Microsoft Technology Associate

MTA: Certification

Preparing And Motivating Tomorrow’s Technology Workforce.
Designed by Microsoft Learning experts and professional educators and based on high-demand industry career tracks, Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) enables educators to teach students and validate fundamental technology concepts, providing students with the confidence to succeed with more advanced studies as well as a solid foundation for their careers in life. Help your institution stand out with an innovative technology curriculum while offering students an opportunity to earn an International Microsoft certification right in the classroom.

MTA certifications are a great place to start if you would like to get into the technology field.
MTA certifications address a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assess and validate core technical knowledge, and enhance technical credibility.
Note: MTA exams do not qualify for MCP certification, nor are they a prerequisite for MCSA or MCSD certification.
Microsoft makes it easier for institutions to build and deliver technology education with a simple and affordable suite of entry-level technology certifications.
The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTAcertification is an entry-level credential that validates fundamental technology skills and knowledge among students and job-seekers who are pursuing a career in technology.

What is involved

Earning an MTA: Microsoft Technology Associate certifications validate the fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career in technology.

 

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Networking Fundamentals (MTA Networking)

Overview
Students who are beginning studies in technology need a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses and certification programs. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a new and innovative certification track designed to provide a pathway for future success in technology courses and careers.

The MTA program curriculum helps teach and validate fundamental technology concepts. This text covers the fundamentals of local area networking, defining networks with the OSI Model and understanding wired and wireless networks. In addition it includes understanding Internet Protocol, implementing TCP/IP and working with networking services. Your students will better understand wide area networks along with defining network infrastructures and network security.

Course Outline

Lesson 1:
Understanding Local Area Networking

Objective Domain Matrix
Key Terms
Examining Local Area Networks, Devices,
and Data Transfer
Defining a LAN
Identifying Types of LANs
Getting to Know Perimeter Networks
Identifying Network Topologies and Standards
Identifying Network Topologies
Defining Ethernet Standards
Identifying the Differences between Client/Server and
Peer-to-Peer Distributed Networks
Skill Summary
Knowledge Assessment
Workplace Ready

Lesson 2:
Defining Networks with the OSI Model

Objective Domain Matrix
Key Terms
Understanding OSI Basics
Defining the Layers in the OSI Model
Defining the Communications Subnetwork
Defining the Upper OSI Layers
Reviewing the OSI Layers
Defining the TCP/IP Model
Skill Summary
Knowledge Assessment
Workplace Ready

Lesson 3:
Understanding Wired and Wireless Networks

Objective Domain Matrix
Key Terms
Recognizing Wired Networks and
Media Types
Identifying and Working with Twisted-Pair Cables
Identifying and Working with Fiber Optic Cable
Comprehending Wireless Networks
Identifying Wireless Devices
Identifying Wireless Networking Standards
Skill Summary
Knowledge Assessment
Workplace Ready

Lesson 4:
Understanding Internet Protocol

Objective Domain Matrix
Key Terms
Working with IPv4
Categorizing IPv4 Addresses
Default Gateways and DNS Servers
Defining Advanced IPv4 Concepts
Defining Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
Working with IPv6
Understanding IPv6
Configuring IPv6
Skill Summary
Knowledge Assessment
Workplace Ready

Lesson 5:
Implementing TCP/IP in the Command Line

Objective Domain Matrix
Key Terms
Using Basic TCP/IP Commands
Working with the Command Prompt
Working with Ipconfig and Ping
Working with Advanced TCP/IP Commands
Skill Summary
Knowledge Assessment
Workplace Ready

Lesson 6:
Working with Networking Services

Objective Domain Matrix
Key Terms
Setting Up Common Networking
Services
Working with DHCP
Working with Terminal Services
Defining More Networking Services
Defining RRAS
Defining IPsec
Defining Name Resolution Techniques
Defining DNS
Defining WINS
Skill Summary
Knowledge Assessment
Workplace Ready

Lesson 7:
Understanding Wide Area Networks

Objective Domain Matrix
Key Terms
Understanding Routing
Identifying Static and Dynamic Routing
Defining Common WAN Technologies and
Connections
Defining Packet Switching
Defining T-Carriers
Defining Other WAN Technologies and Internet
Connectivity
Skill Summary
Knowledge Assessment
Workplace Ready

Lesson 8:
Defining Network Infrastructures and Network Security

Objective Domain Matrix
Key Terms
Understanding Networks outside the LAN
Defining the Internet
Defining Intranets and Extranets
Understanding VPNs
Understanding Security Devices and
Zones
Defining Firewalls and Other Perimeter Security
Devices
Redefining the DMZ
Putting It All Together
Skill Summary
Knowledge Assessment
Workplace Ready

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.

