Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)


Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

The fundamentals of IT


What is MTA?

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an introductory Microsoft certification for individuals considering a career in technology. MTA certification addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assesses and validates your core technical knowledge, and enhances your technical credibility.

With the breadth and reach of IT in most organizations today, knowing the basics of how it all works is crucial to success for many different careers. Whether you’re a project manager overseeing the latest corporate IT initiative, an IT professional looking for cross-training, an HR recruiter screening for IT talent, or a business analyst working with an IT team to meet your line-of-business needs, the ability to understand fundamental concepts IT can be crucial to your success. Enter the new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) courses and certifications.

Built to deliver foundational technology education, MTA certification training provides a serious introduction to IT and associated terminology. Designed for both IT and non-IT professionals, MTA certification is an entry-level step to understanding and mastering current technology. From networking and security to the most commonly supported operating system in the world, Microsoft Windows, our MTA courses cover the topics that will prepare you to work efficiently with IT administrators, developers, and support staff.

In MTA certification training, you’ll receive a condensed introduction to and overview of key concepts and technology frameworks that are needed to deliver IT services.

Note: MTA exams do not qualify for MCP certification, nor are they a prerequisite for MCSA or MCSD certification.

MTA certification tracks

To become a Microsoft Technology Associate, you must pass an exam in one of the following tracks, depending on your interests and career goals.



Exam 98-349: Windows Operating System Fundamentals
Exam 98-361: Software Development Fundamentals
Exam 98-364: Database Fundamentals
Exam 98-365: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
Exam 98-366: Networking Fundamentals
Exam 98-367: Security Fundamentals



  • MTA: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
  • MTA: Windows Development Fundamentals
  • MTA: Web Development Fundamentals
  • MTA: Networking Fundamentals
  • MTA: Security Fundamentals
  • MTA: Software Development Fundamentals
  • MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
  • MTA: Database Fundamentals