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OCC Offers Server Administrator Certification Courses

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FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) — Oakland Community College is offering a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate certification course through the Microsoft IT Academy.

The class is geared towards professionals who are already in the field and are looking for additional certifications. Those with Windows Server 2012 (Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate) certification will have Windows Server 2012 skills, which are relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment to reduce IT costs and deliver additional business value.

A Windows Server 2012 certification will qualify you for a position as a network, computer systems administrator or computer support specialist. The three courses collectively cover implementing, managing, maintaining and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2012 environment. IT experience and general networking and Windows knowledge is a prerequisite to attend MCSA 2012 classes.

Classes run from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday and Wednesday starting March 3 at the Orchard Ridge Campus. All courses cost $1,580 each. Course 20410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 (Exam 70-410) runs March 2 – April 2. Course 20411: Administering Windows Server 2012 runs April 7 – May 17. Course 20412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services (Exam 70-412) runs May 19 – June 23.

Register online at or for more information, call (248) 232-4150.

Courses are non-credit and offered through the Continuing Education department. Detailed course information is listed on the Continuing Education website under the subtitle: Computer Networks, click on MCSA. Additional course information is available here.

With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC is Michigan’s largest community colleges and the 23rd largest in the nation.  OCC offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 fields, including university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts.  Approximately 78,000 undergraduates attend OCC each year.

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