Networking Fundamentals MTA Exam(s)

Schedule for MTA Networking Fundamentals
Course#Course ContentsExam#
40366MTA Networking FundamentalsExam 98-366

2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 3 Months

Prerequisites
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
Recommended Courses and Certification:
₵800.00
Software Development Fundamentals (MTA Software Dev)

Overview
Students who are beginning studies in technology need a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses and certification programs. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an innovative certification track designed to provide a pathway for future success in technology courses and careers.

The MTA program curriculum helps teach and validate fundamental technology concepts. This text covers fundamental skills in such areas as Programming and an understanding of general software development, web,desktop, and database applications.

Course Outline

Lesson 1:
Introduction to Programming 1
Objective Domain Matrix 1
Key Terms 1
Understanding Computer Programming 2
Introducing Algorithms 2
Introducing C# 4
Understanding Decision Structures 11
The If Statement 11
The If-Else Statement 13
The Switch Statement 15
Understanding Repetition Structures 17
Understanding the While Loop 17
Understanding the Do-While Loop 19
Understanding the For Loop 20
Understanding the Foreach Loop 21
Understanding Recursion 22
Understanding Exception Handling 23
Handling Exceptions 24
Using Try-Catch-Finally 25
Skill Summary 26
Knowledge Assessment 27
Competency Assessment 30
Proficiency Assessment 31

Lesson 2: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming 32
Objective Domain Matrix 32
Key Terms 32
Understanding Objects 33
Thinking in an Object-Oriented Way 33
Understanding Classes 33
Understanding Values and References 44
Understanding Structs 44
Understanding Memory Allocation 45
Understanding Encapsulation 47
Understanding Access Modifiers 48
Understanding Inheritance 48
Understanding Abstract and Sealed Classes 50
Inheriting from the Object Class 51
Casting between Types 52
Understanding Polymorphism 53
Understanding the Override and New Keywords 55
Understanding Interfaces 56
Skill Summary 58
Knowledge Assessment 59
Competency Assessment 64
Proficiency Assessment 64

Lesson 3: Understanding General Software Development 65
Objective Domain Matrix 65
Key Terms 65
Understanding Application Lifecycle Management 66
Understanding Requirements Analysis 66
Understanding the Design Process 67
Understanding Software Development 67
Understanding Software Testing 68
Understanding Release Management 68
Understanding Testing 68
Understanding Testing Methods 69
Understanding Testing Levels 69
Understanding Data Structures 70
Understanding Arrays 70
Understanding Queues 72
Understanding Stacks 73
Linked Lists 74
Understanding Sorting Algorithms 76
Understanding BubbleSort 76
Understanding QuickSort 79
Skill Summary 81
Knowledge Assessment 81
Competency Assessment 83
Proficiency Assessment 84

Lesson 4: Understanding Web Applications 85
Objective Domain Matrix 85
Key Terms 85
Understanding Web Page Development 85
Understanding HTML 86
Understanding Cascading Style Sheets 88
Understanding JavaScript 92
Understanding Client-Side vs. Server-Side Programming 94
Understanding ASP.NET Application
Development 95
Understanding ASP.NET Page Life Cycle and Event
Model 96
Understanding State Management 99
Understanding IIS Web Hosting 104
Understanding Internet Information Services 105
Creating Virtual Directories and Web Sites 105
Deploying Web Applications 106
Understanding Web Services Development 107
Introducing SOAP 107
Introducing WSDL 108
Creating Web Services 108
Consuming Web Services 112
Skill Summary 115
Knowledge Assessment 115
Competency Assessment 118
Proficiency Assessment 119

Lesson 5: Understanding Desktop Applications 120
Objective Domain Matrix 120
Key Terms 120
Understanding Windows Forms Applications 120
Designing a Windows Form 121
Understanding the Windows Form Event Model 123
Using Visual Inheritance 123
Understanding Multiple Document Interface (MDI) Applications 126
Understanding Console-Based Applications 129
Working with Command-Line Parameters 130
Understanding Windows Services 131
Creating a Windows Service 132
Skill Summary 137
Knowledge Assessment 138
Competency Assessment 140
Proficiency Assessment 141

Lesson 6: Understanding Databases 142
Objective Domain Matrix 142
Key Terms 142
Understanding Relational Database Concepts 142
Understanding Databases 143
Understanding Relational Database Concepts 143
Understanding Relational Database Design 144
Understanding Entity-Relationship Diagrams 144
Understanding Data Normalization 146
Understanding Database Query Methods 149
Working with SQL Queries 150
Working with Stored Procedures 159
Understanding Database Connection
Methods 164
Working with Flat Files 164
Working with XML 167
Working with DataSet 170
Skill Summary 173
Knowledge Assessment 173
Competency Assessment 176
Proficiency Assessment 176


Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.

