Apple’s Training and Certification site is featuring new documentation and an exam for those looking to integrate a Mountain Lion Mac into an existing Windows or other standards-based network.
The Cupertino, California-based giant pledges
to guide users through the process of setting up their system to take full advantage of network services such as directory services, file sharing, printing, email, and other services and apps in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
The first step is to download the Mac Integration Basics 10.8 PDF and “Learn at your own pace, in your favorite format.”
The PDF covers an overview and prerequisite knowledge, network accounts, file sharing, email, calendars and contacts, security, printing, instant messaging, data management and backup, cross-platform compatibility, and additional resources, such as the Mac Integration Basics Exam, OS X Training Certification, Books, and Support.
“This guide is for people bringing a Mac into a small-business environment that’s predominantly Windows based and most likely using Windows Small Business Server,” the company run by Tim Cook clarifies.
“The guide is also for users replacing a Windows computer with a Mac, and for system administrators supporting Mac users.”
Apple promises to make it easy to learn how to integrate a Mac within your organization’s network environment. This includes configuring your Mac to work with Active Directory and leveraging all the aforementioned key elements that make up OS X.
“You’ll also learn about security at the user, local network, and remote networking levels. You’ll learn about data management, both migrating your data from a Windows computer as well as backing up your important data,” the Mac makers add.
“Finally, you’ll learn how to run Windows programs directly on your Mac, giving you total compatibility and interoperability with your colleagues who use Windows.”
Once you think you’re packed full of OS X knowledge, you can take the Mac Integration Basics 10.8 exam from the comfort of your couch by visiting this address