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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.†
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
Jun 05, 2013
Online Start Date
Jul 03, 2013
Students will explore the basic concepts of information technology including hardware, software, and networks. The student will gain a practical understanding of how computer hardware and operating systems work. Topics include personal computer configuration and maintenance, along with the fundamentals of system software installation and administration.
Total Program Credits: 26
This course prepares networking students to
install, configure, and administer a desktop operating system.
Students learn to automate operating system installation, set up
and manage user accounts, and configure local file systems. They
learn to configure and troubleshoot both local and network
printers, manage and troubleshoot access to shared folders, and
recover from system failures.
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 fundamental network design
components such as topologies and access methods, basic
administration of network operating systems, and troubleshooting
methods for data transmission and recovery.
This course introduces students to the features and functions of common network operating systems and shared data management concepts. Students examine and compare both local and network operating system features, and practice basic installation and administration of network operating systems including administrator tasks, server organization, user management and permissions, security features, and shared printing.
This advanced course in Microsoft Windows
enterprise administration prepares students to install,
configure, and manage key network services and Active Directory.
Students perform administrative tasks, such as network service
installation and configuration, Active Directory installation,
Group Policy design and configuration, and configuration of
network and Active Directory security. Students learn the theory
behind Active Directory design and operation, and complete
hands-on labs and projects that develop the skills needed for
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 this 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.
Learn more about grants and Kaplan University Scholarships and that may help reduce the cost of your education.
Kaplan University tuition reductions (including active-duty, spouse, and veterans military tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined.
Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for active-duty servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
* Operating System Market Share, Net Applications, May 2010, 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.
§ This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.