The pool of qualified tech professionals may get bigger thanks to a new Microsoft certification program. As Datamation reports, a new Microsoft technology certification program is being made available to non-IT majors.
The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) program is designed to give students a start to a career in technology. The program includes testing in such areas as networking, security, Windows server fundamentals and Web development fundamentals. There are a total of seven certifications available. Colleges that want to participate must be a member of the Microsoft IT Academy which offers schools IT training and other resources.
Microsoft is expanding its technology certification options to include offering tests for non-IT majored students so they may receive a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification. These certifications are meant to better prepare them for the working world after they graduate as well as for careers in technology.
The newly-created MTA program is designed to provide certifications for college students who have “no prior IT or development experience or employment,” the company said.