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Microsoft Administrator Certifications

Microsoft Certifications

Microsoft has returned back to their original acronyms that most IT professionals are familiar with. MCTS has become once again MCSA and MCITP is now back to MCSE. Certification are still based on the version of the server operating system or workstation

Netwind Learning Center offers MCSA and MCSE training as boot camps and online live classes for the administrator. 

Our Microsoft Boot Camps include the following:

  • Pre-training Online
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks
  • Extended day classes 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Microsoft authorized course books
  • Labs
  • Test prepping
  • Onsite certifications exams
  • Over14 years experience proving boot camps

Our online live classes offer the following

  • Access to live online classes throughout the year
  • Several Microsoft Administrative certification for the price of one
  • Recorded classes 24 x 7
  • Labs
  • Course book
  • Test Preps
  • Access to ask instructors questions live  More information

Microsoft MCSA Server 2012 Certification More information


Required Exan

Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012


Administering Windows Server 2012


Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services


MCSA Server 2008


Required Exan

Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring


Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring


Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator


MCSA: Windows 8 More information


Required Exan

Configuring Windows 8


Managing and Maintaining Windows 8


Careers as a Microsoft Network Engineer

Career Requirements

  • Degree Level  Bachelor's degree or Associate with CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certifications
  • Degree Field - Computer science, information science or a related field
  • Certification Microsoft certification is often preferred or required
  • Key Skills Problem-solving expertise, interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer Skills Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, MS SQL Exchange and other Microsoft server applications
  • Salary $79,770 (2014 average salary for all network and computer systems administrators)

An IT professional with a bachelor's degree may find entry-level work as a network engineer. Job requirements include supporting internal and external networks. Network engineers also create and maintain network configurations for systems, applications and security. In addition, these professionals may provide technical support for non-IT personnel. CompTIA A+ and Network+ certification are pre-requirments for many companies

Getting your Microsoft Certifications

  • First step Microsoft MCSA Certification - Usually recommend for a student with 6 to 18 months networking experience on Windows Server or Workstations
  • Second Step MCSE Certification - Recommended to have at least two years of networking experience on Windows Server

Salary and Growth

The BLS indicated that computer network architects earned a median salary of about $98,000, as of May 2014. The lowest paid 10% earned around $55,160 or less, while the highest paid 10% made roughly $150,460 or more. The BLS predicted that employment for computer network architects would grow faster than average, at a pace of 9% from 2014-2024. Though employers are increasingly relying on cloud computing technology to reduce the need for in-house networking engineers, job prospects should still be good for highly educated and experienced individuals.

Alternative Career Paths


  • Cisco Network Engineer - Areas of concentration, routing and switching, security, design, voice and Data Centers.
  • Certification Paths CCNA and CCNP


  • EX Counsil CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) and CHFI (Certified hacking Forensic Investigator)
  • CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA CASP


  • VMware


  • Red Hat Linux
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • Ubuntu Linux




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