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MTA: Software Development Fundamentals

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MTA certifications are a great place to start if you would like to get into the technology field. MTA certifications address a wide spectrum of fundamental technical concepts, assess and validate core technical knowledge, and enhance technical credibility. Note: MTA exams do not qualify for MCP certification, nor are they a prerequisite for MCSA or MCSD certification.

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FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATION

MTA: Software Development Fundamentals

Skills measured

  • Understanding core programming
  • Understanding object-oriented programming
  • Understanding general software development
  • Understanding web applications
  • Understanding desktop applications
  • Understanding databases

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Job role: Developer

Required exams: 98-361

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  • 98-361: Software Development Fundamentals

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    Candidates for this exam are seeking to prove core software development skills. It is recommended that candidates be familiar with the concepts of and have hands-on experience with the technologies described here either by taking relevant training courses or by working with tutorials and samples available on MSDN and in Microsoft Visual Studio. Candidates are expected to have some experience with C# or Microsoft Visual Basic .NET.

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** Complete this exam before the retirement date to ensure it is applied toward your certification. After the retirement date, please refer to the related certification for exam requirements.