Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

Build your IT career with the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) credential. This program provides skills to implement, manage and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows server-based operating environments.

An MCSA candidate is required to pass three core exams and one elective exam. Flexibility is built into the program. It allows the student to earn a lesser certification, the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) after just one exam or build on the MCSA by taking additional coursework and exams to earn the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

The CompTIA, A+ and Net+ certifications satisfy the requirements for the elective exam.

How to Earn Your MCSA

Complete three core courses and exams:

Microsoft Windows 2000/2003 Professional or Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Exam: 70-270 (earned MCP after successful completion)

Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
Microsoft Exam: 70-215

Managing a Microsoft Windows 2003 Network Environment
Microsoft Exam: 70-218

And one elective:

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Home Electricity 1 - Wires/Boxes/Outlets

This is a good starting point to understand electricity in your home. Take the mystery and fear out of attempting small electrical repairs. Topics include: types and uses of electrical boxes and switches, outlets, new requirements for Ground Fault, Arc-Fault, child proof outlets, and why a particular electrical use requires a particular type/size wire. Your knowledge is reinforced though lecture, visual and hands-on learning aids.



Parking Information

Catalog Number Day(s) Date(s) Time Fee Location
ELEC 1902--01M Sa 1/24 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $79.00 Innovation Park - MIP 142
Class Number: 66481      
Instructor: Paul Giles
Sessions: 1 (0.0 CEU)





Catalog Number Day(s) Date(s) Time Fee Location
ELEC 1902--01W Sa 4/4 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $79.00 Woodbridge Campus - WC
Class Number: 67024      
Instructor: Paul Giles
Sessions: 1 (0.0 CEU)





Catalog Number Day(s) Date(s) Time Fee Location
ELEC 1902--01N Sa 5/2 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $79.00 Annandale Campus - AN-CN 114
Class Number: 65782      
Instructor: Paul Giles
Sessions: 1 (0.0 CEU)