MCSA Certification Courses

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate or MCSA is a beginner level credential from Microsoft that establishes an individual’s expertise and validates knowledge on Microsoft technologies. MCSA is also a pre-requisite to attain higher certifications in order to achieve better proficiency in a subject. It is the first of the MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) certifications, and quite necessary in the corporate world to demonstrate technical knowledge of a Microsoft product or service.

    MCSA Certification Facts

  • On average, Microsoft certified professionals earn 15% higher than their uncertified counterparts.
  • Around 64% hiring managers acknowledge that certifications hold a high value in determining the skills of job candidates.
  • Nearly 60% of surveyed professionals reported that earning a certification got them a new job.

    MCSA Courses

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2016 - The course trains students to effectively configure, deploy, and manage the latest edition of Windows Server.
  • MCSA SQL Database Administrator 2016 - This course aims to impart core knowledge and skills on administering and provisioning SQL Server 2016 database.
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 - The training on Windows Server 2012 R2 can help students greatly in integrating and administering global-scale cloud infrastructure.
  • 20417: Upg MCSA/MCITP 2008 to MCSA 2012 - This course helps in configuring WinRM, down-level server management, servers for day-to-day management tasks, multi-server management, Server Core, and Windows Firewall.
  • MCSA - Windows 10 - This course is a basic course that lays the foundation and proves that one possesses the core skills to understand Windows 10.
  • MCSA: Windows 8.1 - Doing this course is the best way to learn to configure and support Windows 8.1, while using it to enhance business productivity.
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform - This course encompasses extensive training on cloud technologies of Microsoft, particularly Azure. It is also helpful in demonstrating expertise in reducing IT costs and delivering more value for a business enterprise.
  • Our specialised courses have different eligibility criteria and learning objectives. These courses equip learners to configure, install and manage Windows servers, as well as administer networks and SQL databases.

    Who Should Do This Course

    This course is designed for Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) aspirants. MCSA training is the first level of MCP certifications. Those who want to achieve better IT job roles should pursue it.

    Prerequisites

    Although MCSA is ideal for IT sector careers. It is best suited for entry-level IT professionals.

    Benefits of MCSA Certification

  • Pursuing our MCSA training can help learners find high-paying jobs in the IT sector or go up the ladder as systems administrators, managers, or network administrators.
  • A wonderful benefit of getting the MCSA certification is that it remains valid forever.
  • Additionally, it certifies the knowledge of learners at varying proficiency levels. They can effectively handle modern data centres, and become experts at tasks like systems management, networking, storage, identity management, virtualization, Windows server deployment and administration, etc.

FAQ's

What is a MCSA certification?

  • MCSA certifies an experienced IT professional's abilities and understanding of a specific Microsoft Environment, such as Windows Server, Cloud Platform, SQL Server 2014/2016, etc.

    It is a beginner level credential that widens the possibilities of attaining other MCSE certifications and courses in the future.

What is the role of a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)?

  • The MCSA certification will help an IT professional perform the roles and responsibilities related to installing, administering, and configuring MS Windows Server 2012.

What to do after completing the MCSA certification?

  • After completing your MCSA course certification you can work towards acquiring the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification.

What are the jobs opportunities after doing an MCSA?

  • The following job opportunities will open for you after doing the MCSA course:

    • Network Technician

    • Network Administrator

    • Systems Administrator

    • Technical Support Specialist

    • SQL Database Administrator

What are the advantages of an MCSA?

  • Some of the benefits of the MCSA certification include:

    • As per Microsoft, 86% of hiring managers consider job applicants who have an IT certification. Therefore, after doing this globally accepted certification, you will be at an advantage over your peers as your career growth prospects will improve.

    • Average salaries are quite high for anyone who has successfully completed the MCSA training.

    • You can even consider attempting the 70-411 exam which is “Administering Windows Server 2012” and the 70-412 exam which is “Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services”.

What should I do first, MCSA or Azure certification?

  • Going for a cloud platform certification first like Microsoft Azure will provide a good foundation for you to perform the role of a cloud administrator or architect. You can then do a MCSA Cloud Platform Training and Certification Course.

What are the prerequisites for MCSA course?

  • A basic knowledge of networking is enough for the MCSA course.

How do I get my MCSA certificate?

  • MCSA Certification requires passing three or two core exams depending on specialisation you choose.

    You can take these at Pearson VUE testing centers at the cost of $80 per exam (Cost for India). Specific courses vary as per each certification requirement and eligibility criteria.

How much does a MCSA make?

  • As an MCSA professional, lucrative job opportunities in the IT sector would be Systems Administrator, IT Manager/Director, Networking Administrator, etc.

    The salaries vary as per experience and growth in a particular job role between $50,000 to $140,000.

    An MCSA certification holder earns at least 15% more than their non-certified counterparts.

How much does it cost to get an MCSA?

  • MCSA certification comprises of two or three courses depending upon the specialisation you choose. To apply, you need to pay $80 USD per attempt per course (Cost of Exam for INDIA). Prices may vary depending on your region and the testing centers. Another factor is whether or not you are taking an MCSA training or self-studying for the exams.

Does microsoft MCSA certification expires?

  • MCSA certifications do not expire. Although MCSE expires in three years, the MCSA certification remains valid forever. However, these certs will be labeled as "Legacy" once Microsoft stops using the older environments to replace them with the newer technologies. In such cases, you need to apply for an MCSA recertification.