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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification Exam

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification Exam

MTA is an entry-level certification that validates the fundamental technology knowledge that students need to start building a career in Microsoft technologies.

It offers 9 initial titles on Developer, IT Infrastructure, and Database high-demand topics and is available in 9 initial languages: English, Spanish, S. Chinese, T. Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German, Russian, Br. Portuguese.

The MTA certification program is designed to offer a solid career foundation and facilitates career exploration. You will gain industry-recognized credentials through these certification exams.


Anyone may take the exam(s) at the SCSU Welcome Center

Register now- Email to set up appointment

Testing available from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday- Friday by appointment.


MTA is the first step in becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MSCA) or a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD).

Microsoft Technology Associate Test Websites:

Why Take an MTA Exam?

MTA certification validates fundamental knowledge and provides an essential foundation to build a career in technology.

Career Options
Explore a variety of technology career options before you choose a specialized career path—with minimal investment of time and money.

Testing will take place on the St. Cloud State University campus, exact location to be determined once registration form is received.

Candidates must pass one certification exam in order to earn a MTA credential.


Preparing for the exam:

What is MTA? (PowerPoint)

Are you Certifiable?  Play a game to find out!

Study Guides for each test (Click any exam above)

For more information, please visit:

Online Training:

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    3. Enter your library barcode and PIN (MMDD) as prompted
    4. Select the database you would like to use (
    5. Search for course of your choice

Cost of each exam (includes proctoring for the exam)

$75.00 Student

$90.00 Community

$25.00 Proctor (if voucher already purchased)

Program Flyer (PDF)



Please contact or call 320-308-6100 to schedule your test before or after registering.

Online Registration (pay by credit card)

* For Windows 8 users, please be aware there are two versions of Internet Explorer on your device - Metro and Desktop.  To use our registration site, you must use the Desktop version of Internet Explorer, and not the Metro version.  To start the Desktop version, click on or touch the Desktop tile on the Start screen. Then you will see the Internet Explorer icon in the task bar. This is the Desktop version which should be used for registration. If you are in Internet Explorer and the URL address is at the bottom of the screen, you are in the Metro version, should close it and open the desktop version following the instructions above.

Registration form (PDF - pay by check or purchase order)

Scan it and email it to Char at or bring the form, with payment, on the day of your examination.

If you would like to learn more about certification or training options, please contact our staff at