FAQ: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification

. What is Microsoft Technology Associate Certification?

MTA logoMicrosoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an entry-level industry recognized certification that validates the fundamental knowledge in Microsoft technology. MTA is for students, an individual changing careers, or anyone else wanting to explore a career in technology.

2. What MTA Certification are there?

Following is a list of MTA Certification Exams:

  • 98-349: Windows OS Fundamentals
  • 98-365: Windows Server Admin Fundamentals
  • 98-366: Networking Fundamentals
  • 98-367: Security Fundamentals
  • 98-361: Software Development Fundamentals
  • 98-368: Mobility and Device Fundamentals
  • 98-375: HTML5 Application Dev Fundamentals
  • 98-381: Introduction to Programming Using Python
  • 98-382: Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript
  • 98-383: Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS
  • 98-388: Introduction to Programming Using Java
  • 98-364: Database Fundamentals

You will receive a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certificate from Microsoft when you pass any one of the above exams.

3. What is the difference between MTA and MCSA Exam?

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is the entry level certification that helps individuals validate and showcase their skills and knowledge in fundamentals of Microsoft technology. It provides individual build foundation in technology for their careers and helps them gain the confidence they need to succeed in advanced studies.Microsoft IT CertificationsMicrosoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA) certification is the next level of certification that helps individuals showcase their potential employers and college admissions officers that they have a deeper understanding of a specific technology. Earning multiple MCSA certifications indicates that the individual have a breadth of knowledge across different products, capable of implementing, building, troubleshooting and debugging many different Microsoft technologies.

As the individuals gain more experience in using Microsoft Technology, they have the option to take an advanced exam to become Microsoft IT Professional, Professional Developer, Microsoft Certified Master, and Microsoft Certified Architect.

4. What are the benefits of MTA Certification?

The MTA Certificate measures the fundamental knowledge of an individual in operating system, software development, and database design. The certificate can help individuals become more confident in competing in today’s competitive job market, and result in higher potential earning. It can help employees increase their competence, productivity, and credibility with their colleagues and clients. The certificate also helps an employer assign the individual on the project quickly with the right skill level and capabilities. Following is a list of benefits of obtaining a Microsoft Certificate:

  • Validate your skills as a job seeker
  • Differentiate yourself from competitors
  • Get your resume noticed
  • Gain recognition from your employer
  • Leverage the power of the Microsoft brand

5. What is the process for getting an MTA Certificate?

NR Computer Learning Center (NRCLC) is a Microsoft Partner and an Authorized Testing Center located in Orange County. NRCLC provides an on-site and online training, online practice test and access to the testing facility to anyone interested in Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification exam.

Following is the five-step process for getting an MTA certification:

  1. Select the MTA exam you wish to certify in.
  2. Prepare for the exam.
  3. Purchase an MTA Voucher: You will need an MTA voucher to take the exam. If you do not have an MTA voucher then you can purchase an MTA voucher from our center by calling us at (714) 505-3475 or by Click here to purchase a voucher online from NR Computer Learning Center for the MTA exam. Note: Please allow 24 hours for processing the order. The voucher number will be to be transmitted to you via the “Contact Email” address you provided in the order process.
  4. Register for the exam:
    Once you have the voucher, you will need to register for the test. If you are located in Southern California, you can take the test at NR Computer Learning Center (NRCLC). NRCLC is an Certiport authorized testing center located in Southern California. The testing center is open from Monday to Saturday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. To take the test at NRCLC, call the center at (714) 505-3475 or click here to select a date and time to take the test.  To find a Certiport Authorized testing center in your neighborhood click here.
  5. Take the exam: On the day of the exam, you will need to bring with you the following 2 items:
    1. Drivers License or Student ID with photo (Unexpired)
    2. MTA Voucher number

The MTA exam is approximately one hour long. The score is based on the end result, not on the time taken to complete the test. The test results are displayed immediately and can be printed as soon as the test is completed.

An official Microsoft certificate with the Microsoft logo is mailed by Microsoft to the candidates  within four to six weeks after successfully passing the exam. Microsoft will also send an email with the instructions for generating Microsoft ID. The Microsoft ID and logo can be added to your resume to showcase your knowledge of Microsoft Technology.

6. Does NRCLC provide any assistance in preparing for the exam?

NRCLC provides the following assistance to students preparing for the MTA Exam:

  • To view the list of scheduled hands-on classes at our training center in Southern California, visit https://www.nrclc.com/schedule.
  • For corporate training, please call (714) 505-3475.
  • For online self-study coursesclick here.
  • To purchase practice test, click here.
  • For one-on-one in-person or online lessons, please send us an email at info@nrclc.com or call us at (714) 505-3475.

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