Microsoft's 98-361

MTA - Software Development Fundamentals

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The Microsoft's MTA certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills that validates fundamental software development knowledge which is needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies. uCertify’s guaranteed certification prep for 98-361 is comprehensive and helps you not only earn your certification in the shortest time possible, but to also gain the knowledge required on the job. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify prepkit

Prepare for the following certifications

The MTA: Software Development Fundamentals exam is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 98-361. The certification is targeted at those professionals who want to prove their caliber in software development. The exam covers Understanding Core Programming, Understanding Object-Oriented Programming, Understanding General Software Development, Understanding Web Applications, Understanding Desktop Applications and Understanding Databases.

Skills Measured

  • Core Programming
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • General Software Development
  • Web Applications
  • Desktop Applications
  • Databases

98-361 Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there is no minimum or maximum restriction. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 3-4 weeks if you have a reasonable amount of fundamental software development knowledge. You should plan on devoting 3-4 hours every day.

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98-361 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Chapter 1: Understanding Core Programming
    • Understand computer storage and data types
    • Understand computer decision structures
    • Identify the appropriate method for handling repetition
    • Understand error handling
  • Chapter 2: Understanding Object-Oriented Programming
    • Understand the fundamentals of classes
    • Understand inheritance
    • Understand polymorphism
    • Understand encapsulation
  • Chapter 3: Understanding General Software Development
    • Understand Application Life Cycle Management
    • Interpret application specifications
    • Understand algorithms and data structures
  • Chapter 4: Understanding Web Applications
    • Understand Web page development
    • Understand Microsoft ASP.NET Web application development
    • Understand Web hosting
    • Understand Web services
  • Chapter 5: Understanding Desktop Applications
    • Understand Windows Forms applications
    • Understand console-based applications
    • Understand Windows Services
  • Chapter 6: Understanding Databases
    • Understand relational database management systems
    • Understand database query methods
    • Understand database connection methods

Career Prospects

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

  • Database Administrator
  • Server Administrator
  • Computer Support Technician
  • Windows Developer
  • Web Developer

98-361 Exam FAQ's

What certificate do I earn on passing the vendor certificationS?
If you pass Microsoft's 98-361 exam you will get credit towards the following certificationS:
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 115

Net price does not include applicable taxes, vouchers, promotions, or membership discounts you may have.

Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft's Software Development Fundamentals exam is administered by Certiport and Prometric at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Certiport: 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 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.
What is the Pre-requisites of the exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the Microsoft Technology Associate certification, both Microsoft and uCertify strongly recommend that candidates should have knowledge of fundamental software development concepts.
How many questions are asked on 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 98-361 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 any more than five times per year. 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 has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information on this exam?
You can find more information about the 98-361 here:
98-361 Course Includes Free Buy
Chapters 1 6
Practice Tests 1 7
Total Questions (inc. quizzes) 30 434
Interactive Quizzes 15 189
Final Test No Yes

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