IT Certification


MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals: 98-365

Learn how to install, configure and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2012. Pass your MTA exam first time!

4.67 (1168 reviews)


8 hours


May 2018

Last Update
Regular Price

What you will learn

Install Windows Server 2008 and 2012 from scratch

Identify and implement basic roles and features

Understand Active Directory

Manage server resources, permissions, shares and storage

Troubleshoot and maintain Windows Server 2008 and 2012

Understand virtualization, remote access and security concepts

Cheat sheets and exam tips


        Statistics on the Microsoft Certification website indicate that 91% of hiring managers consider certification as part of their hiring criteria 

        Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a recommended entry point into  IT certification. Pass just one exam and you'll earn  a certification! 

!!! This is a legacy course covering Windows Server 2008 !!!

        The main benefit to earning a Microsoft Certification is that it shows  potential employers/hiring managers that you have the necessary  requirements and skills to be the perfect candidate for the job. 

        In this course you will learn all you need to know to pass the exam and apply your skills in the real world scenarios.  NEW! Cheat Sheets and exam tips included!

  • Overview of Microsoft Server Solutions

  • Labs with step-by-step instructions

  • Real world examples

  • Detailed lectures on Active Directory

  • Users, Groups, Permisions and Policies

  • Virtualization, Remote Access, Security, Storage...

  • Detailed Cheat Sheets to help you pass the exam.

        You will find almost all support roles in IT require some Microsoft skills. It is especially important to have a good grasp of Windows Servers, every day thousands of new servers go live and require a certified engineer to deploy, support and maintain the infrastructure. 

        The course is perfect for anyone who seeks to learn the fundamental Microsoft Server concepts. 

  Contents and Overview 

        In over 6 hours of content including more than 50 lectures, this course covers the basics of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012. Each chapter closes with a quiz to make sure you can practice exam questions and test your knowledge before moving to the next section. 

        We start from scratch discussing an installation process, basic configuration and we move to roles and features like Hyper-V, Remote Access, Active Directory, Storage and Printer. 

        There is a section dedicated to maintenance and troubleshooting - skills you need to have if you want to apply for a job and work with Microsoft Servers. 

        Students completing the course will have the knowledge to install and manage a Windows Server 2008/2012 including basic troubleshooting. You'll also receive bonus materials that reinforces the concepts you've learned including cool and funny animations. A lot of real world examples help you apply your skills and make difficult topics much easier to understand. 

  Stand out from the crowd, learn the fundamentals of Windows Server and pass the MTA exam


MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals: 98-365
MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals: 98-365
MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals: 98-365
MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals: 98-365



MTA is going to be updated to WS2016!


What is MTA all about? Is it worth it?

Let's make sure we are on the same page here

What is a Server?

Important Update

Server Installation

What to expect in this section

Editions of Windows Server

Boot up process

Understanding Device Drivers

Installation Options

Create your own lab - Introduction to Microsoft Virtual PC and VMWare

Let's install our first Microsoft Server - LAB - part 1

Basic configuration - LAB - part 2

How to use Virtual PC

Installation of Windows Server 2008 /2012 using Virtual PC

Windows Server 2012 - bonus video

Server Installation Quiz

Server Roles

What to expect in this section

Identifying Application Servers

Web Services - let's run our own WWW Server!

Print and File Services

Remote Access Options

Server Virtualization

Server Roles

Active Directory - things you need to know

What to expect in this section

Active Directory Infrastructure

Organizational Units, Accounts and Groups in Windows Server

Let's see that in action - Active Directory and Domain Controlles - Lab

Permissions: NTFS and Share

Permissions - lab

Let' add some roles

Group Policy - let's block some things!

Group Policy in action

Basic tools and commands that you need

An interview with an Active Directory Expert - bonus video

Active Directory Quiz


What to expect in this section

Storage Technologies

RAID - it is everywhere!

Let's check a real server


Backup Strategies

Server Performance Management

What to expect in this section

Hardware or software issues?

Understanding Performance Monitoring

Logs and Alerts - when things go wrong...

Monitor your server using SNMP

Server Performance Management

Server Maintenance

What to expect in this section

Business Continuity

Let's make a back up

Updates are important!

