About this Course

This three-day MTA Training course helps you prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-365, and build an understanding of these topics: Server Installation, Server Roles, Active Directory, Storage, Server Performance Management, and Server Maintenance. This course leverages the same content as found in the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) for this exam.

Audience Profile

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is Microsoft’s newest suite of technology certification exams that validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies. This program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology and assumes some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand Server Installation
  • Understand Server Roles
  • Understand Active Directory
  • Understand Storage
  • Understand Server Performance Management
  • Understand Server Performance Management


  1. Server Installation
    1. Device drivers
    2. Services
    3. Server installation options
  1. Server Roles
    1. Identify application servers
    2. Web services
    3. Remote access
    4. The file and print services
    5. Server virtualization
  1. Active Directory
    1. Accounts and groups
    2. Organizational units and containers
    3. Active Directory infrastructure
    4. Group policy
  1. Storage
    1. Storage technologies and their typical usage scenarios
    2. RAID redundancy
    3. Disk types
  1. Server Performance Management
    1. Major server hardware components
    2. Performance monitoring
    3. Logs and alerts, Event Viewer
  1. Server Maintenance
    1. Steps in the startup process
    2. Business continuity
    3. Updates
    4. Troubleshooting methodology
Schedule for MTA: IT Infrastructure
Course # Course Contents Exam # Exam Days
40365A Windows Server Administration Fundamentals 98-365 Windows Server Administration Fundamentals 3
Total duration 3

Candidates for this exam are seeking to prove Windows Server administration knowledge and skills.

Candidates are expected to have some hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, Active Directory, account management, and system recovery tools and concepts.



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