Microsoft .NET fundamentals

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The Microsoft Technology Associate is a new, entry-level certification designed to help individuals take the first step toward a career as an IT professional or developer. This MTA  Microsoft .NET Fundamentals Training Course will provide the skills, knowledge and competence to build an understanding of the following : .NET language such as C# or VB.

Skills Measured

.NET Framework Concepts .NET Code Compilation
.NET Language Memory Management
Namespaces and Classes in the .NET Framework I/O Classes in the .NET Framework


The 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 program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology and assumes some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience.

The certification is targeted at those professionals who want to start a career in software development.

This Microsoft .Net Fundamentals Certification course content is at introductory level and provides proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills that validates fundamental knowledge of .NET language such as C# or VB.

Unit 1: Understanding .NET Framework Concepts

  • Understand basic application settings.
  • Understand events and event handling in the .NET Framework.
  • Understand structured exception handling in the .NET Framework.

Unit 2: Understanding Namespaces and Classes in the .NET Framework

  • Understand .NET class hierarchies.
  • Understand Object Oriented Concepts in the .NET Framework.
  • Understand .NET namespaces.
  • Understand and create class libraries.
  • Understand and use different data types in the .NET Framework.
  • Understanding .NET Languages
  • Understand language interoperability.
  • Understand resource allocation.
  • Understand generics.

Unit 3: Understanding .NET Code Compilation

  • Understand the fundamentals of MSI & CLI.
  • Understand the use of strong naming.
  • Understand version control
  • Understand assemblies and metadata.

Unit 4: Understanding I/O Classes in the .NET Framework

  • Understand .NET file classes.
  • Understand console I/O.
  • Understand XML classes in the .NET Framework.

Unit 5: Understanding Security

  • Understand the System Security namespace.
  • Understand authentication and authorization.
  • Understand type safety.

Unit 6: Understanding Memory Management

  • Understand the difference between managed and unmanaged applications.

Microsoft Certification can take you from the start of your career to its pinnacle. Certification can increase your visibility, differentiate you from your peers, and bring you recognition for your knowledge and skills.

Learners take the Microsoft .NET Fundamentals: MTA Exam 98-372.  Assessment of this valuable qualification is carried out Online.  On Completion of the Course the learner will have the requisite knowledge to sit the Professional Examination at any PearsonVue testing center or for Local students at: 7 Belvedere Place, Dublin 1. 

MTA: .NET Fundamentals Fundamentals Certificate

The Microsoft Certification is an industry standard qualification that is recognised worldwide and can help open doors to potential job opportunities.  Fulfill your potential and make the most of your investment in Microsoft technology with certification.

This MTA Certified Professional course provides a wide range of career opportunities including:

Web Developer Software Developer
Network Professional Database Administrator

The Microsoft Certification validates your expertise in a Microsoft technology. As a Microsoft Certified Professional, you’ll have access to community resources and tools that allow you to exchange ideas with peers, increase your knowledge and skills, and broaden your career opportunities.

Expert Instructor-Led Training using only the IT industry’s finest instructors. This elearning course provides a personal learning experience that gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.  Unlike a live class, you can study at your own pace.

Interactive Exercises
The courseware includes real world, interactive exercises that always focus on real world scenarios and skill-set development. 

The course is structured to enable learners to retain and recall the knowledge by teaching learners using interactive exercises.  Features such as actionable analytics and study planner help in keeping students focused.

Practice Test Sets 
Course include full length practice test sets designed to test your knowledge under real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

Exercises, Quizzes & Flashcards
Exercises, quizzes and flashcards prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes, flashcards and exercises after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course.