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MCSA Certification - Cloud Platform & Infrastructure Track

(Solutions Associate)

 

This page includes MCSA Windows Server 2016, MCSA Windows Server 2012, MCSA Linux on Azure and MCSA Cloud Platform as part of the Microsoft Cloud Platform & Infrastructure Track.

MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) is a certification level intended for people who seek entry-level jobs in IT. A typical MCSA candidate should have at least six to 12 months of IT experience before pursuing this certification. (New to IT? Learn about MTA certification for new entrants.)

Earning a MCSA Windows Server certification qualifies you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist, and it is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

To become MCSA certified you must pass the assigned exams. MCSA credentials in the Cloud Platform & Infrastructure track include:

 

Exam numbers appear in the chart. Click an exam number to view the corresponding class.

 

MCSA Cloud Platform & Infrastructure options:

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012
    This certification validates your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2012 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Earning MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification qualifies you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist.

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2016
    This certification validates your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2016 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Earning MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification qualifies you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist.

  • MCSA: Linux on Azure
    This certification demonstrates your ability to design, architect, implement, and maintain complex cloud-enabled Linux® solutions that leverage Microsoft Azure open source capabilities. It also validates your Linux system administration skills to show that you are fluent in today’s cloud-native world. The LFCS exam is offered by LinuxFoundation.org

    Since this certification includes non-Microsoft technology, you will need to contact the Microsoft North American Regional Service Center at 800-636-7544 with proof of passing both exams before MCSA status will be granted.
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform
    This certification demonstrates your expertise in Microsoft cloud-related technologies to reduce IT costs and deliver more value for the modern business. Earning MCSA: Cloud Platform certification provides the foundation for a position as a cloud administrator or architect.


Earning any of the above MCSA certifications is a first step on your path to becoming a MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.

 



Microsoft Authorized Training Options for Certification Exam Preparation

Microsoft certification exams are performance-based requiring you to complete specific tasks during the exam to prove your knowledge and understanding of the technology rather than memorizing information.

The best way to prepare for a Microsoft certification exam is by having hands-on experience with the technology.

ONLC provides authorized Microsoft training classes

ONLC Training Centers is a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. We provide authorized Microsoft training that will help you prepare for certification exams.

Authorized training is available in two delivery formats:

  • Instructor-led training (ILT) classes
    Our instructor-led training classes are live, hands-on instruction. Classes are led by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). The class includes Microsoft official curriculum in digital format, and you'll do hands-on labs and exercises with the technology throughout the class. You can ask questions, participate in class discussions, receive direct assistance from the trainer during class and more. Review FAQs.

    Students may attend an ILT class from any of ONLC's more than 300 locations or from your own home/office computer. ONLC typically limits ILT class enrollments to no more than 12 students nationwide to ensure for individual attention from the instructor.

  • MOC On-Demand (self-study)
    MOC On-Demand is Microsoft's official self-study option that you access using your own equipment. This format is most appropriate for experienced IT professionals and for those who can't spend days out of the office for instructor-led training (ILT). When you purchase a MOC On-Demand course you'll have 24/7 access to the on-line course for 90 days. A MOC On-Demand course includes self-paced video modules, hands-on labs, high-quality video presentations and knowledge checks. Course content is recorded and delivered by Microsoft experts.

    ONLC Training Centers is one of just a handful of approved providers from which MOC On-Demand courses can be purchased. We also offer a number of exclusive options with MOC On-Demand courses. Learn more about MOC On-Demand.

 

Below are MCSA Cloud Platform & Infrastructure classes. Classes are grouped by MCSA certification.
Where applicable, you'll see both the Instructor-led course and the equivalent MOC On-Demand (self-study) course listed. Choose the format that works best for you—both are Microsoft authorized training and available from ONLC!

 

MCSA Windows Server 2012


Click the title of the classes marked with the green flag () to see specific locations and dates of Ready to Run classes.  Click the title of the classes marked with the yellow flag () to see specific locations and dates of Early Notice classes.

