MTA Certifications

MTA certification trainingMTA certifications demonstrate entry-level skills in mission-critical IT job roles.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certifications were designed to fit within the curricula of high-school and college education programs to expose students with no prior IT background to core Microsoft technologies and info-tech job roles.

Each MTA certificate requires you to pass one exam that will validate fundamental skills in a mission-critical IT domain like data management, software development, computer networking or cyber security.

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Popular MTA Certifications

MTA: Database

This certification is designed for individuals who want to pursue employment in data-centric IT fields, such as database administration and business intelligence. Candidates will learn essential database management skills featuring Microsoft SQL Server.

Must pass this exam:

  • Exam 98-364 | Database Fundamentals

MTA: Developer

This certification is designed for individuals seeking to enter marketable development roles such as software engineer, computer programmer, web and application developer. Candidates can choose the exam that corresponds with their specific career goals.

Must pass ONE of these exams:

  • Exam 98-361 | Software Development Fundamentals
  • Exam 98-375 | HTML5 App Development Fundamentals
  • Exam 98-380 | Intro to Programming with Block-Based Languages

MTA: IT Infrastructure

This certificate is intended for those exploring a career in networking, cyber security, IT infrastructure management or cloud computing. Microsoft technologies featured in this certification include Windows Server, Windows System Center and Office 365.

Must pass ONE of these exams:

  • Exam 98-365 | Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
  • Exam 98-366 | Networking Fundamentals
  • Exam 98-367 | Security Fundamentals
  • Exam 98-368 | Mobility and Device Fundamentals
  • Exam 98-369 | Cloud Fundamentals

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Microsoft Technology Associate Job Roles

MTA certifications lay the groundwork for a variety of entry-level positions including:

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AAS - IT: Network Administration

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Associate
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • MOS: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint & Excel
    • MCSA: Windows Solutions Associate
    • CompTIA A+, Network+ & Security+
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Prepare for Entry-Level Job Roles in Network and Systems Administration
  • MS Windows Desktop/Server Administration
  • Setup and Manage Cisco Computer Networks
  • Network Security Tools and Best Practices
  • Intro to Web Development & Programming

BS - Network Technology: Microsoft

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Bachelor
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • MCSA: Windows Server
    • MCSE: Server Infrastructure
    • CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+ & Project+
  • Design Cutting-Edge Microsoft IT Solutions
  • Install and Configure Windows Servers/PCs
  • Network Design and Administration Training
  • IT Project Management and Collaboration
  • Explore Hot IT Trends in Enterprise Mobility, Cloud Computing & Information Security

Bachelor's - Cloud Computing

  • Method: Online Degree
  • Degree Level: Bachelor
  • Accredited School: Yes
  • Financial Aid Available: Yes
  • Includes Certification Preparation for:
    • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certs in Database, Security & Cloud Computing
    • CompTIA Cloud+ and Linux+
    • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
  • Prep for Hot Job Roles in Networking, Cloud Computing & Virtualization
  • Setup, Secure and Manage Microsoft Systems
  • VMware Enterprise Application Deployment
  • Design & Support Innovative Cloud Solutions

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Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Salaries

Average Salary for Microsoft Certified Professionals:

  • MTA: Microsoft Technology Associate: $65,821
  • MOS: Microsoft Office Specialist: $79,097
  • MCDST: Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician: $81,917
  • MCTS: Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: $82,492
  • MCAD: Microsoft Certified Application Developer: $86,090
  • MCSA: Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: $88,043
  • MCA: Microsoft Certified Architect: $90,562
  • MCSA: Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: $91,273
  • MCPD: Microsoft Certified Professional Developer: $93,891
  • MCITP: Microsoft Certified IT Professional: $94,450
  • MCDBA: Microsoft Certified Database Administrator: $100,034
  • MCSE: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: $101,918
  • MCSD: Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer: $108,247
  • MCT: Microsoft Certified Trainer: $117,043

Average salary by Microsoft certification class.
Source: 2016 IT Skills & Salary Report by Global Knowledge

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