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Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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A dominant player in the personal computer market, Microsoft has approximately 89 percent of the market share of client operating systems.* Our Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate program could help prepare you to pursue an entry-level position working with a variety of Microsoft operating systems. 

Note: This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.

Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program Highlights

The Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Study to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you succeed in the IT field.
  • Explore PC configuration and maintenance, desktop administration, network administration, and Active Directory configuration.
  • Examine Microsoft operating systems.
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Prepare for Certification

With this certificate, you may be eligible to take various Microsoft certification exams.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

This program is designed to provide you with the specialized knowledge to seek entry-level employment working in the field of Microsoft operating systems administration.

Prepare for Future Studies

Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Purdue Global degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Purdue Global.

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How Do I Get Started?

Purdue Global offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.


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April 18, 2018

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September 19, 2018

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October 17, 2018

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December 05, 2018

What Courses Will I Take?

Curriculum in this program focuses on the technical skills and knowledge that can be applied to an entry-level position working with Microsoft operating systems. Courses include:

  • Information Technology Concepts
  • Desktop Administration
  • Networking Concepts
  • Network Administration
  • Windows Enterprise Administration
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Program Requirements
  • Major Credits26
  • Total Credits26

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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*Operating System Market Share, Net Applications, November 2017, on the Internet at

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.