Master The Google Apps Admin Console

Become an incredible Google Apps for Education administrator.
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  • Lectures 20
  • Contents Video: 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

In Master the Google Apps Admin Console, you will learn what every Google Apps administrator must know to effectively manage an educational domain.

The session begins with the top ten crucial configuration tips, then provides best practices for organizational units, user management and service-level settings. You will explore Gmail's advanced options for staff and student accounts. Configure Google Groups and uncover the important fundamental change they can make on your domain. Explore the latest security enhancements and in-depth reporting.

The class is not textbook learning! It's written from the real world perspective from technicians and trainers who manage thousands of Google Apps for Education users every day.

This session is an excellent additional study guide for becoming certified as a Google Apps administrator.

What are the requirements?

  • Have your Google Apps admin console ready!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Uncover the top ten early configuration tips that will save frustration later
  • Determine which way is the right way to add users
  • Learn the hidden trick for quickly changing users' passwords
  • Discover when to add aliases and when to use stand alone accounts
  • Delete or suspend users? The difference can be crucial
  • Set password rules, monitor their strength and force logouts
  • Rename users and learn the effect on groups and aliases
  • Establish organization units to control services and security
  • Find out which services should be enabled for students
  • See why organizational units differ from how your school is actually organized
  • Set up Gmail policies so students can communicate only with approved groups
  • Employ a naughty word list to monitor student emails
  • See why compliance footers can make a big difference in security
  • Check MX records and learn why SPF and DKIM is vital
  • Learn why email clients are a bad idea for Google Apps users
  • Use the In-Cloud® Admin recommended mail settings
  • Fight spam with control panel options
  • See why IMAP, POP and forwarding can prevent users from getting the best from Apps
  • Uncover why SMTP is still important in the cloud world and the three options to use it
  • Establish calendar resources and learn the easy way to manage them
  • Debate the pros and cons of public calendar sharing
  • Change the one default calendar setting that everyone hates
  • Enable the most important setting for contacts
  • See how Google Groups can fundamentally change your network design
  • Consider the ramifications of file sharing outside of the organization
  • Learn how to easily transfer Drive contents to another user
  • Save the day by recovering deleted items from Gmail and Drive
  • Allow the new Google Hangouts for everyone and see the cool features
  • Make sure Google Vault is working effectively for your school
  • Should you enable or enforce 2-step verification?
  • Set up a Google Site to replace the main school website
  • Discover bonus tools that make every admin's life easier

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for network administrators who need to effectively manage Google Apps for Education.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Top Ten Configuration Tips
02:15

Setting the course.

12:13

Being a Google Apps administrator is more than technical. Learn what other responsibilities you have when moving your school to the cloud.

Moving To The Cloud And Responsibilities Of The Admin
3 questions
15:37

Be effective as soon as possible! These top ten tips uncover the most common issues and potential watch points for educational domains.

Top Ten Configuration Tips: 1-3
3 questions
10:54

Be effective as soon as possible! These top ten tips uncover the most common issues and potential watch points for educational domains.

Top Ten Configuration Tips: 4-7
3 questions
13:17

Be effective as soon as possible! These top ten tips uncover the most common issues and potential watch points for educational domains.

Top Ten Configuration Tips: 8-10
3 questions
Section 2: Organizational Units And Users
17:23

Organizational units are the foundation of every domain. Learn the real-world lessons on how to best set them up for schools.

Setting Up Effective Organizational Units
3 questions
16:03

Adding users is so much more than creating a few accounts. Uncover the important decisions you must make with every account. Analyze password policies that affect the entire domain.

Create Staff Accounts And Set Password Policies
3 questions
12:18

Make life easier by adding many users at once. Which is right for you? CSV, GADS, GAPS or SDS?

Adding Accounts In Bulk
3 questions
08:06

Learn how student accounts are unique from staff accounts and the proper way to create them.

Create Student Accounts
3 questions
13:06

Learn what options you have to mange your users. Restore data, force sign-out, suspend, delete and more!

User Management
3 questions
Section 3: Configuring Apps
16:55

Each service in Google Apps needs some tweaking. Find out what to turn on in Contacts, how to configure Drive and why to share calendars publically.

Configure The Core Apps, Part I
3 questions
06:19

Each service in Google Apps could use some tweaking. Transform your school website to a Google Site and investigate Google Domains.

Configure The Core Apps, Part II
3 questions
Section 4: Advanced Gmail
19:22

Gmail is so much more than just email. Set SPF records, content policies, compliance footers, mail delegation, spam control and configure outgoing SMTP traffic.

Gmail For Staff, Part I
3 questions
15:53

Gmail is so much more than just email. Set SPF records, content policies, compliance footers, mail delegation, spam control and configure outgoing SMTP traffic.

Gmail For Staff, Part II
3 questions
15:58

First, you will see all the options for allowing students to use email: email everyone, email the domain only, email just specific users. Then, go beyond the basics and control how students communicate with each other by filtering objectionable content, setting footers and more.

Gmail for Students, Part I
3 questions
10:14

First, you will see all the options for allowing students to use email: email everyone, email the domain only, email just specific users. Then, go beyond the basics and control how students communicate with each other by filtering objectionable content, setting footers and more.

Gmail for Students, Part II
3 questions
Section 5: Google Groups
17:28

Learn the differences between contact groups, domain groups and Google Groups. See how Google Groups can fundamentally change the power structure within your domain and how to properly configure them.

Creating Google Groups
3 questions
14:58

Add users to Google Groups in best way. Use features like tags, moderation and permissions. Learn how to prevent students from emailing groups.

Managing Google Groups
3 questions
Section 6: Security And Reporting
16:48

Google Apps new reporting tool allows you to keep a sharp eye on your domain. Get overviews or use specific auditing tools to troubleshoot email issues and admin changes. Set up two factor authentication and learn how to prevent locking your users out of their accounts.

Security And Reporting
3 questions
07:46

Find a Google tool that allows you to easily export and transfer user data. Then, learn all about the most powerful tool in your arsenal for large-scale operations.

Bonus Tools
3 questions

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Instructor Biography

John Meixner, Google Certified Trainer, Administrator and Partner

John is a Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist, a Google Apps Certified Administrator and an Certified Google Trainer. He began his professional speaking career by training thousands of IT administrators on networking technologies. His experience as a network manager showed him the limitations of traditional computing. He became an early adopter of cloud technologies and founded Netdemics to help bring anywhere, any time, any device access to his clients. However, he soon realized that technology wasn't enough. Training was vital to make everyone incredible in the cloud!

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