Why Get Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Certifications?

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MTA 98-366 Network Fundamentals Class & Practice Exam Bundle

Everything you need to pass the Microsoft MTA 98-366 exam on your 1st attempt, includes 2 full-length practice exams!

17:08:22 of on-demand video • Updated October 2021

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English [Auto] So as somebody that's looking to obtain entry level IT certifications, you really have two main choices. You have the competitive exams such as a network plus the security plus and so forth, or you have the Microsoft exams, the Microsoft technology associate or better known as the MTA exams. And I want to talk to you in this lecture as to why I think there's a lot of value in these empty exams. Now, that's not to say there's not a lot of value in the county exams. In fact, I come to your project plus security plus and I was network plus certified, but I let that lapse because I have a masters degree in it, network management. So I figured, well, you know what, I have a masters degree. There's really no need to maintain the network plus certification. So I see a lot of value in Compton. In fact, I obtained all those certifications before I even knew about the MTA certifications. And now that I know about them, I really think they're wonderful exams and they're wonderful certifications for you to study for and for you to obtain. And so that's what we're going to talk about in this video. Now, one thing to note as we go through this and we look at this diagram that's on the screen, this is an older example of the different paths for careers working in a Microsoft environment. But they give you a very good idea of the value in these exams. So if you look at this, if we focus on just the I.T. professional area and don't even look at the developer or the database area, you'll notice that in this course we're focusing on the MTA 98 sixty, which is network fundamentals examination for to obtain the certification. You know, that they Microsoft themselves, they say that this is really the foundation certification to help you to understand networking in a Microsoft environment. So if we compare this to come to the company, it covers a lot of information, but it's what they call vendor neutral because it doesn't focus on any specific vendor. Well, if you look at most large organizations, a majority of them are running Windows operating systems. So you need to understand that if you're looking to get a job as either helpdesk support or desktop support or maybe a junior systems administrator or a network administrator or network support, you have to understand and know the Windows operating system. And that's what the MTA certification really does. So you notice that they recommend Microsoft, they recommend first taking this exam, then jumping to the security fundamentals, MTA 98 three 67 exam, and then depending on which route you want to go, if you want to work in a Windows Server environment or if you want to work in a Windows operating system such as Windows seven or Windows 10 operating environment, then you have to do it. In the past. You can go the operating system out where you can go the server operating system route and there's more examples of they recommend and you'll notice that these do say Windows seven and Windows Server 2008. If I hadn't updated diagram, which I wasn't able to find, this was one provided by Microsoft. This would say either Windows Server 2012 or 2016, because either are still widely used and this would say Windows 10, because that's predominantly the main operating system. But there's still a lot of organizations that still use Windows seven. In fact, where I work, we still use Windows seven. So obtaining the certifications still has a lot of value. But of course, as they start to move from Windows seven to Windows 10 in different environments, then it's going to not have as much value. And you'll notice what this does if you obtain these MTA certifications and then you obtain just one of these certifications, the 72 dash or the 70 dash examinations. These prepare you for an entry level job in a Microsoft environment, in network administration, server, administration, security administration, which is the same thing as identity and access management is a subset of that and desktop deployment or desktop support. So all this goes hand in hand. And that's why I see tons of value in these certifications. And we're not even looking at the developer in the database routes as well. The great thing about these certifications is that when you go into an interview for a job, you can show them that, look, I have experienced and I'm certified working in a Windows environment, so I have an understanding of a Windows Server active directory, Windows Operating System, Windows Security features, Windows networking and the different command line tools that you can use, as well as configuring the networks within the operating system. You can go in there and tell them all the stuff. Now, if you have a computer certification, well, you're going to have a broad understanding of security and networking. It doesn't really focus specifically on one operating system. And that's why I see that there's tons of value in these MTA certifications. Now, one other added benefit to all this, too, is that with the MTA certifications, their lifetime certifications, so you take the exam once in your certified for life with MTA. In the past, you were certified for life. So with my project plus certification and my security. Certification, they were they were at a time when where you took the exam, you're certified for life, but with my network plus when I took it, it required you to have continuing education credits to maintain it. And I let it lapse because I got a master's degree in it, network management instead. So now in twenty eighteen, if you're looking to either do contribute or an empty room, understand what the committee you're going to have to recertify with continuing education credits or you're going to have to take the exam again and again over time if you want to maintain it and not let it lapse. So that's why I think that the MTA certifications hold a lot of value and they're just a great stepping stone to get into an entry level position within an organization within their I.T. department.