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Want to build and deliver technology education with a simple,
convenient, and affordable suite of entry
level technology

Microsoft makes it easier.

What is Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)?

MTA is a new, entry
level certification that validates the fundamental technology knowledge that students
need to start building a career in Microsoft technologies.

12 initial titles on Developer, IT Pro, and Database high
demand topics.

9 initial languages: English, Spanish, S. Chinese, T. Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German, Russian, Br.

What can MTA do for me?

You can offer students a solid career foundation that enables career exploration.

You get an education solution including learning and an industry
recognized credentials.

MTA lowers the barriers to entry to the Microsoft Certification Program by providing a stepping stone to
our professional certification.

Who needs MTA?

MTA is exclusively for academic customers: technology
focused high schools and higher education
institutions. It’s driven by Certiport partners and Microsoft’s Public Sector, Education and Evangelism
teams in the field.

How can I get MTA?

Get it through
. It’s an internet
based platform that gives you unprecedented testing flexibility.
There are testing centers with educators empowered as proctors. You receive an MTA Exam Review Kit
to facilitate curriculum adoption.

MTA Overview

Associate Series

Fundamental knowledge for
students to start building a
successful career in technology.

IT Pro and Developer

Technology Certifications

Comprehensive set of
skills required to be
successful on the job.

Professional Series

depth skills working
with Microsoft

Technology Series

IT architects who have completed a
rigorous industry
driven peer
validation process.

IT experts with demonstrated
mastery of a product through
on lab
based testing.

Advanced Series

Advanced skills in specific Microsoft
Office applications. Requires passing
either Word Expert or Excel Expert.

Expert Series

Validates core skills with the
Microsoft Office suite.
Includes exams in Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Access, Outlook,
Project, and SharePoint.

Specialist Series

Overall comprehension and deep
expertise of Microsoft Office. Requires
Word Expert, Excel Expert, PowerPoint,
and Outlook or Access exams.

Master Series

Information Worker

Productivity Certifications

Microsoft Certification Program

One MTA exam = One MTA certification

MTA exams are not pre
requisite to each other or to MCTS exams

Path from MTA to MCTS to IT Jobs

MTA Certification Paths

IT Pro and Database

MTA Certification Paths


361: Software Developer

Understanding core programming

Understanding object
oriented programming

Understanding general software development

Understanding web applications

Understanding desktop applications

Understanding databases

362: Windows Developer

Understanding Windows programming basics

Creating Windows Forms applications



Creating Windows Services applications

Accessing data in a Windows Forms application

Deploying Windows application

363: Web Developer Fundamentals

Programming web applications

Working with data and services

Troubleshooting and debugging web

Working with client
side scripting

Configuring and deploying web applications

Software Developer

Exams are defined based on career tracks with high demand in the industry. Specific topics are
designed by MSL experts and vetted with college instructors.

What Does MTA Test?

372: Microsoft.NET Fundamentals

Understanding .NET Framework concepts

Understanding Namespaces and Classes in
the .NET Framework

Understanding .NET Code compilation

Understanding I/O Classes in the .NET

374: Gaming Developer

Understanding game design

Designing the UI

Understanding components

Working with

Understanding game platforms

Rendering engines


Transforming objects

375: HTML5 Application
Development Fundamentals

Understanding Platform fundamentals

Managing the state of an application

Understanding how to publish an application

Building the UI using HTML5

Understanding core


Understanding JavaScript for basic programing

Software Developer

Exams are defined based on career tracks with high demand in the industry. Specific topics are
designed by MSL experts and vetted with college instructors.

What Does MTA Test?

373: Mobile Development

Understanding mobile device tools

Understanding design for mobile devices

Understanding basic Silverlight

Understanding mobile device APIs

Understanding mobile device controls

Building a UI

365: Windows Server Admin.

Understanding server installation

Understanding server roles

Understanding Active Directory

Understanding storage

Understanding server performance management

Understanding server maintenance

366: Networking Fundamentals

Understanding network infrastructures

Internet, intranet, extranet, LAN, WAN,
wireless, topologies, access methods

Understanding network hardware

Switches, routers, media types

Understanding protocols and services

OSI model, IPv4, IPv6, names resolution,
networking services, TCP/IP

367: Security Fundamentals

Understanding security layers

Understanding operating system security

Understanding network security

Understanding security software

Exams are defined based on career tracks
with high demand in the industry. Specific
topics are designed by MSL experts and
vetted with college instructors.

IT Pro Titles

What Does MTA Test?

