Microsoft Server Administration (CCL)

Program Information

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Microsoft Server Administration program is designed to provide training for professionals who implement, manage, and troubleshoot existing network and system environments based on current Microsoft Server operating systems. The courses in the program are also designed to help prepare for Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCP).

Typical tasks of a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) are implementing, managing, and troubleshooting networks containing messaging services, file and print servers, and firewalls. In addition a MCSA may be responsible for configuring Internet access, to enabling remote access for users, and to managing client computers. 

Program Notes:

You must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

The courses in this program may also be applied towards an Associate degree (AAS) in Microsoft Networking Technology  if you wish to continue your studies.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 7-11 Credits Grade Sem/Year

MST140 and MST150++ are scheduled at GCC so that both may completed in the same semester.

CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems OR

Waiver by Program Director based your  background and experience.  (0-3 credits)

(If this requirement is waived, you should consider enrolling in BPC170 this semester to more evenly distribute credits between terms.)

CIS 121AB Microsoft Command Line Operations OR

CIS221AB Microsoft Power Shell

(Prerequisite for CIS221AB may be waived by instructor based on your background and experience.  CIS221AB is not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD colleges.)

CNT 140AA Introduction to Networks OR 4    
MST 140 Microsoft Networking Essentials OR

CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks

(CIS190 is an option not offered at GCC, but it may be available at other MCCCD colleges.  Because of its prerequisite, you may need to wait until Semester II to take this course.)

MST 150EI Configuring Windows 8 OR 3    
MST 150SV Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration OR

MST150 Microsoft Windows Professional OR
MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course

Semester II 13-15 Credits Grade Sem/Year

MST55++, MST157++ and MST158++ are scheduled at GCC such that all may be completed in the same semester.

See an Academic Advisor or the Program Director during the first few weeks of the semester to apply for graduation.

BPC 170 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I 3    
MST 158DA Windows Server Administration OR 4    
MST 158DB Installing & Configuring Windows Server OR

Any MST158++ Windows Server Administration course (3-4 credits)

MST 155DA Windows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration OR 4    
MST 155DB Configuring Advanced Windows Server Service OR

MST155 Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure OR
Any MST155++ Windows Network Infrastructure  course (3-4 credits)

MST 157DA Active Directory Windows Server Configuration OR 4    
MST 157DB Administering Windows Server OR

MST157 Implementing Windows Directory Service OR
Any MST157++ Active Directory Windows Server Configuration course (3-4 credits)


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