MCSM

MCSE

MTA is an optional
starting point for
candidates not ready to
start with MCSA

MCSD

MCSA
MTA
 A fourth level has been added to the pyramid

representing MTA as entry level

 Microsoft Learning web pages have been ...
Students affiliated with an Academic institution

IT Professionals / Career Changers
Entry-level
certification that
validates
fundamental
knowledge of
technology
concepts.

Includes learning content
and can ...
Developer

98-361:
98-362:
98-363:
98-372:
98-373:
98-374:
98-375:

Software Development
Windows Development
Web Developme...
www.certiport.com/mta
IT Pro Exams 98-349, 98-365, 98-366,
98-367
Introduction of new question types
Update to Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8...
In the UK, the MTA certifications are a cornerstone of IT
Apprenticeships…
Knowledge
A technical “certificate” to provide
pre-requisite skills

Employee Rights &
Responsibilities
Ensures individual...
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Each state implements the
Career Cluster Framework to
meet the needs of careers
currently available in their
regions and t...
CCENT
Storage+

Server+

Network+

Cloud+

Servers

Networking

Solution (Cloud)

Information
Worker

A+

Client

Storage
...
 85% overlap between CompTIA Network+ and

Security+ and MTA Networking and Security
Security+

98-367

And

And

Network...
Consider “flipping” the classroom since learning is all
about discovery…
Exam Review Kits (ERKs)
ITA Benefit
20 hours of lesson plans and classroom presentations
Can be customized to meet instruc...
Microsoft Official Academic Courses (MOAC)

Exam Review Kit (ERK)

• Published by partner John Wiley & Sons
• Full coursew...
MTA Training

Exam Review Kit (ERK)

• Based on Wiley MOAC
• Full courseware solution with a variety of
classroom activiti...
MTA Security Fundamentals 98-367
MTA Windows Server Administration 98-365
MTA Networking Fundamentals 98-366
James Conrad
...
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/itacademy/ita-locator.aspx
Questions?
Queries?
Comments?
Zeshan@Zeshan.com
http://www.Zeshan.com
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!
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The explosion of the use of the MTA exams has exploded within academic settings. Yet, a lot of the institutions delivering the MTA are either just teaching to the exam or are being delivered by educators with a lack of experience of current industry trends. This is a ripe market where a MCT could add value. Sure, it won’t make the big bucks, but if you are between contracts it’s a great way to give back to the educational community and shape young minds! Find out why the MTA holds so much value within UK academia and how you can use the tools and resources available within the Microsoft IT Academy subscription to help educational institutions get more value from their programmes. This was delivered at the MCT Summit Europe 2013.

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  • Mention Zenos & PnP
  • Available in English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, German, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Italian
  • Mention the SSG can be downloaded from the Certiport website
  • Explain that there was some criticism that the exams were too easy.
  • Exam type updates are for English only.
  • Although positioned in Academia, there are a lack of suitably qualified teachers/instructors
  • This is a small selection of qualifications which have MTA exams embedded.Diploma = 540 guided learning hours | 72 credits =Certificate = 135 guided learning hours | 24 creditsThese qualification be done either in a school/college or part of an apprenticeshipAward = 90 guided learning hours | 12 creditsThis would be done in a school/college
  • Explain that City and Guilds are willing to map their units to allow for MTA exams to count as credit. A shakeup of Apprenticeships is going on right now, hence the reason why the other MTAs were not added on.
  • https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/node/51282
  • Explain that currently MCTs are remote-training teachers but there is a demand for more
  • This onlyshows the infrastructure certifications comparison.The MTA also provides training and exams for Developers and Database.The MTA has a wider remit than goes beyond making young people “job ready” – it is to teach these essential skills at school and foster creativity. To go “behind the screen” and understand why /how their devices work – and even make their own software/systems (rather than go for a vendor’s solution)
  • CompTIA vs. MTA: MTA is more end-to-end because its focused on relevance to the MS solutions. CompTIA is agnostic but it suffers from too much memorization for things out of context, and takes a Wikipedia like approach. (This is what one person told us. I’ve heard this sentiment echoed by some MCT’s in the US.)A large commercial partner in the US which does a lot of Cyber-security training uses the MTA Security courseware to deliver the Security+ resulting in delegates getting both the Sec+ and the MTA Sec. MTA Sec courseware was more interesting and 5 days taken off using the MTA courseware
  • Academia needs MCTs to teach the MTA!

