Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) has previously been available only to academic students, faculty, and staff. Now, anyone looking to explore a career in IT or to enhance their knowledge of IT can take an MTA exam!
MTA provides essential technology training and an industry-recognized certification to those just starting a career in IT – or for business professionals who want to enhance their career by adding a technology skillset.
Twelve exams in three technology tracks — IT Infrastructure, Developer, and Database — cover cutting-edge topics (such as Gaming and HTML5), and foundational topics that provide valuable skills in traditional technology fields and the new world of cloud computing. By passing an MTA exam you become part of the Microsoft Certification Program. While building confidence and skills, you can find MTA to be a stepping stone to other Microsoft certifications such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD).
Microsoft Learning Partners who delivered MTA training and certification exams during the recent pilot received positive feedback from their instructors and their students. The training and certification sessions took place in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. The pilot partners agree that MTA provides a great opportunity for those who are interested in exploring a career in IT but have little experience with technology.
Ready to get MTA certified? Go to here to find out how.
As another boost on your road to MTA, Microsoft is offering a free second shot on certification exams that are taken at commercial test centers.