Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate Online

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Program at a Glance
  • Focus on key IT areas including PC configuration and maintenance, desktop administration, network administration, and Active Directory configuration.
  • Explore Microsoft operating systems and gain proficiency in these systems.
  • Use your Microsoft operating systems training to prepare for various Microsoft certification exams.
COURSE EFFORT 15–18 Hours per Week
How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.

Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate Overview

A dominant player in the personal computer market, Microsoft has approximately 88% of the desktop/laptop market share of client operating systems.* 

Our Microsoft Operating System online courses can help you gain a practical understanding of how computer hardware and operating systems work. The curriculum includes:

  • Installing, configuring, and administering a desktop operating system
  • Administering network operating systems and troubleshooting methods for data transmission and recovery
  • Implementing server management, user account creation, file access, storage backup, and security settings
  • Performing administrative tasks such as network service and Active Directory installation and configuration, group policy design and configuration, and network security configuration

Prepare for Certification

Earning a certificate in Microsoft operating systems can help you prepare for various Microsoft certification exams.

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

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

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in the Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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Career Opportunities

Our Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate program can prepare you with the specialized knowledge and training to pursue an entry-level position working with a variety of Microsoft operating systems.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Systems Analysis
  3. Active Learning
  4. Active Listening
  5. Judgement and Decision Making

Top Jobs With this Degree

Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement.

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

Sample Courses
  • Information Technology Concepts
  • Networking Concepts
  • Windows Administration
  • Windows Enterprise Administration
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Credit Breakdown
  • Major Credits21
  • Total Credits21

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Get to Know Our Faculty

Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 48% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 264 Faculty publications in 2019–2020
student at desk icon More Than 45,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2019–2020

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2020. 2019–2020 academic year.

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*Operating System Market Share, Net Applications, November 2017,

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.