Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012

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Are you Interested in Earning the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) on Windows Server 2012 Certification which will qualify you for a position as a Network or Computer Systems Administrator or a Computer Support Specialist - the Foundation for your career in IT.

Note: the course fee of: €1775 includes Courseware €350.00

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential  is one of the leading certifications for Windows Server 2012, providing a widely recognised, objective validation of your ability to perform critical, current IT job roles by using Microsoft technologies to their best advantage.

Clear Benefits for Today's IT Professionals

  • Gain the skills for your professional career providing a clearly defined career path
  • Excellent Professional and Academic opportunities
  • Focuses on a specific job role, allowing for in-depth validation of your skill set.
  • Allows you to earn more than one certificate, demonstrating your abilities across multiple roles.
  • Prove your expertise on Microsoft core platform skills by earning  the MCSA certification.
  • Show that you have the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills, relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment, to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value
  • The Microsoft Certification Program has included the components for building cloud-related skills validation into the industry's most recognised certification  MCSA/MCSE.
  • The MCSA Windows Server 2012 Certification is the perfect foundation for establishing your working knowledge of Windows Server 2012.


This course is intended for Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have some knowledge and experience working with Windows Operating Systems and who want to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to install and perform the initial configuration of a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 server in an existing Windows server environment. 

Learners typically  interested in attending this course would be Windows Server Administrators who are relatively new to Windows Server administration and the related technologies and are looking to learn more about Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2. 

IT Professionals who are experienced in other non-Microsoft technologies, who meet the pre-requisites and are looking to cross-train on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Gain the MCSA: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Server 2012 Qualification and prove your abilities as an IT Professional - add value to your employers or to your business, learning the core technologies, features and implementation of Microsoft Windows Server 2012. The MCSA Certification validates your skills needed to run a highly efficient IT infrastructure, identity management, systems management, virtualization, storage, and networking in Windows Server 2012 innovative platform.

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 - Exam 70-410

  • Deploying and Managing Windows Server 2012
  • Active Directory Domain Service and Objects
  • Implementing IPv4 and (IPv4) addressing
  • Install and Manage Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Install and Manage Domain Name System
  • IPv6 Protocol
  • Manage Local Storage
  • Configure and Manage File and Print Services
  • Group Policy and Securing Windows Servers
  • Implementing Server Virtualization with Hyper-V

Administering Windows Server 2012 - Exam 70-411

  • Deploying and Maintaining Server Images
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Domain Name System
  • Maintaining Active Directory Domain Services
  • Managing User and Service Accounts
  • Group Policy Infrastructure and User Desktop Settings
  • Configuring and Troubleshooting Remote Acces
  • Network Policy Server Role
  • Network Access Protection
  • Optimizing File Services
  • Encryption and Advanced Auditing
  • Update Management
  • Monitoring Windows Server 2012

Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services - Exam 70-412

  • Advanced Network Services
  • Advanced File Services
  • Dynamic Access Control
  • Distributed Active Directory Domain Services Deployments
  • Implementing Active Directory Certificate Services
  •  Network Load Balancing
  • Implementing Failover Clustering
  • Implementing Failover Clustering with Hyper-V
  • Disaster Recovery


Learners may sit the Microsoft Certified eExaminations at our online assessment centre in Dorset College

70-410 - Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
70-411 - Administering Windows Server 2012
70-412 - Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Certificate.

Examination Fees are not included in the course fee and may be subject to change.


JOB Roles
IT System Administrator
Server Administrator
IT Support Engineer
IT Field Service Engineer

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) is a first step on a career path into Microsoft Server Technology.  The MCSA training validates the skills needed to configure and administrate not only the latest cloud technology but also modern data centre operation and management.

The new Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential focuses on the ability to design and build technology solutions. The MCSA certification is a pre-requisite to achieving a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification.

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Certification offers IT Professionals a competitive edge in today’s constantly changing business environment. 
  • It provides a clearly defined career path with job roles
  • The MCSA Certification validates the specific skills required for the network and systems administrator job role.
  • It provides employers with a means to identify those qualified individuals who have the appropriate skills to do the job successfully.
  •  Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification can help you develop and validate your skills in your current position, or propel you toward a future role.

MCSA-Microsoft Certified Solution Associate 2017

Month Date Time
October 17, 19, 24, 26 & 31 18.30-21.30
November 02, 07, 09,  14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30  18.30-21.30
December 04, 06, 11 & 13  18.30-21.30
Christmas Holidays From 19 December to 02 January   
January 2017 09, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30 18.30-21.30
February 06, 08, 13, 15, 20, 22 & 27 18.30-21.30
March 06, 08, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 18.30-21.30
April 03, 05, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26  End of Course 18.30-21.30

Course Details

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012 [Part-Time]

Start Dates: Tuesday, Thursday from 10/23/18 to 4/25/19

Code MCSA-1018
Duration 24 weeks
Price €1,775.00
Non EU Cost €1,775.00
Comments Course Fee includes Courseware: €350.00. Held every Tuesday & Thursday from 18.30-21.30 p.m. Exam Fees: €83.00 x 3. (Courseware included €350)

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