Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)

The MCSA certification will develop your career path towards managing, supporting, and troubleshooting the ongoing needs of Microsoft Windows server-based operating environments. The MCSA is often a minimum requirement that employers look for when hiring new IT staff. The MCSA will set your CV apart from your competitors, show employers you have the skills and knowledge for the job.

You will gain vital experience managing and supporting a desktop server and network operations in an existing network infrastructure.

Examples of your target job titles include:

• Systems Administrator
• Network Administrator
• Information Systems Administrator
• Network Operations Analyst
• Network Technician
• Technical Support Specialist

Studying for the MCSA.

You gain MCSA certification once you have passed 4 MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) exams. If you are familiar with the Microsoft Windows platform and use operating systems, servers and networks on a daily basis you should expect to take between 2-4 months to complete the MCSA.

For those that are new to the IT industry or are looking change or start a new career you should allow slightly longer study time. There is a lot to learn and it covers many subjects and as with all other professions there is no quick fix to becoming qualified, beginners should allow up to six months to complete the MCSA.

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What’s the salary for an MCSA?

The MCSA certification will help to increase your value in the workplace and qualify your IT skills. With a couple of years experience you would expect to earn £25-35k and the average wage for a MCSA in the UK is £38,00. For more information on salaries and the job opportunities an MCSA certification will lead to click here.

How do the online interactive courses work?

We send you a user name and password and you will get a unlimited access for 12 months to the courseware. Once you have your login details you are free to access the course from any PC with an internet connection, there are no downloads or software to slow your PC down.Our certification courses will give you everything you need to pass the regulated exams, and even prepare you with exam questions and real world simulations. Plus if you do get stuck you can ask unlimited questions through our 24/7 instant mentor support.

  • 12 Months Unlimited Access
  • Free upgrades
  • 24 Hours Tutor support
  • Interactive Simulations
  • Reference and Search
  • Exam Preparation and Skill Assessments

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MCSA 2003

MCSA candidates are required to pass the following exams to achieve certification:

3 Core exams

54 hour(s)
54 hour(s)
31 hour(s)

1 Elective exam

33 hour(s)
13 hour(s)
16 hour(s)

MCSA 2000

3 core (one operating system and two networking)

42 hour(s)
31 hour(s)
22 hour(s)
44 hour(s)

1 Elective

Or one of the following 3rd party courses

38 hour(s)
30 hour(s)
24 hour(s)

Are you MCSE 2000 certified and want to upgrade?

31 hour(s)
54 hour(s)



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