Software Development Fundamentals MTA Exam(s)

Schedule for MTA Software Development Fundamentals Fundamentals
Course#Course ContentsExam#
MTA Software Development FundamentalsExam 98-361

2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 2 Months

Prerequisites
  • Basic Computer Knowledge
Recommended Courses and Certification:
₵800.00
Introduction to Programming Using Python (MTA Programming Using Python)

Overview
In this Python training course, students learn to program in Python. The course is aimed at students new to the language and who may, or may not, have experience with other programming languages. Students will learn: how Python works and its place in the world of programming languages; to work with and manipulate strings; to perform math operations; to work with Python sequences; to collect user input and output results; flow control processing; to write to, and read from, files; to write functions; to handle exception; and work with dates and times. This Python course is taught using Python 3; however, differences between Python 2 and Python 3 are noted.

Audience
Students new to the language who have experience with other programming languages.

Prerequisites
This course is specially designed for individuals with prior programming background. Also it assumes a working knowledge of Object Oriented Programming concepts. If you have no prior programming experience or or not familiar with Object Oriented Programming, you should consider our "Python Programming - Basics for Non-Programmers" course. For details on this alternative slower paced course for non-programmers, go to
Python Programming - Basics for Non-Programmers 

Course Outline

1. Python Basics
Running Python
Hello, World!
Literals
Python Comments
Data Types
Variables
Writing a Python Module
print() Function
Named Arguments
Collecting User Input
Getting Help

2. Functions and Modules
Defining Functions
Variable Scope
Global Variables
Function Parameters
Returning Values
Importing Modules

3. Math
Arithmetic Operators
Modulus and Floor Division
Assignment Operators
Built-in Math Functions
The math Module
The random Module
Seeding

4. Python Strings
Quotation Marks and Special Characters
String Indexing
Slicing Strings
Concatenation and Repetition
Common String Methods
String Formatting
Built-in String Functions

5. Iterables: Sequences, Dictionaries, and Sets
Definitions
Sequences
Unpacking Sequences
Dictionaries
The len() Function
Sets
*args and **kwargs

6. Flow Control
Conditional Statements
The is and is not Operators
Python's Ternary Operator
Loops in Python
The enumerate() Function
Generators
List Comprehensions

7. File Processing
Opening Files
The os and os.path Modules

8. Exception Handling
Wildcard except Clauses
Getting Information on Exceptions
The else Clause
The finally Clause
Using Exceptions for Flow Control
Exception Hierarchy

9. Dates and Times
Understanding Time
The time Module
The datetime Module

10. Running Python Scripts from the Comand Line
The sys Module
sys.argv

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.

Introduction to Programming Using Python / Exam(s)

Schedule for Introduction to Programming Using Python
Course#Course ContentsExam#
MTA Introduction to Programming Using PythonExam 98-381

2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week
Total Duration 3 Months

Recommended Courses and Certification:
  • MCSA: SQL Server 2012
₵800.00
SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS (MTA Security Fundamentals)

Overview
This MTA Training course helps you prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-367, and build an understanding of these topics: Security Layers, Operating System Security, Network Security, and Security Software. This course leverages the same content as found in the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) for this exam.

TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand Security Layers
  • Understand Operating System Security
  • Understand Network Security
  • Understand Security Software

COURSE CONTENT

Understanding Security Layers

  • Introducing Security
  • Understanding Confidentiality
  • Understanding Integrity
  • Understanding Availability
  • Defining Threats and Risk Management
  • Understanding the Principle of Least Privilege
  • Understanding Attack Surface
  • Understanding Social Engineering
  • Linking Cost with Security
  • Looking at Physical Security as the First Line of Defense
  • Understanding Site Security
  • Understanding Computer Security

Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting

  • Starting Security with Authentication
  • Authenticating with What You Know
  • Authenticating with What You Own or Possess
  • Authenticating with What You Are
  • Introducing RADIUS and TACACS1
  • Using Run As
  • Introducing Directory Services with Active Directory
  • Looking at Domain Controllers
  • Introducing NTLM
  • Introducing Kerberos
  • Using Organizational Units
  • Looking at Objects
  • Using Groups
  • Looking at Web Server Authentication
  • Comparing Rights and Permissions
  • Looking at NTFS
  • Using NTFS Permissions
  • Looking at Effective NTFS Permissions
  • Copying and Moving Files
  • Using Folder and File Owners
  • Sharing Drives and Folders
  • Looking at Special and Administrative Shares
  • Introducing the Registry
  • Using Encryption to Protect Data
  • Examining Types of Encryption
  • Introducing Public Key Infrastructure
  • Encrypting Email
  • Encrypting Files with EFS
  • Encrypting Disks in Windows
  • Introducing IPSec
  • Encrypting with VPN Technology
  • Using Auditing to Complete the Security Picture

