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.
Why get certified?
Earning a Microsoft Certification helps validate your proven experience and knowledge in using Microsoft products and solutions. Designed to be relevant in today's rapidly changing IT marketplace, Microsoft Certifications help you utilize evolving technologies, fine-tune your troubleshooting skills, and improve your job satisfaction.
Whether you are new to technology, changing jobs, or a seasoned IT professional, becoming certified helps demonstrate to customers, peers, and employers that you are committed to advancing your skills and taking on greater challenges. In addition, certification provides you with access to exclusive Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) resources and benefits, including opportunities to connect with a vast, global network of MCPs.
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.