Students 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 students 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.
Very poor learning material
ByKent R. Dills on Sep 08, 2012
I purchased this book with the idea that I'd use it to prep for the subject Microsoft exam. While this book may be a good outline of what's on the test (and even that I'm not sure of as this book scared me off of taking the exam), it's a terrible resource to use as a learning tool for the subject matter. If that's what you're interested in - look elsewhere.
People who give these books bad reviews are lazy.
ByThom Stevenson on Dec 11, 2013
People seem to be disappointed that there are no answers in these books. Yes, they are intended to be used in a classroom setting and only the "instructor" versions of the books have the answers. But guess what... THE ANSWERS ARE IN THE CONTENTS OF THE BOOK. You have to READ and then you might actually learn. If you aren't sure of an answers at the end of the chapters, you'll find that books have the handy feature called PAGES so you can physically flip a ways and read the couple of paragraphs on the subject.
ByVincent Stinesen on Nov 19, 2013
Jessica told me dat she is really enthousiastic about this boek. She has read de boek in one deep breath.
Useless Without Taking a Class
ByMathaholic14641 on Oct 10, 2012
Like a previous reviewer, I bought this to prep for the MTA Exam. This is NOT intended as a standalone resource. The title is misleading and should include the word "Workbook". This book is supposed to be used as supplementary material for an actual academic course. There are no answers to the questions/exercises at the end of each lesson and the only way to get answers is to request an Instructor's Guide directly from Microsoft. After looking into it, I found that you have to be teaching a class using this workbook at an academic institution in order to qualify to even request the answers. Although it does contain some good information, there are much better resources for learning this material. I would not purchase this unless taking a course where a professor required it.