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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
    Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility


    Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2015 (505)

    The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2015 (505), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

    Program Leadership Information

    Holly Hoopes, Professor, 727-341-3373
    Dr. James Stewart, Dean of Technology

    Program Summary

    This certificate is designed to produce Microsoft administrators by providing students a comprehensive set of skills necessary to perform as a server administrator. A server administrator is responsible for the operations and day-to-day management of an infrastructure of servers for an enterprise organization. Windows server administrators manage the infrastructure, Web, and IT application servers. This certificate will also prepare students for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and CompTIA Network+ industry certifications.

    The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
    o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
    o suggested course when more than one option exists
    o which semester each course is typically offered
    o if the course has a prerequisite
    o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

    If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

    If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

    Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

    Florida CIP Code

    0511100112: Network Server Administration

    Federal CIP Code

    11.1001: Network and System Administration/Administrator.

    Job Related Opportunities

    • Systems Administrator
    • Network Administrator
    • Network Support Specialist

    (18 Credits) Grade of "C"or higher required.

    CNT 1000Local Area Network Concepts3
    CTS 1303Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services3
    CTS 1327Configuring and Administering MS Windows Client3
    CTS 1328Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server3
    CTS 1334Networking with Windows Server3
    CTS 2106Fundamentals of the Linux/Unix Operating Environment3
    Total Credits18
  • Earn your Microsoft certification

    CT iconThis certificate gives you a solid background in Windows Server and prepares you to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification exam. The MCSA is recognized in the computer industry as one who maintains and administers Windows/NET operating systems. The cost of the exam is not included in tuition and fees.

  • What You Will Learn

    • LAN concepts
    • Windows Server Active Directory
    • Planning and administering Windows servers
    • Configuring and troubleshooting Windows servers network infrastructure
    • Fundamentals of the Linux/Unix operating environment
  • Continuing your education

    This certificate prepares you to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification exam and transfers to the network administrator subplan of our A.S. degree in Computer Networking. This A.S. transfers to our bachelor's degree in Technology Management.

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  • Networking Careers

    Networking specialists have become invaluable team members as businesses expand their use of networking to share resources and reduce expenses. Employment of network and computer systems administrators is expected to grow 28 percent through 2020, as organizations switch to newer, faster and more mobile networks.

    Our program prepares you for entry-level work as:

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics