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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate MCSA.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 18 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Computer Science and Information Technology
Effective as of Fall 2014

What is the program about?

This certificate and the associated courses will help students prepare for the certification exams needed to earn the designation of Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA). This credential and the technical competence, as demonstrated by the certification exams, will help students earn employment in the areas of Network Management, Network Administration and System Administration.

Program Outcomes

  • Use operating system software, hardware and network components to configure systems that will meet customer expectations.
  • Use effective oral and written communication skills and teamwork skills in the delivery of customer service, project planning and project completion in the information technology business environment.
  • Apply effective and flexible critical thinking, general business and problem solving skills to typical business of technical problems associated with the area of concentration.

Career Opportunities

Students completing this short term certificate will be prepared for vendor and/or industry certification exams that are highly desired and valued in the Information Technology field. In turn, these certifications will help prepare students for careers in Network Administration, Network Management, System Administration and other aspects of computer and network management.


Students completing the course work will be prepared to earn various certifications from Microsoft and/or CompTIA. These are widely valued credentials and help increase the chance of successful transition to IT.

Additional Information

This program is available in the following format:

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Course Title Credits
CIS 1107 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS 1130 Network Fundamentals 3
CIS 2510 Microsoft Windows Server Operating System 3
CIS 2515 Windows Network Infrastructure 3
CIS 2520 Windows Directory Services Administration 3
CIS 2640 Network Security 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.