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NICF - MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (SF)

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NICF - MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (SF)

What's In It For Me

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  • Grasp fundamental Microsoft Server concepts.
  • Be equipped with the knowledge to deploy, support and maintain a Windows Server.

Course Overview

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF121

SkillsConnect Code: CRS-Q-0032026-ICT

This three-day MTA Training course helps participants to build an understanding of these topics: Server Installation, Server Roles, Active Directory, Storage, Server Performance Management, and Server Maintenance.

MTA is for individuals who are new to computer technology and/or have a need to validate their knowledge of fundamental concepts before moving on to more advanced IT certifications, such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD).

MTA is positioned to become the premier credential for individuals seeking to explore and pursue a career in technology, or augment related pursuits such as business or any other field where technology is pervasive. If youre already in a job, MTA can give you the fundamental IT knowledge you need to contribute to business and technology decisions in a more meaningful way.

Who Should Attend

Anyone starting their IT career path or are looking to enhance their understanding of IT fundamentals in Windows Server Technologies.

Course Duration

3 Days / 24 Hours

Course Outline

Server Overview

  • Understanding What a Server Does
    • Introducing Server Roles
    • Selecting Server Hardware
    • Selecting the Software
  • Installing Windows Server 2008 RS
    • Performing Clean Installations
    • Performing an Upgrade
    • Disk Cloning and System Preparation Tool
    • Performing an Unattended Installation
    • Using Windows Deployment Services
    • Understanding Windows Licensing
    • Understanding Windows Activation
    • Understanding Windows Updates

Managing Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Performing Initial Configuration Tasks
  • Using the Control Panel
    • Understanding User Account Control
    • Introducing System Settings
    • Changing Computer Name and Domain Settings
    • Configuring Remote Settings
    • Changing Date and Time
  • Configuring IP Address Settings
  • Managing Devices and Device Drivers
    • Understanding Plug and Play Devices
    • Understanding Signed Drivers
    • Using Devices and Printers
    • Using Device Manager
  • Using Microsoft Management Console and Administrative Tools
    • Using Computer Management Console and Server Management Console
  • Installing Programs, Roles, and Features
    • Managing Programs
    • Managing Roles and Features
  • Managing Services
  • Understanding the Registry
  • Managing Server Core

Managing Storage

  • Identifying Storage Technologies
    • Comparing IDE and SCSI Drives
    • Introducing Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks
    • Introducing Hot Spares
  • Looking at Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Networks
    • Introducing Fibre Channel
    • Introducing iSCSI
    • Using Storage Explorer and Storage Manager
  • Understanding Disk Structure
    • Introducing Disk Partitioning Styles
    • Comparing Types of Disks
    • Introducing File Systems
  • Using Disk Management Tools

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Servers

  • Managing Information Technology
  • Introducing Troubleshooting Methodology
    • System Information
    • Using the Event Viewer
  • Booting the System
    • Understanding Boot.ini
    • Understanding BCDEdit
    • Understanding Advanced Boot Menu
    • Using the System Configuration Tool
  • Understanding Performance
    • Understanding Virtual Memory and Paging File
    • Using Task Manager
    • Using Performance Monitor
    • Using Resource Monitor
  • Introducing Business Continuity
    • Introducing Fault-Tolerant Components
    • Understanding Clustering
    • Understanding Power
  • Understanding Backups
    • Introducing Backup Media
    • Introducing Backup Items
    • Understanding Backup Methods
    • Introducing Microsoft Windows Backup
    • Understanding Shadow Copies of Shared Folders
  • Performing Server Repair

Essential Services

  • Naming Resolution
    • Understanding HOSTS and LMHOSTS Files
    • Exploring DNS
    • WINS
  • DHCP Services
  • Introducing Directory Services with Active Directory
    • Introducing Domains, Trees, and Forests
    • Introducing Sites and Domain Controllers
    • Introducing Organizational Units
    • Looking at Objects
    • Introducing Groups
    • Introducing Group Policy

File and Print Services

  • Introducing NTFS
    • Setting NTFS Permissions
    • Looking at Effective NTFS Permissions
    • Copying and Moving Files
    • Looking at Folder and File Owners
    • Encrypting Files with NTFS
  • Sharing Drives and Folders
    • Network Discovery and Browsing
    • Looking at Special and Administrative Shares
  • Looking at Printers
    • Installing Printers
    • Looking at Printer Properties
    • Setting Printer Permissions
    • Managing Print Jobs
    • Configuring Internet Printing
  • Enabling Auditing

Popular Windows Network Services and Applications

  • Introducing the Web Server
    • Managing Web Sites with IIS
    • Managing FTP with IIS
  • Understanding Remote Access
  • Introducing Remote Administration
  • Understanding Server Virtualization
    • Creating Virtual Machines
    • Managing Virtual Machines

Mode of Assessment

Students will be required to complete a paper-based NICF assessment during class.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Upon completion of the course, students will also be awarded with Statement of Attainments (SOAs) from SSG.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

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


  • Participants with IT background
  1. Experience in setting up a desktop operating system, server operating systems, setting up a domain controller, install anti-virus/anti-malware software, configure Windows firewall and comfortable in setting a LAN connecting it to the Internet with wired and wireless components. 

Funding Information

  • SSG Funding

This course is aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and accredited by SSG with Cat-B Funding (PME Level).

Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture credit to offset the course fee. 

  • Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

NTUC members enjoy UTAP* benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC LearningHub.

* UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. 


Course Fee with SSG Cat-B funding

Individual Sponsored Company Sponsored
w/o GST w GST w/o GST w GST
Original Course Fee $900.00 $963.00 $900.00 $963.00 $900.00 $963.00
Singapore Citizens & PRs aged 21 years and above $540.00 $603.00 $540.00 $603.00 $90.00 $153.00
Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above $90.00 $153.00 $90.00 $153.00 $90.00 $153.00
Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above who are not earning more than $2,000 per month (WTS Scheme) $45.00 $108.00 $45.00 $108.00 $45.00 $108.00


  • Individual Sponsored
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding.
    • NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $250 per year) under Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 
    • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding.
  • Company Sponsored
    • Absentee Payroll claimable by SMEs: Up to 80%of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr
    • Absentee Payroll claimable by Non-SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr
    • Absentee payroll claimable by companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) sponsoring candidates under WTS Scheme: Up to 95% of hourly basic salary (no dollar cap)

Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees