Microsoft is a leading technology company with server, client, and applications solutions that reside both on premises and in Azure. Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) is offered through EdCert to help IT Pros with acquiring new skills and certifications in those technical offerings.
EdCert offers the following Microsoft courses:
This course is designed primarily for IT professionals who have some experience with Windows Server and who will be responsible for managing storage and compute by using Windows Server 2016. Content includes the scenarios, requirements, and storage and compute options that are available and applicable to Windows Server 2016.
This course provides the fundamental networking skills required to deploy and support Windows Server 2016 in most organizations. It covers IP fundamentals, remote access technologies, and more advanced content including Software Defined Networking.
This course outlines how to deploy and configure Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in a distributed environment, how to implement Group Policy, how to perform backup and restore, and how to monitor and troubleshoot Active Directory–related issues with Windows Server 2016. Also covered is how to deploy other Active Directory server roles such as Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS).
This course explains how to implement and configure new Windows Server 2016 features and functionality. This course is for IT professionals who want to upgrade their technical skills from Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2016. This course presumes a high level of knowledge about previous Windows Server technologies and skills equivalent to the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 credential.
This course is not a product-upgrade course, detailing considerations for migrating and upgrading students’ specific environment to Windows Server 2016. Rather, this course provides updates to students' existing Windows Server knowledge and skills, as they pertain to Windows Server 2016.
This course describes how to use Configuration Manager and its associated site systems to efficiently manage network resources. You will learn day-to-day management tasks, including how to manage applications, client health, hardware and software inventory, operating system deployment, and software updates by using Configuration Manager. You will also learn how to optimize System Center Endpoint Protection, manage compliance, and create management queries and reports. Additionally, this course, in conjunction with Microsoft Official Course 20703-2B, helps certification candidates prepare for Exam 70-703: Administering System Center Configuration Manager and Cloud Services Integration.
This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows servers. Learn the skills to identify and build the command required to perform a specific task. In addition, students learn how to build scripts to accomplish advanced tasks such as automating repetitive tasks and generating reports. This course provides prerequisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server, System Center, and more. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any one of those products. Windows Server, which is the common platform for all of those products, will serve as the example for the techniques this course teaches.
This course provides the fundamental knowledge and skills to automate administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell 5.1. Learn core scripting skills such as creating advanced functions, writing controller scripts, and handling script errors. Topics include how to work with Windows PowerShell Workflow, the REST API, and XML and JSON formatted data files. Students will also learn how to use new administration tools such as Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Just Enough Administration (JEA) to configure and secure servers.
In this course, students will learn how to support and configure Windows 10 desktops in an organizational environment. Develop skills that include how to install, customize, and update Windows 10 operating systems. Also covered is managing storage, files, and devices as well as how to configure network connectivity for Windows 10. Students will also learn how to secure the Windows 10 OS and protect the data on the device as well as how to manage and troubleshoot Windows 10.
In this course, students will learn how to plan and implement an operating system deployment strategy using modern deployment methods, as well as how to implement an update strategy. Students will be introduced to key components of modern management and co-management strategies. This course also covers what it takes to incorporate Microsoft Intune into your organization. Learn about methods for deployment and management of apps and browser-based applications, and the key concepts of security in modern management including authentication, identities, access, and compliance policies. Students will be introduced to technologies such as Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, as well as how to leverage them to protect devices and data.
This course teaches IT Professionals how to manage their Azure subscriptions, secure identities, administer the infrastructure, configure virtual networking, connect Azure and on-premises sites, and manage network traffic. Learn how to implement storage solutions, create and scale virtual machines, implement web apps and containers, back up and share data, and monitor your solution.
NOTE: The Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2019 Hybrid and Azure IaaS, and Microsoft SQL Server 2019 courses are currently in the develop stages. The titles and descriptions are subject to change based on availability.