Where will this course lead?

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 MTA Training course helps you prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate exams, and build an understanding of these topics:

Windows Operating System fundamentals

Mobility and Device fundamentals
Windows Server Administration fundamentals*

Cloud fundamentals

Networking fundamentals

Security fundamentals*

Learners would typically select 1 or 2 MTA courses to study.

What will I study?

After completing these courses, you will be able to:

Windows Operating System fundamentals

- Understand operating system configurations
- Install and upgrade client systems
- Manage applications
- Manage files and folders
- Manage devices
- Understand operating system maintenance

Mobility and Device fundamentals

- Understand device configurations
- Understand data access and management
- Understand device security
- Understand cloud services
- Understand enterprise mobility

Windows Server Administration fundamentals*

- Understand Server Installation
- Understand Server Roles & Active Directory
- Understand Storage
- Understand Server Performance Management
- Understanding server maintenance

Cloud fundamentals

- Understanding the cloud
- Enable Microsoft cloud services
- Administer Office 365 and Microsoft Intune
- Use and configure Microsoft cloud services
- Support cloud users

Networking fundamentals

- Understand Network Infrastructures, Internet, intranet, and extranet
- Understand local area networks (LANs) & wide area networks (WANs)
- Understand wireless networking
- Understand network topologies and access methods
- Understand Network Hardware, switches, routers, media types
- Understand Protocols and Services, the OSI model
- Understand TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6
- Understand names resolution, networking services

Security fundamentals*

- Understand Security Layers
- Understand Operating System Security
- Understand Network Security
- Understand Security Software

*Effective July 21, 2016, this exam will include updates for Windows 10.

Please refer to the Microsoft exam preparation guide for details of objectives covered.

How will this course be delivered?

This 'MTA IT Infrastructure Track', foundation level course is part of from the Professional IT Training series delivered by the Microsoft IT Academy at Solihull College, Blossomfield campus.

Providing IT professional's access to the latest Microsoft certification courses with high quality, flexible learning systems.

The 'Professional IT Training' courses facilitate effective self directed learning, with flexible start dates to meet your individual needs. This course is delivered in our Microsoft IT Academy workshop alongside students studying similar IT Technician courses.

This course includes hands-on practice labs in our Academy lab facility that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills needed to support the Microsoft technology.

The student resources include relevant comprehensive digital Microsoft Curriculum workbook(s) and on-line learning materials.

Microsoft Imagine enables students to download Microsoft operating systems and applications to create and develop their own practice lab environments, for your academic use only. Conditions and systems requirements apply.

Tailored individual learning plans, with support and guidance from our experienced tutors.

This course is available to study in the evening, over 10 sessions. Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study.

What qualifications will I get?

Vocational study not leading to a recognised academic qualification.

Students may elect to take the relevant Microsoft MTA exam(s).

Certification requirements are is 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.

How will I be assessed?

The course includes continual assessments throughout the course with both practical and quiz exercises. Course certificates of completion are provided.

There is no formal examination required; however this course will prepare you for the Microsoft MTA IT Infrastructure exams, which may be taken at external Pearson VUE test centres.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview, subject to meeting the entry requirements.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be over 19.
There are no prerequisites for this course.

What else do I need to know?

Certification benefits:

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.

How much will this course cost?

Tuition fee     £ 315 ; Materials fee   £  0 ; Total  £ 315

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?

This course is not eligible for fee concession.
Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study, tuition fee payable.

What can I do after this course?

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is Microsoft's newest suite of technology certification exams that validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies.

Learners may re-enrol on the MTA IT Infrastructure course to complete further modules.

Further Microsoft IT certification courses are available on the 'Desktop Certification Track' including Windows 7  & 10 and 'Server Certification Track' including Server 2012.


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