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Q&A – Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by wagnerk, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Microsoft new entry level certification program has brought a few questions. Certiport, inconjunction with Microsoft, has aimed to answer a few of them.

    Q&A – Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), see here for the full list.

    Questions like:

    Q: Will MTA Certifications expire?
    A: Yes, the MTA Certification will expire after five years.

    Q: How long do I have to complete the exam?
    A: You will have 50 minutes to complete your MTA Certification exam. If an exam is not available in your native language and you must take it in English, you may request an additional 30 minutes to complete it. You must make this arrangement with your proctor before the exam appointment.

    Q: When will I receive the results of my exam?
    A: You will be able to see your score and exam result immediately after taking the exam.

    Q: How are MTA Certification exam scores calculated?
    A: All MTA Certification exams are scaled such that the passing score is 70. A common misperception is that you must answer 70 percent of the items correctly in order to pass the exam; however, the actual percentage varies from exam to exam and may be more or less than 70 percent. After you complete your exam, the number of items that you answered correctly is compared with the cut score to determine whether the result is pass or fail.

    IMO, these are the types of certifications that I would expect an entry level person to obtain, instead of the MCSE/MCITP: SA/MCITP: EA certifications.

    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  2. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

    Hmm, interesting, MTA gives access to the MCP stuff.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2010
    Certifications: BSc. (Comp. Sci.), MBCS, MCP [70-290], Specialist [74-324], Security+, Network+, A+, Tea Lord: Beverage Brewmaster | Courses: LFS101x Introduction to Linux (edX)
    WIP: CCNA Routing & Switching

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