Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Yes, I do recommend the Windows MTA server admin fundamentals, especially if you are planning to go into networking technology.
I learned how to install Windows 7 operating system and how to use VMware which is a virtual operating system that is helpful in companies that need to communicate with employees and clients that are in different geographical areas, or may work from home. Being new to the technology field, I learned some rudimentary skills like: unpinning a program from my flashdrive to pin to desktop. This tip alone saves valuable hours (yes, hours!) since downloading programs can take a while. Running a program from your flashdrive means that the data has to download from the flash drive to the computer hard drive, which takes an insanely long time! Also reformatting your flashdrive before repinning the operating system, since new applications are added onto the OS, there is more data when repinning than there was when it was unpinned. This way the OS will fit back onto the drive. Or best case scenario, get a large hard drive.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Spend time in the computer lab. Get familiar with VMware. Pay attention to your IP addressing, you must be in the same network to ping your IP.