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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