MTA: Microsoft Technology Associate
Fundamental technical knowledge
Microsoft Technology Associate is an entry-level certification intended for people seeking knowledge of fundamental technology concepts. MTA certification addresses a wide spectrum of basic technical concepts, assesses and validates your core technical knowledge, and enhances your technical credibility.
MOS: Microsoft Office Specialist Certification
Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in a specific Office program. Holding a MOS certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 more in annual salary than uncertified peers.*
If you are pursuing the higher level Microsoft Office Specialist Expert and Microsoft Office Specialist Master Certifications, becoming a certified Microsoft Office Specialist is a great entry point.