The MTA is an excellent starting point for anyone embarking within a technology related career.There are actuallythree skill levels for Microsoft Certifications. Associate level is the foundation for a career in IT. Expert level is the recognized standard for IT excellence. Master level is the pinnacle of recognition for deep technical expertise.At the Associate level, the MTA and MCSA focuses on a set of core skills across a technology, and includes business context.At the Expert level, the MCSE focuses on using multiple technologies to create business solutions, rather than focusing on the job role. The MTA is the optional stating point for candidates not quite ready for the MCSA track. The MTA validates fundamental knowledge required for a career within the IT industry.
There are currently 12 MTA Exams (see next slide), however, the exams offered as part of the Programme are the MTA Networking and Operating System Fundamentals. 1 MTA exam = 1 MTA CertificationMTA exams are not pre-requisite to each other or to MCTS exams, this is simply a “recommended” pathway.
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Introducing the MTA
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Next steps…1. Choose an MTA exam that you wish to study for2. Access the Student Study Guides from the Certiport website3. Purchase/access the appropriate resources4. Reach out to other exam takers via online forums (e.g. borntolearn.mslearn.net)5. Get ready to take the exam