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

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.
Portuguese



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
Certiport
. 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

In
-
depth skills working
with Microsoft
technologies.

Technology Series

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

IT experts with demonstrated
mastery of a product through
hands
-
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


Developer

98
-
361: Software Developer
Fundamentals


Understanding core programming


Understanding object
-
oriented programming


Understanding general software development


Understanding web applications


Understanding desktop applications


Understanding databases

98
-
362: Windows Developer
Fundamentals


Understanding Windows programming basics


Creating Windows Forms applications


Creating
WPF

applications


Creating Windows Services applications


Accessing data in a Windows Forms application


Deploying Windows application

98
-
363: Web Developer Fundamentals


Programming web applications


Working with data and services


Troubleshooting and debugging web
applications


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?

98
-
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
Framework

98
-
374: Gaming Developer
Fundamentals


Understanding game design


Designing the UI


Understanding components


Working with
XNA


Understanding game platforms


Rendering engines


Animations


Transforming objects

98
-
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
CSS

concepts


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?

98
-
373: Mobile Development
Fundamentals


Understanding mobile device tools


Understanding design for mobile devices


Understanding basic Silverlight


Understanding mobile device APIs


Understanding mobile device controls


Building a UI


98
-
365: Windows Server Admin.
Fundamentals


Understanding server installation


Understanding server roles


Understanding Active Directory


Understanding storage


Understanding server performance management


Understanding server maintenance

98
-
366: Networking Fundamentals


Understanding network infrastructures

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


Understanding network hardware

o
Switches, routers, media types


Understanding protocols and services

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

98
-
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?

98
-
349: Windows Operating System
Fundamentals


Understanding Operating System
Configurations


Installing and Upgrading Client Systems


Managing Applications


Managing Files and Folders


Managing Devices


Understanding Operating System Maintenance

What does MTA Test?


Database Titles

98
-
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
Campuses
= Two
Licenses

Get Started!

1.
Register as a Proctor with Certiport. Instructions are available at
www.certiport.com


2.
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.

3.
Take the MTA exam yourself. Have a Certiport peer proctor administer the
test. This will familiarize you with the student experience and exam content.

4.
Map the MTA exam objective domains to the content you are currently
teaching.

5.
Use your Certification Exam Review Kits to prepare students for any exam
content not covered by your existing curriculum.


Get Your Students Started!

1.
Send students to
http://www.microsoft.com/click/areyoucertifiable/

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

2.
Have your students register at
http://dreamspark.com

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

3.
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:
www.certiport.com
/mrl


Available in print
-
ready

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


In
-
class exercises (including the code for those exercises)


Practical out
-
of
-
class work


Labs as appropriate

Student assessment materials


End
-
of
-
lesson/sub
-
unit questions and answers

Microsoft Official Academic Courseware
available from Wiley Publishing

MTA Exam Review Kits

5 Scenarios you might encounter


1.
The Perfect Fit


course maps exactly to the OD (overall
exam
O
bjective
D
omain)

2.
Rough Alignment


course is incomplete for some
elements of some ODs

3.
Incomplete


course completely misses some ODs

4.
No Alignment


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

5.
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
-
of
-
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 www.certiport.com/mta


AreYouCertifiable (AYC) Practice Game
(no
-
charge online game)


http://www.microsoft.com/click/areyoucertifiable



www.microsoft.com/learning/mta


Prep Guides and Learning Plans


www.certiport.com/mta


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


MTA Courseware and Additional Resources

IT Starts Here.