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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

MTA Overview

Help demonstrate your knowledge of technology fundamentals by earning a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification. Earning the MTA certification can help you stand out when you submit college and internship applications by helping to prove your commitment and understanding of a variety of entry-level technology concepts.

MTA candidate profile

MTA candidates are able to understand and explain fundamental concepts of the topic on which they are being tested. Typically, hands-on hardware or technology experience is recommended, but not always required.

Certification

To earn an MTA certification, you must pass only one of the following exams. However, we recommend that you review the MTA Exam Certification Paths chart (later in this section) and consider earning a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification to help you further your career in the IT industry. Earning more than one certification helps show potential employers and college admissions offices that you have a variety of technology skills and are committed to a wide set of abilities.

 

CertificationExam number

Developer exams

Software Development FundamentalsExam 98-361

Windows Development FundamentalsExam 98-362

Web Development FundamentalsExam 98-363

Database Administration FundamentalsExam 98-364

Microsoft .NET FundamentalsExam 98-372

Mobile Development FundamentalsExam 98-373

MTA: Gaming Development FundamentalsExam 98-374

IT professional exams

 Networking FundamentalsExam 98-366

Security FundamentalsExam 98-367

Windows Server Administration FundamentalsExam 98-365

Windows Operating System FundamentalsExam 98-349

 

 

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

MCST Overview

The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications are designed to help validate your skills on the features and functionality of Microsoft technologies. You can show your depth of knowledge in one specific technology, earn multiple MCTS certifications to show breadth across different products, or build on the MCTS to earn a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification.

Objectives

 

After this course student will be able to:

•Rapidly develop robust and scalable enterprise level Window Forms and Web applications using VB .NET / C# .NET & ASP .NET

•Understand & apply object-oriented concepts like encapsulation, abstraction, inheritance, polymorphism and composition

•Comprehend &use advance language features e.g. Events, Delegates, Exceptions & Generics

•Understand & use IO Streams, Collections, Serializations & Reflection for effective .NET programming

•Exploit new C# / VB .NET features like Lambda expression, extension methods & LINQ

•Process XML documents and schemas with .NET class libraries

•Design custom controls for Windows & Web applications

•Build n-tier application by implementing user interface, business logic, data access & data layers

•Create consistent web interface with Master-Pages, Themes & Skins

•Effectively use AJAX in developing web application

•Design effective windows & web reports using Crystal Reports

•Employ the .NET Framework to create sophisticated global applications

•Configure & Secure windows & web applications using .NET Framework

•Package & deploy Window Forms and ASP .NET Web Applications

MCST Certifications

•Exchange Server

•Lync Server and Office Communications Server

•Project and Project Server

 

Level:One or more years of experience implementing, troubleshooting, and debugging a specific technology

Audience:IT professional or developer

Type:Microsoft Certification

 

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

MCITP Overview

The Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification helps validate that an individual has the comprehensive set of skills necessary to perform a particular job role, such as database administrator or enterprise messaging administrator. MCITP certifications build on the technical proficiency measured in the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certifications. Therefore, you will earn one or more MCTS certifications on your way to earning an MCITP certification. Demonstrate your range of expertise, real-world skills, and mastery of Microsoft technologies by earning a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification.

Candidate Profile

MCITP candidates are IT professionals capable of deploying, building, designing, optimizing, and operating technologies for a particular job role. They make the design and technology decisions necessary to ensure successful technology implementation projects.

MCITP Certifications

Exam 70-640 (Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuring)

Exam 70-642 (Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuring)

 Exam 70-643 (Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring)

 Exam 70-647 (Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator)

Exam 70-620 (Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client)

OR

Exam 70-624 (Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops)

 

Level:Intermediate/Advanced

Audience:IT professional

Type:Microsoft Certification

 

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)

MCSA Overview

Help prove your expertise in systems administration on Windows Server 2003 and earlier operating systems by earning a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification. For newer technologies, such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Windows Server 2008, or Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) is the appropriate certification to pursue.

The Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) certification helps validate your ability to manage and troubleshoot network environments based on the Windows Server 2003 operating system. It reflects a unique set of skills required to succeed in a variety of job roles, such as systems administrator, network administrator, information systems administrator, network operations analyst, network technician, and technical support specialist.

