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New Microsoft Certification for Students: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) available now!

Posted by Rubel Khan on July 12, 2010

Microsoft Certifications have helped many professionals start and advance their careers in the IT Industry. We wanted to offer students a similar ‘career springboard’ and today we proudly announce our first official certification designed specifically for students: the Microsoft Technology Associate.


Students who aspire to become IT Professionals or Developers should have a look at MTA which is an ideal stepping stone to our professional MCTS certifications and to a career in IT.

Initial titles

98-361:  Software Development Fundamentals

98-362:  Windows Development Fundamentals

98-363:  Web Development Fundamentals

98-364:  Database Administration Fundamentals

98-365:  Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

98-366:  Networking Fundamentals

98-367:  Security Fundamentals

Exams are available now in English and will be released in Spanish, S. Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German, T. Chinese, Russian, and Br. Portuguese by the fall of 2010.

MTA exams are delivered through an internet-based testing platform that allows delivery of exams anytime in any computer connected to the internet at a licensed academic institution. Educators are empowered as exam proctors. MTA exams are available via vouchers and MTA Campus Licenses.

The MTA Campus License includes MTA Certification Exam Review Kits, available now for the Developer titles and available in September, 2010 for IT Pro titles. These kits will help faculty prepare their students for a successful exam on first attempt and integrate MTA in their curriculum. An MTA Are You Certifiable? practice game is also available – Challenge your friends to beat your high score and at the same time test your readiness for the real MTA exam. In addition, Several leading academic textbook publishers are planning to release MTA courseware and learning materials, starting in the fall of 2010.



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