Microsoft Server Administration (CCL)

Program Information

Effective: Spring 2015

Program Code: 5852

Total Program Credits: 20-23

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Microsoft Server Administration program is designed to provide training for professionals who implement, manage, and troubleshoot existing network and system environments based on current Microsoft Server operating systems. The courses in the program are also designed to help prepare for Microsoft Certified Product Specialist (MCP).

Typical tasks of a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) are implementing, managing, and troubleshooting networks containing messaging services, file and print servers, and firewalls. In addition a MCSA may be responsible for configuring Internet access, to enabling remote access for users, and to managing client computers. 

This program requires students to complete prerequisites. Download the Course Check Sheet or see a program advisor for details.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Name SID


Recommended Course Sequence

Semester I 7-11 Credits Grade Sem/Year

CIS105 requirement may be waived by Program Director based on student`s background and experience. Such students should enroll in BPC170 in Semester 1 to even their credits between semesters.

Prerequisite for CIS221AB may also be waived for students with appropriate background.

CIS190 is alternate option to CNT140AA and MST140 to meet Networking requirement; CIS190 is not currently offered at GCC but may be available at another MCCCD college. Students interested in choosing this option will need to wait until Semester 2 to take it because of its CIS105 prerequisite.

MST140 and MST150EI are scheduled at GCC so that both may completed in the same semster.

CIS 105 Survey Computer Info Systems OR

Permission of Department or Division 0-3

CIS 121AB Microsoft Command Line Operations OR

+ CIS221AB Microsoft Power Shell (1) 1

CNT 140AA Introduction to Networks OR 4    
MST 140 Microsoft Networking Essentials Or

CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks (3) 3-4
(See Semseter I notes)

MST 150EI Configuring Windows 8 OR 3    
MST 150SV Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration OR

MST150 Microsoft Windows Professional (3) OR
MST150++ Any Microsoft Windows (any module) (3) 3

Semester II 13-15 Credits Grade Sem/Year

MST155/155++, MST157/157++ and MST158++ are scheduled at GCC such that all may be completed in the same semester.

BPC 170 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I 3    
MST 158DA Windows Server Administration OR 4    
MST 158DB Installing & Configuring Windows Server OR

+ MST158++ Any Windows Server Administration (any module) 4

MST 155DA Windows Server Network Infrastructure Configuration OR 4    
MST 155DB Configuring Advanced Windows Server Service OR

MST155 Implementing Windows Network Infrastructure (3) OR
+ MST155++ Any Windows Network Infrastructure (any module) (3-4) 3-4

MST 157DA Active Directory Windows Server Configuration OR 4    
MST 157DB Administering Windows Server OR

MST157 Implementing Windows Directory Service (3) OR
+ MST157++ Any Active Directory Windows Server Configuration (any module) (3-4) 3-4


Course Check Sheets


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