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Microsoft Launches its Microsoft Technology Associate Certification to the Commercial Market

Microsoft announced today that it is expanding its highly popular Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification program beyond just the academic market.  MTA provides essential technology training, confidence and an industry recognized certification to those just starting a career in IT - or for business professionals who want to enhance their career by adding a technology skillset.  MTA prepares new entrants for careers with learning content for 12 exam topics leading to three technology tracks including IT cloud in IT Infrastructure, Database and Software Development. Individual MTA courses can be delivered in just three days, with many five-day offerings available for combined topics as combining Networking and Security together.

“As we head into a new year we and our Learning Partners are excited to bring MTA to the market. MTA is a great onramp for those entering the technology workforce as well as for business professionals, who want to differentiate themselves, contribute to business and technology decisions in a more meaningful way and to raise their value within their current organization,” commented Don Field, Senior Director, Microsoft Learning. “MTA is easy to access, affordable and will make a career in technology possible for anyone.  Information Technology will continue to be a great career path and MTA opens up a new path to success for cloud computing and at every level of the Information Technology ecosystem.”

Microsoft Learning helps its customers and partners realize their full potential through knowledge and skills that optimize the adoption and use of Microsoft technologies. For over a decade, Microsoft Learning has been committed to offering training and certifications that prepare technologists to create and solve real-world solutions using Microsoft technologies. With this broad range of programs, IT professionals, developers and business professionals can continue growing through all stages of their career paths: from entry level to advanced skills in specialized technology areas.