    1. 1. MCSM MCSE MTA is an optional starting point for candidates not ready to start with MCSA MCSD MCSA MTA
    2. 2.  A fourth level has been added to the pyramid representing MTA as entry level  Microsoft Learning web pages have been updated to support the four-level pyramid  MTA is now a visible part of the cert stack
    3. 3. Students affiliated with an Academic institution IT Professionals / Career Changers
    4. 4. Entry-level certification that validates fundamental knowledge of technology concepts. Includes learning content and can be delivered in the classroom by educators, making it a valuable academic solution. MTA is a stepping stone to other Microsoft certifications. Enables career exploration. Provides a complete solution including an industryrecognized credential.
    5. 5. Developer 98-361: 98-362: 98-363: 98-372: 98-373: 98-374: 98-375: Software Development Windows Development Web Development Microsoft .NET Mobile Development Gaming Development HTML5 App Dev IT Infrastructure 98-349: 98-365: 98-366: 98-367: Windows Operating System Windows Server Administration Networking Security Database 98-364: Database Administration
    6. 6. www.certiport.com/mta
    7. 7. IT Pro Exams 98-349, 98-365, 98-366, 98-367 Introduction of new question types Update to Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 likely won’t be until H1 FY15 Developer Exams 98-361, 98-363, 98374 Introduction of new question types Removal of reference to XNA in Exam 374 Database Exam 98-364 Introduction of new question types SQL Server 2012 to be included at later date
    8. 8. In the UK, the MTA certifications are a cornerstone of IT Apprenticeships…
    9. 9. Knowledge A technical “certificate” to provide pre-requisite skills Employee Rights & Responsibilities Ensures individuals understand company & legislative policy. UK IT Apprenticeship Competence Competence-based qualification to assess workplace competence Transferrable Skills Functional Skills in Maths, English & ICT. Includes wider soft skills. Vendor Certification Provides industry standard qualifications in addition to the apprenticeship framework
    10. 10. t
    11. 11. Each state implements the Career Cluster Framework to meet the needs of careers currently available in their regions and their economic goals for future growth.
    12. 12. CCENT Storage+ Server+ Network+ Cloud+ Servers Networking Solution (Cloud) Information Worker A+ Client Storage Technology Domain Employer Expectations IT Pro HP ATA IT Apprentice IT SMB Level Internship Employability Ready CCNA
    13. 13.  85% overlap between CompTIA Network+ and Security+ and MTA Networking and Security Security+ 98-367 And And Network+ 98-366 85% common
    14. 14. Consider “flipping” the classroom since learning is all about discovery…
    15. 15. Exam Review Kits (ERKs) ITA Benefit 20 hours of lesson plans and classroom presentations Can be customized to meet instructors’ needs Maps to MTA exams Student Study Guides (SSGs) Free download available to students for test preparation Maps to MTA exams MOAC Courseware and instructor materials available Maps to MTA exams Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) Courses 3 to 6 hours each Supplement classroom instruction via self-study Networking Fundamentals and Database available now Security, Windows Server, Software Development, HTML5 coming soon Maps to MTA exams www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com
    16. 16. Microsoft Official Academic Courses (MOAC) Exam Review Kit (ERK) • Published by partner John Wiley & Sons • Full courseware solution with a variety of classroom activities covering all MTA topics • Available in print and digital. • Can be personalized to include specific chapters desired by the Educator • Available at no additional charge to ITA’s • Intended to supplement textbooks in use • Includes lesson plans, slides, educator notes, and typical class activities
    17. 17. MTA Training Exam Review Kit (ERK) • Based on Wiley MOAC • Full courseware solution with a variety of classroom activities covering all MTA topics • Available in print and digital. • Available on Courseware Marketplace • Intended to supplement existing training materials. • Includes lesson plans, slides, instructor notes, and typical class activities
    18. 18. MTA Security Fundamentals 98-367 MTA Windows Server Administration 98-365 MTA Networking Fundamentals 98-366 James Conrad CBT Nuggets Trainer
    19. 19. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/itacademy/ita-locator.aspx
    20. 20. Questions? Queries? Comments?
    21. 21. Zeshan@Zeshan.com http://www.Zeshan.com

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