MTA Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript

The MTA Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript course is an excellent course for those looking to gain valuable introductory JavaScript skills.

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This course is for anyone who aspires to a career in programming who wants to gain an insight into Javascript. It is aimed at those new to the skill so is suitable for beginners. 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 50 CPD points upon successful completion

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In centre, online, or a combination

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50 hours or 2 weeks full-time study

About this course

In this course you will learn how JavaScript is used to enhance existing webpages. 

Over five sessions topics covered include - learning about JavaScript operators, keywords, and methods, using variables, data types, and functions, implementing decisions and loops, interacting with the DOM (Document Object Model), and interacting with forms.

Furthermore, this course covers the material on the MTA 98-382 exam, and will help anyone looking to improve their employability prospects in the areas of designing and building webpages.

The course is accessed online and you can study at a pace that suits you best. 

Session 1

Section A - Introduction: Course Opener, How to Study for This Exam.

Section B - Assignment and Arithmetic Operators: Assignment, Increment and Decrement, Addition, Subtraction, Division, Multiplication, Modulus, Compound Assignment Operators.

Section C - JavaScript Best Practices: Comments, Indentations, Naming Conventions, Noscript, Constants, Reserved Keywords, Debugger Keyword, Set Breakpoints, Console.log.

Section D - Inline and External Scripts: When to Use, How to Use, Use Both Scripts.

Section E - Exception Handling: Try and Catch, Finally.

Section F - Browser Object Model Interaction: Manage State, Display Dialogs, Determine Screen Size, Domain 1 Exam Tips.

Session 2

Section A - Primitive Data Types: Number, Boolean, String, Null, Undefined, Typeof Operator, Type Checking Functions, Use Strict, Convert Between Data Types, Format Numbers, String Operations, Nesting Quotes, Initialization.

Section B - Declare and Use Arrays: Build and Define an Array, Iteration and Length, Initialization, Sorting and Searching, Push and Pop, Shift and Unshift, Access an Element, Understand Multi-Dimensional Arrays.

Section C - Complete and Debug Code on Objects: Properties, Methods, Instantiation, Date Object and Time, Retrieving Date Parts, Localization, Add and Subtract Dates.

Section D - Built-In Math Functions: Random, Round, Abs, Floor and Ceiling, Min and Max, Pow, Sqrt.

Section E - Parameters and Return Values: Reusable Code, Local vs. Global Scope, Redefining Variables, Passing Parameters, Value vs. Reference, Return Values, Domain 2 Exam Tips.

Session 3

Section A - Logical and Comparison Operators: Equals, Not Equals, Greater Than and Less Than, Less Than or Equal To, Greater Than or Equal To, Not, And, Or.

Section B - Decision Statements: If, Else If, Switch, Nested If.

Section C - Loops: For, While, Do, Break, Continue, Domain 3 Exam Tips.

Session 4

Section A - DOM Tree: Window, Document, Body, Other HTML Elements.

Section B - HTML Events: Onchange, Onmouseover, Onload, Onclick, Onmouseout, Onkeydown.

Section C - Output to HTML Documents, InnerHTML, Document. Write.

Section D - Locate, Modify, and Add Elements: GetElementByID, GetElementsByTagName, GetElementsByClassName, SetAttribute, CreateElement, Domain 4 Exam Tips.

Session 5

Section A - Retrieve Input and Set Form Field Values: Retrieve Form Values, DOM Path, Values from Elements, Prepopulating Values, Masking Values.

Section B - Input Validation: Upper and Lower Case, String Comparisons, Validation, NaN.

Section C - Form Submission Process: Onsubmit, Understand Post vs. Get, Understand Potential Submission Targets, Domain 5 Exam Tips.

Section D - Conclusion: Final Exam Tips, Final Thoughts.

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Aims and Objectives

This course will enable you to gain an insight into introductory Javascript programming skills. 

If you want to progress and gain a Microsoft Technology Associate qualification, this course will help you learn the material required for the MTA 98-382 examination.


There are no specific pre-requisites for this course. 


Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



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Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

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  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

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Career Path

If you are keen to advance your career prospects, with further training you could aim to work in roles such as Java Programmer, game developer or application programmer. 

MTA Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript Course Training Centres

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Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Maynooth, Mullingar, Naas, Sligo, Swords, Waterford, Wexford, Laois, Courses available
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