Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Certification

Prove that you have the core technical skills required to build a sustainable career in IT with an MCSA certification.

MCSA is a prerequisite to the MCSE expert-level certifications and is the second major step on the way to becoming a certified Microsoft Expert. mcsa-certificationIt focuses on the ability to design and build technology solutions and identifies practicing professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to put relevant Microsoft platforms and technologies to work in a business environment.

Are you new to IT? Learn about MTA certification for new entrants. While not a prerequisite for MCSA certification, an MTA certification is the starting point for those considering a career in IT.

How to obtain Microsoft MCSA certification

Microsoft offers several MCSA certification covering their various product offerings that you can choose from. Each certification requires successful successful completion of two to three exams.

Choose a certification from the list below to see the required exams for each track and the corresponding courses that will prepare you.

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MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014

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 LevelCertification Class codeCourse Title TechnologyExam
DatabaseLevel 2MCSA: SQL Server 201220461*Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014REGISTERMCSA SQL Server 201270-461
DatabaseLevel 2MCSA: SQL Server 201220462*Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases REGISTERMCSA SQL Server 201270-462
DatabaseLevel 2MCSA: SQL Server 201220463*Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2014REGISTERMCSA SQL Server 201270-463
*These courses can be taken via MOC On-Demand, an online, self-paced delivery format.

MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development

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 LevelCertification Class codeCourse Title TechnologyExam
DatabaseLevel 2MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development20761Querying Data with Transact-SQLREGISTERMCSA SQL Server 201670-761
DatabaseLevel 2MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development20762*Developing SQL DatabasesREGISTERMCSA SQL Server 201670-762
*These courses can be taken via MOC On-Demand, an online, self-paced delivery format.

MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration

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 LevelCertification Class codeCourse Title TechnologyExam
DatabaseLevel 2MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration20764Administering a SQL Database InfrastructureREGISTERMCSA SQL Server 201670-764
DatabaseLevel 2MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration20765Provisioning SQL DatabasesREGISTERMCSA SQL Server 201670-765
*These courses can be taken via MOC On-Demand, an online, self-paced delivery format.

MCSA: SQL 2016 Business Intelligence Development

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 LevelCertification Class codeCourse Title TechnologyExam
DatabaseLevel 2MCSA: SQL 2016 Business Intelligence Development20767Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server REGISTERMCSA SQL Server 201670-767
DatabaseLevel 2MCSA: SQL 2016 Business Intelligence Development20768Developing SQL Data ModelsREGISTERMCSA SQL Server 201670-768
*These courses can be taken via MOC On-Demand, an online, self-paced delivery format.

MCSA: Windows Server 2016

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 LevelCertification Class codeCourse Title TechnologyExam
ServerLevel 2MCSA: Windows Server 201620740Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016REGISTERMCSA Windows Server 201670-740
ServerLevel 2MCSA: Windows Server 201620741Networking with Windows Server 2016REGISTERMCSA Windows Server 201670-741
ServerLevel 2MCSA: Windows Server 201620742Identity with Windows Server 2016REGISTERMCSA Windows Server 201670-742

MCSA: Windows Server 2012

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 LevelCertification Class codeCourse Title TechnologyExam
Serfer-Level 2MCSA: Windows Server 201220410*Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 REGISTERMCSA Windows Server 201270-410
Serfer-Level 2MCSA: Windows Server 201220411*Administering Windows Server 2012 REGISTERMCSA Windows Server 201270-411
Serfer-Level 2MCSA: Windows Server 201220412*Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services REGISTERMCSA Windows Server 201270-412
*These courses can be taken via MOC On-Demand, an online, self-paced delivery format.

MCSA: Windows 10

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 LevelCertification Class codeCourse Title TechnologyExam
ClientLevel 2MCSA: Windows 10Not yet availableMCSA: Windows 1070-698
ClientLevel 2MCSA: Windows 1020697-1* & 20697-2Installing and Configuring Windows 10 & Deploying and Managing Windows 10 Using Enterprise ServicesREGISTER & REGISTERMCSA: Windows 1070-697
*These courses can be taken via MOC On-Demand, an online, self-paced delivery format.

MCSA: Cloud Platform

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For MCSA: Cloud Platform certification, you must pass two exams from the following list:

 LevelCertification Class codeCourse Title TechnologyExam
CloudLevel 2MCSA: Cloud Platform20532Developing Microsoft Azure SolutionsREGISTERCloud70-532
CloudLevel 2MCSA: Cloud Platform20533*Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure SolutionsREGISTERCloud70-533
CloudLevel 2MCSA: Cloud PlatformNot yet availableCloud70-534
CloudLevel 2MCSA: Cloud PlatformNot yet availableCloud70-473
CloudLevel 2MCSA: Cloud PlatformNot yet availableCloud70-475
*These courses can be taken via MOC On-Demand, an online, self-paced delivery format.

MCSA: Web Applications

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 LevelCertification Class codeCourse Title TechnologyExam
Web ApplicationsLevel 2MCSA: Web Applications20480* or
20483*
Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 or
Programming in C#
REGISTER REGISTERWeb Applications70-480 or
70-483
Web ApplicationsLevel 2MCSA: Web Applications20486Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web ApplicationsREGISTERWeb Applications70-486
*These courses can be taken via MOC On-Demand, an online, self-paced delivery format.

MCSA: Universal Windows Platform

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 LevelCertification Class codeCourse Title TechnologyExam
Windows PlatformLevel 2MCSA: Universal Windows Platform20483*Programming in C#REGISTERWindows Platform70-483
Windows PlatformLevel 2MCSA: Universal Windows PlatformNot yet availableWindows Platform70-357
*These courses can be taken via MOC On-Demand, an online, self-paced delivery format.

MCSA: Office 365

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 LevelCertification Class codeCourse Title TechnologyExam
ProductivityLevel 2MCSA: Office 36520347Enabling and Managing Office 365REGISTERMCSA Office 36570-346
ProductivityLevel 2MCSA: Office 36520347Enabling and Managing Office 365REGISTERMCSA Office 36570-347

MCSA: Linux on Azure

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 LevelCertification Class codeCourse Title TechnologyExam
Linux on AzureLevel 2MCSA: Linux on Azure20533*Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure SolutionsREGISTERLinux on Azure70-533
Linux on AzureLevel 2MCSA: Linux on Azure55187Linux System AdministrationLinux on AzureThe LFCS Exam
*These courses can be taken via MOC On-Demand, an online, self-paced delivery format.

A reminder for the MCSA Linux on Azure: Once completed, you need to contact the Microsoft North American Regional Service Center to confirm you have passed both the Microsoft 70-533 exam & the LCFS exam.

Go here to learn how you can take that next step to MCSE or MCSD certification.