Installing & Configuring Windows Server (70-740)
The goal of this course is to provide individuals who have successfully completed an introduction to Windows with an in depth look at the different installation and configuration tasks necessary to manage Windows Server 2016. These tasks include Windows Server deployment, storage configuration, Hyper-V virtualization configuration, as well as fault tolerance, maintenance and monitoring. Additionally, this course covers the material on the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification exam 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016.
Windows Server Administration (70-741)This course focuses on the configuration of networking and network services within Windows Server 2016. More specifically, students will learn how to configure IPv4 and IPv6, manage IP addressing and DNS name resolution services, as well as provide for remote connectivity. Additionally, this course covers the material on the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification exam 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016.
Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services (70-742)This course configuration and administration Windows Server Active Directory. Moreover, this course covers the configuration and management of Group Policy, certificates and identity access on Windows networks. Additionally, this course covers the material on the 70-742 certification exam required alongside 70-740 and 70-741 to obtain the Windows Server 2016 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) designation.
A+This course introduces the essential operating system skills required of a software and microcomputer hardware support technician, and covers the skills necessary to achieve the Comptia A+ Certification (exams 220-901 and 220-902). More specifically, students learn how to use, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and maintain the Windows Vista, 7 and 8 family of operating systems as well as basic configuration of Linux and MacOS. Students also learn the features of various hardware devices, as well as their configuration and maintenance. In addition, students learn how to upgrade, troubleshoot and repair microcomputer systems.
Career Planning & Preparation - Level 1This module introduces tools for planning and preparing for a successful job search, so that students can maintain a career-focused approach throughout their education program. Students will learn how to research opportunities and network for industry contacts, and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume, cover letter, thank you note and references. Class discussions on various self-management topics introduced in Student Success Strategies will round out this module, which is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation – Level 2.
Career Planning & Preparation - Level 2This module continues to build on the concepts and skills introduced in Career Planning and Preparation - Level I. Students will learn how to conduct an effective job search and identify various methods of applying for work with today’s technology. Students will create a personal list of “Top Employers” and target current industry opportunities, while finalizing their professional resume, portfolio and career correspondence. Students will learn to identify the different types and forms of interviews, practice responding to typical questions, and practice follow-up, evaluation and negotiation techniques they can use to ensure success. Self-management topics from Career Planning and Preparation - Level I will be reviewed, with a focus towards on-the-job success in both learner placements and post-graduate employment.
Database & SQL FundamentalsThis course introduces students to the Structured Query Language (SQL) using Microsoft SQL Server 2012. More specifically, students will learn how to perform SQL Queries on sample databases, mine for specific types of data, as well as use specific programs that can help mine for data and produce reports. Additionally, this course covers the material tested on the Microsoft certification exam 70-461.
Network, Mobile & Cisco TechnologiesIn this course students will learn the theory and concepts required to successfully administer and troubleshoot TCP/IP-based networks. Students will then expand their knowledge of TCP/IP-based networks by learning the configuration and support of mobile devices that use the ActiveSync protocol, as well as Cisco routers, switches and services. Additionally, In addition this course provides the conceptual foundation for later networking courses and introduces the concepts covered on the Comptia Network+ certification exam (N10-007) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam (200-125).
Professional SkillsIn this course, students learn and develop the skills and strategies required to function successfully in a professional setting with their particular field or industry. Areas explored include the elements needed for developing a professional work ethic; strategies for presenting oneself professionally; the importance of various interpersonal skills to function effectively in the workplace; and the value of developing problem-solving and critical-thinking skills for job performance success.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 System Administration (70-462)This course introduces the concepts and skills required to administer Microsoft SQL Server 2012. More specifically, students will learn how to install/upgrade to SQL Server as well as create, manage, monitor, and optimize databases. Additionally, students will explore additional management tasks such as automation, security, replication, backup/restore, snapshots, log shipping and clustering. At course completion, students will have covered the material tested on the Microsoft certification exam 70-462.
SQL Server DesignThis course builds upon the concepts introduced in the SQL Server Administration course. More specifically, it introduces the concepts and skills required to design a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 solution for an organization based on organizational needs. Additionally, students will learn how to optimize and manage a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 solution using best practices, as well as create and manage a SQL Server data warehouse. At course completion, students will have covered the Material tested on the Microsoft certification exam 70-463 needed to obtain the SQL Server 2012 Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) designation.
Technology Management for IT ProfessionalsCommunication as well as time and project management skills are vital for success in today’s IT industry. Through the use of examples, demonstrations, projects and group activities, students will examine various communication, time and project management strategies and techniques that are commonly used within the IT industry. Moreover, this course introduces students to the concepts necessary to achieve the CompTIA IT Project+ certification (PK0-004).
Windows 10 AdministrationThis course introduces the skills and knowledge necessary to install, configure, administer, and support Microsoft Windows 10. In addition, you will learn about the various tools for administering, configuring, and troubleshooting Windows 10, as well as how to deploy and upgrade to Windows 10, configure disks, users, drivers, printers, network interfaces and security. This course is a prerequisite for all other Microsoft courses and covers the material tested on the Configuring Windows 10 Devices Certification Exam (70-697) and the Installing & Configuring Windows 10 Certification Exam (70-698) needed to obtain the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows 10 designation.
Windows PowerShell ScriptingThis course introduces students to the structure, function, and usage of Windows PowerShell for Windows administration. Students will learn how to use PowerShell to perform key system tasks as well as how to create and modify existing PowerShell scripts to automate system administration and provide reports.