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Microsoft Technology Associate Certifications 

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an entry-level certification offered by Microsoft. The credential serves as an overview for students or people new to the technology field,, providing a solid foundation for their new careers. The MTA credential validates fundamental technology knowledge and provides students with an easy, inexpensive way to explore IT and development career options. For people who are not currently employed in the technology field, this credential will enhance resumes or help distinguish credentials when applying for college or internship applications. The MTA certification not only serves as a valuable entry-level credential, it is also a stepping stone to other more advanced Microsoft certifications such as Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP).

MTA training

The MTA is only available through educational institutions. Students can choose from IT certifications, development certifications and a database certification. More information on these certifications can be found at

IT Certifications

  • Networking Fundamentals (Exam 98-366)
  • Security Fundamentals (Exam 98-367)
  • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (Exam 98-365)
  • Windows Operating System Fundamentals (Exam 98-349)

Development Certifications

  • Software Development Fundamentals (Exam 98-361)
  • Windows Development Fundamentals (Exam 98-362)
  • Web Development Fundamentals (Exam 98-363)
  • Microsoft .NET Fundamentals (Exam 98-372)
  • Mobile Development Fundamentals (Exam 98-373)
  • MTA: Gaming Development Fundamentals (Exam 98-374)

Database Certification

  • Database Administration Fundamentals (Exam 98-364)

Vouchers for the MTA Certification examinations are available through Certiport testing at Once candidates purchase a voucher and are ready to sit for the exam, they can call GSAtrain Redmond Authorized Testing Center to schedule the Microsoft Technology Associate exam. Student I.D.s are required for this test. GSAtrain Redmond: 1-425-869-6800.


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