What is MCSA (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate)?


The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) program is a certification program specifically for those interested in pursuing a career in information technology. MCSA is a prerequisite for the advanced Microsoft certifications and is also intended for those looking to begin their career with an entry-level IT position.

Microsoft’s MCSA IT Academy program specializes in any of the following areas:

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2012
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

As students advance within the Microsoft Certified Professional program, individuals can obtain any or all of the following certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCPS)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

In order to prepare for the Microsoft Certified Professional exams, students may take courses or a program at a certified training location, or through a diploma program at a recognized college.

As of September 9th, 2013, Brighton College will be offering the preparatory courses needed for the MCSA exam through the 32 week Network Administration Specialist Diploma Program. The college will offer specializations in the MCSA program, please inquire for more information at 604-587-5608 or fill out the online form on the career college’s homepage.

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