For those new to IT, the Microsoft Technology Associate Certification is the optional starting point and stepping stone to all Microsoft Certifications.
It was announced at the 2012 Microsoft World Partner Conference that the MTA Certification program will be available to Learning Partners, such as ourselves, by the end of the year. This program is currently only available through accredited academic institutions.
The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) suite of certification program will serve as an entry level track for individuals to validate core IT infrastructure, software development, and database administration knowledge. Becoming MTA certified provides students with IT career exploration opportunities and confidence, while allowing them to demonstrate aptitude for more advanced certifications, internships, apprenticeships, and some entry-level jobs.
I’m excited that we will be able to assist individuals who are new to IT in addition to our seasoned professionals!
Here is a link to the existing program: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mta.aspx#overview
Stay tuned on how LRS Education Services will incorporate this certification program into our learning tracks for individuals who want to validate their IT skills!