Server Administrator Certificate

CIP Code


This certificate is designed to upgrade an entry-level computer support professional’s skill to begin a career as a Server Administrator in an enterprise environment. A Server Administrator performs a wide range of planning, configuration, and support tasks required to administer a server(s). Students will complete NOS 130 (Server OS Installation and Configuration) and NOS 145 (Administering Windows Server OS) in a hybrid learning environment. Students will typically spend three or more hours outside the classroom doing online learning for every hour spent in the classroom. They should budget at least 10 hours per week for homework. The courses’ learning objectives support the Microsoft Certified Solution Associate exam standards for two of the three required exams for the current server operating system, though this is not a certification preparation program

Courses in this certificate transfer towards the Network Operations & Systems Security (NOSS) AAT or AAS-T degree program.

Program Length

This program is approximately two-quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

Admission Dates

Summer, Fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Completion Requirements


Students should be familiar with navigating current Windows desktop operating systems.

Program Course List

NOS 130Server OS Installation and Configuration


NOS 145Administering Windows Server OS


Total Credit Hours:8