Microsoft MTA Windows 10 Certification

WITS-005 Microsoft MTA Windows 10 Certification

Hours: 28
Fee: $839

Program Description

Microsoft Technology Associate LogoThe Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is Microsoft’s newest suite of technology certification exams that validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies. This course prepares students for the Windows 10 essentials exam (98-349).

This program:

  • Is targeted primarily for entry-level technicians such as college students
  • Provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in Information Technology (IT)
  • Assumes some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience

Program Details

Candidates for this course should have:

  • Working knowledge of fundamental Windows Operating System concepts
  • Basic Keyboarding and Mouse Skill

Section E11

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dates: October 19, 21, 26, 28, November 2, 4, 9

Refund Policy

Withdraw prior to the start of class* - 100% Refund
No Refunds will be given once class begins

In the absence of a written third party contractual agreement stating otherwise, all refunds will be issued to the student. Credit card payments will be refunded directly to the credit card if processed within thirty days of the payment.

Course Cancellation Policy

The STCC Workforce Training office reserves the right to cancel any course that does not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

Student Handbook Policies

As a participant in this program/course I understand that I am bound by all the rules, regulations, and policies of STCC as outlined in the Springfield Technical Community College Student Handbook.

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Please feel free to contact the instructor if you have any questions about the course content.

Jim Beane

  • Cisco CCENT, CCDA, CCNA Certified
  • CompTIA A+, Network+, Server+, e-Biz+, and i-Net+ Certified Professional
  • Microsoft MCDST, MTA (OS & Network) & MCP Certified
  • Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Professional E-Commerce
  • Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) Instructor
  • IBM Certified Specialist- i-Series 400 Operations
  • Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (CWTS)

MTA Exam 98-349 (updated 2/16/2018)

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see in that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here

1. Understanding Operating System Configurations (15-20%)

  • Configure Control Panel options
    • Configure administrative tools, configure accessibility options, configure power settings, configure File Explorer settings
  • Configure desktop settings
    • Configure profiles, display settings, and shortcuts; configure and customize Start Menu; configure Task Bar settings; configure toolbars; configure notifications
  • Configure native applications and tools
    • Configure Microsoft Edge, configure Cortana, configure Hyper-V, configure settings using MSCONFIG, configure processes and applications using Task Manager, configure computer management
  • Configure mobility settings
    • Configure Sync Center, Windows Mobility Center, and Remote Desktop
  • Configure and use management tools
    • Configure MMC, configure the Windows PowerShell console and Windows PowerShell ISE

2. Installing and Upgrading Client Systems (15-20%)

  • Identify Windows operating system editions
    • Identify hardware and compatibility requirements, determine appropriate editions per device type
  • Identify upgrade paths
    • Identify upgrade paths from previous Windows versions, identify application compatibility
  • Understand installation types
    • Perform a clean install, upgrade via Windows Update, migrate from previous Windows versions, perform removable media installation, perform network installation
  • Understand operating system architecture
    • Understand kernel mode; understand user mode; understand memory, IRQs, drivers, CPUs, and UI; understand 32-bit versus 64-bit architecture

3. Managing Applications (15-20%)

  • Configure applications
    • Understand local versus network applications, configure desktop applications, configure app startup options, configure Windows features, configure Windows SmartScreen, configure application removal, configure Windows Store apps
  • Configure user account control (UAC)
    • Understand standard user versus administrative user, understand types of UAC prompts and levels
  • Configure antivirus settings
    • Configure Windows Defender and the Malicious Software Removal tool
  • Understand services
    • Understand service start-up types, service accounts, and service dependencies

4. Managing Files and Folders

  • Understand file systems
    • Understand FAT32, NTFS, and ReFS
  • Understand file and print sharing
    • Configure File System permissions, configure Share Permissions, configure HomeGroup settings, configure print drivers, configure effective permissions, create shares, create mapped drives
  • Understand encryption
    • Understand BitLocker and Encrypting File Systems (EFS)
  • Understand libraries
    • Understand offline files, configure libraries, add multiple local locations to a library, add networked locations

5. Managing Devices (15-20%)

  • Connect devices
    • Connect, enable, and disable plug-and-play and Bluetooth devices; connect and disconnect printers; install third-party software for devices; install device drivers
  • Understand storage
    • Understand disk types, security (encryption), storage device types (eSATA, USB, IEEE 1394, iSCSI, InfiniBand), and storage drive types (basic, primary, extended, logical, dynamic disk, VHDs); configure OneDrive use; optimize drives
  • Understand printing devices
    • Understand local printers, network printers, print queues, print-to-file, and Internet printing
  • Understand system devices
    • Understand video, audio, and infrared input devices; understand Device Manager

6. Understanding Operating System Maintenance (15-20%)

  • Understand backup and recovery methods
    • Configure System Restore; configure a recovery drive; configure recovery boot options, such as Last Known Good, and various Safe Mode options; recover files from OneDrive
  • Understand maintenance tools
    • Understand Disk Defragmenter, Disk Cleanup, Task Scheduler, and System Information
  • Configure updates
    • Configure Windows Update options; implement Insider Preview, Current Branch, and Current Branch for Business scenarios; manage update history; roll back updates

For More Information, Please Contact:

The STCC Workforce Development Center
Building 27, Second Floor

Enrollment Process

Enroll Online

  1. Click: Online Registration
  2. Click on “Search and Register for Workforce Training Classes”
  3. Type in “MTA" and hit “Submit"
  4. Carefully click the SELECT box for the course that you want to take. There may be several choices so make sure you select the right course and dates.
  5. Enter your personal and credit card information.
    • Please note STCC accepts Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express as well as E-check payments. E-checks are a fee-free alternative to credit/debit payments.
    • Your receipt will be immediately emailed to you.
    • If you do not receive your receipt, check with our office at 413-755-4225 a few weeks prior to the class.

Enroll in Person

At this time due to COVID-19, in-person enrollment has been suspended until further notice.