MCSA: Server 2012

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 program can take you to the next level in your IT career. This program validates the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment. You will prepare to manage IT departments as a Network or Computer Systems Administrator or as a Computer Network Specialist.

Overview

With a MCSA: Server 2012 certification, you will be able to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value with a certification. This program prepares you for the standards set forth by Microsoft for earning the MCSA Certification and prepares you to take the Microsoft 70-410, 70-411 and 70-412 certification exams. Upon passing all three exams, you will receive the MCSA: Server 2012 Certification.

In this program, you will learn to install, configure, and manage Server 2012 with hands-on labs that give step-by-step instructions. The applied learning labs prepare you to walk into an interview with marketable skills. This online program will also prepare you to take the MCSA exams.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to do the following:

  • Install and configure servers
  • Deploy and administer Active Directory
  • Create and manage Group Policy
  • Deploy, manage and maintain servers
  • Implement business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Identity and access solutions

You will also be able to configure and manage the following:

  • File, storage, and print services
  • Network services and access
  • Server roles and features
  • Hyper-V
  • Network Policy Server (NPS) infrastructures
  • Active directory infrastructure, Group Policy, and High Availability

You’ll also be prepared to take the following Microsoft exams:

  • 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
  • 70-411: Administering Windows Server 2012
  • 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

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Details

In the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 program, you will master installation of Server 2012 and configuring roles and features. You will also learn about Hyper-V and deploy and configure core network services like DHCP, DNS, and IP Addresses.

You will advance by gaining expertise in installing and administering active directory and managing group policy in enterprise environments. You will also learn tasks related to administering Windows Server 2012, such as Windows Deployment Services, Path Management with WSUS, and server monitoring. Gain experience configuring File and Print Services while exploring DFS, FSRM, encryption, and auditing. Configure network services and access like DNS zones and records, VPNs, and DirectAccess. You will also configure NPS and advanced Group Policy options and manage Active Directory.

Learn how to configure high availability through clustering and network load balancing. Explore advanced file services, Dynamic Access Control, and optimizing storage. Manage business continuity and disaster recovery, manage network services, and explore advanced active directory infrastructure objects like forests, domains, trusts, and sites. In addition, manage roles like AD Federation Services, Certificate Services, and AD Rights Management Services.

This training program prepares you to take the Microsoft 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412 certification exams. Upon passing these exams, you will earn the MCSA: Server 2012 Certification.

Train in labs using real Microsoft client and server operating systems to gain experience. Upon registering, you are given an initial twelve (12) months to complete the program. Should you need more time beyond the twelve (12) months, an extension of six (6) months is available with a fee of $325.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

2. How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you are given an initial twelve (12) months to complete the program. Should you need more time beyond the twelve (12) months, an extension of six (6) months is available with a fee of $325.

3. Do I have to buy additional materials?

No additional materials are required for this program.

4. Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

5. What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

6. Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7. Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9. Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

10. How can I get more information about this program?

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11. When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

12. Does this program lead to a certification?

Yes, this program prepares you to take the MCSA certification exams 70-410, 70-411 and 70-412. Upon passing all three exams, students will receive the MCSA: Server 2012 Certification. The exams and exam vouchers are not offered as part of the program. It is the student’s responsibility to set up exam dates and pay for exam fees independent of this online program.


Network and Computer Systems Administrators - Employment & Education

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