Windows 2000 MCSA Certification Requirements

Posted on January 8, 2009 by Daniel Petri in Windows 2000 with 0 Comments

What are the Windows 2000 MCSA certification requirements?

The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) credential proves that you have the skills to successfully implement, manage, and troubleshoot the ongoing needs of Microsoft Windows 2000–based operating environments, including Windows Windows Server 2003.

An MCSA candidate should have 12 months of experience working with a desktop operating system, a network operating system, and an existing network infrastructure.

The MCSA credential is for professionals who implement, manage, and troubleshoot existing network and system environments based on the Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating systems. These individuals typically do not deploy new networks and systems as part of their job function, as is expected of individuals holding the MCSE credential. In addition, unlike MCSEs, MCSAs are not expected to have design skills.

The MCSA credential is for IT professionals working in the typically complex computing environment of medium to large organizations. An MCSA candidate should have six to 12 months of experience implementing and administering a desktop operating system, implementing and administering a network operating system, and managing client and network operating systems in environments with the following characteristics:

  • From 200 to 26,000 users are supported.
  • From two to 100 physical locations are supported.
  • Typical network services and resources include messaging, database, file and print, proxy server or firewall, Internet and intranet, remote access, and client computer management.
  • Connectivity needs include connecting branch offices and individual users in remote locations to the corporate network and connecting corporate networks to the Internet.

On December 2nd 2002, Microsoft has updated their Microsoft Certification Requirements page.

Note: Microsoft has developed independent certification requirements for Microsoft Windows Server 2003. See Windows 2003 MCSA Certification Requirements for exam details.

MCSA candidates are required to pass three core exams and one elective exam:

Core Exams (3 Exams Required)

Client Operating System (1 exam required) Courses
Select one of the following 2 exams
Exam 70-210: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Course 2151: Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating System Essentials
Course 2152: Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server
Course 1560: Updating Support Skills from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000
Exam 70–270: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional Course 2272: Implementing and Supporting Microsoft Windows XP Professional

and

Networking Systems (2 exams required) Courses
Pass the following 2 exams
Exam 70-215: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows 2000 Server

 

Course 2151: Microsoft Windows 2000 Network and Operating System Essentials
Course 2152: Implementing Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server
Course 1560: Updating Support Skills from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000
Exam 70-218: Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Environment Course 2126: Managing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Environment

plus

Elective Exam (1 Exams Required)

Elective (1 exam required) Courses
Select one of the following exams
Exam 70-214: Implementing and Administering Security in a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Currently, corresponding Microsoft Official Curriculum is not available.
Exam 70-216: Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure Course 2153: Implementing a Microsoft Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure
Course 1560: Updating Support Skills from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000
Exam 70-224: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Course 1572: Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange 2000
Exam 70-227: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 Enterprise Edition Course 2159: Deploying and Managing Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000
Exam 70-228: Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition Course 2072: Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database
Exam 70-244: Supporting and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Network Currently, corresponding Microsoft Official Curriculum is not available.

See Microsoft’s official Windows 2000 MCSA certification page

Upgrade to Windows 2003 certification: People certified with Windows 2000 MCSA can choose to upgrade their certification. See the following page for more info on that: Windows 2003 MCSE/MCSA Upgrade Requirements

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