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MCSA: Windows Server 2016, Certificate of Specialization


This certificate is one of the new stackable industry certifications developed by Microsoft Corporation to provide a method to measure the ability of a Network Administrator to implement, manage, and maintain networking infrastructure within a Windows Server 2016 environment. Consisting of three separate courses, MCSA: Windows Server 2016, serves as the prerequisite industry certification for those seeking entry-level jobs in an IT environment and certification leading to the MCSE. This certificate consists of the following courses: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2016, Networking with Windows Server 2016, and Identity with Windows Server 2016.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Deploy and configure Windows Server 2016 core networking services.
  2. Implement DNS, DHCP, IPAM, VPN and Direct Access.
  3. Install and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)..

Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. To receive the certificate, the student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester. In addition:

Certificate of Specialization

  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
Students will complete all of the following:
CST C222AInstalling/Configuring Windows Server 20163
CST C223ANetworking with Windows Server 20163
CST C224AIdentity with Windows Server 20163
Total Units9