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Microsoft Server course offered through OU

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by JK2447, Apr 19, 2010.

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  1. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Hi All,

    The OU are running a Microsoft Server course that prepares you for a few of the Server 2008 exams here.
    You get 30 points toward a HND, Degree etc so if used in combination with the two professional accreditations for Microsoft studies already taken here and here thats 90 points at Level 1 you can now gain through the OU for your Microsoft studies, pretty sweet I think you'll agree.

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  2. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

    Thanks for the heads up! :)
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  3. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

    Really fancied doing an OU degree or HND but couldn't find a course to get me an HND without doing a course on programming and/or maths which I wouldn't want to do. That Microsoft server technologies course looks great but wouldn't be enough to get me the qualification on it's own.
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  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    The OU don't just hand out qualifications for nothing, they have fairly strict standards that have to be met, which on the whole I think is a good thing.

    These are the two credit modules available for MCSA, 60 points I think. There has been posts about them before. The server tech course however is new.

    Plus you can pay to have experience or part completed courses to be assessed for credit.

    There are however always a minimum number of credits that must be earnt from OU study.

    I'm pretty sure you could get a HND without taking any programming or maths modules. There are many Cisco models, there are modules on general IT and society, etc. I'd probably advise most people the get their hands dirty with programming and maths as well if they can, especially if doing a full degree and therefore more modules.

    Here is a named foundation degree that focuses on networking :-


    You can also of course opt to do an open degree, which means you can take any subjects you want, poetry, psychology, literally any course you like as long as you get enough points at the right levels.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2010

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