Class Information
Click Title for Dates & Outlines Days Fee
Step 1: Prepare for Exam 410 with this course (either live instructor-led or self-study On-Demand training)
20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 5 $2795
MOC On-Demand: 20410-Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 5 $995    
Step 2: Prepare for Exam 411 with this course (either live instructor-led or self-study On-Demand training)
20411: Administering Windows Server 2012 5 $2795
MOC On-Demand: 20411-Administering Windows Server 2012 5 $995    
Step 3: Prepare for Exam 412 with this course (either live instructor-led or self-study On-Demand training)
20412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 5 $2995
MOC On-Demand: 20412-Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services 5 $995    

 

MCSA Windows Server 2016


Click the title of the classes marked with the green flag () to see specific locations and dates of Ready to Run classes.  Click the title of the classes marked with the yellow flag () to see specific locations and dates of Early Notice classes.

Class Information
Click Title for Dates & Outlines Days Fee
Step 1: Prepare for Exam 740 with this course (either live instructor-led or self-study On-Demand training)
20740: Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 5 $2795
MOC On-Demand: 20740-Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016 5 $995    
Step 2: Prepare for Exam 741 with this course (either live instructor-led or self-study On-Demand training)
20741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 5 $2795    
MOC On-Demand: 20741-Networking with Windows Server 2016 5 $995    
Step 3: Prepare for Exam 742 with this course (either live instructor-led or self-study On-Demand training)
20742: Identity with Windows Server 2016 5 $2795
MOC On-Demand: 20742-Identity with Windows Server 2016 5 $995    

 

MCSA Linux on Azure


Click the title of the classes marked with the green flag () to see specific locations and dates of Ready to Run classes.  Click the title of the classes marked with the yellow flag () to see specific locations and dates of Early Notice classes.

Class Information
Click Title for Dates & Outlines Days Fee
Step 1: Prepare for Exam 533 with this course (either live instructor-led or self-study On-Demand training)
20533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 5 $2795
MOC On-Demand: 20533-Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 5 $995    
Step 2: Prepare for LFCS (Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator) with this course
55187: Linux System Administration 4 $2395

 

MCSA Cloud Platform


Click the title of the classes marked with the green flag () to see specific locations and dates of Ready to Run classes.  Click the title of the classes marked with the yellow flag () to see specific locations and dates of Early Notice classes.

Class Information
Click Title for Dates & Outlines Days Fee
Select any 2 of the following options:
Option: Prepare for Exam 473 with this course
40441: Designing and Implementing Cloud Data Platform Solutions 3 $1795
Option: Prepare for Exam 532 with this course (either live instructor-led or self-study On-Demand training)
20532: Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions 4 $2395    
MOC On-Demand: 20532-Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions 4 $995    
Option: Prepare for Exam 533 with this course (either live instructor-led or self-study On-Demand training)
20533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 5 $2795
MOC On-Demand: 20533-Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions 5 $995    
Option: Prepare for Exam 534 with this course (plus edX Self-Study prerequisite course DEV205B)
40442: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (MOC Workshop) 3 $1795
Option: Prepare for Exam 535 with this course
40442: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (MOC Workshop) 3 $1795
Option: Prepare for Exam 537 with this course
20537: Configuring and Operating a Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure Stack 5 $2795    

 

 

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You can share the details of your skills in a trusted and verifiable way. You can share your digital badge to popular online destinations, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. It can also be embedded in a résumé, your personal website, or an email signature.

Anyone who views your badge can select it to learn about your skills and verify authenticity.

 

Next Step: MCSE Cloud Platform & Infrastructure


MCSA certification is a prerequisite for MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) certification.

Once you have earned one of the above MCSA certifications, you just have to pass one (1) more exam from a list of approved electives to earn MCSE Cloud Platform & Infrastructure.

 

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