Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification
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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a new entry-level credential from Microsoft and Certiport that validates essential technology knowledge, enabling students to explore academic and career options, and take the first step toward building a successful career in technology. The MTA certification is the ideal and preferred path to Microsoft's world-renowned technology certification programs, such as Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP). MTA is positioned to become the premier credential for individuals seeking to explore and pursue a career in technology, or augment related pursuits such as business or any other field where technology is pervasive.
The MTA certification exams fall into three pathways:
- IT Professional
IT Professional Exams
98-349: MTA: Windows® Operating System Fundamentals
This exam tests your understanding of operating system configurations, installing and upgrading client systems, managing applications, managing files and folders, managing devices, and understanding operating system maintenance.
98-365: MTA: Windows® Server Administration Fundamentals
This exam tests your understanding of server installation, server roles, active directory, storage, server performance management, and server maintenance.
98-366: MTA: Networking Fundamentals
This exam tests your understanding of network infrastructures, network hardware, and protocols and services.
98-367: MTA: Security Fundamentals
This exam tests your understanding of security layers, operating system security, network security, and security software.
98-364: MTA: Database Administration Fundamentals
This exam tests your understanding of core database concepts, creating database objects, manipulating data, understanding data storage, and administering a database.
98-361: MTA: Software Development Fundamentals (available in C# and VB)
This exam tests your understanding of core programming, object-oriented programming, general software development, web applications, desktop applications, and databases.
98-363: MTA: Web Development Fundamentals (available in C# and VB)
This exam tests your understanding of programming web applications, working with data and services, troubleshooting and debugging web applications, working with client-side scripting, and configuring and deploying web applications.
98-372: MTA: Microsoft .NET Fundamentals (available in C# and VB)
This exam tests your understanding of .NET framework concepts, understanding namespaces and classes in the .NET framework, understanding .NET code compilation, understanding I/O classes in the .Net framework, and understanding security.
98-374: MTA: Gaming Development Fundamentals (available in C# and VB)
This exam tests your understanding of game design, hardware, graphics, and animation.
98-375: MTA: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
This exam tests your understanding of fundamental HTML5 application development concepts for developing applications that run on today’s touch-enabled devices (PC's, tablets, and phones).
Candidates must provide their own testing vouchers. A $35 proctor fee per exam will apply.
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