Learn how to troubleshoot a Windows Server Platform

Server Maintenance

Cheat Sheets and Exam Tips

Tips to pass the exam and practice tests

MTA Cheat Sheet - Hardware

MTA Cheat Sheet - Server Roles

MTA Cheat Sheet - Users and Permissions

MTA Cheat Sheet - Recovery and Back-up

MTA Cheat Sheet - Tools and Commands

Interesting Features and Labs

Windows Server 2016 - Technical Preview - First Tests

NEW! Windows 10 and Windows Server 2008 - Test

Bonus videos

It's time to say good bye

How to use Windows Server 2012 as a Back up server (NAS)

This stupid printer is not working again - fix it now!

Let's buy a NAS device

Remote Support Tools

Windows 10 - How To Map A Network Drive

MTA Windows Server 2016 - UPDATE


How to Build a lab at Home

What Will I Need?

What's new in Windows Server 2016

Let's Install Windows Server 2016

Dashboard in Windows Server 2016

Overview of Active Directory

Domains, Trees, Forests, and OUs

Basic Configuration

Let's add AD now!

Logging in

Joining a Computer to a Domain



Matt2 October 2020

Why is a server course spending so much time on Windows 7? Why does the course start out with giving career advice? Why is a person who is hard to understand teaching this course? Why does the downloadable resources not able to be opened? Why is this course STILL about Server 2008 and Server 2012 if the Microsoft Exam is based on Server 2016? I mean, C'MON!

Kevin11 September 2020

Initially, I rated 3.5, due to the inability to watch videos with Closed Captioning. Since then, I have installed updates and unrelated or not, the Closed Captioning now works. Hence the editing.

Andre23 July 2020

Sim, os videos deram um idéia das certificações e do aprendizado que podemos ter juntando com a experiência ou não adquirida.

Sibel1 July 2020

definitely made it easier than the original presentations I have from my own course. the way things are explained are definitely simplified. Hopefully it helps me pass the MTA first time.

Dennis4 December 2019

So far I've been able to learn a good amount about windows server and active directory. I'm happy with the course materials provided.

Aga9 September 2019

This is a perfect match for me. I exceed my knowledge with your courses. I learnt a lot of useful things. Excellent performance, great knowledge and wonderful layout. I totally recommend it!!

Duval22 August 2019

I am paying too much attention!! I expect to understand well and apply what is recommended to do to be successful.

Hüseyin18 August 2019

This course, not more detail and learning things. Bu t I understand that this course about only prepare MTA examination.

Saeed13 March 2019

easy explanation. great video and slides. make you good on real work and ready for the exam test :) Thank you,

Scott14 February 2019

Very good course that kept you interested for more information as you move through the lessons. Each lesson was built on the previous lesson to retain and apply skills as you progress each level.

Steven16 January 2019

I have been working for a small software company (25 employees) for 6 years now. I recently decided I wanted to grow my professional IT knowledge and advance my career. Just some quick background facts on my experience level; I never worked on/with domain systems before. I am more of a software specialist at my company. Before this course I have never set one up. Most of my experience is using VPN access to other company networks through Cisco VPN connections or web portal access. I do have orcalVM experience as we use vertical machines, but nothing complex. Mostly dealing with local accounts and system settings. I found this course to be great! The instructor did a great job with his explanations on everything he was showing. He stayed on track and didn't deviate on any off topic or advanced task that was beyond MTA expectations. I highly recommend you follow his lab recommendations on using VM client to perform the lab. Really allows you to play and get hands on experience. I was worried there might be too much information, and the course would leave me feeling overwhelmed since my domain and server experience is limited. This wasn't the case at all. I personal feel this course is a GREAT choice for anyone with very limited experience with server or domains. Thank you Marious for all your hard work in putting this course together!

Dan8 January 2019

Very informative. Very good training for users starting out in the discipleship of server management!

PIOTR25 November 2018

The course is conducted in a comprehensible and easily absorbed way. In case of ambiguity, Marious also offers online help. I recommend all courses run by Marious. Peter

Richard1 November 2018

Successfully passed MTA 98-365. This course did help however it is outdated. For new MTA exam studying I would recommend focusing on AD / group policies.

Brian2 October 2018

Good topics , a bit outdated but since it’s only fundamentals not a deal breaker. Lots of documents avail will chk them out as I get to them. Why 3/5 ... his accent is difficult to hear for native English speaking people. And subtitles aren’t accurate.


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