MCSA Certification

MCSA Certifications

MCSA certifications validate the skills to implement cloud-optimized technology solutions using a single Microsoft product.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certifications are the foundation of Microsoft's new generation of cloud-optimized credentials. Each MCSA certificate demonstrates your ability to design and create technology solutions in one of Microsoft's core business platforms, e.g., Windows, Office, SQL Server and Azure.

The next step after MCSA certification is the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), which validates your abiliity to build more complex, cross-platform technology solutions.

If you are completely new to IT, you may want to begin with Microsoft's entry-level MTA certifications. This course is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who have some knowledge and experience working with Windows operating systems and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to install and perform the initial configuration of a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 server in an existing Windows server environment. Typically, candidates who are interested in attending this course include:

  • Windows Server administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and related technologies who are looking to learn more about Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the course prerequisites and are looking to cross-train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • IT professionals who are looking to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam.
  • IT professionals who want to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams in DataCenter, Desktop Infrastructure, Messaging, Collaboration and Communications will also be interested in taking this course as they prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) exams. These are a prerequisite for their individual specialties.
  • At course completion

    After completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Install and configure Windows Server 2012.
    • Describe AD DS.
    • Manage Active Directory objects.
    • Automate Active Directory administration.
    • Implement IPv4.
    • Implement Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
    • Implement Domain Name System (DNS).
    • Implement IPv6.
    • Implement local storage.
    • Implement file and print services.
    • Implement Group Policy.
    • Secure Windows servers by using Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
    • Implement server virtualization by using Hyper-V.