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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Start your career in technology

Microsoft Technology Associate

Start your career in technology

Microsoft Technology Associate

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an entry-level IT professional certification from Microsoft that covers a range of IT Infrastructure, Developer and Database qualifications. MTA is the essential first step for any individual interested in computer science and coding looking to pursue a successful career in IT.

MTA exams are based on high-demand industry career tracks and are designed by experts. Therefore, this is the recommended certification for academic and workforce development institutions to deliver to candidates beginning a learning pathway towards a career in IT.

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Microsoft Technology Associate – Developer

Software Development Fundamentals

Software Development Fundamentals (98-361)

Prove core software development skills. 

HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals

HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (98-375)

Prove core HTML5 client application development skills.

Intro to Programming Using Python

Intro to programming using Python (98-381)

Prove correct writing code, data types and logically solve a problem with Python.

Intro to Programming Using JavaScript

Intro to programming using JavaScript (98-382)

Prove correct writing code, data types and logically solve a problem with JavaScript. 

Intro to Programming Using HTML and CSS

Intro to programming using HTML and CSS (98-383)

Prove ability to structure data using HTML elements, and create and apply styles using CSS. 

Intro to Programming Using Java

Intro to programming using Java (98-388)

Prove familiarity with Java, its features and capabilities, how to write, debug and maintain Java code.

Microsoft Technology Associate – Infrastructure

Operating System Fundamentals

Windows Operating System Fundamentals (98-349)

Prove knowledge of fundamental Windows operating system concepts in a Windows 10 environment.

Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (98-365)

Prove Windows Server administration knowledge and skills.

Networking Fundamentals

Networking Fundamentals (98-366)

Prove fundamental networking knowledge and skills.

Networking Fundamentals

Security Fundamentals (98-367)

Validate fundamental security knowledge and skills.

Mobility and Device Fundamentals

Mobility and Device Fundamentals (98-368)

Prove fundamental skills in, and a basic knowledge of, Windows devices and mobility.

Microsoft Technology Associate – Database

Database Fundamentals

Database Fundamentals (98-364)

Prove introductory knowledge of, and skills with, databases – including relational databases such as Microsoft SQL Server or Windows Azure SQL Database.



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Prodigy Learning's "Four Stage Learning Pathway"

Prodigy Learning offers a comprehensive pathway for Microsoft Technology Associate certification from learning solutions through to certification exams. To ensure that the MTA certifications are delivered successfully, Prodigy Learning strongly recommends following the Four Stage Learning Pathway leveraging these solutions.


1. Skills Analysis

Use GMetrix or Measureup as a Skills Analysis tool to identify learners' areas of weakness.


2. Learning Solutions

Use LearnKey video training or other approved self-paced or instructor-led Learning Solutions.


3. Practice Tests

Sit the GMetrix or Measureup Practice Test. Comprehensive reporting proves readiness for the certification exam.


4. Certification Exam

Sit the Exam.  Prove learners' skills with a robust, internationally standardised assessment.

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