If you want to be certified on newer Microsoft technologies, such as Exchange Server 2010, Windows Server 2008, or SQL Server 2008, you should pursue the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification. And, if you have the MCSE on Windows Server 2003 certification, you can upgrade to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) on Windows Server 2008 certifications.

Candidate Profile

An MCSA candidate should have one to twelve months of experience in working with a desktop operating system, a network operating system, and an existing network infrastructure.

Certifications

Exam 70-290 (Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment)

Exam 70-291 (Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure)

Exam 70-680 (TS: Windows 7, Configuring)

Exam 70-620 (TS: Configuring Windows Vista Client)

Exam 70-270 (Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows XP Professional)

Exam 70-236 (TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Configuring)

Exam 70-299 (Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows Server 2003 Network)

Exam 70-400 (TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring)

Exam 70-401 (TS: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007, Configuring)

Exam 70-620 (TS: Configuring Windows Vista Client)

Exam 70-270 (Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows XP Professional)

Exam 70-638 (TS: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring)

Exam 70-639 (TS: Microsoft Office Project Server 2007, Configuring)

Exam 70-680 (TS: Windows 7, Configuring)

Exam 70-270 (Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows XP Professional)

Exam 70-620 (TS: Configuring Windows Vista Client)

Exam 70-299 (Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows Server 2003 Network)

Exam 70-620 (TS: Configuring Windows Vista Client)

Exam 70-630 (TS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Configuring)

Exam 70-638 (TS: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Configuring)

LevelOne to twelve months of experience in working with a desktop operating system, a network operating system, and an existing network infrastructure

Audience:IT professional

Type:Microsoft Certification

 

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)

Help demonstrate your expertise in designing and implementing infrastructures for Windows Server 2003–based business solutions through the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification.

If you want to be certified on newer technologies, such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Windows Server 2008, or Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) is the appropriate certification to pursue. The Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification shows clients and employers that you are skilled in designing, implementing, and administering infrastructures for business solutions based on Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. Implementation responsibilities include installing, configuring, and troubleshooting network systems.

If you want to be certified on newer Microsoft technologies, such as Exchange Server 2010, Windows Server 2008, or SQL Server 2008, you should pursue the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) certification. And if you have the MCSE on Windows Server 2003 certification, you can upgrade to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) on Windows Server 2008 certifications.

MCSE candidate profile

An MCSE candidate should have one to two years of experience in designing, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting network systems.

MCSE Certifications

Exam 70-290 (Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment)

Exam 70-291 (Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure)

Exam 70-293 (Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure)

Exam 70-294 (Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure)

Exam 70-680 (TS: Windows 7, Configuring)

Exam 70-620 (TS: Configuring Windows Vista Client)

Exam 70-270 (Installing, Configuring, and Administering Windows XP Professional)

Exam 70-297 (Designing a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure)

Exam 70-298 (Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network

Exam 70-236 (TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Configuring)

Exam 70-282 (Designing, Deploying, and Managing a Network Solution for a Small- and Medium-Sized Business)

Exam 70-297 (Designing a Windows Server 2003 Active Directory and Network Infrastructure)

Exam 70-298 (Designing Security for a Windows Server 2003 Network)

Exam 70-299 (Implementing and Administering Security in a Windows Server 2003 Network)

Exam 70-400 (TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring)

 

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)

MCDBA Overview

Demonstrate your ability to design, implement, and manage the administration of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 databases successfully. The Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) certification shows customers and employers you can effectively lead their database administration programs, and provides you with the option to upgrade your certification to support Microsoft SQL Server 2005 as business needs dictate.

MCDBA candidate profile

The Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) certification is appropriate for individuals who derive physical database designs, develop logical data models, create physical databases, create data services by using Transact-SQL, manage and maintain databases, configure and manage security, monitor and optimize databases, and install and configure Microsoft SQL Server. The MCDBA certification validates a unique set of skills that are required to succeed in a variety of job roles, such as database administrator, database analyst, and database developer. Candidates should have at least one year of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server.

MCDBA Certifications

Exam 70-290 (Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment)

Exam 70-291 (Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure)

Exam 70-293 (Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure)

Exam 70-528 (TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Web-Based Client Development)

Exam 70-526 (TS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Windows-Based Client Development)

Level:One year of experience working with Microsoft SQL Server

Audience:IT professional

Type:Microsoft Certification

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