MTA: Security Fundamentals


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Studying for this MTA: Security Fundamentals course will develop understanding of the different security techniques and protocols in place to protect various different Windows based systems. The course is specifically designed to help people to better understand the need for security systems that are robust and protect from hackers and security infiltrations.

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Candidates preparing for the exam should have knowledge and hands-on experience with Windows Server, Windows-based networking, active directory, anti-malware products, firewalls, network topologies and devices, and network ports.

Study Time:120 hours
Enrolment length:12 months
Course Format:Online

Upon completion of this qualification students earn an OLC Diploma and can enter themselves for the Microsoft examination which will result in full certification when the necessary third party exams are passed.


This qualification is designed to teach students essential skills when working with windows security systems and seeking formal certification. It covers all of the functionality that is needed to be a technician so that learners can achieve a formal qualification in the IT industry.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) qualifications prepare learners in a specific type of technology or product on the market today. They are great for new or existing IT technicians who are seeking a formal qualification to work in the industry.

Exam number 98-367


Students are able to access their course materials at any time and the qualification includes the following:

Expert Instructor-Led Training

Uses the content from the finest publishers and only the IT industry’s finest instructors. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can study at your own pace. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

Interactive Exercises

Our courseware includes include real world, interactive exercises. Focusing on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

Exercises, Quizzes & Flashcards

This course houses exercises, quizzes and flashcards that prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes, flashcards and exercises after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course.

Practice Test Sets

This course also include full length practice test sets designed to test your knowledge under real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

Exam Simulators

Online labs to supplement your training. Labs are inexpensive and a safe way to explore and learn. The labs on this course are versatile – labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training.

Career Prospects

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

  • Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant
  • IA Technician
  • IT Security Specialist

Course Content

This course assesses the following topics:

Lesson 1: Understanding Core Security Principles

Lesson 2: Understanding Malware and Social Engineering

Lesson 3: Understanding User Authentication

Lesson 4: Securing Access with Permissions

Lesson 5: Using Audit Policies and Network Auditing

Lesson 6: Protecting Clients and Servers

Lesson 7: Protecting a Network

Lesson 8: Understanding Wireless Security

Lesson 9: Understanding Physical Security

Lesson 10: Enforcing Confidentiality with Encryption

Lesson 11: Understanding Certificates and a PKI

Lesson 12: Understanding Internet Explorer Security


This qualification includes all of the lessons and materials you will need to learn the syllabus and then enter for your examination. Exams are taken at a specific testing centre and are subject to additional charges when you are sitting the test.

For more information on taking the examination please click here and search for a test centre near you. Exam centres do charge an additional fee for sitting the test and students are required to organise their own examinations should they wish to opt for formal certification as well as the OLC Diploma which is included in the course fees.


On this qualification you will receive full tutor support throughout the 12 month course duration. This course is taught on the Online Learning College area of the uCertify platform which has been created by IT professionals and caters for students throughout the world. Students are not automatically enrolled on this qualification but after purchasing the course you will receive login details for you to access the course within 2 working days.


On this course our usual 14 day refund policy applies if you do not access the course. As soon as the course has been accessed (the student has logged in) no refund can be offered to the student even if they are within the 14 day period.


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