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​Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

The Fundamentals of IT

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an introductory Microsoft certification for individuals considering a career in technology. MTA certification addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assesses and validates your core technical knowledge, and enhances your technical credibility. It is the ideal and preferred path to Microsoft's world-renowned technology certification programs, such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD).

MTA Tracks
Career Path
Course Title
IT Infrastructure
For those intending to build a career in desktop or server infrastructure or private cloud computing.

 Required Exams [link to CCChome page/partners/certiport/MTA Instfrastructure exams]
  • Windows Operating System Fundamentals
  • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Security Fundamentals
For those intending to build a career in data platform administration or business intelligence.


Required Exams [link to CCChome page/partners/certiport/MTA database exams]
  • Database Admin Fundamentals
For those intending to build a career as a software developer, or move ahead to MCSD certification.


Required exams [link to CCC home page/partners/certiport/ MTA developer exams]
  • Windows Mobility and Device Fundamentals
  • Office 365 Cloud Fundamentals
  • Software Development Fundamentals
  • Web Development Fundamentals
  • .NET Fundamentals
  • HTML5 Application Developer Fundamentals
  • Gaming Development Fundamentals
  • Software Testing Fundamentals

You can earn an MTA certification by passing an exam in one of the following tracks, depending on your interests and career goals.​

Pick the career path. Take the courses. Find an Authorized Training Partner or Business Affiliates who offers this training.

Pass the exams. See details for MTA certification exams with Certiport