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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

  • 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 on the following topics:


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


Microsoft Technology Associate (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 you are 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 a career in IT 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
  • Server Virtualization
  • Server Room
  • Windows Server and Clients
  • Windows Server Editions
  • Windows Server 2019 Licensing
  • Standard and Standard (Desktop Experience)
  • Windows Server 2019 Hardware Requirements

Installing Windows Server 2019

  • Installation Methods
  • Performing Upgrade
  • Various Methods of Deploying Windows Server
  • Windows Activation
  • Windows Update

Managing Windows Server 2019

Using the Control Panel

  • Control Panel
  • Windows 10 Settings
  • User Account Control

Managing Services

  • System Properties
  • Changing Computer Name and Domain Settings
  • Workgroups and Domains
  • Remote Assistance and Remote Desktop
  • Date and Time
  • Network and Sharing Center
  • IPv6 Configuration

Managing Devices and Device Drivers

  • Device Drivers
  • Universal Windows Drivers
  • Device Manager
  • Devices and Printers
  • Microsoft Management Console
  • Administrative Tools
  • Computer Management Tools
  • Server Manager
  • Program and Features
  • Windows Admin Center
  • Services
  • Registry
  • Server Core

Managing Storage

Identifying Storage Technologies

  • Enterprise Storage needs
  • File Level Storage vs Block Level Storage
  • What are Storage Spaces?
  • Components and features of Storage Spaces
  • Storage Pool expansion
  • Changes to file and Storage services in Windows Server 2019

Introducing Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks

  • RAID
  • Scenarios for using DAS, NAS and SAN
  • Internet Small Computing System Interface
  • Fibre Channel
  • Considerations for implementing Fibre Channel

Understanding Disk Structure

  • What are Partition Tables?
  • What Are Virtual Hard Disks?
  • Disk Management
  • Initializing a Disk
  • Converting to a Dynamic Disk
  • Creating a Simple Volume
  • Assigning Drive Letter or Path
  • Formatting Drive
  • Extending Volume

Monitoring and Troubleshooting Servers

Understanding Performance

  • Performance Monitor
  • What are data collector sets?
  • Resource Monitor
  • Reliability Monitor

Using the Event Viewer

  • Event Viewer

Understanding Backup

  • Protecting Data
  • Backups
  • Planning Backups
  • System State
  • Media Management Methods
  • Types of Backups

Introducing Business Continuity

  • Business Continuity

Introducing Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Tools

Essential Services

Introducing DNS and WINS

  • Domain Name System
  • DNS Zones Types
  • DNS Round Robin
  • DNS Queries and Transfers
  • Windows Internet Service (WINS)

Introducing Active Directory

  • Directory Services
  • Active Directory
  • Active Directory Logical Structure
  • Physical Structure
  • Active Directory Management Tools
  • FSMO Roles
  • Global Catalogs
  • Functional Levels
  • Organizational Units
  • Active Directory Objects
  • User Accounts
  • Computer Accounts
  • Groups
  • Group Types and Scopes
  • Using Groups
  • Built-In Groups
  • Local computer Accounts

Introducing GPO

  • Group Policies
  • Apply Group Policies
  • User Rights
  • Permissions

File and Print Services

Introducing NTFS

  • NTFS Permissions
  • Using Groups with NTFS Permissions
  • Types of NTFS Permissions
  • Types of NTFS Permissions Standard permission
  • Effective Permissions
  • Copying and Moving Files
  • File and Folder Owners

Sharing Drives and Folders

  • Sharing Folders
  • Methods for Sharing Folders
  • Combining File and Share Permissions
  • Administrative Shares

Looking at Printers

  • Network Printing
  • Printer Pools
  • Printer Permissions

Enabling Auditing

  • Auditing
  • Encrypting File System (EFS)

Popular Windows Network Services and Applications

Introducing the Web Server

  • WWW
  • Web Server
  • FTP
  • SMTP
  • IIS Manager
  • Creating a Website
  • Multiple Website
  • Web Server Folders
  • Applications
  • Application Pool
  • Default Files
  • IIS Security
  • IIS Authentication
  • SSL

Understanding Remote Access

  • Remote Access

Introducing Remote Administration

  • VPN
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Remote Desktop Licensing Modes

Understanding Server Virtualization


  • What is Hyper-V?
  • New Hyper-V host features in Windows Server 2019
  • Prerequisites and Requirements for Installing Hyper-V
  • Nested Virtualization
  • Types of Hyper-V networks
  • Integration Services
  • Managing Virtual Machine
  • Managing Checkpoints
  • Best Practices for Configuring Virtual Machines
  • Managing Virtual Machines

Mode of Assessment


Students must complete a paper-based SF assessment during class.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

1.  Certificate of Achievement from Microsoft

Certificate of Achievement from Microsoft will be issued to participants who have met at least 75% attendance and passed the prescribed assessment(s). 

2.  Statement of Attainment from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)

Upon meeting at least 75% attendance and passing the assessment(s), Statement of Attainment (SOAs) will be issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to certify that the participant has achieved the following Competency Standard(s):


  • ICT-OUS-2012-1.1 Security Administration
  • ICT-OUS-5010-1.1 Performance Management



NTUC LearningHub reserves the right not to disclose any information on the assessment process.

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


It is required that students need to meet the following criteria:


  • Basic PC Operating System navigation skills
  • Basic knowledge on networking
  • Basic understanding of virtualization technologies


Students who do not meet the above requirements must attend the following courses prior to attending MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (SF)



Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English


Trainer: Trainee ratio is 1:20

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


  • 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

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