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A dominant player in the personal computer market, Microsoft has approximately 91 percent of the market share of client operating systems.* Our Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate program could help prepare you to pursue an entry-level position working with a variety of Microsoft operating systems.†
The Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:
With this certificate, you may be eligible to take various Microsoft certification exams.‡
This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to seek entry-level employment working in the field of Microsoft operating systems administration.†
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Kaplan University degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.
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Apr 19, 2017
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May 17, 2017
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Jun 07, 2017
You will explore concepts of information technology including hardware, software, and networks. You will also gain a practical understanding of how computer hardware and operating systems work. Topics include personal computer configuration and maintenance, along with the essentials of system software installation and administration.
Having a foundational understanding of computers and computer concepts is imperative to today's information technology (IT) professional. Whether you have chosen to pursue a career in programming, health informatics, web design, networking, etc., understanding how a computer works both inside and out will prepare you for a successful career in IT.
In this course, you will learn some of the fundamentals of computers. Possible topics include:
Computer literacy is a required skill for competing in today's work force. It provides a foundation for any computer related career from accounting to networking. Having the fundamental skills required to use computers is just the first step in developing a successful future.
Total Program Credits: 26
This course prepares networking students to install, configure, and administer a desktop operating system. You will learn to automate operating system installation, set up and manage user accounts, and configure local file systems. You will learn to configure and troubleshoot both local and network printers, manage and troubleshoot access to shared folders, and recover from system failures.
In this course, students will have the opportunity to set up and manage user accounts, troubleshoot system failures, and set up desktop operating systems.
Some important skill sets to which learners will be exposed in the desktop administrations course include:
Students are required to take a screen capture of the Action Center. The students are required to describe how they would configure each of the settings for a Windows 7 Professional Edition computer attached to a company network. Students are required to detail how to back up system files and user files.
After learning the basics of desktop administration, it is important to continue to develop your skill set. Students can take advanced courses in networking.
This course introduces the concepts behind today’s networks. It outlines current network design, explaining the OSI Model and the methods of carrying data over wired and wireless media. Other topics include network design components, such as topologies and access methods, administration of network operating systems, and troubleshooting methods for data transmission and recovery.
In this program you will learn the principles and terminology of network administration as you prepare for a career in a variety of entry-level positions in network technology and administration.* You will be provided with the skill sets needed to analyze, design, and evaluate network hardware and software solutions.
* Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
A key part of the course assignment is your ability to use a drawing tool called Microsoft Visio. Throughout the course, you will be tasked with developing Microsoft Visio diagrams of computer networks. A quick way to pick up how to use this tool is to watch the following 10 minute YouTube video.
How to Use Microsoft Visio: A Basic Overview (10 minutes)
The skills from this course will help you determine what area of computer networking you may be interested in seeking certifications in addition to your degree. While a degree opens up many doors, employers also look at certifications in addition to your degree.†
† Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.
In many organizations, the network administrator is the wizard behind the curtain. Network connections between users and computers seem to magically perform the transmissions required for daily operations. In this course, you are introduced to basic network administration. You install and configure a network operating system in a virtualized environment and practice administrative tasks. You perform hands-on exercises demonstrating server management, user account creation, file access, storage backup, and security settings.
This advanced course in Microsoft Windows enterprise administration prepares you to install, configure, and manage key network services and Active Directory. You will perform administrative tasks such as network service installation and configuration; Active Directory installation; Group Policy design and configuration; and network and Active Directory security configuration. You will learn the theory behind Active Directory design and operation; and complete hands-on labs and projects that develop the skills needed for real-world settings.
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of their program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an Admissions Advisor. Not all programs are available for enrollment at the Kaplan University Learning Center.
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* Operating System Market Share, Net Applications, November 2014, on the Internet at http://marketshare.hitslink.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx?qprid=8.
† Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
‡ Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.
§ This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.
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