Start your career in technology
Start your career in technology
Information Technology Specialist (ITS) Certification is a way for students to validate entry level IT skills sought after by employers. The IT Specialist program is aimed at candidates who are considering or just beginning a path to a career in information technology. Students can certify their knowledge in a broad range of IT topics, including software development, database administration, networking and security, mobility and device management, and coding.
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IT Specialist Certifications
Candidates are AI enabled learners and are prepared for the professional use of AI by understanding how AI can be used to solve problems.
Candidates will be able to identify and describe end solutions that leverage cloud technologies, considerations that span across solutions and the “art of the possible” in utilizing cloud to develop solutions.
Candidates decompose problems, collect and analyze data, recognize patterns in data, represent data through abstractions, and automate solutions by using algorithmic thinking.
Candidates are starting their journey in the cybersecurity field. This exam assesses their understanding of key security paradigms, terminology, and mindset.
Candidates are seeking to prove introductory knowledge of how to responsibly manipulate, analyze, and communicate findings of data analysis.
Candidates will demonstrate foundational knowledge of how to design and query relational databases, such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle.
Device Configuration and Management
Candidates will demonstrate foundational skills in, and a basic knowledge of, Windows devices and mobility.
HTML and CSS
Candidates will demonstrate that they can structure a webpage using HTML elements and create and apply styles using CSS.
HTML5 Application Development
Candidates will demonstrate that they can recognize, write, and debug Java code that will logically solve a problem.
Candidates will demonstrate foundational networking knowledge and skills, including TCP/IP, networking services, networking topologies, and troubleshooting in wired and wireless environments.
Candidates will demonstrate foundational security knowledge and skills, including an understanding of core security principles operating system security, network and device security, and secure computing practices.
Candidates will demonstrate that they can recognize, write, and debug Python code that will logically solve a problem.
Candidates will demonstrate core software development skills, including object-oriented programming, web applications, and databases. Candidates are expected to have some experience with C# and ANSI SQL.
Microsoft MTA Retirement Map
Microsoft Technology Association (MTA) Certification Exams officially retired on June 30, 2022. If you are interested in the options available to replace MTA exams, please take a look at the MTA retirement map below which outlines the IT Specialist (ITS) and Microsoft Certified Fundamentals (MCF) Certification Exams that map to the previous MTA Certification Exams.
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2. Learning Solutions
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4. Certification Exam
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