Mount Vernon, OH – The Knox County Career Center (KCCC) had 10 students who
earned Microsoft MTA & Office certifications.
The 10 students who earned the Microsoft MTA & Office certifications are from the
Computer Network Technology (CNT) program at KCCC.
The MTA certification is for individuals intending to build a career in desktop
infrastructure, server infrastructure, or private cloud computing. Candidates that successfully
pass this exam will have knowledge of fundamental Windows operating system concepts in a
Windows 10 environment. This certification addresses a wide spectrum of fundamental
technical concepts, assesses and validates core technical knowledge, and enhances technical
The MTA Windows Operating System exam measures the following skills: understanding
operating system configurations, installing and upgrading client systems, managing
applications, managing files and folders, managing devices, and understanding operating
The Microsoft Office Specialist Word certification demonstrates competency in the
correct application of the principal features of Word by creating and editing documents for a
variety of purposes and situations. The Microsoft Office Specialist Powerpoint certification
demonstrates competency to create, edit, and enhance presentations and slideshows.
An individual earning a Microsoft Office Specialist certification has approximately 150
hours of instruction and hands-on experience with the product, has proven competency at an
industry associate level, and is ready to enter the job market. They can demonstrate the correct
application of the principal features of Word and PowerPoint.
In order to earn these certifications, each student had to pass a proctored exam with no
access to learning materials or the Internet. This certification is recognized by the Ohio
Department of Education and the Information Technology (IT) industry as a recognized
Pictured (L-R) in photo 1: Nicholas Murphy, Logan O’Brien, John Auker, Leo Myer, and
Pictured (L-R) in photo 2: Logan Bynorth, Anna McMahon, Griffyn Hoenie, Blake Ward,
and Ethan Temple.