Center for Continuing Studies

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification Exam

Our MTA certification provides students who are beginning studies in technology a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses and certification programs. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a new and innovative certification track designed to provide a pathway for future success in technology courses and careers.

We offer several titles on high-demand topics in 13 different languages.

Software Developer Exams

IT Infrastructure Exams

Database Exams

Learn more at the Certiport website

Training for the test

MTA Student Study Guides

Online: Great River Regional Library provides helpful databases free to GRRL cardholders including Lynda.com.

  • Go to www.griver.org
  • Click the "Database" tab on the left
  • Enter the barcode and PIN (MMDD) as promoted
  • Select the appropriate database (Lynda.com)
  • Search for the course of your choice

Schedule an exam:

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday by appointment

SCSU Welcome Center, 355 Fifth Ave S, St. Cloud.

Cost: $75 student; $100 community (includes voucher, Gmetrix practice, proctor fee and free retake); $45 proctor (voucher and retake not included).

Enjoy this price discount on your testing voucher by purchasing through St. Cloud State.

 Test protocols

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes early to register before the test.
  • You will need a photo ID (Student ID/Government ID).
  • You cannot take anything into the testing area, including pencils, pens, paper and cell phones.
  • You will have 50 minutes to complete the test. Test cannot be paused for any reason.
  • You will get your score immediately.
  • If passed,a certificate will be mailed to you in 2 to 4 weeks.

Registration:

Complete the registration form, scan and email to welcomecenter@stcloudstate.edu. Our staff will contact you to pay by credit card.