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.


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.

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.