Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

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 are as follows. Where multiple exams are required for a certification, they may be taken in any order.

  • Windows 7

    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

  • 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

  • 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

    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 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 70-461 - 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

MCSA Training Includes

Online or classroom training

Interactive mock exams

All official Microsoft exams

Free exam re-sit (pass guaranteed)

Live Lab (access to LIVE software)

Free Phone & Online Support

World wide Recognised Qualification

Unlimited access for 12 months

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