Hands - On IT Labs
Our IT labs will get you work-equivalent experience. You'll be installing, configuring and deploying Windows Server in real life.
Step-by step video lectures
We fully guide you through our program. All of our lessons are step-by-step and will be easy for you to follow. The program also contains tests to make sure you’re testing your knowledge consistently.
Online IT labs
Our Full-Access Membership gives you access to our smooth and easy-to-use IT labs. You'll be installing, configuring and deploying Windows Server in real life. No more missing experience when applying for jobs in IT.
IT skills certification
You'll learn how to build an entire Windows network from scratch and you'll receive a certificate upon completion. We also streamline the process of getting additional certifications.
Server Academy is the direct path to your IT career
The skills that we'll teach you are the most sought after skills in the industry. Our goal is to turn you into an expert and help you get IT jobs.
You can find some of these skills below. Don't worry though, we'll walk you through these step-by-step and you'll have absolutely no problems becoming proficient in these skills even if you are a complete beginner!
133K Students Are joining with us and Here's What our students are saying
“At age 53 I was laid off from my IT job and was having trouble getting a new job due to stale IT skills. I enrolled in Server Academy and I was able to massively improve my IT skillset - so much so that I am now employed as a Systems Admin!"
"I got a new job just after watching some of your videos and blew away my interview questions. I am hooked and look forward to all you have to offer as the clear training and labs that I can do repeatedly til comfortable are beyond incredible."
"The skills I've learned helped me land a job in the IT field as a Jr. Systems Admin. Now I can focus on advancing my career. If you're looking to build your IT career this is the perfect place to start."
Jr. Systems Admin
What you'll learn with us
Server Academy membership comes with 9 IT courses designed to turn aspiring System Admins into Windows Server experts. Our Full-Access membership also includes virtual IT labs which give you practical experience you’ll need to perform your job duties as a System Admin. We continue working on new courses to make sure you can constantly improve your IT skills. See our courses below.
Active Directory Fundamentals
Learn how to create and manage AD user accounts, resets passwords, manage group memberships and much more!
Building your IT Lab
Create an IT lab on your home computer or in the cloud for free!
Installing and Configuring Windows Server
Install Windows Server 2016, configure Server Baselines, understand Licensing, Server Core, Upgrades and much more!
Active Directory & Identity with Windows Server
Learn how to install, configure and administrate Active Directory Domain Services
Group Policy & Security with Windows Server
Learn how to create Group Policy objects and manage your domain.
Installing and Configuring Domain Name System (DNS)
This course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation for Windows DNS server
Installing and Configuring Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP)
Learn how to install, configure and troubleshoot the DHCP server role.
Installing and Configuring Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Setup your lab, Install WSUS, administrate your WSUS server and clients, learn WSUS troubleshooting and MUCH more...
Administration and Automation with Windows PowerShell
Install PowerShell 5.1, Understand PowerShell Syntax, Setup a PowerShell IT lab, Manage Active Directory with Powershell
Installing and Configuring System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
Learn how to install and administrate SCCM within your network, step-by-step.
Python 3 for Windows Administrators (early access)
Become a Python Pro! This course starts with the basics and goes all the way to building your own classes, objects and working with APIs!
Frequently Asked Questions
Other courses just teach you the theory and provide you with "information". We go several steps further and provide you with job-equivalent practical experience that will help you both land and perform an IT job.
Yes! You simply register, use the training platform until you are done learning and practicing, then cancel at your convenience.
There is no long-term commitment or contract required - you are free to cancel any time you want.
You can easily cancel your account in two steps as shown in the image below:
You can request a full refund within 30 days of enrolling in any pricing plan. Use the contact page to request a refund and we will issue your refund within 5-7 business days.
The IT labs are launched on-demand and through your web browser using HTML5 RDP. You don't need a high-powered computer to run them... only a modern web browser! Our IT labs aren't included in the Basic membership. Make sure to select the Full Access Membership if you want to get access to our IT labs.
Yes! Most likely you will want to use both your IT lab and our online IT labs.
If you have your own IT lab, you can use our IT labs as a staging environment and use them to test out dangerous procedures like modifying the AD schema before attempting it in your own IT lab or production network.
We would recommend having an IT lab like the following shown below:
- 1x SADC01 (10.1.0.10, AD DS installed and configured)
- 1x SAMS01 (10.1.0.11, joined to AD domain)
- 1x SAWS01 (10.1.0.100, joined to AD domain)
You may decide to go out and get a certificate or two… and that’s great!
But when you get to the interview, and the hiring manager asks about your experience actually installing or administering Windows Server…
All you can do is say “no”, along with the hundreds of other nameless, faceless candidates out there who have the same exact certification.
In our world, they’re a dime a dozen.
Direct, hands-on experience, on the other hand…
Now that’s something that will raise some serious eyebrows!
College spends a lot of time teaching theory while Server Academy focuses on the skills that are not taught in college (building and administering a Windows Network).
A degree is a great addition to your resume when you combine it with practical experience like what you will get through Server Academy.
Now, yes there’s more to landing your IT dream job than just showing that you can set up a new server and clone a few virtual machines.
You need to have a strong network.
You need to be in conversations with recruiters at companies you admire.
And you need to be comfortable and confident enough to speak with hiring managers for positions that might seem slightly out of your comfort zone.
But none of that works if you don't have the experience and confidence to do the work.
And Server Academy is designed to get you there in the shortest possible period of time.
What I’ve done is pull together all of the top skills you’ll need to demonstrate that competence and do your job like a pro…
And put them into an easy-to-learn format that you can go through on your own schedule… away from the hectic firefighting at work, fully on your own time so that you can focus and work on mastering your knowledge of these key areas of competence.
We're so confident that our platform will help you with your IT career, that we're offering a Full 30-day money back guarantee in case you don't love our platform. No questions asked!
Our membership will give you access to all the training you need to excel in your IT career. It's month-to month, no contracts - you can cancel anytime.