Microsoft Infrastructure (MCSA/MCSE) Technical Certificate

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You can’t help it. You thrive in a Microsoft systems environment and to you, it’s the stuff dreams are made of. Download the skills to become an administrator who successfully manages complex local and wide area networks. This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Network Systems Technology.

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Getting Started: Fall 2020 12W Session

Aug. 17:   Financial Aid

Sept. 9:   Application

Sept. 14:   Classes Begin

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Microsoft Infrastructure (MCSA/MCSE) Technical Certificate
Type: Tech Cert
Major Code : MSINFRA-CC
CIP: 0511100113

Program Description

This program provides students with the skills to successfully manage and troubleshoot the Microsoft system environment, including administering and managing complex local and wide area networks. The certificate prepares students for roles as network administrators, network designers, network integrators and network analysts in the enterprise environment. This certificate is upward compatible with the A.S. degree, Network Systems Technology.

Available Courses
Required Courses
This course is an introduction to computer networks and operating systems. Computer components are identified and their functions explained. Operating system functions include command execution, disk drive operations, file maintenance, directory maintenance, batch files and system configurations. Network topics include proper logging in, logging out, network security and network questions and solutions. Operating typical business software such as word processing, spreadsheets and database management of a network will be introduced. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to network maintenance and repair. Preventative maintenance and diagnosis of the microcomputer will be emphasized along with basic-to-advanced troubleshooting skills. Software and hardware tools will be used and evaluated in class. Preventative maintenance, upgrades, system diagnostics, configuration files, power, memory, drives, input/output (I/O), modems, communications, printing and how these topics interact in the network will be examined. Lab fee required.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the skills, knowledge and tools needed to effectively manage projects with special emphasis on the unique challenges of the computing and information technology industries. The course will cover all nine areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) established by the Project Management Institute as the industry standard for project management instruction.
This course is the first of two courses designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, implement and maintain a Windows Server 2012 R2 Infrastructure in an enterprise-scaled, highly virtualized environment. The course provides guidance on developing the ability to plan, configure, manage and implement the Windows Server 2012 R2 services, such as server deployment, server virtualization and network access and infrastructure, identity and access, high availability and the server infrastructure.
This course is the second of two courses designed to enable students to design, implement and maintain a Windows Server 2012 R2 infrastructure in an enterprise-scaled, highly virtualized environment. Students will learn to plan, configure, manage and implement the Windows Server 2012 R2 services, such as server deployment, server virtualization and network access and infrastructure, identity and access, high availability and the server infrastructure.

Choose 4 credits from the following list:

This course is the first of three courses designed to build the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The course covers implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
This course addresses all of the concepts, terminology and technology covered in the installation, storage and computing of Microsoft Windows Server 2016, and it provides students with the opportunity to get hands-on practice with virtual labs for a complete learning experience. Through this course students can prepare for the 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 exam.

Choose 4 credits from the following list:

This course is the second of three courses designed to build the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The course covers implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
This course addresses all of the concepts, terminology and technology covered through Networking with Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and it provides students with the opportunity to get hands-on practice with virtual labs for a complete learning experience. Through this course students can prepare for the 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 exam.

Choose 4 credits from the following list:

This course is the final of three courses designed to build the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The course covers implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment.
This course addresses all of the concepts, terminology and technology covered through a deep investigation into the world of Active Directory and its associated technologies. Students will also learn a lot of PowerShell along the way, and it provides students with the opportunity to get hands-on practice with virtual labs for a complete learning experience. Through this course students can prepare for the 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016 exam.
Total Credits:
29

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Tuition and Fees

 Technical Certificate12 Credits18 Credits24 Credits28 Credits
Tuition and Fees$1,253$1,879$2,505$2,923
Books and Supplies$1,000$1,ooo$1,000$1,000
Total$2,253$2,879$3,505$3,923

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* Tuition costs are based on Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 terms, with an equal number of credit hours per term for in-state students. Lab fees and other fees that may be assessed at the time of registration may be viewed in the College fee schedule. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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