Windows System Administration Certificate

San Diego Continuing Education
Online - Scheduled Course
February 1, 2021 - June 11, 2021
Evening - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM CST
14 Hours per Week
18 Estimated Weeks


Windows Operating Systems is the first course in the Windows System Administration certificate program, which also includes Server Admin Fundamentals. Subject matter for the course includes the installation, configuration, and management of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. You will also learn about managing applications, files and folders, devices, and the use of administrative tools and the control panel. Practical topics include user interfaces, user account management, operating system security, and basic network configuration. To that end, the course uses VMware Workstation hypervisors in the lab to create software-based guest computers, called virtual machines.

The Server Admin Fundamentals course includes the installation, configuration, and management of the Windows Server Operating System. Students will learn about server administration tools, Active Directory, account management and security, and server performance troubleshooting. Students will be introduced to network services, web servers, and DNS servers.

Course Benefits:
  • Live face-to-face classes
  • Collaborative project-based learning
  • 24-hour tutoring
  • Live counseling available
  • 24-hr library services
  • Career Counseling
  • Professional development
  • High quality professionally designed courses
  • No textbook fees

Eligibility Restriction (Pre-Requisite)

Required Skills: 

  • Possess a 10th grade reading level
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language
  • Knowledge of math concepts at the 8th grade level
  • Basic computer literacy

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Network & Computer Systems Administrators

College Details

San Diego Continuing Education

San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) is the adult education division of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). As the largest provider of noncredit education in California, SDCE’s mission is to provide accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and career training to adult students. SDCE has offered career training and other classes continuously for more than 100 years.

Founded in 1914 on the principles of inclusion and social justice, SDCE welcomes every immigrant, refugee and underserved population to fulfill educational goals. At SDCE, adult students find a fun and positive learning environment for every skill level. Students come from across 50 states and from 160 foreign countries, to learn in more than 70 free career training programs and in thousands of classes. In addition to a traditional schedule of fall, spring and summer semesters, many programs are offered online, allowing students to pursue higher education or career training while maintaining other responsibilities and active lives.

SDCE was one of the first community college continuing education institutions in California to meet the standards for independent accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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