MTA - St. Cloud State University

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Engineering & Technology, Computer Science, Computer Networks
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Invest Big without a Big Investment Want to build and deliver technology education with a simple, convenient, and affordable suite of entry-level technology certifications? Microsoft makes it easier.

MTA Overview What is Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)? MTA is an 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 and facilitates 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 or an authorized Certiport Partner. 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.

Microsoft Certification Program Information Worker

IT Pro and Developer

Productivity Certifications

Technology Certifications

Master Series

Advanced Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

Technology Series In-depth skills working with Microsoft technologies.

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

Path from MTA to MCTS to IT Jobs • One MTA exam = One MTA certification • MTA exams are not pre-requisite to each other or to MCTS exams

MTA Certification Paths – IT Pro and Database

MTA Certification Paths – Developer

What Does MTA Test? Software Developer 98-361: Software Developer Fundamentals

98-362: Windows Developer Fundamentals

Understanding core programming Understanding object-oriented programming Understanding general software development Understanding web applications Understanding desktop applications Understanding databases

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

98-372: Microsoft.NET Fundamentals

Programming web applications Working with data and services Troubleshooting and debugging web applications Working with client-side scripting Configuring and deploying web applications

 Understanding .NET Framework concepts  Understanding Namespaces and Classes in the .NET Framework  Understanding .NET Code compilation  Understanding I/O Classes in the .NET Framework

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? Software Developer 98-375: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals

98-374: Gaming Developer 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

Understanding game design Designing the UI Understanding components Working with XNA Understanding game platforms Rendering engines Animations Transforming objects

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 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? IT Pro Titles 98-365: Windows Server Admin. Fundamentals Understanding server installation Understanding server roles Understanding Active Directory Understanding storage Understanding server performance management Understanding server maintenance

98-349: 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

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.

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.

MTA Courseware and Additional Resources 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

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