Center for Continuing Studies

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certification Exam

Our MTA certification provides industry-recognized credentials and validates a student's knowledge of the fundamental technology that can help launch career exploration or build a career foundation in Microsoft technologies.

We offer 9 titles on high-demand topics in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese.

Software Developer Exams

IT Infrastructure Exams

Database Exams

Learn more at the Certiport website

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

Training for the test

MTA Student Study Guides

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

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

Schedule an exam:

8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday by appointment

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

Cost: $80, student; $100, community; $25 proctor (Price includes one retake within 30 days if needed)

Enjoy a 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.


Complete the registration form, scan and eamil to to pay by check or purchase order or bring with payment on exam day.