Earn your Microsoft certification

This certificate gives you a solid background in Windows Server and prepares you to take the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and CompTIA Network+ certification exams. The MCSA is recognized in the computer industry as one who maintains and administers Windows/NET operating systems.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Computer Network Support Specialists

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

10,310

2026

12,230

Percent Change

19

Projected Job Openings

1000

Computer User Support Specialists

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

35,280

2026

43,020

Percent Change

22

Projected Job Openings

3590

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

17,960

2026

20,680

Percent Change

15

Projected Job Openings

1450

MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SOLUTIONS ASSOCIATE Certificate SKILLS

  • LAN concepts
  • Windows Server Active Directory
  • Planning and administering Windows servers
  • Configuring and troubleshooting Windows servers network infrastructure
  • Fundamentals of the Linux/Unix operating environment

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Certificate with Financial Aid Eligibility

MCITPS-CT

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2015 (505)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2015 (505), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Holly Hoopes
Professor
727-341-3373
hoopes.holly@spcollege.edu


Dr. James Stewart
Dean of Technology
stewart.james@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

This certificate is designed to produce Microsoft administrators by providing students a comprehensive set of skills necessary to perform as a server administrator. A server administrator is responsible for the operations and day-to-day management of an infrastructure of servers for an enterprise organization. Windows server administrators manage the infrastructure, Web, and IT application servers. This certificate will also prepare students for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and CompTIA Network+ industry certifications.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0511100112: Network Server Administration

Federal CIP Code

11.1001: Network and System Administration/Administrator.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Specialist

MAJOR CORE COURSES
(18 Credits) Grade of "C"or higher required.

CNT 1000 Local Area Network Concepts 3
CTS 1303 Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services 3
CTS 1327 Configuring and Administering MS Windows Client 3
CTS 1328 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 3
CTS 1334 Networking with Windows Server 3
CTS 2106 Fundamentals of the Linux/Unix Operating Environment 3
Total Credits 18

Industry Certifications

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Certificate prepares you for industry certification exams in CompTIA Network+ and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA). (The cost of the exams is not included in tuition and fees.)

COMPLETE YOUR EDUCATION at spc

Our Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Certificate is part of and transfers to SPC's Associate in Science degree in Computer Networking. The A.S. degree transfers to SPC's Technology Development and Management B.A.S. Degree.

Sharpen your computer networking skills

We also offer short-term technology training through our Workforce Institute.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Certificate