Microsoft's 98-349

MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals

The Microsoft's MTA certification is an industry recognized credential. This certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills that validates fundamental knowledge needed to build a career using Microsoft technologies. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for 98-349 exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment • 379 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 94 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated



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The MTA: Windows Operating System Fundamentals is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 98-349.

This certification is targeted at candidates who want to prove their caliber in software development. Pofessionals who want to take this exam should have knowledge of fundamental windows operating system concepts in a Windows 7 environment.

Skills Measured

  • Operating System Configurations
  • Installing and Upgrading Client Systems
  • Managing Applications
  • Managing Files and Folders
  • Managing Devices
  • Manintaining Operating System

98-349 Course Duration

uCertify's 98-349 course is a self-paced, preparation course. The amount of time taken to prepare for the exam depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience. We recommend you to spend 3-4 hours for 2-3 weeks if you have good knowledge of Windows Operating System Fundamentals.

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98-349 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Windows Operating Systems Overview
    • Overview
    • Discovering the History of Windows
    • Understanding the OS Architecture
    • Identifying Windows Interfaces
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 2: Installing Windows
    • Overview
    • Exploring OS Editions
    • Planning Clean Installs vs. Upgrades
    • Understanding Installation Types
    • Using Virtualized Installations
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 3: Managing the Desktop
    • Overview
    • Understanding Desktop Features
    • Working with Gadgets
    • Changing Display Settings
    • Creating Shortcuts
    • Configuring the Aero Interface
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 4: Using Native Applications
    • Overview
    • Using the Traditional Tools
    • Working with Internet Explorer
    • Creating Screenshots
    • Using Media Applications
    • Viewing Configuration Settings
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 5: Managing with the Control Panel
    • Overview
    • Understanding Applets
    • Configuring Administrative Tools
    • Configuring Accessibility
    • Using Important Applets
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 6: Mobility and Remote Management
    • Overview
    • Understanding Mobility
    • Using Remote Desktop
    • Using Remote Assistance
    • Understanding the MMC
    • Working with Windows PowerShell
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 7: Managing Applications
    • Overview
    • Planning for Local and Network Applications
    • Installing, Configuring, and Removing Applications
    • Using Group Policy for Application Control
    • Understanding Application Virtualization
    • The Difference between Services and Standard Applications
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 8: Controlling Malware
    • Overview
    • Understanding Malware Types
    • Planning for Malware Protection
    • Understanding Microsoft Protection Methods
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 9: File Management
    • Overview
    • Understanding Filesystems
    • Working with Encryption
    • Using Libraries
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 10: Network Shares
    • Overview
    • Planning for File Sharing
    • Creating File Shares
    • Understanding NTFS and Share Permissions
    • Sharing Printers
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 11: Device Management
    • Overview
    • Understanding Device Drivers
    • Exploring Plug-and-Play Operations
    • Connecting and Managing Devices
    • Printers
    • System Devices
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 12: Storage Management
    • Overview
    • Data Storage Concepts
    • Understanding RAID
    • Identifying Storage Technologies
    • Understanding Disk Types
    • Using Online Storage
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 13: Windows Troubleshooting
    • Overview
    • Troubleshooting Processes
    • Using Disk Defragmenter
    • Performing a Disk Cleanup
    • Scheduling Tasks
    • Accessing Additional Troubleshooting Tools
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 14: Backup and Recovery
    • Overview
    • Planning for Backups
    • Testing Recovery Processes
    • Working with System Restore
    • Selecting Third-Party Backup Software
    • Using Recovery Boot Options
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 15: Windows Update
    • Overview
    • Understanding Hotfixes and Service Packs
    • Planning for Windows Update and Microsoft Update
    • Review Questions

Career Prospects

The Microsoft's MTA certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Information Workers
  • IT Professionals
  • Developers


98-349 Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the 98-349 exams?
If you pass Microsoft's 98-349 exam you will get credit towards the following certifications:
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the Microsoft Technology Associate certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidates should have knowledge of fundamental Windows Operating System concepts in a Windows 7 environment.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 115

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft's Windows Operating System Fundamentals exam is administered by Certiport, Prometric and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Certiport: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Prometric: Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The 98-349 exam consists of linear, multiple choice, hot area, drag and drops, build list and reorder, and build a tree questions. The test can be adaptive and simulation questions might be asked.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
120 minutes
What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 98-349 examination, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, there is no waiting period before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam a third time.
  • A seven-day waiting period will be imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  • A candidate may not take a given exam more than five times per year (12 months). This 12-month period would start the day of the fifth unsuccessful exam retake. The candidate would then be eligible to retake the exam 12 months from that date. In order to take a given exam more than five times per year, a candidate must submit a request and obtain prior permission from Microsoft.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an MTA exam, the candidate cannot take it again.
What is the validity of the certification?
Microsoft Technology Associate Certification does not expire. This certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 98-349 exam, click here.

At a Glance

98-349 Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 15
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 7
Total Questions 35 379
Interactive Quizzes 15 94
Final Test No Yes

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