Pitman Training

Windows Server 2008 – MTA

Course Outline

MTA is a new entry-level Certification from Microsoft that validates the foundational knowledge needed to take the first step toward building a successful career in technology.

If you’d like to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of key technology concepts, the courses within Windows Server 2008 – MTA have been brought together to give you a stepping stone to more advanced Microsoft technology certifications – including the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).


• The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

• The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate

• The opportunity to gain certification which is recognised by industry computing manufacturers and organisations

On completion of any of these courses, you will receive a Pitman Training Course Completion certificate*.

* Please note that Vendor specific exams may need to be organised separately.

This training course prepares students for Microsoft exams 98-365, 98-366, 98-367 and 98.349.

These courses are designed to provide students with their first step toward becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) They are the courses available for MTA Infrastructure Track.

It is recommended that students have around 1-2 years’ experience in administrating a windows network.

The Windows Server 2008 MTA programme comprises 4 courses:

1. Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals 98-349

This course helps prepare students to pass the Microsoft exam 98-349, Microsoft Technology Associate: Windows Operating System Fundamentals.

Session 1: Introduction, Windows OS, Windows Interfaces, Planning Installations, Advanced Installation Topics, Desktop Features, Configuring the Interface.

Session 2: Using Native Applications, Configuration Settings, The Control Panel, Control Panel Applets, Mobility Solutions, MMC and PowerShell, Planning for Applications, Application and Deployment Control.

Session 3: Malware, Controlling Malware, File Systems, Libraries, Network Shares, Creating Shares, Using Printers, Managing Devices.

Session 4: Storage, Troubleshooting Theory, Troubleshooting Tools, Backup Solutions, Backup and Restore, Patch Management.

2. MTA Windows Server Administrator Fundamentals 98-365

This training course is designed to provide students with an understanding and explanation of fundamental server administration concepts. This training course prepares students for Microsoft exam 98-365.

Session 1: Introduction, Installing Windows Server, Server Types, Windows Server Roles, File and Print Servers, Active Directory, Managing Active Directory.

Session 2: Internal Server Storage, External Server Storage, Understanding RAID, Configuring RAID, Server Virtualization, Basic Server Administration.

Session 3: Server Maintenance, Processors and Memory, Performance Baselines, Troubleshooting Server Problems, Booting the Server, Using Event Viewer, Disaster Recovery.

3. MTA Networking Fundamentals

Session 1: Introduction, Internet, Intranet and Extranet, Understanding LANs, Wired vs. Wireless LANs, Understanding WANs, Understanding Wireless Networking, Networking Topologies and Access Methods.

Session 2: Understanding Switches, Switches in Depth, Understanding Routers, Network Cabling Part I, Network Cabling Part II.

Session 3: Understanding the OSI Model Part I, Understanding the OSI Model Part II, IP Addressing Part I, IP Addressing Part II, Introduction to Name Resolution, Networking Services and Tools.

4. MTA Security Fundamentals Course

Session 1: Introduction, Security Principles, Threats and Risks, Authentication Fundamentals, Windows/PKI Authentication, Password Policies, User/Group Management.

Session 2: Permission Management, Auditing, Physical Security Solutions, Malware Protection, Internet Explorer Security, Encryption Basics, Windows Encryption Technologies.

Session 3: Network Perimeter Security, Network Segmentation, NAP, Network Protocol Security, Wireless Network Security, Client Protection, Server Protection, E-mail Protection.


This course will take approximately 130 hours to complete. The duration of the course is approximate and is dependent on the study patterns set by the student.

This course can be studied online. This means, you have the flexibility to study our Windows Server 2008 MTA course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’re ready to go ahead, all you need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre who will be able to talk you through the process and set you up on the online platform, and then you’ll be ready to study the Windows Server 2008 MTA Certification course at a time and place convenient to yourself. 

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