The Microsoft IT Academy program at ECPI prepares students to gain advanced, market-relevant skills that employers recognize and respect as well as opportunities to connect with a global community of other certified professionals. Students will learn the skills necessary to install, configure and maintain the client and server operating systems, monitor performance and support users as well as effectively design, install, and support a variety of network services, security measures and protocols needed in a managed network. This program is approved for Veterans and Tuition Assistance.
After completion there are seven certification exams taken at the ECPI test center to become Windows 8 and MCSA/MCSE Server 2012 certified. The exams are 70-687 Configuring Windows 8, 70-688 Managing & Maintaining Windows 8, 70-410 Installing & Configuring Windows Server 2012, 70-411 Administering Server 2012, 70-412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services, 70-413 Designing & Implementing a Server Infrastructure, and 70-414 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure.
Configuring Windows 8
This course provides students hands-on experience with Windows 8. It provides guidance on installing, upgrading, and licensing for Windows 8. Students will learn how to manage storage by creating simple, spanned, and striped volumes, and how to optimize file-system performance. Additionally, they will learn how to manage available disk space by using quotas. Students will work with Windows tools and services to determine the source of performance and reliability issues, and to troubleshoot these issues.
Managing & Maintaining Windows 8
In this course, students learn how to design the installation, configuration, and maintenance of Windows 8. Two unique features of this course are integration of cloud services and Windows Intune. The skills in this course are suitable for small or enterprise environments.
Installing & Configuring Windows Server 2012
This course emphasizes standard approaches to manage virtualization environments and the different types of advanced virtualization solutions available to maintain a company’s datacenter. Students will become familiar with why industry uses virtualization, comparing leading industry virtualization solutions currently in use today, how virtualization relates to server, desktop, and application environments and how to install and configure the different types of virtualization scenarios based on a company’s datacenter needs.
Administering Server 2012
This version of this course is built on the final release version of Windows Server 2012. Learn how to administer Windows Server 2012 with this five-day course. This course is part two in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 Infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these courses, this course primarily covers the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as Implementing Server Images, User and Group management with Active Directory Domain Services(AD DS) and Group Policy, Remote Access and Network Policies, Data Security, Monitoring and Update Management
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
Learn how to provision and configure advanced services using Windows Server 2012 with this five-day course. This course is part three, in a series of three courses that provides the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an existing enterprise environment. The three courses will collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. Although there is some cross-over of skills and tasks across these three courses, this course primarily covers advanced configuration of services necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure, such as advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), identity management, rights management, Federated services, network load balancing, failover clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery.
Designing & Implementing a Server Infrastructure
This course provides the students with the skills and knowledge needed to plan, design, and deploy a physical and logical Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) infrastructure. The course also provides the skills to perform name resolution, application integration, optimization of automate remediation and maintenance of network services.
Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
In this course, students will learn how to plan and implement some of the more advanced features available in Windows Server 2012.