Professional training developer InfiniteSkills Inc has now released a full tutorial series on the newest version of Apple’s server operating system. With a focus on administrator and advanced techniques, this comprehensive Apple OS X Lion Server Training Video includes 121 lessons on everything from network and directory service configuration to file sharing, mail servers and Xgrid computing. These Lion server training videos show how to perform advanced tasks using a combination of graphical utilities and terminal commands.
“Because there are so many reasons to use OS X Server, these tutorials are very diverse,” said Colin Boyd, sales director for InfiniteSkills. “The lessons offer guidance on technical networking specifications as well as multimedia capabilities such as podcast hosting.”
Narrated by Apple-certified instructor Chris Tarnowieckyi, the 10.7 Server training series begins with a guide to installation and initial configuration tasks. The lessons show how to set up an administration computer, integrate relevant hardware and begin using the workgroup manager. The training then moves through network service configuration, including DNS, DHCP and network time settings. After also introducing directory services, instructor Tarnowieckyi goes into profile and managed client options, with tips for administering multiple user accounts in a professional environment.
The second half of the extensive OS X Lion Server training moves into some of the hosting capabilities Apple has included in the OS. The tutorials cover configuring an email server, hosting and securing websites, creating editable wikis and hosting address books, calendars and chat servers that can be utilized by multiple users at once. The final chapters look at Xgrid distributed computing, the NetBoot imaging service, and ASK Gateway VPN and firewall services for advanced needs.
“While the course covers a number of quite technical concepts and commands, the training format makes them understandable even to those who’ve never done it before,” said Chris Johns, content specialist with InfiniteSkills. “Complex topics are split into multiple videos, and every task is shown in real time onscreen.”
Course instructor Chris Tarnowieckyi is an Apple Certified Trainer who runs his own consulting and technical training center for professionals. He holds four Apple certifications, which also include System Administrator and Technical Coordinator credentials, and he specializes in helping regular users learn advanced skills that are applicable in commercial environments. In addition to the Lion Server course, he has also authored two other technical titles on OSX for InfiniteSkills.
The full Apple OS X Lion Server Tutorial Video course is priced at USD $99.95, and the training is available on DVD-ROM and as a direct download from the InfiniteSkills website. Both versions of the course come with accessible project files that match onscreen examples. Shipping and ordering options are available for customers worldwide, and more information and free tutorial samples can be found on the Apple OS X Lion Server Training page.