Microsoft Technology Associate

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Microsoft Technology Associate or MTA exams are exams that provide professional based certifications on Microsoft products and they provide the fundamentals for Databases (MSSQL Server), Development (Visual Studio) and IT Infrastructure (Windows, Windows Server).[1] MTA exams and certification are offered as part of the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) program.

As of August 14th, 2018, the MTA has in total 15 exams – 9 live and 6 retired.[1]

Active exam list[edit]

As of August 14th, 2018, the active Microsoft Technology Associate exams are:

Exam Track Exam Product Exam Number Exam Name Status
IT Windows 98-349 Windows Operating System Fundamentals Live, no plans for retirement
IT Windows Server 2016 98-365 Windows Server Administration Fundamentals Live, no plans for retirement
IT None 98-367 Security Fundamentals Live, no plans for retirement
IT None 98-366 Networking Fundamentals Live, no plans for retirement
IT None 98-368 Mobility and Device Fundamentals Live, no plans for retirement
IT None 98-369 Cloud Fundamentals Live, no plans for retirement
Database Microsoft SQL Server 98-364 Database Fundamentals Live, no plans for retirement
Development Visual Studio 98-361 Software Development Fundamentals Live, no plans for retirement
Development Visual Studio 98-375 HTML5 App Development Fundamentals Live, no plans for retirement

Retired exam list[edit]

As of August 14th, 2018, the retired Microsoft Technology Associate exams are:

Exam Track Exam Product Exam Number Exam Name Retirement Day
Development Visual Studio 98-373 Mobile Development Fundamentals 31 July 2014
Development Visual Studio 98-362 Windows Development Fundamentals 31 July 2014
Development Visual Studio 98-363 Web Development Fundamentals 31 July 2015
Development Visual Studio 98-372 .NET Fundamentals 31 July 2015
Development Visual Studio 98-374 Gaming Development Fundamentals 31 July 2015
Development Visual Studio 98-379 Software Testing Fundamentals 31 July 2016[2]

Exam availability[edit]

The Microsoft Technology Associate exams can be scheduled with two exam providers:

  • Certiport for students, educators and schools
  • Pearson VUE

There are multiple differences about scheduling an exam with Certiport or Pearson VUE such as:

  • In Pearson VUE, you need to have two identification documents while in Certiport, you need to have only one
  • In Pearson VUE, they take a photo of you and they want a digital signature while in Certiport you don't have to do it
  • Outside the United States, there is a restriction with voucher availability in some countries. For example, the Greek Authorized Partner of Certiport can give vouchers only to testing centers and not to candidates while in Pearson VUE you can purchase the voucher online via VUE's site.
  • In Pearson VUE testing centers, there are testing days and hours very often while in Certiport, there is one exam datetime per 15 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Computer training for Microsoft products and technologies". Microsoft Learning. Retrieved 2015-07-30.
  2. ^ Jones, Edward (22 January 2016). "Planned Microsoft exam retirements for 2016". Firebrand Training blog. Retrieved 9 September 2016.