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Microsoft - MCSA 2003 Certification

Duration

Duration:

Only 9 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

6/2/2023 (Monday)

Overview

Build your information technology (IT) career with the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 credential. Here's why MCSA can be the right choice for you:

  • It's relevant. Get started by proving your client side and networking skills with Exams 70-270, 70-290 and 70-291
  • It's valuable. The MCSA certification was introduced in October 2001. Within the first five months, over 22,000 individuals had earned the certification, making it the fastest-growing Microsoft certification

Experienced in IT?

The Microsoft Certified Systems Administration (MCSA) on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 credential is a new way to enhance and validate the skills you use in day-to-day management of Microsoft technologies.

The 9 day accelerated MCSA 2003 Firebrand Training provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, support, and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows 2003-based networks with a focus on information security in the enterprise. This is an accelerated, residential, fully-immersed course, designed for computer professionals that require effective, real-world skill-building and timely certification. You will live, learn, and test on-site.

The MCSA 2003 Accelerated Course delivers the greatest value on the market for Windows 2003 Certification Training. During the program, students will achieve the following certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)

Our MCSA 2003 Program:

  • Allows you to achieve your certifications in a fraction of the time of 'traditional training' while delivering industry-leading exam passing percentages
  • Helps students grasp complex technical concepts more easily by identifying and catering to individual student learning styles through a mixed visual, auditory and kinaesthetic-tactual delivery system
  • Enhances retention by employing accelerated learning techniques focused on committing information to long-term memory

Benefits

For IT managers, certification is particularly important because it allows them to more easily identify the skills that an individual possesses. When a company has employees that possess certain skills, it can garner a competitive advantage when seeking to attract customers. Certification can also contribute to increased productivity, because studies have shown that certified individuals are generally quicker to implement and design new technologies. And of course by knowing that their employees are certified, IT managers can feel more confident about their ability to implement and support a network infrastructure.

Individuals

  • Overwhelmingly, individuals with Microsoft certifications have an advanced level of knowledge, expertise and skill, and command more professional credibility
  • he MCSA is seen as a particularly elite indication of a system administrator's prowess and skill level, and these professionals are highly sought by employers
  • Individual students may receive college credits to utilize tuition reimbursement programs for their IT training or to complete college coursework

Companies

  • Reduce the costs of maintaining your workstations and personal computers, and increase the reliability of your network with Active Directory and with the information technology (IT) professionals to back it up
  • Make a roll out of Windows 2003 Server smooth and successful.
  • Customers see great value in certification - they want the people on their engagement to have the best skills, and certification provides that proof point
  • Significantly improved Microsoft security throughout the software but particularly in the Web Server component of Windows Server, IIS; Scalable management tools that improve on the legacy of Windows 2000 Server: enhanced Active Directory features, and new tools such as the Group Policy Management Console
  • Significant increases in server performance. In internal tests, Windows Server 2003 shows dramatic performance gains over previous versions of Windows server operating systems. For example, file and Web server performance is two times faster than Windows NT Server 4.0
  • While your organization's performance gains may vary because of unique network and computer settings, Microsoft is confident that the improved performance of Windows Server 2003 will help you deliver faster service for your network solutions

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

Curriculum

Firebrand Training's MCSA 2003 Accelerated Certification Program is the most effective, efficient way to learn how to successfully design, plan, and implement a network infrastructure, Active Directory infrastructure, and client deployment on the Windows Server 2003 platform.

Course Materials

Students attending this blended-learning program will receive a robust set of course materials that caters to each of the three primary individual learning-intake styles (auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic-tactile) - critical for a successful accelerated learning experience.

Daily lectures, labs, and review sessions are supplemented by a combination of:

  • Proprietary Lab Manual & Microsoft Courseware - developed in conjunction with Microsoft, adapting Microsoft Official Curriculum to address the demands of accelerated learners
  • Authorised Microsoft Lab Manual & Courseware
  • Self Test or Transcender Testing Software

Delivery Schedule

The MCSA 2003 Program prepares students to achieve three (3) certifications during the program: MCSA 2003 and MCP.

  • Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional - Exam 70-270
  • Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment - Exam 70-290
  • Implementing and Administering Security in a Network- Exam SY0-101
  • Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure - Exam 70-291

Exam Track

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) candidates on the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 track are required to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Core Exams (3 Exams Required)
    • 2 networking system exams
    • 1 client operating system exam
  • Elective Exams (1 Exam Required)

The four (4) examinations that a student will take during our program also satisfy the requirements for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) designations.

  • Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional - Exam:70-270, Requirement: Client OS Core
  • Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment - Exam:70-290, Requirement: Networking System Core
  • Implementing and Administering Security in a Network - Exam:SY0-101, Requirement: Security
  • Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure - Exam:70-291, Requirement: Networking System Core

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

Students that are successful in the MCSA 2003 Accelerated Certification Program should possess six to twelve months of experience implementing, administering, networking, and managing an existing Windows 2000 or 2003 network infrastructure. Specifically, the following skills are recommended:

  • An understanding of the Windows 2000/2003 domain vs. workgroup environment
  • Basic IP fundamentals including IP addressing and subnet mask formats, default gateways, and DNS
  • Hands-on experience in an Active Directory environment

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 134561 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.55% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


"Firebrand Training staff are very helpful and you are made very welcome at the center. I will be back for more S and giggles soon."
Glenn Scott, Employed. (12/10/2009 (Monday) to 20/10/2009 (Tuesday))

"Be prepared for late nights and lack of sleep for courses, - will be worth it in the end when you get your certs."
K.M. (20/7/2009 (Monday) to 28/7/2009 (Tuesday))

"The days were LONG and hard, but the course was very insightful. Great instructor, good food, and good facilities. Im considering coming back one day to complete my MCSE."
SK. (21/7/2008 (Monday) to 29/7/2008 (Tuesday))

"This is a great way to brush up existing skills to pass a test or gain new skills, the focus on learning makes the process extremely efficient and rewarding."
CD.

"They said it would be long days and they were not wrong! But everyone in my class worked together and encourage each other along. And the instructor, well he did more hours than us i think? He couldn''t of been more help full and was always available to us any time of the day or night! A very intensive course but a great place to learn and achieve. We even managed one night out for a pint!"
Adam Lenton, RBS.

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