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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Help demonstrate your knowledge of technology fundamentals by earning a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification. Earning the MTA certification can help you stand out when you submit college and internship applications by helping to prove your co

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mmitment and understanding of a variety of entry-level technology concepts.


The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification helps schools teach and validate fundamental technology knowledge, provides students with a foundation for their careers, and helps them gain the confidence they need to succeed in advanced studies. Help your institution stand out with an innovative technology curriculum while offering students an opportunity to earn a Microsoft Certification right in the classroom.

Are you a student who wants to earn an MTA certification? Refer to the exam preparation guides for Learning Plans and other valuable resources to help you prepare for a successful MTA exam.

MTA exams are only available at academic institutions that have purchased an MTA Campus License or MTA vouchers. Contact your school administrator to find out if your school is an approved MTA testing center.

If your school is not already an MTA testing center, a faculty member or administrator can contact a Certiport sales consultant to learn how to obtain an MTA Campus License.

MTA candidate profile
MTA candidates are able to understand and explain fundamental concepts of the topic on which they are being tested. Typically, hands-on hardware or technology experience is recommended, but not always required.

See exam preparation guides for exam-specific requirements


Developer exams


Exam Number

Software Development Fundamentals

Exam 98-361
Windows Development Fundamentals Exam 98-362
Web Development Fundamentals Exam 98-363
Database Administration Fundamentals Exam 98-364


IT Professional Exams


Exam Number

Networking Fundamentals Exam 98-366
Security Fundamentals Exam 98-367
Windows Server Administration Fundamentals Exam 98-365



MTA campus license

The MTA Campus License includes 1,000 exams per year, which your institution can deliver to registered students, faculty, and staff. Exams can be administered anywhere on campus, without classroom or desktop restrictions, when it is convenient for you. MTA exams are based on high-demand industry career tracks and designed by Microsoft Learning experts and professional educators. Each exam includes a companion MTA certification exam review kit designed to supplement the courseware already in use by educators. MTA content can be easily imported and integrated into your existing curriculum.

Why get certified?

Earning a Microsoft Certification helps validate your proven experience and knowledge in using Microsoft products and solutions. Designed to be relevant in today's rapidly changing IT marketplace, Microsoft Certifications help you utilize evolving technologies, fine-tune your troubleshooting skills, and improve your job satisfaction.

Whether you are new to technology, changing jobs, or a seasoned IT professional, becoming certified helps demonstrate to customers, peers, and employers that you are committed to advancing your skills and taking on greater challenges. In addition, certification provides you with access to exclusive Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) resources and benefits, including opportunities to connect with a vast, global network of MCPs.

Microsoft Technology Cert Paths