Are you looking for a professional course that can turn around your lifestyle, a course that can increase your salary and give you an industrial recognition? Have you heard of anything by the name of MCSA certification? If yes, then you are on the right track folks. Yes MCSA certification course offers an individual all this and much more.
Being a part of MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) program, MCSA is one of those prestigious professional certifications that are recognized in the IT world and are constantly in demand. The value that MCSA certification holds is because of the company with which it is linked (that is Microsoft) and the overwhelming market presence of the technologies of this company. MCSA certification certifies that the individual is capable to handle the system administration part of Microsofts Windows operating system and its networking environment. One can say that MCSA is a simpler version of MCSE course. MCSE certifies that the holder knows how to plan, design, manage, implement and troubleshoot windows operating system while MCSA certifies an individuals capability only in implementing, managing and troubleshooting Windows operating system.
Like MCSE, MCSA certification is also available on both 2000 and 2003 versions of Microsofts Windows operating system. Both require some exams to be cleared for the certification. For example to get certified in MCSA 2003, one has to clear three core exams (two based on network concepts and one on client operating system) and one elective exam.
Since these exams are quite tough to clear, a candidate must take a step-by-step approach towards these examinations. The aspirant can go for training courses. Firstly, before a candidate enrolls in a MCSA training course, he/she should have some practical knowledge in these technologies so that he/she gains already has some experience in dealing with them. Also, this ensures that he/she is making the right choice of the course. Secondly, after he/she becomes quite sure off his/her choice, he/she can start searching for a good training course in MCSA certification.
There are a number of ways by which the candidate can receive training in MCSA certification course. The candidate can make use of on line MCSA training course or traditional classroom style training. These training institutes of online courses, makes an effort to clear both theoretical as well as practical concepts related to these technologies. They also conduct practice exams that are similar to actual exams and which are designed to familiarize the candidate with the actual exam paper setup. These exams gives the candidate a chance to evaluate whether he/she is fully prepared for the actual exam or not. Once the candidate is fully assured of all whatever he/she has learned and also that he/he will be able to reproduce it in the examination, he/she can go for the actual MCSA certification examination.
Article By: Sandra Stammberger