Apple Deployment Essentials


Apple Deployment Essentials is a two-day course that provides students an opportunity to learn about the skills, tools, and knowledge needed to deploy Apple devices. Interactive discussions and hands-on exercises guide students through the configuration, management, and supervision of Apple devices. The students’ knowledge and skills are tested and reinforced by working through real-world scenarios.

Who should attend

Technical sales professionals who assist customers in their decision to purchase Apple devices
IT professionals who are responsible for deploying and managing Apple devices

What you learn

Define the role of Mobile Device Management (MDM), Volume Purchase Program (VPP), and Device Enrollment Program (DEP) in the successful deployment of Apple devices
Identify and respond to challenges when deploying and managing devices without MDM
Explain what an Apple ID is and identify when it’s needed
Discuss how security is relevant in the context of a given deployment scenario
Design and implement a deployment solution for a given scenario
Configure DEP registered devices for over-the-air enrollment
Configure and manage settings, apps, and content on user-owned and company-owned devices

Recommended knowledge

macOS and iOS familiarity
Basic macOS and iOS device navigation skills

Course outline

Manual configuration
This lesson explores the challenges and inconsistencies when manually configuring multiple devices.
Configuration profiles
Students use Apple Configurator to view and edit a configuration profile, and learn how profiles ensure consistency across multiple devices.
Manage settings
This lesson introduces the iOS MDM protocol and explores how an MDM solution is used to configure and manage devices over-the-air with consistency and accountability.
Apps and content
This lesson introduces and defines VPP. Students assign apps and content to their user and then configure and test managed “open in” functionality.
Company-owned (personalized)
Students configure settings to enable over-the-air enrollment and supervision, and learn how users can personalize company-owned devices.
Company owned (shared)
Students configure and test shared device scenarios. Apps and content are distributed to the devices but users can’t personalize their device.
Scenario workshop
Students are given real-world deployment scenarios. Working in teams, they design a deployment that meets their scenario’s needs and then present their solution to the class.