Project Description


This course is one strand of eCollege’s broad programme, Changing Career to IT, and will teach you the fundamental concepts and skills required to set up Windows servers. You will cover the baseline knowledge of building and managing Microsoft Windows servers, Windows-based network operating systems, Active Directory, account management and system recovery tools.

After completing this course, you will have a greater understanding of:

  • Server installation
  • Server roles
  • Active Directory
  • Storage
  • Server performance management
  • Server maintenance
  • Duration: 16 weeks

  • Exam: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) in Windows Server Administration Fundamentals – 98-365. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an official entry-level accreditation from Microsoft. It proves you have taken the first step toward building a successful career in information technology by displaying a foundational competence in the field.

    Read more about the certification.

  • Support: eTutor Supported

What’s Included

  • All course content

  • Practice exercises and quizzes

  • A practice exam

  • A certification exam voucher

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Prerequisites & Requirements

Before embarking on this programme, a solid foundation in Windows is essential, so all students should complete the eCollege Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals course before enrolling.

All students should also be familiar with the basic concepts and technologies of Windows Server administration and some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, account management, and system recovery tools and concepts.

If you have an interest in IT and an ambition to further specialise your skills in the field of server administration, this course is for you.
  • All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10)Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.
  • A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
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After earning your official MTA accreditation, you will have a proven proficiency in server administration. This course is a gateway to further specialised training and future employment in junior roles in IT service, helpdesk support, cloud services and IT administration.


After earning your official MTA Software Development Fundamentals certificate you can further your studies by enrolling in the following Changing Career to IT courses through eCollege:

  • Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • Windows Security Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals

Is this course for you?

Find out how to apply by tapping the button below.

Please note you can only be enrolled on one eCollege course at any one time. 

Course Code: NC 11664