Aspiring to build a career with real growth opportunity?
Start with the fundamentals.

Technology is in the fiber of businesses around the globe affecting everyone in the organization. Let your passion and technology skills help you explore and build the foundation for your career.

Three reasons why a career in technology is a smart bet:

  1. The demand for technology skills is high—and going higher

    A European Union IDC study* estimates that by the year 2015, 90% of the workforce will be required to have base-level technology skills.

  2. Companies worldwide are heavily recruiting young technology talent

    For example: between now and 2016, Microsoft will work with its network of 1,500 partners in Scotland to recruit 2,016 young people aged 16-24 as Modern Apprentices.

  3. Microsoft technology powers businesses in every industry

    From Manufacturing to Healthcare millions of businesses around the world rely on Microsoft technologies every day. Specializing in Microsoft products and technologies will help you stay marketable in virtually any industry.

Three steps to start or advance your career with technology:

  1. Register at Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) for free self-paced training.
  2. Watch the Microsoft Insights 2013 webcast on demand to get great tech industry and career advice from an esteemed panel of experts.
  3. Optimize your training investment, resume/CV and Linked-In Credentials with Microsoft Certification. Request your Prometric 2nd Shot voucher and schedule your MTA exam today. If you don’t succeed on your first attempt re-use your 2nd Shot voucher for a free retake.

Your path to Microsoft Certification begins here.

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Fundamental Track for Infrastructure

for those intending to build a career in desktop or server infrastructure or private cloud computing:
MTA Exams
Self-paced Training
Study Guides
Discussion Forums
Resource Wikis
Exam 349:
Windows Operating System
Exam 365:
Windows Server Administration
Exam 367:
Security

Fundamental Track for Database Fundamentals

for those intending to build a career in data platform or business intelligence:
MTA Exams
Self-paced Training
Study Guides
Discussion Forums
Resource Wiki

Fundamental Track for Web Apps

for those intending to build a career in Web application development:
MTA Exams
Self-paced Training
Study Guides
Discussion Forums
Resource Wiki
Exam 361:
Software Development
Exam 363:
Web Development
Exam 375:
HTML5 Application Development

Fundamental Track for Windows Store Applications using HTML5

for those intending to build a career in Windows Store application development using:
MTA Exams
Self-paced Training
Study Guides
Discussion Forums
Resource Wiki
Exam 361:
Software Development
Exam 375:
HTML5 Application Development

Fundamental Track for Windows Store Applications using C#

for those intending to build a career in Windows Store application development using:
MTA Exams
Self-paced Training
Study Guides
Discussion Forums
Resource Wiki
Exam 361:
Software Development
Exam 372:
Microsoft .NET

Fundamental Track for Application Lifecycle Management

for those intending to build a career in application lifecycle management:
MTA Exams
Self-paced Training
Study Guides
Discussion Forums
Resource Wiki
Exam 361:
Software Development
Exam 379:
Software Testing
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Explore Platform Development

for those intending to build a career in software platform development:
MTA Exams
Self-paced Training
Study Guides
Discussion Forums
Resource Wiki
Exam 362:
Windows Development
Exam 373:
Mobile Development
Exam 374:
Gaming Development

Technology isn’t just for techies

As it evolves and becomes even more embedded in everyday home and work life there is a growing need for smart companies to build a technology literate workforce from the ground up.


3 Reasons why technology isn’t just for Techies. In a recent survey performed by Global Knowledge over 3,000 hiring managers were interviewed and had this to say about key technology challenges in the workforce for business professionals:

  • 60% indicated a need for improved communication skills
  • 53% indicated a need for improved effectiveness despite unclear roles
  • 39% indicated need for better internal collaboration skills

Business professionals who understand the fundamentals and impact of technology and can speak the language are:

  • More effective at planning and communicating technology requirements
  • Earn trust and credibility with their techie peers
  • Differentiate themselves as capable and passionate about staying current on business priorities
  • Position themselves for a career move into a more technical role if that’s a goal for them

Take your business career to the next level by learning and certifying your skills on technology fundamentals.

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*IDCWP38R Post Crisis: e-Skills Are Needed to Drive Europe’s Innovation Society, November 2009