managing and deploying macOS and software updates are also covered. This course will prepare you for the Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.12 certification or recertification.

Upon completion of the macOS Server Essentials 10.12 (Sierra 101 and 201) course, students will be able to:
-Use macOS Sierra tools and resources to troubleshoot macOS Sierra
-Understand macOS Sierra features and functionality, including how to find more information about macOS Sierra
-Prepare for Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) 10.12 certification
-Utilize the features of Server 5 for macOS
-Configure essential services on Server for macOS
-Use Server for macOS tools to monitor and troubleshoot services
-Use of Server for macOS to manage a small network of Macintosh computers and users
-Manage access to files and services

Prerequisites for Attending Apple macOS Server and Support Essentials 10.12:

Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems—Knowledge of macOS—using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications, files, as well as navigate to other folders. Also, student need: basic macOS knowledge, basic troubleshooting experience, and experience with macOS in a network environment.

For Students Enrolled in a Virtual Online Live Class: Each student will need a setup with two (2) devices in order to take the class virtually. One device may be a Mac or iPad, while the other must be a Mac with the correct software (and version) being taught in the course already installed. This setup will allow virtual students to view the presentation on one computer and complete support exercises on the other one.

Audience for macOS Server and Support Essentials 10.12:

This course is designed for help desk specialists, technical coordinators, service technicians, and entry-level system administrators who implement and maintain networks using macOS Server or support Mac users, technical support personnel in businesses that use Macs for general productivity or creative design, and technical coordinators or power users who manage networks of computers running macOS – such as teachers and technology specialists who manage classroom networks or computer labs.

Locations for macOS Server and Support Essentials 10.12 Training:

In-Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (right by the Columbia Mall)
Private Custom Training On Site at Your Location

Times for macOS Server and Support Essentials 10.12 Training:

In Person: 8:30AM-4:00PM ET
Private Custom Training: Your Preference

*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

macOS Server and Support Essentials 10.12 Class Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Everyday (In-Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Everyday (In-Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In-Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In-Person Only)
Free Parking (In-Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please contact us at or 301-362-2250.

macOS Server and Support Essentials 10.12 – Apple Sierra Outline

Installation and Configuration
Install macOS Sierra
Set Up and Configure macOS Reference
Use macOS Recovery
Update macOS Software

User Accounts
Manage User Accounts
Manage User Home Folders
Manage Security and Privacy
Manage User Account Passwords

File Systems
Manage File Systems and Storage
Manage FileVault
Manage Permissions and Sharing
Use Hidden Items, Shortcuts, and File Archives

Data Management
Manage System Resources
Use Metadata and File Search Technologies
Manage Time Machine
Install Applications

Applications and Processes
Manage Documents
Manage and Troubleshoot Applications
Manage Basic Network Settings

Network Configuration
Manage Advanced Network Settings
Troubleshooting Network Issues
Manage Network Services

Network Services
Manage Host Sharing and Personal Firewall
Troubleshoot Peripherals

System Management
Manage Printers and Scanners
Troubleshoot Startup and System Issues
System Troubleshooting

Configuring and Monitoring macOS Server
Installing macOS Server
Providing DNS Records
Exploring the Server App
Configuring SSL Certificates
Using Status and Notifications
Backing Up macOS Server

Configuring Accounts
Managing Local Users
Configuring Open Directory Services
Managing Local Network Accounts

Managing Devices with Configuration Profiles
Configuring macOS Server to Provide Device Management
Managing with Profile Manager

Sharing Files
Configuring the File Sharing Service
Defining File Access

Implementing Deployment Solutions
Leveraging NetInstall
Caching Content from Apple
Implementing the Software Update Service

Providing Network Services
Offering Time Machine Network Backup
Providing Security via the VPN Service
Providing DHCP
Hosting Websites

Using Collaborative Services
Providing Mail Service
Configuring the Wiki Service
Implementing the Calendar Service
Managing the Contacts Service
Providing the Messages Service

Friendly and open environment, with great employees and instructors. Take an available course or custom make your own.” Julia P., NIH (Private Apple Support and Server Essentials)

Course Location Start Date End Date Time
Apple macOS Server and Support Essentials 10.12 Combined - Sierra 101 and 201

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 Friday, Oct 20, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 4:00 pm EDT Register