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Microsoft Technology Associate

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Microsoft Technology Associate or MTA exams are exams that provide professional based certifications on Microsoft products and they provide the fundamentals for Databases (MSSQL Server), Development (Visual Studio) and IT Infrastructure (Windows, Windows Server).


As of 2 August 2015, the MTA has in total 15 exams - 9 live and 6 retired.

Active exam list

As of 2 August 2015, the active Microsoft Technology Associate exams are:

Retired exam list

As of 2 August 2015, the retired Microsoft Technology Associate exams are:

Exam availability

The Microsoft Technology Associate exams can be scheduled with two exam providers:

  • Certiport for students, educators and schools
  • Pearson VUE for people who are still interested in technology and want to give this exam
  • There are multiple differences about scheduling an exam with Certiport or Pearson VUE such as:

  • In Pearson VUE, you need to have two identification documents while in Certiport, you need to have only one
  • In Pearson VUE, they take a photo of you and they want a digital signature while in Certiport you don't have to do it
  • Outside the United States, there is a restriction with voucher availability in some countries. For example, the Greek Authorized Partner of Certiport can give vouchers only to testing centers and not to candidates while in Pearson VUE you can purchase the voucher online via VUE's site.
  • In Pearson VUE testing centers, there are testing days and hours very often while in Certiport, there is one exam datetime per 15 days.
  • Pricing

    The exam pricing as of 10 July 2015 via Pearson VUE is:

    Pearson VUE

    Candidates can schedule their exam through Microsoft Learning site when they are redirected to Pearson VUE site to complete their transaction.

    Pearson VUE acceptable cards are MasterCard, Visa, American Express and JCB.


    The Certiport exam payment options vary by country.

    The only exception is US, where candidates can purchase the voucher through Certiport's store.


    Microsoft Technology Associate Wikipedia

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