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MCSA: Productivity Certification

(Solutions Associate)

 

MCSA Windows Server 2016, MCSA Windows Server 2012 and MCSA Office 365 are part of the Microsoft Productivity 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.)

To become MCSA certified you must pass the assigned exams. MCSA credentials in the Productivity track include:

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

Note: In the MCSA Office 365 track, course 20347 is the prep for both exam 346 AND exam 347.

 

MCSA Productivity options:

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2016
    Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2016 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).

  • 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: Office 365
    This certification validates your skills in transitioning to and administering cloud-hosted business applications with Microsoft Office 365. Earning MCSA: Office 365 certification qualifies you for a position as a software as a service (SaaS) administrator or cloud applications administrator focused on managing Office 365 business productivity products like Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business.

 

Earning one of the above MCSA certifications is a first step on your path to becoming a MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) Productivity.



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 MCSA Productivity classes are grouped by MCSA certification.

Where applicable, you'll see both the Instructor-led course (live, hands-on), 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 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 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 Office 365


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 346 AND Exam 347 with this course (either live instructor-led or self-study On-Demand training)
20347: Enabling and Managing Office 365 5 $2795
MOC On-Demand: 20347-Enabling and Managing Office 365 5 $995    

 

 

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Microsoft Digital Badges

Sample of Microsoft Digital Badge

Once you've passed a Microsoft technical exam or earned a new Microsoft certification, Microsoft will provide you with a digital badge. Badges are web-enabled representations of your Microsoft certifications. Your digital badge is made of an image and metadata uniquely linked to you. This ensures that only you can take credit for your achievement.

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 Productivity


Certification as an MCSA Windows Server 2016, MCSA Windows Server 2012 or MCSA Office 365 is a prerequisite for MCSE 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 Productivity.

 

 

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Online Proctored Exam


Online Proctored Exams

Technical-level Microsoft (MCP) and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exams are available as Online Proctored (OP) so you can take an exam in the comfort of your home or office. The OP exam delivery system has very specific technical, system, environment, and testing protocol requirements. Learn more at Online Proctored Exams.

 

 

MOC On-Demand: Microsoft's Official Self-study option

MOC On-Demand
Many Microsoft technical level courses are offered as MOC On-Demand—Microsoft's self-study format. MOC On-Demand is most appropriate for seasoned IT professionals. For details about MOC On-Demand and ONLC's optional value-adds see MOC On-Demand.

 

 

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