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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. Pass just one exam and you’ll earn a certification, taking your first step toward a career in technology. If you are just starting your IT career path or are looking to enhance your understanding of IT fundamentals, MTA will validate your core knowledge. MTA is an optional industry-recognized certification for those pursuing a career path in IT infrastructure, database design, or software development using Microsoft technologies.

To see a visual representation of the MTA certifications, download the MTA certification path.

MTA Certification Tracks

You can earn an MTA certification by taking an exam in one of the following tracks, depending on your interests and career goals.

MTA IT Infrastructure Track

For those intending to build a career in desktop or server infrastructure or private cloud computing:

MTA Database Track

For those intending to build a career in data platform administration or business intelligence:

MTA Development Track

For those intending to build a career as a software developer, this track helps prepare you for hands-on product training and MCSD certification. Start with MTA Software Development Fundamentals and then select the additional topics in this track to help you meet your career development goals:

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