Have you taught introductory Developer courses in a high school, community college, or other learning environment? We’re looking for volunteers to help us with the development of a new Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA)* exam covering Microsoft .NET fundamentals.

MTA is the first Microsoft certification targeted specifically at students who are new to IT. The exams validate the foundational knowledge needed to begin building a career by using Microsoft technologies. Candidates for these exams are expected to have some hands-on experience with the technology, but are not expected to have any work experience. MTA provides an ideal stepping stone to our professional MCTS certifications and to a career in IT.

Please e-mail mslcd@microsoft.com if you’d like to participate in developing this exam. If you know someone else who would be interested in volunteering, please send them a link to this post. We want to hear from as many people as possible.

*If this is the first you’ve heard about MTA, you can find out more about it here on Born to Learn. If you work for an academic institution, you can sign up for a free 45-day trial campus license here.