Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)
Students need either one of the two courses below to qualify as a Microsoft Technology Associate.
Software Development Fundamentals: Exam 98-361
The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is Microsoft’s newest suite of technology certification exams, which validate fundamental knowledge needed to build a career using Microsoft technologies. This programme provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology. It assumes the student has some hands-on experience or training but does not require on-the-job experience (Microsoft, 2012).
After completing this course, students will be able to (Microsoft, 2012):
- Understand core programming (15-20%)
- Understand object-oriented programming (20-25%)
- Understand general software development (15-20%)
- Understand web applications (15-20%)
- Understand desktop applications (15-20%)
- Understand databases (15-20%)
Programming in C#: Exam 70-483
ABOUT THE COURSE
This training course teaches developers the programming skills that are required to create Windows applications using the C# language.
This course is not designed for students who are new to programming; it is targeted at professional developers with at least one month of experience programming in an object-oriented environment (Microsoft, 2012).
COURSE OBJECTIVES (Microsoft, 2012)
- Manage programme flow (25–30%)
- Create and use types (25–30%)
- Debug applications and implement security (25–30%)
- Implement data access (25–30%)