What is an MCSA certification?
Microsoft’s entry-level Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certifications cover a range of Microsoft products and job areas. Not to be confused with Microsoft’s now retired Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certifications, the MCSA certifications are designed as a way for entry-level workers to demonstrate proficiency in a variety of Microsoft products, roles and knowledge areas.
The MCSA certifications also act as prerequisites for many of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) certifications, which are designed for more experienced IT workers. If you’re planning to get an expert-level certification from Microsoft, you might need to pass one of these entry-level associate exams first.
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