Microsoft Technology Associate

MTA Overview

Looking for a first step toward building a successful career in technology? Microsoft Technology Associate is the way to differentiate technology competency and explore academic and career options.

Microsoft and Certiport team up to bring you this entry-level credential that validates essential technology knowledge. MTA makes it easy for schools to deliver technology education through a simple, convenient, and affordable suite of entry-level certification exams.

The MTA certification program is good for educators and students, as well as their institutions. Educators are empowered with easy-to-use Internet-based testing, students get the opportunity to earn a Microsoft certification right in the classroom, and institutions stand out as innovative technology curriculum providers.

Tomorrow’s Workforce

Every business, everywhere in the world, uses (actually, relies on) technology. Knowing how technology works and understanding its impact on today’s academic and workplace environment is increasingly important—particularly for students interested in exploring professions involving technology.

Microsoft and Certiport are pleased to offer you the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification—Microsoft’s new entry-level credential that validates fundamental technology knowledge among students seeking to build a career in technology.

MTA certification 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. It is the ideal and preferred path to Microsoft’s world-renowned technology certification programs, such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD).

The MTA Candidate

Secondary and post-secondary students interested in exploring academic and career options in a technology field should start a certification in basic IT and development. The MTA certification program offers students a certification in basic IT and development. As the new recommended entry point for Microsoft technology certifications, MTA is designed especially for students new to IT and software development. It is available exclusively in educational settings and easily integrates into the curricula of existing computer classes.

Educators Empowered

Stand out as an innovative provider of high-demand industry credentials. MTA enables students to explore career paths in technology without requiring a big investment of time and resources. This certification provides a new standard for measuring and validating fundamental technology knowledge right in the classroom while keeping your budget and teaching resources intact. And it’s easily deployed with a simple, convenient, and affordable suite of entry-level technology certification exams.

Students Inspired

Get an entry-level Microsoft certification that can propel you to other, more advanced Microsoft technology certifications. MTA prepares you for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification, provides a career foundation, and gives you the confidence to succeed in advanced studies and future vocational endeavors.

Why Get Certified?

Whether you are new to technology, changing jobs, or a seasoned IT professional, Microsoft certification grows with your career. Becoming certified demonstrates to customers, peers, and employers that you are committed to advancing your skills and taking on greater challenges. In addition, certification provides you with access to exclusive Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) resources and benefits, including opportunities to connect with a vast, global network of MCPs.

Start with MTA—a great way to validate your understanding of the key IT building blocks, then move on to more advanced certifications such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), which will validate your skills and experience with Microsoft products and IT solutions developed using Microsoft technologies. Microsoft Certifications recognize and reward your abilities and expertise as your career develops.

Learn more about the benefits of Microsoft Certification


MTA Benefits

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) makes it easier for institutions to teach and validate fundamental technology knowledge, providing students with a career foundation and the confidence to succeed in advanced studies and future vocational endeavors. It provides students with a world-class Microsoft certification that can be earned right in the classroom, empowers educators with easily integrated, state-of-the-art curriculum, and helps institutions stand out as an innovative provider of high-demand IT credentials.

MTA Audience/Key Benefits:


Key Benefits

MTA helps institutions stand out as innovative technology curriculum providers. MTA enables educators to easily deploy an innovative, industry-relevant, state-of-the-art certification without leaving the classroom. MTA validates fundamental technology knowledge and enables technology career path exploration.

Supporting Points

MTA certification is an easy, cost-effective solution for validating key fundamental technology concepts

Provides a Microsoft credential preparing students for today’s workplace

Helps attract technology students, enhance college applications, and prepare students for advanced IT studies

Helps institutions empower faculty and motivate students to pursue their passion for technology

Easily integrates into existing curricula, with exams delivered right in the classroom

Provides an easy-to-use, reliable validation tool to measure students’ understanding of building-block IT concepts

Enables educators to deliver industry-relevant knowledge preparing students for success with academic and vocational pursuits

Strengthens substance and value of curricula

Validates a student’s fundamental technology knowledge, essential to succeeding with continued studies, academic admissions, and building a rewarding career in technology

Provides an easy, inexpensive way to explore technology career options

MTA is the first step towards becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

Augments and compliments technology rel

MTA Certification Exams


Mobility and Device Fundamentals

EXAM 98-368

Cloud Fundamentals

EXAM 98-369

  • Understand device configurations
  • Understand data access and management
  • Understand device security
  • Understand cloud services
  • Understand enterprise mobility
  • Understand the cloud
  • Enable Microsoft cloud
  • Administer Office 365 and Microsoft Intune
  • Use and configure Microsoft cloud services
  • Support cloud users

HTML5 Application Developer Fundamentals

EXAM 98-375

Software Development Fundamentals

EXAM 98-361

  • Platform fundamentals
  • Manage the state of an application
  • Debug and test
  • Publish an application
  • Build the UI using HTML5
  • Core CSS concepts
  • Using JavaScript:
    • Update
      the UI
    • Code animations
    • Access data
  • Code additional HTML5 APIs
  • Core Programming
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • General Software Development
  • Web Applications
  • Desktop Applications
  • Databases

Introduction to Programming Using Block-Based Languages

EXAM 98-380

  • Apply Strategies to Solve Computational Problems
  • Design Algorithms
  • Work with Data Representation in Block-Based Programming Languages
  • Solve Computational Problems by Using Modeling and Simulation
  • Code Programs in Block-Based Programming
  • Assess Personal Security in Internet Communications
  • Examine the Software Development Process


Database Administration Fundamentals

EXAM 98-364

  • Core Database concepts
  • Database Objects
  • Manipulating Data
  • Data Storage
  • Database Administration


Server Administration Fundamentals

EXAM 98-365

Networking Fundamentals

EXAM 98-366

Security Fundamentals

EXAM 98-367

Windows Operating System Fundamentals

EXAM 98-349

  • Server Installation
  • Server Roles
  • Active Directory
  • Storage
  • Server Performance Management
  • Server Maintenance
  • Network Infrastructures
  • Network Hardware
  • Protocols and Services
  • Security Layers
  • Operating System Security
  • Network Security
  • Security Software
  • Operating System Configurations
  • Installing and Upgrading Client Systems
  • Managing Applications
  • Managing Files and Folders
  • Managing Devices
  • Understanding Operating System Maintenance

The Microsoft Technology Associate certification validates the fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career in technology.

  • Designed for students that are new to technology
  • Validates essential fundamental technology concepts, preparing students for advanced IT classes, MCSA and MCSD certification, and entry level job experience assignments such as internships.
  • Exams delivered in the classroom, preparing students for real world careers in IT
  • Positions students for advanced training, MCSA and MCSD certification and entry-level positions
  • Campus License available only to Academic institutions

Windows Operating System Fundamentals
EXAM 98-349
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Software Development Fundamentals
EXAM 98-361


Database Fundamentals
EXAM 98-364


Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
EXAM 98-365


Networking Fundamentals
EXAM 98-366


Security Fundamentals
EXAM 98-367
Click to view OD Changes


Mobility and Device Fundamentals
EXAM 98-368


Cloud Fundamentals
EXAM 98-369


HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
EXAM 98-375


Introduction to Programming Using Block-Based Languages
Exam 98-380