MTA Software Development Fundamentals

This course is designed for those new to software development. It will provide you with an insightful introduction to the basics of software programming and lay out the foundation for you to advance your IT technology training and career further. 

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Is this for you?

This entry-level training is specifically designed for those with no prior IT experience. If you’re keen to pursue a career in technology, the MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate) range of training is a great place to start. 

This particular course focusses on providing you with a foundational knowledge and understanding of software development. 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 20 CPD points upon successful completion

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Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



20 hours

About this course

The MTA (Microsoft Technology Associate) range of training offers an excellent opportunity for those new to IT Training, to gain a recognised entry-level certification.

The course will start by giving you an introduction to general software development and will then walk you through the basics of general software development, core programming, object-oriented programming, web and desktop applications and more.

You’re led through the course by an experienced tutor through a series of online video tutorials. With this method of study, you’re in complete control of your own learning path. You study at times and locations convenient to you but still have access to support along the way if needed.

There are two sessions within this course:


Session One covers:


·         General Software Development

·         Computer Storage and Data Types

·         Other Data Structures

·         Flow Control, Repetition, Error Handling

·         Understanding Classes and Objects



Session Two covers:


·         Inheritance, Polymorphism, Encapsulation

·         Web Application Development

·         Desktop Application Development

·         Working with Databases


Aims and Objectives

The simple aim of this training is help you learn the basics of software programming and prepare you to undertake the Software Development Fundamentals examination, 98-361.


There are no pre-requisites required 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.



Company Funded:

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.

What we can help with:

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

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

Set yourself on the path to a rewarding career in IT with the range MTA training courses. Once you’ve successfully completed this MTA training, you’re ideally positioned to go on and study the MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) courses. This could lead to a rewarding career in roles such as Software Developer, Software Programmer, Database Programmer.

MTA Software Development Fundamentals Course Training Centres

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