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ACTC 10.7 Recertification Exam Preparation Guide

Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10.7 RecertificationExam Preparation Guide

Updated February 2012

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ACTC 10.7 Recertification Exam Preparation Guide

ContentsAbout This Guide ..............................................................................................................3 Becoming an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator ........................................3 Exam Details .......................................................................................................................4 Recommended Exam Preparation .............................................................................4 OS X Lion Support Essentials Objectives and Review Questions .................6 Chapter One: Installation and Configuration ........................................................6 Chapter Two: User Accounts ........................................................................................10 Chapter Three: File Systems ..........................................................................................13 Chapter Four: Data Management...............................................................................18 Chapter Five: Applications and Processes ..............................................................23 Chapter Six: Network Configuration..........................................................................27 Chapter Seven: Network Services ..............................................................................32 Chapter Eight: Peripherals and Printing...................................................................38 Chapter Nine: System Startup .....................................................................................40 OS X Lion Server Essentials Objectives and Review Questions .....................43 Chapter One: Installing and Configuring OS X Server .......................................43 Chapter Two: Authenticating and Authorizing Accounts ................................46 Chapter Three: Using Open Directory ......................................................................49 Chapter Four: Managing Accounts ............................................................................52 Chapter Five: Implementing Deployment Solutions..........................................54 Chapter Six: Providing File Services...........................................................................57 Chapter Seven: Managing Web Services ................................................................61 Chapter Eight: Using Collaborative Services .........................................................62

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ACTC 10.7 Recertification Exam Preparation Guide

About This GuideThis guide provides all the information you need to prepare to take the Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10.7 Recertification Exam. From this guide you can:

Learn about Apple Certification Find out how to take the exam Locate resources to help you prepare for the exam Review the range of objectives that the exam may cover Get a feel for the type of questions that appear on the exam

Becoming an Apple Certified Technical CoordinatorThe Apple Training and Certification program is designed to keep you at the forefront of Apple technology. Certification creates a benchmark to demonstrate your proficiency in specific Apple technologies and gives you a competitive edge in todays evolving job market. Apple offers three OS X certifications:Apple Certified Associate: Mac Integration,Apple Certified Support Professional, andApple Certified Technical Coordinator. For more information on all OS X certifications, visittraining.apple.com/certification/macosx. Apple Certified Technical Coordinator (ACTC) certification verifies a foundation in OS X and OS X Server core functionality and an ability to configure key services and perform basic troubleshooting. ACTC certification is intended for OS X technical coordinators and entry-level system administrators who maintain small-to-medium networks of computers using OS X Server. Students who earned ACTC 10.6 orACSA 10.6certification can become ACTC 10.7 certified by passing just the ACTC 10.7 Recertification Exam. Students who are not ACTC 10.6 or ACSA 10.6 certified can earn ACTC 10.7 certification by passing both the OS X Support Essentials 10.7 Exam and the OS X Server Essentials 10.7 Exam.Exam Preparation Guides for these exams are available at: http://training.apple.com/certification/macosx.

What are the benefits of Apple Certification?Besides differentiating you as a skilled user and support professional for OS X Lion and OS X Lion Server, becoming an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator allows you to leverage the power of the Apple brand. When you pass a certification exam, you receive an email with a PDF copy of your Apple certificate, along with instructions on how to order a printed or a printed and framed certificate. You also receive a login for the Apple Certification Records System, where you can:

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Update your profile information and opt in to display your Apple Certification(s) on the Apple Certified Professionals Registry Review your certification progress Download your certification logo(s) to use on business cards, resumes, websites, and more Provide access to employers to verify your certifications

Exam DetailsThe exam is a computer-based test offered atApple Authorized Training Centers(AATCs) or from any computer that has Internet access. ACTC 10.6 and ACSA 10.6 certified professionals were sent a recertification email with information to take theACTC 10.7 Recertification Examonline. If you are eligible and did not receive this email, pleasecontact us. Certification exams dont require class attendance, and all AATCs offer all exams, even if they dont offer the corresponding course. Many AATCs schedule certification exam sessions attraining.apple.com/schedule. If you dont see a session scheduled at your nearest AATC, contact the AATC and it may be able to schedule a session. The ACTC 10.7 Recertification Exam details:

Exam number: 9L0-517 Number of test questions: approximately 93 technical, 5 demographic (unscored) The exam uses a random pool of multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and interactive-media questions Passing score: 72 percent (scores are not rounded; you must earn a score of 72 percent or higher to pass the exam) Details on exam scoring are at training.apple.com/certification/faq Exam duration: Two hours and thirty minutes The exam is based on features and functionality present in OS X Lion (version 10.7.3) and OS X Lion Server (version 10.7.3) Some exams are also available in other languages; for details, visit training.apple.com/certification/localized

The exam timer doesnt start until you view the first technical question. You may not access any resources or references during the exam. If you still have questions, visit training.apple.com/certification/faq.

Recommended Exam PreparationWe recommend the following exam preparation strategies:

Gain experience with OS X and OS X Server. Take a class and learn from experts:

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Lion 101: OS X Support Essentials 10.7 (PDF) and Lion 201: OS X Server Essentials 10.7 (PDF) Or Lion 101+201: Apple Certified Technical Coordinator 10.7 Bootcamp (PDF)

Study the Apple Pro Training Series books, OS X Lion Support Essentials by Kevin M. White, and OS X Lion Server Essentials by Arek Dreyer and Ben Greisler. Review the optional study materials. Review the objectives and sample questions in this guide.

Gain experience with OS X and OS X ServerNothing can substitute for time spent learning the technology firsthand. After you read the book and/or take the class, spend time increasing your familiarity with OS X and OS X Server on your own to ensure your success on the certification exam.

Learn from expertsApple Authorized Training Centers (AATCs) offer classes where you can learn hands on with the technology and benefit from the expertise of Apple Certified Trainers and your peers. Visit the Apple Training & Certification website to find course offerings at nearby AATCs.

Study the Apple Pro Training Series booksThe Apple Pro Training Series books OS X Lion Support Essentials by Kevin M. White and OS X Lion Server Essentials by Arek Dreyer and Ben Greisler prepare you to take the ACTC 10.7 Recertification Exam. You can purchase the books at peachpit.com (save 30% by using coupon code PP-APL-DISC at checkout). Creative Edge, an on-demand digital library, offers subscription access to the Apple Pro Training Series, as well as thousands of other reference videos and books. If you use an iPad, an electronic version is available on the iBookstore. Some books are also available in other languages.

Review the optional study materialsThe following resources may also help you prepare for your certification exam, as well as expand your general knowledge:

Review the Upgrading and Migrating Guide and the Lion Server: Advanced Administration Guide at http://images.apple.com/macosx/ server/resources/documentation.html Launch the Help documentation from the Help menu in OS X Lion Server. Designed for iPad and iPhone, the Test Yourself apps let students review and assess their knowledge of the material in theOS X Support Essentials 10.7 and OS X Server Es