Desktop and Server Administrator

Training Certificate

Overview

Learn to maintain network hardware and software, monitor networks to ensure availability to all users, and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. Also, learn to plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.

In as little as two to four months, you can become highly competitive in today's job market by learning to administer and troubleshoot a Microsoft domain-based network. Jump into a career as a desktop and server administrator and earn an industry average of $32 an hour monitoring and maintaining IT network hardware, software, and security measures. Prepare to take the CompTIA A+*, Network+*, Cloud+*, Security+*, certifications and be employable as a server administrator, systems administrator, or desktop administrator in a number of organizations across the Midlands.

*Additional testing required for certifications.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

Tuition Assistance
Training Resources

Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Print Plan

Sample Program Plan and Costs

Take the following courses in this order, starting with A+ IT Technician. Students must successfully complete these courses within a two-year period.

Students can complete this program in two to four months.

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
6.00 60

A+ IT Technician

Learn to install, remove, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware while building your computer to take home after class, from the provided kit. An essential course if you are, or want to be, an entry-level computer service technician. Prepare for the latest A+ certifications. Build kit not applicable for online sections. Online sections include two Pearson Vue test vouchers and a Raspberry Pi desktop computer.

Classroom, Online

ID: CEDST-528

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$2,499.00
6.00 60

Network +

Acquire the fundamental skills and concepts used on the job in any type of networking career. Work with the major networking technologies and systems in use in modern PC-based computer networks as you prepare for the Network+ certification exam.

Classroom, Online

ID: CENET-747

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,999.00
3.00 30

Windows Server 2016 Install, Store, and Compute

Learn to install, configure, and administer Windows Server 2016. This course covers all the topics listed in the exam objectives for 70-740. This course also contains practical information for the working server administrator and is one of three courses required for the MCSA exam.

Classroom, Online, Virtual

ID: CEMCS-722

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,999.00
3.00 30

Windows Server 2016 Networking 70-741

Learn to install, configure, and administer Windows Server 2016. This course covers all the topics listed in the exam objectives for 70-740 and is one of three courses required for the MCSA exam. This course also contains practical information for the working server administrator.

Classroom, Online

ID: CEMCS-723

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,999.00
3.00 30

Cloud+

Learn about cloud concepts and models, virtualization, infrastructure, resource management, security, and business continuity in the cloud. Acquire the knowledge and best practices required of IT practitioners working in cloud computing environments as you prepare for the Cloud+ CompTIA certification.

Classroom, Online

ID: CEMCS-718

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No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,999.00
3.00 30

Security+

Theft and destruction of intellectual property takes place despite the presence of firewalls, encryption, and corporate edicts. Prepare to implement and monitor security on networks, applications, and operating systems, and respond to security breaches, as you also prepare for the Security+ exam. Prerequisites: Basic Windows user skills and a fundamental understanding of computer and networking concepts, CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications (or equivalent knowledge), and six to nine months' experience in networking, including configuring security parameters, are strongly recommended.

Classroom, Online

ID: CESEC-664

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$1,999.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$12,494.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Desktop and Server Administrator

Desktop and server administrators monitor and maintain IT network hardware, software, and security measures. Job titles can include server administrator, systems administrator, or desktop administrator.

Projected Job Growth

+3.4%

Average Annual Salary

74,272
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Large Corporations
  • Small Businesses
  • Government Agencies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Obtain Certification

Obtaining the corresponding industry certifications (CompTIA A+, Network+, Cloud+, Security+, and Linux+ certifications) will show employers you are ready and able to accomplish the tasks required.

Continue your education at MTC

Use the knowledge from the Desktop and Server Administrator certificate to enhance your skills and open more job opportunities. The Advanced Desktop and Server Administrator certificate is the next step.