Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. Pass just one exam and you'll earn a certification, taking your first step towards a career in technology.
If you are just starting your IT career path or are looking to enhance your understanding of IT fundamentals, MTA will validate your core knowledge. MTA is an optional industry-recognised certification for those pursuing a career path in IT infrastructure, database design or software development using Microsoft technologies.
This course is suitable for students working towards Microsoft Technology Associate certification (MTA) and helps you prepare for the 98-366 exam, and build an understanding of Networking fundamentals.
This foundation level course is part of the 'MTA Fundamentals Track' from the Professional IT Training series.
After completing these courses, you will be able to:
Understand Network Infrastructures
Understand the concepts of Internet, intranet, and extranet
Understand local area networks (LANs)
Understand wide area networks (WANs)
Understand wireless networking.
Understand network topologies and access methods.
Understand Network Hardware
Switches (VLAN's), routers (RIP, OSPF, NAT), media types.
Understand Protocols and Services
The OSI model, TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6
Understand names resolution
Network services (DHCP, NAT) firewalls, remote access, VPN
This course is offered through our Microsoft IT Academy at Solihull College, with workshops with individual lab facilities, supported by tutors.
Study materials includes online labs and study resources to support independent study and lab facilities both in college and at home.
Due to restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is highly likely that the course delivery will be changed to a 'blended learning' study experience. We envisage that this will take the form of a combination of 'in-college workshops'; 'self-directed learning'; 'distance workshops' and 'distance tutor support'. As you may appreciate the guidance is continually changing, so the proportion and mix of learning styles may change through the course. In-college workshops and face-face study will only be undertaken when and in a format that is safe to do so, in line with government advise at the time.
To facilitate effective distance learning Solihull college has invested in a range of on-line resources which includes, student virtual PC's, Microsoft Teams used for distance workshops & tutor support, Microsoft Azure for on-line labs, Moodle for on-line learning resources and student Office 365. These facilities will enable us to provide an equivalent class-based experience, with student-tutor and student-student interaction but in a safe and effective environment.
This course is available to study either in the daytime or evening, over 10 sessions. Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study.
Vocational study not leading to a recognised academic qualification. Course certificates of completion are provided.
Students may elect to take the relevant Microsoft MCP exam following suitable experience, to gain MTA networking Fundamentals.
Certification requirements and availability are subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Please refer to Microsoft certification site for current details.
The course includes assessments throughout the course with both practical and quiz exercises. There is no formal examination required; however, the relevant Microsoft exam may be taken at an external test centre. See Microsoft certification site for exam details and conditions.
On completion of course, MTA exam to be taken at Solihull College & University Centre, Certiport Test Centre.
Places are offered by interview, subject to meeting the entry requirements.
Learners must be over 19 and be familiar with general networking concepts and the technologies.
Student should have a suitable PC with access to the internet.
The study duration and schedule may change to facilitate 'blended learning' study due to Covid19 restrictions.
The number of job postings in the computing industry is growing so rapidly that there aren't enough qualified workers available to fill the positions.
Certifications give you a professional edge by providing globally recognised industry endorsed evidence of skills mastery, demonstrating your abilities and willingness to embrace new technologies.
Fee concessions may be available, subject to eligibility requirements including living within the West Midlands Combined Authority area. Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study, tuition fee payable. Examination re-sit fees payable.
Tuition fee £ 495 ; Materials fee £ 0 ; Total £ 495
Please contact the Microsoft IT Academy co-ordinator, Mr Robin Foster via the enquiries team.
The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is Microsoft's suite of technology certification exams that validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies.
Further Microsoft IT certification courses are available on the 'MTA Fundamentals Track' including Windows Server Administration, and Mobility & Device fundamentals.