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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA 2012 or 2008) credential validates that an individual has the comprehensive set of skills necessary to perform a particular job role, such as Widows server 2008 or 2012 administrator, Windows 7/ 8 administrator or even SQL database administrator and enterprise messaging administrator. MCSA certifications build on the technical proficiency measured in the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications, therefore you will earn one or more MCTS certifications on your way to earning an MCSA 2012 credential and to earn the MCSE 2012 you first need an MCSA 2012.

MCSA candidates are capable of deploying, building, designing, optimizing, and operating technologies for a particular job role. They make the design and technology decisions necessary to ensure successful technology implementation projects. We offer this training online and in classrooms.

MCSA Certifications

The following MCSA certifications available. Where multiple exams are required for a certification, they may be taken in any order.

Windows 7 Adminitrator

Windows 7 is one of the most popular operating systems and is still being adopted by many businesses today. Get your MCSA: Windows 7 certification and help your organization take advantage of the increased flexibility to get more things done – more securely and in more locations.

Windows 7 Syllabus & Exams:

Exam 70-680 - Windows 7, Configuring

Exam 70-686 - Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator


Skills you'll gain:

Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7

Configuring Hardware and Applications, Network Connectivity, Mobile Computing

Configuring Backup and Recovery Options

Creating a standard image to deploy Windows 7

Designing Windows 7 client configuration

Identifying and Resolving Deployment and Client Configuration Issues


Jobs you'll be qualified for:

Helpdesk / Service Desk Team Leader

Technical Support Specialist

Desktop Technician

Customer Support Representative

Windows 8

This course provides students hands-on experience with Windows 8. It provides guidance on installing, upgrading, and licensing for Windows 8. Students will learn how to manage storage by creating simple, spanned, and striped volumes, and how to optimize file-system performance.

Windows 8 Syllabus & Exams:

Exam 70-687 - Configuring Windows 8

Exam 70-688 - Managing and Maintaining Windows 8


Skills you'll gain:

Installing Windows 8, Upgrading and Migrating to Windows 8

Configuring and Troubleshooting Network Connections

Implementing Wireless Network & Security

Securing Windows 8 Desktops

Configuring Applications

Optimizing and Maintaining Windows 8 Client Computers

Troubleshooting and Recovering Windows 8


Jobs you'll be qualified for:

Helpdesk / Service Desk Team Leader

Technical Support Specialist

Desktop Technician

Customer Support Representative

Windows Server 2008

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 R2 certification shows that you have the minimum set of skills needed to hit the ground running, and differentiates you as better able to work with Windows Server 2008 R2 in a real-world business context. This certification validates a set of core Windows Server skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas. MCSA: Windows Server 2008 R2 certification is a prerequisite for earning a MCSE: Private Cloud.

Windows Server 2008 Syllabus & Exams:

Exam 70-640 - Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring

Exam 70-642 - Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring

Exam 70-646 - Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator/span>


Skills you'll gain:

Configuring, Creating and maintaining Active Directory

Configuring Addressing and Services

Monitoring and Managing a Network Infrastructure

Planning for Server Deployment & Management

Monitoring and Maintaining Servers

Planning Application and Data Provisioning

Windows Server 2012

Most companies will not have server 2012 yet, so understaing 2008 will allow you to work on most current system. More and more companys are moving to server 2012 so you are not just working with current technolgy but future proofing yourself, able to help system mirgrate and understand the new system as it move across making you a valuable asset to a company

Windows Server 2012 Syllabus & Exams:

Exam 70-410 - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012

Exam 70-411 - Administering Windows Server 2012

Exam 70-412 - Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services


Upgrade your skills to Windows Server 2012

Exam 70-417 - Upgrading Your Skills from Sever 2008 to MCSA Windows Server 2012

Exam 70-417 is an upgrade exam that is a composite of three stand-alone exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412. Exam 70-417 validates skills related to the core technology features and functionality of Windows Server 2012, from the existing knowledge base of a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows Server 2008. The topics from each source exam, plus the percentage of material per topic for each exam component, are noted in the following lists.


Skills you'll gain:

Install and Configure Servers, Server Roles and Features

Install, Configure and Manage and Administer Active Directory

Deploy, Manage, and Maintain Servers

Configure a Network Services, Access & Policy Server Infrastructure

Configure and Manage High Availability

Configure File and Storage Solutions

Configure Network Services, Identity & Access Solutions

SQL Server 2008 & 2012

Candidates for this exam are responsible for creating solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 & 2012 for their organizations. Candidates typically work with the full suite of technologies in SQL Server 2008 & 2012, including Reporting Services, Analysis Services, and Integration Services. The qualified candidate for this exam typically has worked with SQL or has done an introductory course previously. Please ask for these details if you would like to find out more.

SQL Server 2012 Syllabus & Exams:

Exam 70-416 - Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Exam 70-462 - Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

Exam 70-463 - Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012


SQL Server 2008 Syllabus & Exams:

Exam 70-432 - SQL Server 2008, Implementation and Maintenance

Exam 70-448 - SQL Server 2008, Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance


Skills you'll gain:

Install, Configure & Maintain Instances and Databases

Work with, Modify, Manage, Load & Create Data

Optimize and Troubleshoot

Implement Security & High Availability

Extract and Transform Data

Configure and Deploy SSIS Solutions

Build Data Quality Solutions

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