MTA Software Development Fundamentals

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This course is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities (KSAs) to gain an entry level IT position working as a software developer. In this course you will learn core programming, general software development, web applications, desktop applications, databases and object-oriented programming. When done with this course not only will you gain these valuable skills you will also be prepared to take the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exam 94-361 for Software Development.

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Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understanding core programming
  • Understanding general software development
  • Understanding web applications
  • Understanding desktop applications
  • Understanding databases
  • Understanding object-oriented programming
Topic Topic Title Subtopics
1 Introduction to MTA and Certifications
  • Introduction to Course
  • Computer Certifications
  • Microsoft Technology Associate Certification
  • MTA Software Development Fundamentals Administration
  • Testing: What to Expect
2 Introduction to Programming
  • Understanding Computer Programming
  • Understanding Decision Structures
  • Understanding Repetition Structures
  • Understanding Exception Handling
3 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
  • Understanding Objects
  • Understanding Values and References
  • Understanding Encapsulation
  • Understanding Inheritance
  • Understanding Polymorphism
  • Understanding Interfaces
4 Understanding General Software Development
  • Understanding Application Lifecycle Management
  • Understanding Testing
  • Understanding Data Structures
  • Understanding Sorting Algorithms
5 Understanding Web Applications
  • Understanding Web Page Development
  • Understanding ASP .NET Application Development
  • Understanding IIS Web Hosting
  • Understanding Web Services Development
6 Understanding Desktop Applications
  • Understanding Windows Forms Applications
  • Understanding Console-Based Applications
  • Understanding Windows Services
7 Understanding Databases
  • Understanding Relational Database Concepts
  • Understanding Database Query Methods
  • Understanding Database Connection Methods
8 Course Final Examination and Certification Submission

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textbook cover imageStudents who are beginning studies in technology need a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses and certification programs. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a new and innovative certification track designed to provide a pathway for future success in technology courses and careers. The MTA program curriculum helps instructors teach and validate fundamental technology concepts and provides students with a foundation for their careers as well as the confidence they need to succeed in advanced studies. Through the use of MOAC MTA titles you can help ensure your future success in and out of the classroom. This text covers fundamental skills in such areas as Programming and an understanding of general software development, web, desktop, and database applications.

Microsoft® Official Academic Course - Software Development Fundamentals, Exam 98-361 Copyright © 2017 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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There are a total of 1000 points in the course:

Topic Assessment Points Available
1 Topic 1 Quiz 95
2 Topic 2 Quiz 95
3 Topic 3 Quiz 95
4 Topic 4 Quiz 95
5 Topic 5 Quiz 95
6
Topic 6 Quiz 95
7
Topic 7 Quiz 95
8 Graded Final Exam 300
8 Certification Attempt Submission 35
Total   1000

This course is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities (KSAs) to gain an entry level IT position working as a software developer. In this course you will learn core programming, general software development, web applications, desktop applications, databases and object-oriented programming. When done with this course not only will you gain these valuable skills you will also be prepared to take the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) exam 94-361 for Software Development.

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