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 Network Fundamental course within the MTA covers the fundementals of local area networking, defining networks with the OSI Model and understanding wired and wireless networks. In addition it explains the purpose of the Internet Protocol (versions 4 and 6), as well as providing practical experience in implementing TCP/IP and working with networking services.