Microsoft Certification – Microsoft Certified Professional – Kelowna, BC

Microsoft Certification is one of the eligible certifications you’ll be qualified for upon completion of the Network Administrator Specialist (NAS) program. Learn and discover everything you need to know about managing, supporting and troubleshooting Microsoft based operating systems from the Centre for Arts and Technology and upon completion of our program you will be eligible to become Microsoft certified. The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certificate, the first level of Microsoft certification, is a program suited best for those seeking entry level jobs in an IT environment.  The MSCA Microsoft Certification covers most system administrative job responsibilities. Becoming a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) entails the ability to administer Microsoft Windows operating systems, validating the skills to support end users as well as maintain PC and Mobile systems that run the Microsoft platform.

The 12 month Network Administrator Specialist (NAS) program offered at Centre for Arts and Technology will equip students with all the necessary tools and knowledge to take the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA) exams and start a career path in the constantly evolving Information Technology (IT) industry.
More over, upon completion, students will have gained hands on experience in:

  • Desktop & Server Support Administration
  • Active Directory & Network Infrastructure Administration
  • Application Infrastructure & Enterprise Administration
  • Networking with Cisco Technologies
  • Wireless Technology Networks
  • Computing Security Architecture
  • Linux Operating Systems
  • Data Communications & Networks
  • ITIL Foundation
  • Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration Services
  • Virtualization & Cloud Computing
  • I.T. Project Management

The MCSA Microsoft Certification is the foundation for higher Microsoft Certifications and a prerequisite for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certification.  The MSCE certification validates the skill-set to work with the following:

Microsoft Server:

  • Server Infrastructure
  • Desktop Infrastructure
  • Messaging
  • Communication

Upon completion of the NAS program, Centre for Arts and Technology will provide students with a voucher to take both the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) exams.

We also offer a shortened *Network Security Professional (NSP) program where students acquire deep understanding of corporate networking structures. Some highlights of NSP program are; Advance networking using hybrid networking models, Computer Forensics and incident response, Network optimization and monitoring, Encryption, PKI, Ethical hacking, penetration testing etc.

* Pre-requisite: One year relevant industry experience or NAS diploma

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