Microsoft Creates New Certification
by Emmett Dulaney
3/24/2010 -- While details remain difficult to find, Microsoft is in the process of creating a new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification as an entry-level certification for Windows Server 2008 small business administrators. This operating system is popular as witnessed by Microsoft awarding Windows Server 2008 credentials last year to 60,000 professionals worldwide (300,000 were given new certifications by Microsoft on all products during this time period).
The three new certificaitons (and related exams) slated to become available are:
1. MTA Server Administration (Exam # 98-365, TA: Windows Server 2008, Server Administration Fundamentals)
2. MTA Networking (Exam # 98-366, TA: Windows Server 2008, Networking Fundamentals)
3. MTA Security (Exam # 98-367, TA: Windows Server 2008, Security Fundamentals)
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