Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Start a career in technology

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification is an entry-level credential that validates fundamental technology skills and knowledge among students and job-seekers who are pursuing a career in technology.  MTA addresses a wide range of critical technology concepts with exams that are designed to assess and validate core technical concepts in three primary areas: Developer, Database, and IT Professional.

As the preferred path to Microsoft’s Certified Professional exams, such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), MTA is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in starting a career in technology.

Learning materials for Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification

The pathway to certification success

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Microsoft Virtual Academy

Are your students exploring a career in technology? Do they want to learn web development? For beginners, there’s no better place to get started! Whether you’re teaching app development or administration, the IT training and beginner web development classes in the Microsoft Virtual Academy will help you to give them the foundational knowledge they need, straight from the pros who know.

Success stories

We believe that the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification can help students excel in their educational pursuits, help job-seekers prepare for the perfect career, or even help those who are already part of the workforce standout amongst their peers and create advancement opportunities.

But don’t take our word for it.

We have collected some of the best stories from around the world which show just how impactful the MTA certifications can be in transforming the lives of institutions and people who are either offering certifications or earning the credentials for themselves.


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