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MCSA Certification Training Courses

Whether you plan to take the official exams or not, taking an MCSA certification training course will equip you with in-demand IT skills. Furthermore, an MCSA training course can provide instruction on legacy systems. Microsoft retires certifications for legacy versions of software, such as Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2008, even though many organizations may still be using these.

Pennonsoft offers extensive resources geared toward MCSA certification training. Expert-led online courses, books, virtual labs, and practice tests on all of the above topics are included in our IT portfolio.

What is MCSA Certification?

MCSA, or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, is a type of certification issued by Microsoft to IT professionals who have passed a series of official vendor-issued exams.

MCSA certifications are a trusted industry standard for measuring proficiency in Microsoft products, and are a helpful benchmark for skills assessment in IT hiring and promotion decisions.

In the context of other Microsoft certifications, an MCSA is a beginner-level certification. It is more advanced than an MTA, and a prerequisite of an MCSE.

How to get an MCSA Certification

MCSA certifications are issued exclusively by Microsoft upon completion of the requisite exams for a particular specialty. MCSA certifications do not expire, so you do not need to take a recertification exam as you would for an MCSE or MCSD. After studying for the certification, you can sign up to sit the exams on Microsoft’s certification exam page.

Types of MCSA Certifications

Here are some of the top, in-demand MCSA certifications.

MCSA Windows Server 2016

The Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2012 MCSAs prepare you to configure and administrate computer networks on those respective systems. To earn this, you must pass these 3 Microsoft exams:

  1. Installation, Storage, and computer with Windows Server 2016 – #70-740
  2. Networking with Windows Server 2016 – #70-741
  3. Identity with Windows Server 2016 – #70-742

MCSA Windows Server 2012

To earn this, you must pass these 3 Microsoft exams:

  1. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 – #70-410
  2. Administering Windows Server 2012 – #70-411
  3. Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services – #70-412

MCSA Windows 10

The MCSA Windows 10 certification equips you with the skills to provide technical support for devices running Windows 10. To earn this, you must pass these 2 Microsoft exams:

  1. Installing and Configuring Windows 10 – #70-698
  2. Configuring Windows Devices – #70-697

MCSA SQL Server 2012/2014

A MCSA SQL Server 2012/2014 certification prepares you for database analysis or database management roles. To earn this, you must pass these 3 Microsoft exams:

  1. Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 – #70-461
  2. Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Database – #70-462
  3. Implementing Data Warehouses with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 – #70-463

MCSA Web Applications

The MCSA Web Applications certification demonstrates proficiency in web development languages and frameworks such as HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, C#, and ASP.NET. To earn this, you must pass these 3 Microsoft exams:

  1. Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 – #70-480
  2. Programming in C# – #70-483
  3. Developing ASP.NET MVC Web Applications – #70-486

MCSA Universal Windows Platform

The MCSA Universal Windows Platform certification is helpful for software and mobile app developers. To earn this, you must pass these 3 Microsoft exams:

  1. Programming in C# – #70-483
  2. Developing Mobile Apps – #70-357
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How do you provide training?

Pennonsoft provides Role-based Instructor Led Live and Self Paced Video Training and certification programs by industry expert trainer’s using Online meeting tools like Citrix GotoWebinar.

What are the modes of training?

We provide three different modes of training:

  1. Instructor Led Live Training (ILLT) – In this mode students attend the Live online sessions as per the training schedule. Assignments and course materials access is provided using the LMS system. Students can also view the videos of the past sessions and post questions using the LMS system. Students can ask trainers question live during the session or offline using the LMS system. 24×7 access to Support is available.
  2. Instructor Led Video Training (ILVT) – In this mode students do not attend Live online sessions but learn from the Session video recordings. Assignments and course materials access is provided using the LMS system. Students can post questions offline for trainers using the LMS system. 24×7 access to Support is available.
  3. Self-Paced Video Training (SPVT) – Self-paced video training program is designed to learn at your own pace. Students are given a access to the LMS system and learn thru pre-recorded session videos. They access the assignments and materials thru the LMS system. 24×7 access to Support is available.

What are the Technical Requirement for taking the Online Live training?

  1. Operating System: Windows XP or newer
  2. Browser: Internet Explorer 6.x or newer
  3. CPU: P350 MHz, recommended P500+ MHz
  4. Memory: 128 MB, recommended 256+ MB RAM
  5. Free Disk Space: 40 MB, recommended 200+ MB for content and recordings
  6. Internet Connection: 28.8 Kbps, recommended 128+ Kbps
  7. Monitor: 16 bit colors (high color)
  8. Other: Sound card, microphone, and speakers OR headset with microphone

What are the Technical Requirement for taking the Online Live training?

Some of the major benefits are:

  1. Full Interactivity – Two-way voice over internet and web-conferencing tool. This tool enables participants to ask questions and collaborate with each other in an online virtual space and enables the online trainer to answer questions, take simulations, and receive answers instantaneously. Every trainee can view the trainers desktop and vice versa.
  2. Cost Savings and Convenience – Courses can be completed from home, the office, or wherever the Internet is accessible. There is no need to travel to a specific location to attend a training program. Less overhead cost for the company and the savings is passed on to the trainees. Shorter course schedules mean that projects don’t have to be put on hold while participants train (for corporations).
  3. Never Miss a Session – With online training, you can receive archived video recorded sessions to all enrollees and the streaming video recording links are posted on the Training blog after each session. Participants may view these sessions to review sessions post-class or make up a missed class as needed. Accesses to Video Recordings are available after the training end thus making it easy for you to review after training ends.
  4. Location Independent –You may join for an online instructor-led course from any part of the world without having to travel. Trainees can attend from USA, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Australia, India and many other countries around the world.
  5. Affordable – Classroom sessions are expensive. You pay for Hotel, Food, Travel plus Course Fees. All those overhead costs quickly add up to more than 5,000 dollars. Online training programs costs less and is a fraction of that cost of classroom training.
  6. Best Trainers – If you are taking a Classroom training, you are restricted to take the training from the best instructors available in that area only. This is Not the case in Online training setup. We hire and work with Best trainers throughout the world with the power of internet.
  7. Career Focused –The online IT training courses match the tasks, assignments or projects you perform for employers on the job guaranteeing that the new skills you gain after training are immediately relevant to your career or employer.
  8. Shorter Sessions – By providing shorter session duration and then providing assignments, gives the trainees time to understand the concepts and practice from the assignments and be prepared for the next session. Online training sessions are each 2-3 hrs long and only cover 10hrs per week. Classes are scheduled 2-3 days apart giving you time to practice.