MCSA - Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Validated by
Start Date



24 Weeks

Course Fees
€1425.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

Online Application or
Visit Dorset College or
Request an appointment with the programme leader

MCSA Certification is for individuals who are...

Interested in an internationally recognised Qualification that will set you on your way to a successful career as a Microsoft Windows Server 2016 specialist. Get qualified for a position as a network or computer systems administrator that leads to an exciting career in computer technology with many academic opportunities.

Looking for...

A Qualification that enables you to become well versed in the latest Windows Server edition, deploying and managing Windows Server 2016 on desktops and devices in an enterprise environment.

The first step to growing expertise and skills in Microsoft technology and excellent opportunities academically.

To Become...

A Network Engineer
A Network Specialist
A Systems Administrator
An Infrastructure Engineer

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve the MCSA Server 2016 Certification

Dorset College is accredited by the Microsoft IT Academy so you can feel confident that these Awards will provide the recognition you need to progress in your chosen field.

For existing MCSA or server-side professionals, we can upgrade your qualifications and improve your career prospects.

02. Great IT Career

Maximise your career potential as you grow in confidence learning the essential skills to manage Windows Server 2016 deployments in a student-centered learning environment.

The first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert MCSE.

03. Great Teachers

Learn from a team of highly qualified and industry experienced Teachers; they guide and support you with the skills and knowledge required in preparation for the professional examinations and to avail of opportunities in the IT Industry.

04. Knowledge and Experience

Enrich your learning experience in a diverse student community. A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with small class sizes, hands-on labs, and teachers who support, mentor you to achieve your goals.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the MCSA course are the CompTIA A+ / CompTIA Network+ and/or have 6–12 months experience administering client and network operating systems.

All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English.


Start Date: 23/10/18

End Date: 25/04/19

Evening: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 18.30 to 21.30 

Duration: 24 Weeks


Learners may sit the Microsoft Certified examinations at our online testing center in Dorset College

Upon completion of the exams below:

  • Exam 70-740
  • Exam 70-741
  • Exam 70-742

You will be awarded an MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Qualification


A Microsoft MCSA Windows Server 2016 Award provides employers with a means to identify those qualified with the appropriate skills to do the job.

Progression Opportunities include:

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert MCSE
  • Degree Programmes in Higher Education on the NFQ

Lecturer Profiles

David Keane

David Keane


Programme Fees


Additional Information

A courseware fee of €350.00 covers manuals used during the course. An exam fee of €255.00 will also be required for 3 external exams at €85.00 each, to be paid separately post registration.

Application Process

A deposit of €350.00 is required to secure a place on this Course. The deposit or if you wish full payment of fees can be paid online. When we have received and reviewed your application the college will be in contact with you to discuss next steps.