Microsoft Windows Server


Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

As an information technology professional, you have a choice of earning two different server credentials to highlight your Microsoft Windows expertise - MCSA: Windows Server 2008 and MCSA: Windows Server 2012. Which certification is right for you, or the job you would you like to have?

MCSA: Windows Server 2008

MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification is designed for professionals who implement, manage, and troubleshoot existing network and system environments based on Microsoft Server 2008. The typical MCSA: Windows Server 2008 rolls out and supports Server 2008 in the enterprise, managing infrastructure, Web and application servers. Three Microsoft certification exams are required. 

The MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification is appropriate for:

  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Systems administrators
  • Information technology professionals
  • Information systems administrators
  • Network technicians
  • Technical support specialists

Courses required:
CTS 2302C Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (exam 70-640)
CTS 1347C Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure (exam 70-642)
CTS 2346C Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator (exam 70-646) 

Recommended knowledge level to begin certification:
CET 2179C PC Operating Systems (A+ certification)
CET 2182C PC Hardware (A+ certification)
CTS 2134 Network Technology (Network+)
CET 1660 Introduction to Security (Security+)
CTS 2163C Windows Client Operating System
CTS 1383C Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

 

MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Show that you have the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment, to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification will qualify you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or a computer support specialist. 

MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification is a leading certification for Microsoft Server 2012. Three Microsoft certification exams are required. 

Courses required:
CTS 2390C Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (exam 70-410)
CTS 2391C Administering Windows Server 2012 (exam 70-411)
CTS 2392C Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (exam 70-412) 

Recommended knowledge level to begin certification: CET 2179C PC Operating Systems (A+ certification)
CET 2182C PC Hardware (A+ certification)
CTS 2134 Network Technology (Network +)
CET 1660 Introduction to Security (Security +)
CTS 2163C Windows Client Operating System
CTS 1383C Windows Server Administration Fundamentals