Apple macOS and iOS System Administration 2019
What you'll 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.
- You will learn to use Profile Manager, Apple Configurator, Apple’s VPP and DEP to configure and mass deploy iOS devices across the enterprise.
- You will learn powerful scripting and packaging techniques to deploy and update applications on macOS automatically.
- 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.
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.
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Who 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.
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.
A Systems Administrator and Architect with more than 20 years of experience with Macintosh, Windows, and Linux clients and servers in an enterprise environment supporting the front and back-end needs of administrative and creative users.
In a recent role I was responsible for the management of approximately 10,000 Macs, 10,000 PCs, over 100 physical server hosts running over 700 virtual guests with an 80 / 20 split of Linux and Windows spanning 52 physical locations.
I specialize in designing and implementing simple, automated solutions to complex problems and utilize open source solutions whenever possible.
Hi, I'm Drew Smith and I've been supporting Apple technologies since my very first Apple -- the IIgs!
I have spent the past 20 years in the education sector providing technology support and designing solutions for higher education across the United States. In 2012, I was involved in the design and implementation of the largest (at the time) 1:1 deployment of iPads in higher ed (over 30,000 across 15 stats and 28 campuses). I really enjoy sharing best practices with others and helping to simplify the management of IT solutions, particularly in multi-location or enterprise environments.
In my spare time I like to build Legos, play around with hobbiest electronics, and play retro video games. I recently built a Raspberry Pi based Nintendo Gameboy and a full-sized MAME arcade cabinet. I also enjoy indie rock music and film.