Advanced Desktop and Server Administrator

Training Certificate

Overview

Do you design, install, and support an organization’s computer systems? Take your understanding of computer systems to the next level with this advanced certificate on infrastructure, security, and network configurations, and earn more than $32 an hour on average.

In just four to six months, you can prepare to take CompTIA A+*, Network+*, Cloud+*, Security+*, Linux+*, and Cisco CCNA* certifications. Expand your career and earning potential by validating your skills with advanced CompTIA, Microsoft, and Cisco certifications that will put you in demand at a number of large corporations, small businesses, and government organizations in the Midlands.

*Additional testing required for certifications.

To earn this certificate, students must successfully complete all courses within a two-year period.

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

To earn this certificate, students must successfully complete the following courses within a two-year period.  Courses should be taken in the order listed below. This program can be completed in four to six 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

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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

Linux+

Through hands-on practice, you will learn system administration skills for the Linux operating system and prepare for CompTIA Linux+ certification.

Classroom, Virtual

ID: CENET-746

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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
6.00 60

Cisco Certified Network Associate CCNA

Prepare to take the Cisco 200-301 (Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions) exam for the CCNA certification. Learn the skills required to successfully install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise network. Topics covered include LAN switching technologies, IP routing technologies, IP services, troubleshooting, WAN technologies, wireless, cloud services, and software define networking.

Classroom

ID: CENET-751

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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.
$3,495.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$17,988.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Desktop and Server Administrators

Desktop and server administrators work on computer repair, network installation, server infrastructure, and communication management.

Projected Job Growth

+3.4%

Average Annual Salary

$74,272
According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Government Agencies
  • Large Corporations
  • Small Businesses

What’s next after I complete this program?

Obtain Certifications

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

Further Your Education

After gaining several years of industry experience, continue your education at MTC by expanding your information security knowledge through our Cybersecurity Analyst Certificate.