MTA Server Administration Fundamentals

This entry level training course is designed to help you gain a good solid understanding of what you’ll need to take the first step towards a career in the IT industry.


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Is this for you?

This course has been designed for those wishing to pursue a career in IT support, including administration of servers.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 30 CPD points upon successful completion

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Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



30 hours or 1 week full-time study

About this course

If you’re looking for a career as a network or systems administrator, the MTA Server Administration Fundamentals from Pitman Training is the ideal choice.

You’ll learn how to build and manage Microsoft Windows Servers, Windows based network operating systems, Active Directory domains, users, groups and computers, together with how to perform regular maintenance.

On top of this, you’ll learn how to monitor systems and the invaluable skill of being able to recover lost data. To make learning more engaging, the course includes interactive videos and a pre and post test to identify any skill gaps in your knowledge.

Upon completion, you’ll be prepared to take the MTA 98-365 exam* and be one step closer to being fully certified. On completion of this course, you will receive a Pitman Training Course Completion certificate.

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

There are three sessions within this course which cover: 

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 Virtualisation, Basic Server Administration.

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

Aims and Objectives

The aim of this course is to enable you to gain an understanding of fundamental server administration concepts. You will also prepare for Microsoft exam 98-365 which validates the foundational knowledge needed to take the first step towards building a successful career in technology.



There are no formal pre-requisites required but prior to starting this course an understanding of computers and networks would be beneficial. The MTA Server Administration Fundamentals eLearning course includes a pre-test and post-test that accurately identifies your skill gap. Your Course Advisor can help you gain more understanding and knowledge of this course. 


Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

This diploma will help you work towards a role as a Server Engineer, Server Support Engineer or IT Support. You could also train further to look at other jobs such as IT Technician, Network Support or even look to run your own IT Support business. 

MTA Server Administration Fundamentals Course Training Centres

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Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Maynooth, Mullingar, Naas, Sligo, Swords, Wexford, Waterford, Laois, Courses available
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We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.


Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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