MCSA - Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

What is MCSA?

MCSA  Certification - MCSA 2012

The MCSA is renowned as the foundation certification for you career in IT. Microsoft has re-launched its MCSA certification – it now stands for Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate. It has been redeveloped for the cloud and focuses on the core Microsoft technologies: Windows Server, Windows Client, SQL Server, Skype for Business and Office365.

The new Microsoft MCSA certifications are designed for IT professionals and validates your knowledge of the core platforms in an IT environment. The MCSA certification is a pre-requisite to the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification.

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Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2008

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Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2008 & MCITP Enterprise Administrator

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Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2

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Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 & MCSE: Server Infrastructure

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Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 & MCSE: SharePoint 2013

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Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016

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As we wave goodbye to the MCTS certification we've already developed the above accelerated MCSA courses. If you have the MCITP Server Administrator certification, you automatically have the new MCSA.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the difference between the MCSA: Windows Server 2008 and the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification?

A. The MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification is based on Windows Server 2008 R2 technology and is a prerequisite to the MCSE: Private Cloud certification, while the new MCSA: Windows Server 2012 cert focuses on Windows Server 2012 technology and is a prerequisite to the MCSE: Server Infrastructure and MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure certifications.

Q. What is the difference between the new Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certifications and the previous Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator certifications?

A. The new Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) credential focuses on the ability to design and build technology solutions. The old Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator focused on a specific job role and can no longer be earned.

Q. If I achieve the MCSA certification, will it help me earn the MCSE certification?

A. Yes, MCSA certification is a prerequisite to the MCSE and MCSD.

Q. Why has Microsoft re-invented MCSA?

A. Watch Microsoft explain why it has revamped MCSE, MCSA and MCSD for the cloud: