Tech Academy Helps Local Companies Make The Move To Microsoft Windows Server 2003

FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS The UMass Dartmouth's Corporate Programs and Partnerships program will offer special discounts to local companies that participate in certificate programs focused on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS – The UMass Dartmouth’s Corporate Programs and Partnerships program will offer special discounts to local companies that participate in certificate programs focused on Microsoft Windows operating systems. 

Microsoft’s Windows NT 4 Server has over 50% of the server operating system marketplace and will be ending technical support for the NT 4 Server as of the end of calendar year 2004. This will force many companies to upgrade their operating systems to Windows Server 2003 this year. The change will require companies to have IT Professionals on their staff that are ready for this upgrade. 

“To support our local companies and their need to upgrade operating systems, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth offers certification programs that will help their staff meet these 2004 challenges”, according to David Pedro, Academic Advisor – Tech Academy at the University. “As part of UMass Dartmouth’s Corporate Programs and Partnerships program, we are offering companies that have NT 4 Servers a 20% reduction in their training costs for the next 3 months. We want to help our corporate neighbors minimize some of the expense of upgrading to Windows Server 2003. We have a proven program and dedicated group of instructors that continue to work in the industry with this new operating system. Their knowledge base has successfully helped students obtain this premier “cutting-edge” experience,” he added. 

Any company that registers their employees for upcoming April, May, or June 2004 classes (Microsoft Windows Server 2003) programs will be offered a 20% discount. The University’s most popular certification programs at the Tech Academy include: 

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) Implement, manage, and troubleshoot existing network and system environments based on Microsoft Windows Server2003
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Design, install, support, and troubleshoot information systems based on Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) By earning the premiere MCDBA credential, you will demonstrate that you have the skills needed to lead an organization in the successful design, implementation, and administration of Microsoft SQL Server databases
  • CompTIA A+ Certification The industry standard for validating vendor-neutral skills expected of a computer technician. Those holding the A+ certification have a broad base of knowledge and competency in core hardware and operating system technologies including installation, configuration, diagnosing, preventive maintenance and basic networking
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification This vendor-neutral certification exam is the worldwide standard of competency for foundation-level security practitioners. 


Companies or individuals interested in obtaining additional information regarding these certificate programs and upcoming class dates should contact David Pedro via telephone at (508) 678-3636 or via email at dpedro@umassd.edu. 


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