Everything you needed to know about MCSA certification

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

  • 1 August 2016
  • Author: Liam Phelan
  • Number of views: 4572

So what is MCSA?

The MCSA or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate, is a mid-level certification from Microsoft with the higher certification being the MCSE or MCSD

top level certification

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)

Expert level

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)

Expert level

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

Associate level

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Entry level

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification actually comes in four specialities these days.

  1. MCSA Windows
  2. MCSA Office 365
  3. MCSA Server
  4. MCSA SQL Server

MCSA Windows 10

If you manage a number of computers with Windows 8 installed or you plan on installing Windows 10 on a number of PCs then this is the certification for you.

Step 2

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Step 3

Earn This

Windows 10

MCSA Office 365

Is your company migrating to the cloud using Office 365, then MCSA Office 365 is the certification for you.

Earning an MCSA Office 365 certification will also go a long way to helping in any job as a software as a service (SaaS) administrator or cloud applications administrator focused on managing Office 365 business productivity products like Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync.

Step 2

Take These Exams



MCSA Server 2012

An MCSA Server 2012 certification is essential for any Windows network administrator or Windows computer system administrator.

This certification will help you prove your Windows Server skills which may also help you save your company money by improving efficiencies.

MCSA Server 2016

Step 2

Take These Exams

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Step 3

Earn This

Windows Server 2016


If you are looking to become a database developer or a database analyst then MCSA SQL Server is the certification for you.

Having the latest knowledge on maintaining and developing new databases can be crucial to a business and therefore this certification can be crucial to many businesses.

SQL Server 2016

MCSA SQL 2016 Database Development

MCSA SQL 2016 Database Administration

MCSA SQL 2016 Business Intelligence Development 

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