Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA)

Purpose

The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification reflects a unique set of skills required to succeed in a variety of job roles, such as systems administrator, network administrator, information systems administrator, network operations analyst, network technician, and technical support specialist.

Program Description

The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification helps validate your ability to manage and troubleshoot network environments based on the Windows Server 2012 operating system. It reflects a unique set of skills required to succeed in a variety of job roles, such as systems administrator, network administrator, information systems administrator, network operations analyst, network technician, and technical support specialist. This workforce development program covers installing, configuring, and administering a Microsoft client, managing and maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Environment, implementing, managing, and maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Network Infrastructure and an optional elective program. Upon attaining the MCSA 2012 credentials, students can opt to upgrade to Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) by taking the Windows Server 2012 Active Directory and Windows Server - Network Infrastructure programs separately. This is an 81-hour program and is usually offered for 14 weeks, two evenings a week for 3 hours each evening.

Primary Goals

This program provides students with the hands-on training needed to compliment exam preparation for certification. The program covers topics in installing, configuring and administering a Microsoft client computer such as Windows 7, managing and maintaining a Microsoft Windows server environment, implementing and managing a Microsoft network infrastructure and an elective program in Microsoft technology.

Consideration for Industry Certification

Upon passing the industry certification exams, students receive both the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) credential, and the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification.

Curriculum

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Course Code # BIPCT 2270

Prerequisite

One to twelve months of experience in working with a desktop operating system, a network operating system, and an existing network infrastructure.

Recognition of Completion

A certificate of completion is awarded by the College.

 

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