Desktop and Server Administrator

Desktop and Server Administrators implement, administer, and troubleshoot Microsoft domain-based networks. This includes setting up and configuring Windows-based client operating systems and managing Windows servers. Participants receive instructor-led exam preparation for CompTIA certifications.

Course Format

  • Monday – Friday (Day courses)
    • 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      • Estimated length of training: 16 to 18 weeks; includes instructor-led labs for certification exam preparation, where applicable
  • Monday-Thursday (Evening courses)
    • 6:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
    • Estimated length of training: 24 to 28 weeks; includes instructor-led labs for certification exam preparation, where applicable
    • Participants must attend classes on two Saturdays during training program
  • Professional development events; students are highly encouraged to participate in networking and job readiness activities in addition to training courses

Course Curriculum

  • A+
  • Network+
  • Administering Windows Server 2012
  • Installing and Configuring Windows 2012
  • Security+
  • Cloud+
  • Interpersonal Strategies for Success


  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Cloud+

Recommended WorkKeys Scores

  • Workplace Documents: 5
  • Applied Math: 5
  • Graphic Literacy: 5​

This program is only available to Midlands TechHire participants.

Midlands TechHire is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The award amount received over a 4-year period is $4,000,000 and is effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2020. The program provides training for participants in the three-county area served by Midlands Technical College.