Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server 2012

Course Information:

CourseMicrosoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – Windows Server 2012
 Programme TypeProfessional Industry Partner Programme
 Award TypeMicrosoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – Windows Server 2012
 Award Issued ByMicrosoft
 Accredited By Not Applicable
 Course Duration12 Months
 Entrance Criteria
  •  A+ Certification OR N+ Certification OR S+ Certification OR Any Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification
  • Learners must be 16 years or older
  • The ability to read and write in english
  • Access to a computer
  • Computer Literacy

Exam fees are not included in your course fees

What is Included in your Course Fee?


All your study material, textbooks and study notes

All the study notes and textbooks you need to pass your course is included in your course fees. There is no list of books to buy at a bookstore. No extra hidden costs for textbooks. The price we give you includes everything you will need to complete your course.
When there are external costs like institute membership or exam fees, we will warn you about that before you register. So you are able to budget your monthly study costs.

Courier Fees

The courier fees are included in your course fees. No waiting on the Post Office. You don’t spend weeks waiting on your next package with study materials. On average we deliver in a week or less.


All your Tutorial Services

We have a dedicated team of tutors and administrators to help you with each and every query you might have on your course.


Online Study Group with Together We Pass

Skills Academy students get free access to the Together We Pass (TWP) online study groups. The study groups are facilitated by your own Skills Academy lecturers and tutors. This is where you get the best help with your studies! And when YOU have the answer, you can even help your classmates!


Limitless access to your Lecturers and Tutors (in Office Hours)

Together We Pass, in association with Skills Academy, offers free online study groups for all of their students.  That means that within two days of signing up you will be registered in your online study group and you can start engaging with your classmates and your lecturers.

This is key to the Skills Academy strategy of high contact, supported learning so all students are encouraged to use the study groups as much as possible.

Students should also remember that these study groups are facilitated by their own Skills Academy lecturers, which means they can answer any question you might have.  We hope you find the study groups useful in your studies!


What is NOT Included in your Course Fee?

  • Writing materials
  • Envelopes to send assignments to us

In fact, you can upload your assignments here through our Learner Portal, and cut out the price of envelopes out as well!


How Will My Study Material Look?

Once you have successfully enrolled with us, we will send you a package within the first 1-2 working days. In this package, you will receive a Skills Academy Welcome Pack as well as the first set of study material for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – Windows Server 2012 course. Look at the image below to see what you can expect from us.

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Here at Skills Academy, we want to make sure you pass on your first try. That’s why we have a team of smart and helpful tutors that will assist you every step of the way. You can call them during the day for any assistance or Whatsapp them in a group if you need a quick answer to a tough question.



1. Introduction to Business English

2. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (Exam number 410)

3. Administering Windows Server 2012 (Exam number 411)

4. Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (Exam 412)


1. Introduction to Business English

  • Introduction to communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Business writing
  • Speaking, listening and reading skills
  • Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Work readiness

2. Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (Exam number 410)

  •  Install servers
  • Configure servers
  • Configure local storage
  • Configure file and share access
  • Configure print and document services
  • Configure servers for remote management
  • Create and configure virtual machine settings
  • Create and configure virtual machine storage
  • Create and configure virtual networks
  • Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
  • Configure IP address options
  • Deploy and configure Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service
  • Deploy and configure DNS service
  • Install domain controllers
  • Create and manage Active Directory users and computers
  • Create and manage Active Directory groups and organizational units (OUs)
  • Create Group Policy objects (GPOs)
  • Configure security policies
  • Configure application restriction policies
  • Configure Windows Firewall

3. Administering Windows Server 2012 (Exam number 411)

  • Deploy and manage server images
  • Implement patch management
  • Monitor servers
  • Configure Distributed File System (DFS)
  • Configure File Server Resource Manager (FSRM)
  • Configure file and disk encryption
  • Configure advanced audit policies
  • Configure DNS zones
  • Configure DNS records
  • Configure virtual private network (VPN) and routing
  • Configure DirectAccess
  • Configure Network Policy Server
  • Configure NPS policies
  • Configure Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Configure service authentication
  • Configure domain controllers
  • Maintain Active Directory
  • Configure account policies
  • Configure Group Policy processing
  • Configure Group Policy settings
  • Manage Group Policy objects (GPOs)
  • Configure Group Policy preferences (GPP)

4. Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (Exam 412)

  • Configure Network Load Balancing (NLB)
  • Configure failover clustering
  • Manage failover clustering roles
  • Manage VM movement
  • Configure advanced file services
  • Implement Dynamic Access Control (DAC)
  • Configure and optimize storage
  • Configure and manage backups
  • Recover servers
  • Configure site-level fault tolerance
  • Implement an advanced Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) solution
  • Implement an advanced DNS solution
  • Deploy and manage IP Address Management (IPAM)
  • Configure a forest or a domain
  • Configure trusts
  • Configure sites
  • Manage Active Directory and SYSVOL replication
  • Implement Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS)
  • Install and configure Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS)
  • Manage certificates
  • Install and configure Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)


Assessments & Awards

You will need to write 3 Computer-Based Assessments at a Prometric Testing Centre:

• Exam 410
• Exam 411
• Exam 412

Once you have successfully completed the exams, your Prometric Testing Centre will provide you with a report. You will then receive the following Microsoft certifications: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2012.

Once you have passed your exams, you will be given access to the Microsoft Certification member site. You will be able to download your certificate on the member site. You will also be able to order a printed copy of your certificate.

Your first assignment will be on Goal Setting, which will arrive with your Welcome Pack.


This course is a Accredited by Microsoft Official.

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Last Updated: September 14, 2018

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