Certificate of Completion in Microsoft System Administration

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Microsoft System Administration

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology


Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program. All courses within the Required areas are not applicable if taken more than five (5) years prior to the completion of the program. Consult with an academic advisor or program director for exceptions.

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Microsoft System Administration program is designed to provide students with background knowledge and skills required for learning the specific tasks and industry recognized standards associated with computer networks and data communications. The program includes a core of Microsoft courses to develop professionals who implement, manage, and troubleshoot existing network and system environments based on current Microsoft operating systems including active directory, messaging services, file and print servers, and firewalls. The courses in the program are also designed to help prepare students for the Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) - Windows Server 2016 certification exams. Students who complete this program may seek employment in a variety of environments. Students can also pursue additional Certificates of Completion (CCL) in a variety of specializations within the information technology field to deepen their knowledge and skills and to help prepare them for multiple industry certification examinations. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Network and Systems Administration is also available.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Monitor events and manage network resources.
  2. Install, configure, and manage a Microsoft network operating system, virtualization, containerization, and Deployment Services.
  3. Install, configure, and manage networks with Microsoft Active Directory services and policies including Federation Services.
  4. Design, install, configure, and manage Microsoft network infrastructure services.
  5. Configure and manage resource security with permissions based access control including file system permissions.
  6. Design, install, configure, and manage high availability and scalable systems while also employing disaster recovery planning.
  7. Utilize scripting to automate system administration tasks.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
May be waived by permission of the Program Director (0)0-3
CIS121AHMicrosoft PowerShell/Command Line Operations3
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows course3
MST155DCInstallation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server4
MST157DCNetworking with Windows Server4
MST158DBInstalling and Configuring Windows Server4

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Microsoft System Administration (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=143438).

Major: 5031
First Term: 2020 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 18-21
CIPS code: 11.1001
SOC codes: 15-1121, 15-1122, 15-1142, 15-1152, 11-3021, 15-1143
Initiating College:
Program Availability: CG EM GC GW MC PC PV RS - CG, EM, GC, GW, MC, PC, PV, RS
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