349: Windows Operating System

Understanding Operating System

Installing and Upgrading Client Systems

Managing Applications

Managing Files and Folders

Managing Devices

Understanding Operating System Maintenance

What does MTA Test?

Database Titles

364: Database Admin. Fundamentals

Understanding core database concepts

Creating database objects

Manipulating data

Understanding data storage

Administering a database

Exams are defined based on career tracks with high demand in the industry. Specific topics are
designed by MSL experts and vetted with college instructors.

You can offer up to 500 MTA exams per calendar year with just one license.

All you need is a computer with internet access, and you can administer the

exam at any time! Plus, your students have unlimited access to MTA Exam

Review Kits.

MTA Campus License

= Two

Get Started!

Register as a Proctor with Certiport. Instructions are available at

Create a proctor pool. When you build a strong community of certification
exam proctors at your school, you help to ensure the success of your
certification offering.

Take the MTA exam yourself. Have a Certiport peer proctor administer the
test. This will familiarize you with the student experience and exam content.

Map the MTA exam objective domains to the content you are currently

Use your Certification Exam Review Kits to prepare students for any exam
content not covered by your existing curriculum.

Get Your Students Started!

Send students to

practice their knowledge and challenge their peers to a game of AYC! MTA
game questions are based on MTA exam objectives.

Have your students register at

to download full
versions of Microsoft software and to find more student resources from

Have students register for the exam a few days prior to administering it.
This will ensure that all students are ready to take the exam in a single
class period. (Exam time is 50 minutes.)

IT Pro Edition / Developer and Database Edition

MTA Student Study Guides:

Download free of charge at:

Available in print

or study
ready format

As an MTA customer, you can download review kits for free. Developed by MS Learning,
MTA Exam Review Kits are collections of 20 review lessons, 50 minutes each, covering
the topics of each individual MTA exam.

Course syllabus

Learning objectives

Unit scope and sequence

Pacing chart

A mapping of the unit learning activities to the MTA exam objectives

Instructor materials

Lesson plans for each day of instruction

Presentation slides for each day of instruction

Annotated speaker notes for each slide

Content delivery resources

Occasional class demonstrations

Occasional interactive whole
class sessions

Guides for occasional discussions to foster dialogue about key topics

Student learning materials

Instructor presentation slides

class exercises (including the code for those exercises)

Practical out
class work

Labs as appropriate

Student assessment materials

unit questions and answers

Microsoft Official Academic Courseware
available from Wiley Publishing

MTA Exam Review Kits

5 Scenarios you might encounter

The Perfect Fit

course maps exactly to the OD (overall

Rough Alignment

course is incomplete for some
elements of some ODs


course completely misses some ODs

No Alignment

course does not match OD, but
instructor provides MTA Certification opportunity

Independent Study

Instructor offers MTA as
independent study or to a small group

Use the ERK as a review tool

Use all of the lessons as classroom activities

Use those lessons in which students need the most review

Assign lessons as out
class activities

Mix and match to fit the needs of individual students

Use as an individual study guide

Scenario 1: Perfect Fit

Course maps to the complete set of ODs

Use the ERK as a basis for new learning

Select portions of the lessons to introduce new concepts

Use the structure of the lesson to build a more complete and
robust lesson

Refer to the “Microsoft resources and Web links” as tools

Use the sections that match as a review tool

Scenario 2: Rough Alignment

Course is incomplete for some ODs

Use ERK as a starting point to create new units

Expand the activities to more completely introduce and teach
the new concepts

The “Microsoft resources and Web links” section provides
sources for content

Use the review lesson as a culminating review activity

Use the sections that match as a review tool

Scenario 3: Incomplete

Course completely misses a few ODs

Use as a starting point to create a new course

Develop new course that matches the OD

Combine the OD and the content in the review lessons to build
or select courseware

Use the review lesson as a culminating review activity to
measure the effectiveness of the new course

Scenario 4: No Alignment

Instructor wants to provide MTA course

Provide the ERK to students as study guides

Enable motivated students in a class to prepare for the exam
independently or in a study group

Provide ERKs to guide their learning and/or review

Schedules a convenient time to administer the exam on the
school campus and provide proctoring

Scenario 5: Independent Study

MTA as independent study or to a small group

Vendor Courseware

Wiley, CCI

MeasureUp Practice Tests

MTA Student Study Guides

Available free at

AreYouCertifiable (AYC) Practice Game
charge online game)

Prep Guides and Learning Plans

See marketing materials, become a test center, purchase a license

MTA Courseware and Additional Resources

IT Starts Here.