Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

The fundamentals of IT


Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. Pass just one exam and you’ll earn a certification, taking your first step toward a career in technology. If you are just starting your IT career path or are looking to enhance your understanding of IT fundamentals, MTA will validate your core knowledge. MTA is an optional industry-recognized certification for those pursuing a career path in IT infrastructure, database design, or software development using Microsoft technologies.

MTA certification tracks

You can earn an MTA certification by taking an exam in one of the following tracks, depending on your interests and career goals.

Click a track and you'll see the MTA certification options below:

MTA IT Infrastructure track—for those intending to build a career in desktop or server infrastructure or private cloud computing:




Certification earned by passing any one exam

Windows Operating System Fundamentals

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Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

Networking Fundamentals

Security Fundamentals