Learn the Essentials

for a Technology Career

Microsoft Virtual Academy provides a series of free courses designed to help aspiring technologists learn the fundamentals of HTML5 and Software Development, IT administration, and databases. These courses not only help you build valuable skills but they also prepare you for certification as a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA). Combined, these technology fundamentals courses and companion certification are a great first step in building your credentials and a technology career.

Skill Up with MVA Technology Fundamentals Training!

Microsoft Virtual Academy provides a series of free courses designed to help aspiring technologists learn the fundamentals of HTML5 and Software Development, IT administration, and databases. These courses not only help you build valuable skills but they also prepare you for certification as a Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA). Combined, these technology fundamentals courses and companion certification are a great first step in building your credentials and a technology career.

Networking Fundamentals

Learn the basics of a functional and secure network, and get a survey of the core terminology, concepts, and skills it takes to build a functional and secure network. Explore the building blocks of modern network design and function. This course helps you prepare for Exam 98-366: Networking Fundamentals, a key step in a Windows desktop or Windows Server administration career path. It can also help you pursue an entry-level role as a Desktop Technician, Help Desk/Call Center Support Tech, or Network Administrator.

Database Fundamentals

Get a basic understanding of database objects, security requirements, graphical tools, and T-SQL scripts, in addition to writing database queries and executing stored procedures. Learn the fundamentals of relational databases, database management systems, and database components. This course helps you prepare for Exam 98-364: Database Fundamentals, as you build a career in data administration or business intelligence.

Software Development Fundamentals

Get an overview of general software development concepts, including data types, object-oriented programming, lifecycle management, and desktop and web applications, as you prepare for Exam 98-361: Software Development Fundamentals. Combined with HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals, this course is a helpful start to a career in software development.

HTML5 App Development Fundamentals

New developers looking to write applications for Windows 8/8.1 using HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript will find this a great starting point for understanding what these technologies provide. Gain insight to building a user interface, formatting with CSS, and using JavaScript. This course helps you prepare for Exam 98-375: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals, demonstrating you are ready to start a career in app development. We recommend you take it in combination with Software Development Fundamentals.