Understanding Security Policies

  • Using Password Policies to Enhance Security
  • Using Password Complexity to Make a Stronger Password
  • Using Account Lockout to Prevent Hacking
  • Looking at Password Length
  • Using Password History to Enforce Security
  • Setting the Time between Password Changes
  • Using Password Group Policies to Enforce Security
  • Understanding Common Attack Methods

Understanding Network Security

  • Using Dedicated Firewalls to Protect a Network
  • Examining Hardware Firewalls and Their Characteristics
  • Using Hardware Firewalls versus Software Firewalls
  • Using Stateful versus Stateless Inspection
  • Controlling Access with Network Access Protection (NAP)
  • Understanding the Purpose of NAP
  • Looking at How NAP Works
  • Examining the Requirements for NAP
  • Using Isolation to Protect the Network
  • Understanding Virtual LANs
  • Understanding Routing
  • Looking at Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems
  • Looking at Honeypots
  • Looking at DMZs
  • Understanding Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Understanding Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Understanding Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
  • Using Other VPN Protocols
  • Looking at Server and Domain Isolation
  • Protecting Data with Protocol Security
  • Understanding Tunneling
  • Using DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC)
  • Looking at Protocol Spoofing
  • Utilizing Network Sniffing
  • Understanding Common NETWORK Attack Methods
  • Securing Wireless Network
  • Using Service Set Identifier (SSID)
  • Understanding Keys
  • Utilizing MAC Filters
  • Considering Pros and Cons of Specific Security Types

Protecting the Server and Client

  • Protecting the Client Computer
  • Protecting Your Computer from Malware
  • Utilizing Windows Updates
  • Utilizing User Account Control
  • Using Windows Firewall
  • Using Offline Files
  • Locking Down a Client Computer
  • Protecting Your Email
  • Dealing with Spam
  • Relaying Email
  • Securing Internet Explorer
  • Looking at Cookies and Privacy Settings
  • Examining Content Zones
  • Phishing and Pharming
  • Protecting Your Server
  • Placing the Server
  • Hardening the Server
  • Using Secure Dynamic DNS

Price Includes International Curriculum Course ware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.

Security Fundamentals / Exam(s)

Schedule for Security Fundamentals
Course#Course ContentsExam#
MTA Security FundamentalsExam 98-367

2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week
Total Duration 3 Months

Recommended Courses and Certification:
  • CompTIA Security +
  • CEH /CHFI
  • ENSA
₵800.00
Cloud Fundamentals (Cloud Computing)
About this course

This MTA Training course helps you prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-369, and build an understanding of these topics: The cloud, enabling, using and configuring cloud services, supporting cloud users, and administering Office 365 and Microsoft Intune. This course leverages the same content as found in the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) for this exam.

Audience profile

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.

At course completion

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the cloud
  • Enable, use, and configure Microsoft Cloud Services
  • Administer Office 365 and Microsoft Intune
  • Support cloud users



Course Outline

Module 1: Understanding the Cloud

Lessons

  • Understanding Cloud Principles and Delivery Mechanisms
  • Understanding Cloud Security Requirements and Policies
  • Understanding How a Cloud Service Stays Up to Date and Available
  • Understanding the Different Types of Cloud Services

Module 2: Enabling Microsoft Cloud Services

Lessons

  • Enabling Microsoft Office 365
  • Enabling Microsoft Intune
  • Understanding Microsoft Azure

Module 3: Administering Office 365 and Microsoft Intune

Lessons

  • Administering Office 365
  • Administering Microsoft Intune

Module 4: Using and Configuring Microsoft Cloud Services

Lessons

  • Configuring Exchange Online
  • Configuring SharePoint Online
  • Configuring OneDrive
  • Configuring Skype for Business Online
  • Configuring Microsoft Intune

Module 5: Supporting Cloud Users

Lessons

  • Resolving Issues with Installing Office Applications and Signing In
  • Resolving Issues with Emails and Calendars
  • Resolving Issues with SharePoint and OneDrive
  • Resolving Issues with Skype for Business Online



Target Audience
Basic Primary, JHS And SHS


Prerequisites

None

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.

