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The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is Microsoft's newest suite of technology certification exams that validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies. This program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology and assumes some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience.
Module 1: Understanding Local Area Networking
Module 2: Defining Networks with the OSI Model
Module 3: Understanding Wired and Wireless Networks
Module 4: Understanding Internet Protocol
Module 5: Implementing TCP/IP in the Command Line
Module 6: Working with Networking Services
Module 7: Understanding Wide Area Networks
Module 8: Defining Network Infrastructure and Security
The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is Microsoft's newest suite of technology certification exams that validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies. This program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology and assumes some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience. Skills measured:
Understanding network infrastructures (30–35%)
Understanding network hardware (20–25%)
Understanding protocols and services (45-50%)
Note: This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed above. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam
What is Microsoft Technology Associate Certification?
The MTA certification is an entry-level qualification that demonstrates basic knowledge and technology skills among those who are looking to pursue a career in information technology. MTA is a suite of Microsoft certification exams that address the critical technological concepts in three areas – Developer, Database, and IT Professional. Each category consists of several exams that students can choose from.
What is Involved in This MTA Course?
In this free, online MTA course, you will learn networking concepts needed for today's continually growing technology-driven organizations. It covers networking technologies including the Internet, intranet, extranet, wireless networking, wide area networks, local area networks, network topologies, and access methods, along with key networking concepts like IP addressing, Internet protocols, and the OSI model. Additionally, the class covers networking hardware like switches, routers, and media types, and TCP/IP, DNS, and tools that diagnose Internet connectivity. This MTA course will prepare you for the Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-366 – Networking Fundamentals, which has to be scheduled outside of the class. Cybrary's MTA online training class is self-paced and contains 4.5 hours of clock time for the included lessons. Upon finishing the course, you will have earned 4.5 CEU/CPE and you will receive a Certificate of Completion.
What Are the Prerequisites for the MTA Course?
There are no prerequisites for this Microsoft Technology Associate course, but an understanding of business and IT environments is helpful.
Who Should Take this MTA Training?
MTA certifications are the ideal starting point for anyone who is interested in beginning a career in technology, as they follow the preferred path to Microsoft's Certified Professional exams like Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA). Additionally, this course is perfect for IT professionals, project managers, technical sales people, business analysts, or any other professionals who have a need to know networking fundamentals or who work closely with network analysts, administrators, or architects.
What Jobs and Salary Will MTA Certification Prepare Me For?
There are various entry-level jobs that MTA certifications lay the foundation for, including: - Mobile Application Developer
Help Desk Technician
IT Security Specialist
Video Game Designer
The average annual salary for a Microsoft Technology Associate is $65,821 for entry-level positions. The earning potential for MTA Certified professionals increases significantly when you add other Microsoft certifications to your credentials.
What Does the MTA – Networking Fundamentals Certification Exam (98-366) Entail?
This certification exam demonstrates your knowledge and ability to perform technical tasks in three key content areas, network infrastructures, network hardware, and protocol and services. The following lists the concepts you will be expected to know and the weight that is assigned to each category on the exam. Understanding Network Infrastructures – 30-35% - Understand the concepts of Internet, intranet, and extranet
Understand local area networks (LAN)
Understand wide area networks (WAN)
Understand wireless networks
Understand network topologies
Understanding Network Hardware – 20-25% - Understand switches
Understand media types
Understanding Protocols and Services – 45-50% - Understand the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model
Understand names resolution
Understand networking services
The Microsoft Technology Associate Certification exams, including Network Fundamentals (98-366), are typically 40-60 questions long and you are allowed 45 minutes to complete each one. Exam 98-366 costs $127 and it can be taken at a Pearson VUE location.
Complete this course and earn a MTA 98-366 Networking Fundamentals Certificate of Completion