Microsoft Technology Associate: Databases - Certificate (Distance Learning)

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email for more information.

Duration: 12 Months

Venue: Distance Learning

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Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation.

If you are just starting your IT career path or are looking to enhance your understanding of IT fundamentals, MTA certification can validate your core knowledge and as an industry-recognized credential, it can also enhance your credibility.

Pass just one exam and you’ll earn an MTA certification, taking your first step toward building a career in technology—or enhancing your career in business. Learn more at

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The MTA IT Datbase track is for those intending to build a career in data platform administration or business intelligence.

If you’re new to technology, start with MTA training and certification, allowing you to explore career options in IT and validate your understanding of core concepts in IT infrastructure, databases and software development.

They’ll also help prepare you for more advanced technology education and certifications. If you’re a business learner, consider MTA as a degree enrichment opportunity that provides you with a core understanding of how technology impacts business. MTA certification provides that essential “first step” and the baseline understanding you need to successfully pursue advanced certifications such as the MCSA, MCSE and MCSD.

If you’re a business professional looking to develop or enhance your IT skills, MTA training and certification can give you the fundamental IT knowledge you need to contribute to business and technology decisions in a more meaningful way.


MTA - Databases Certification


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Database Administration Fundamentals | MTA Exam 98-364

This MTA Training course helps you prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-364, and build an understanding of these topics: Core Database Concepts, Creating Database Objects, Manipulating Data, Data Storage, and Administering a Database. This course leverages the same content as found in the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) for this exam.

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. Course Outline

  • Session 1: Understanding core database concepts
  • Session 2: Creating database objects
  • Session 4: Understanding data storage
  • Session 5: Administering a database

After you’ve completed the course
Learners will be able to:

  • Understand Core Database Concepts
  • Create Database Objects
  • Manipulate Data
  • Understand Data Storage

It should up to 100 hours’ notional learning hours, this must be completed within 12 months.

Notional learning time – this is the amount of time expected to take, on average, to complete the learning outcomes to the standard defined by the assessment criteria and includes:

  • Guided learning hours.
  • Practical and work-based learning.
  • Assessment preparation time.
  • Assessment time.

Learning Methods

• A Personal On-line Tutor who will guide and support you through your studies
• Learner view is where you can access your course site, set targets, view tutor notes and access assessments grades.

NCG On-line Course Site
You will have access to a course site which will contain all the necessary learning materials, tools, support and information required to enable you to successively complete your course.


You will be assessed by an exam

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MTA certification proves to employers that you understand the critical role that IT plays in business and that you have enhanced your professional skills with a working knowledge of IT.

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.

Microsoft technology powers businesses in every industry around the world, specializing in Microsoft products and technologies will help you stay marketable in virtually any industry

No formal pre-requisites. These qualifications do however assume some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience.


£ 395.00

No additional costs after initial course fees.

The course costs can be covered over 4 monthly installments.

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