Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification Exam

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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification is a professional certificate for those pursuing a career path in IT infrastructure, database design, or software development using Microsoft technologies. MTA Certification is an industry-recognized Certificate that is recommended as an entry point into an IT job using Microsoft Technology. Passing just one exam will earn you an MTA certificate that will help you take your first step toward a career in technology.NR Computer Learning Center (NRCLC) offers classroom, online and live-online instructor-led training. For more information, call (714) 505-3475.

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Step 1: Purchase a Voucher for MTA Exam

To take the test, you first need to purchase a voucher for the exam.

MTA Exam Voucher

MTA Exam Voucher + Retake

Step 2: Purchase Online Course and Practice Test for MTA Exam (Optional)

MTA 98-361-Softwre Development
MTA 98-361: Software Development Fundamentals with C#
Topics: Getting Started with .NET, Your First App, Debugging and Errors, Projects and Syntax, Variables and Data Types, A Closer Look at Data Types, Types and Operators, Precedence and Nulls, XML and File I/O, Strings and Dates, Conditionals and Looping, Objects and Classes, Working With Objects, Methods, Methods in Classes, Inheritance, Interfaces, and Arrays.

MTA 98-364: Database Fundamentals
Topics: Getting Started, SSMS and Data Tools, Installation, Server Configuration, Using Management Studio, Writing and Executing Queries, Introduction to SQL Server 2016, T-SQL and Manageability Enhancements, More Enhancements and In-Memory Tables, Column Store Indexes, Security and Availability, SSIS, SSAS and SSRS, Advanced Integration

MTA 98-361 Introduction to Programming Using Python
MTA 98-381: Introduction to Programming Using Python
Topics: Install and Configure; Syntax, Import, Other; Statements; Types; Strings, Booleans and Files; Lists, Tuples, Comprehensions; Functions; Classes; Programming Tools; Modules and Packages; Metaprogramming and JSON

MTA 98-382 - Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript (1)
MTA 98-382: Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript
Topics: Introduction to JavaScript Intermediate JavaScript, Working with JavaScript Elements, Bonus JavaScript Tips

Step 3: Schedule for MTA exam and pay $25 proctoring fee online

When you are ready to take the test, you will need to schedule for the exam and pay $25 for the proctoring fee. Click here to schedule for MTA exam at NRCLC testing center or to take the test “At Home”.

Step 4: On the day of the Exam

On the day of the exam, you will need to bring the following items with you:
1. MTA voucher to take the exam (Step 1)
2. An official Id with picture and signature (Drivers license will do)
3. Receipt of online payment for proctoring fee (step 3).