Microsoft Server Administration

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Microsoft Server Administration program is designed to provide training for professionals who implement, manage, and troubleshoot existing network and system environments based on current Microsoft Server operating systems. The courses in the program are also designed to help prepare for Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCP), and Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) examinations.
Typical tasks of a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) are implementing, managing, and troubleshooting networks containing messaging services, file and print servers, and firewalls. In addition a MCSA may be responsible for configuring Internet access, to enabling remote access for users, and to managing client computers.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of Department or Division0-3
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS121ABMicrosoft Command Line Operations1
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
CIS190Introduction to Networking (3) OR
CNT140AAIntroduction to Networks (4) OR
MST140Microsoft Networking Essentials (3)3-4
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course3
MST155++Any Windows Network Infrastructure course3-4
MST157++Any Active Directory Windows Server Configuration course3-4
MST158++Any Windows Server Administration course4
  • Implement DOS commands and functions. (CIS121AB)
  • Troubleshoot problems with various common hardware and software configurations. (BPC170)
  • Identify the hardware and software components of a local area network. (CIS190, CNT140AA, MST140)
  • Analyze local area network (LAN) topologies and communication standards. (CIS190, CNT140AA, MST140)
  • Create and manage user and group accounts. (MST150++, MST158++)
  • Install, configure, and optimize Windows network operating system. (MST150++, MST158++)
  • Secure network resources with share permissions and NT New Technology File System (NTFS) permissions. (MST150++, MST158++)
  • Implement system policies and user profiles. (MST158++)
  • Monitor network resources and events. (MST150++, MST155++, MST158++)
  • Manage shared network resources. (MST155++, MST158++)
  • Install and configure Microsoft Windows Active Directory services. (MST157++, MST158++)
  • Install and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Dynamic Name System (DNS) in a Microsoft Windows network infrastructure. (MST155++)
  • Manage network security. (MST155++, MST158++)
  • Configure and support remote access. (MST155++, MST158++)
  • Manage a Domain Name Server (DNS). (MST155++)
Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: GC, EM

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