Welcome to the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) program for Windows Server
Administration Fundamentals. MOAC represents the collaboration between Microsoft
Learning and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. publishing company. Microsoft and Wiley teamed up
to produce a series of textbooks that deliver compelling and innovative teaching solutions to
instructors and superior learning experiences for students. Infused and informed by in-depth
knowledge from the creators of Microsoft products, and crafted by a publisher known worldwide
for the pedagogical quality of its products, these textbooks maximize skills transfer in
minimum time. Students are challenged to reach their potential by using their new technical
skills as highly productive members of the workforce.
Because this knowledge base comes directly from Microsoft, creator of the Microsoft Certified
IT Professional, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), and Microsoft Certified
Professional exams (www.microsoft.com/learning/certification), you are sure to receive the
topical coverage that is most relevant to students’ personal and professional success. Microsoft’s
direct participation not only assures you that MOAC textbook content is accurate and current;
it also means that students will receive the best instruction possible to enable their success on
certification exams and in the workplace.
Students who are beginning studies in technology need a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses and certification programs. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a new and innovative certification track designed to provide a pathway for future success in technology courses and careers. The MTA program curriculum helps instructors teach and validate fundamental technology concepts and provides students with a foundation for their careers as well as the confidence they need to succeed in advanced studies. Through the use of MOAC MTA titles you can help ensure your students future success in and out of the classroom. Server fundamentals such as managing Windows Servers (including virtualization) and storage, along with monitoring and troubleshooting servers are included. It also covers such topics as essential naming, directory, and print services. Students also learn of popular Windows Network Services and Applications.