MCSA: Windows 10

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

This certification retires on March 31, 2019. You will no longer be able to earn this certification after this date. If you earn it prior to that date, it will remain in the Active Certifications section of your transcript after that date.

Prove you have the expertise to configure, manage, and maintain a Windows 10 enterprise system.

MCSA Windows 10

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What is involved

Earning an MCSA: Windows 10 certification qualifies you for a position as a computer support specialist.


Possess foundational IT skills. If you feel that you do not possess these skills, consider pursuing one or more Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications.


Pass 2 required exams. Be sure to explore the exam prep resources.


Earn your MCSA: Windows 10 certification.


Earn an MCSE by passing 1 related exam.

Certification Exams and prep resources


Exam 70-698/Course 20698

Installing and Configuring Windows 10

This exam is intended for IT professionals looking to validate their skills in and knowledge of installing and configuring Windows. It covers local installation, configuration of core local services, and the general local management and maintenance of Windows 10.
Although the focus is primarily on local scenarios, enterprise scenarios are also included, where applicable. Some cloud-integrated services are covered where appropriate, such as with Microsoft Passport.


Exam 70-697/Course 20697-1 or 20697-2

Configuring Windows Devices

This exam validates a candidate’s fundamental knowledge and skills for building solid identities, protection of content (data loss protection), mobile device management policy, virtualization with Hyper-V, application management using the Company Portal and the Windows Store. Candidates will be evaluated on Windows 10 security and integrated Azure features.
In addition to their professional experience, candidates who take this exam should already have the following technical knowledge:
  • Experience with Windows desktop administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Basic experience and understanding of Windows networking technologies
  • Introductory-level knowledge of Active Directory and Microsoft Intune
Candidates can take this exam and meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Windows device support technician or a Windows device system administrator.

MCSA Windows 10MCSA: Windows 10

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