Managing Apple Devices: Deploying and Maintaining iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan Devices (3e) : 9780134301853

Managing Apple Devices: Deploying and Maintaining iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan Devices (3e)

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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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Managing Apple Devices, 3rd Edition will enable you to create an effective plan for deploying and maintaining groups of Apple devices using iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan in your organisation. This all-in-one resource teaches a wide variety of Apple management technologies; explains the theory behind the tools; and provides practical, hand-on exercises to get you up and running with the tools. You will be introduced to Apple management technologies including Mobile Device Management, the Volume Purchase Program, and the Device Enrollment Program. For example, not only will you learn how to use Profile Manager—Apple’s implementation of Mobile Device Management—but you will also learn about the ideas behind profile management and how to make configuration easier for both administrators and users while maintaining a highly secure environment.

The exercises contained within this guide are designed to let you explore and learn the tools provided by Apple for deploying and managing iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan systems. They start with verification of access to necessary services, move on to the configuration of those services, and finally test the results of those services on client devices.

Each lesson builds on previous topics and is designed to give technical coordinators and system administrators the skills, tools, and knowledge to deploy and maintain Apple devices by:
  • Providing knowledge of how Apple deployment technologies work
  • Showing how to use specific deployment tools
  • Explaining deployment procedures and best practices
  • Offering practical exercises step-by-step solutions available
Table of contents
  • Lesson 1 About This Guide
  • Prerequisites
  • Learning Methodology
  • Lesson Structure
  • Exercise Setup
  • Lesson 2 Apple Management Concepts
  • Lesson 3 Infrastructure Considerations
  • Lesson 4 OS X Server 5 on El Capitan
  • Lesson 5 Caching Service
  • Lesson 6 Configuration and Profiles
  • Lesson 7 Mobile Device Management
  • Lesson 8 Out-of-the-Box Management via Apple Programs for Device Enrollment
  • Lesson 9 Activation Lock Management
  • Lesson 10 VPP-Managed Apps and Books
  • Lesson 11 In-House Apps and Books
  • Lesson 12 Apple Configurator 2: Planning and Setup
  • Lesson 13 Apple Configurator 2: Preparing, Configuring, and Managing iOS Devices
  • Lesson 14 Apple Configurator 2: App and Document Management
  • Lesson 15 User Data and Services
  • Lesson 16 Managing Access
  • Lesson 17 Develop a Management Plan
  • Index 
New to this edition
Updated for IOS 9 and OS X El Capitan
Features & benefits
• The only comprehensive source to guide students through the secure deployment and maintenance of Apple devices.
• Industry-recognized experts provide authoritative references combined with step-by-step exercises for practical instruction for self-paced learning.
• Exercises are designed to let students explore and learn the tools provided by Apple for deploying and managing iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan systems. 
Author biography

Arek Dreyer has been an Apple Certified Trainer since 2002. President of Dreyer Network Consultants Inc. in Chicago, Arek delivers courses and provides training around the world. Arek provides consulting, troubleshooting, and integration services for customers who use iOS devices and Mac computers in complicated environments and is the coauthor of Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server 5.0 Essentials.

Adam Karneboge has been an Apple Certified Trainer since 2003. CTO of HC S Technology Group, Adam instructs technical training courses and delivers consulting, troubleshooting, deployment, and integration services to business, enterprise, and education clients. Adam has been the technical editor for the majority of the OS X Support and OS X Server Essentials books published by Peachpit since OS X v10.7.


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