Cloud Fundamentals: Course Content / Exam(s)

Schedule for Cloud Fundamentals
Course ContentsExam#Exam
Cloud Fundamentals98-369Cloud Fundamentals

2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 3 Months

 Our Services

₵800.00
Database Administration Fundamentals (MTA Database Fundamentals)

Overview
Students who are beginning studies in technology need a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses and certification programs. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an innovative certification track designed to provide a pathway for future success in technology courses and careers.

The MTA program curriculum helps teach and validate fundamental technology knowledge. Database Administration Fundamentals covers introductory knowledge and skills including: relational databases; core database concepts; relational database concepts; security requirements for databases and the data stored in them; database objects -- such as tables and views; graphical tools and T-SQL scripts; database queries; and stored procedures.

Course Outline

Lesson 1:
Understanding Core Database Concepts 1

Objective Domain Matrix 1
Key Terms 1
Understanding Database Concepts 2
Understanding Flat-Type Databases 3
Understanding Hierarchical Databases 3
Understanding Relational Databases 4
Understanding Database Fundamentals 5
Understanding Relational Database Concepts 7
Using the SQL Server Management Studio Interface 9
Understanding Data Manipulation
Language (DML) 12
Understanding Data Definition Language (DDL) 12
Using DDL Statements 13
Skill Summary 16
Knowledge Assessment 17
Competency Assessment 19
Proficiency Assessment 19

Lesson 2:
Creating Database Objects 20

Objective Domain Matrix 20
Key Terms 20
Defining Data Types 20
Using Built-in Data Types 21
Using Exact Numeric Data Types 24
Using Approximate Numeric Data Types 25
Creating and Using Tables 29
Creating Views 33
Creating Stored Procedures 35
Understanding SQL Injections 38
Skill Summary 38
Knowledge Assessment 39
Competency Assessment 41
Proficiency Assessment 41

Lesson 3:
Manipulating Data 43

Objective Domain Matrix 43
Key Terms 43
Using Queries to Select Data 44
Combining Conditions 45
Using the BETWEEN Clause 46
Using the NOT Clause 47
Using the UNION Clause 47
Using the EXCEPT and INTERSECT Clauses 48
Using the JOIN Clause 48
Using Queries to Insert Data 51
Inserting Data 52
Updating Data and Databases 54
Using the UPDATE Statement 54
Deleting Data 55
Using the DELETE Statement 55
Truncating a Table with TRUNCATE TABLE 56
Deleting a Table with DROP TABLE 56
Using Referential Integrity 56
Skill Summary 57
Knowledge Assessment 57
Competency Assessment 59
Proficiency Assessment 59

Lesson 4:
Understanding Data Storage 61

Objective Domain Matrix 61
Key Terms 61
Normalizing a Database 62
Understanding Normalization 62
Understanding the First Normal Form 62
Understanding the Second Normal Form 63
Understanding the Third Normal Form 64
Understanding the Fourth Normal Form 66
Understanding the Fifth Normal Form 66
Understanding Primary, Foreign, and
Composite Keys 67
Understanding Primary Keys 70
Understanding Foreign Keys 70
Understanding Composite Primary Keys 74
Understanding Clustered and Non-clustered Indexes 74
Understanding Clustered Indexes 75
Understanding Non-clustered Indexes 76
Creating a Non-clustered Table 76
Skill Summary 80
Knowledge Assessment 80
Competency Assessment 82
Proficiency Assessment 82

Lesson 5:
Administering a Database 84

Objective Domain Matrix 84
Key Terms 84
Securing Databases 85
Understanding Server-Level Security 86
Understanding Database-Level Security 86
Understanding Windows Security 87
Understanding SQL Authentication 90
Understanding Database Server Roles 91
Granting Access to a Database 92
Understanding Fixed Database Roles 94
Understanding Object Permissions 95
Managing Roles 98
Understanding Ownership Chains 99
Reviewing a Sample Security Model 100
Backing Up and Restoring Databases 101
Understanding Recovery Models 101
Understanding Database Backups 101
Understanding Backup Devices 103
Understanding Database Restores 103
Skill Summary 106
Knowledge Assessment 107
Competency Assessment 108
Proficiency Assessment 109

Price Includes International Curriculum Courseware And Very Active Real-Time Labs.

MTA Database Administration Fundamentals / Exam(s)

Schedule for Database Administration Fundamentals
Course#Course ContentsExam#
40364AMTA Database Administration FundamentalsExam 98-364

2 Hours Daily 3 Times a Week

Total Duration 3 Months

Prerequisites

  • Basic Knowledge of Computing
Recommended Courses and Certification:
  • MCSA: SQL Server 2012
₵1,400.00
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