ABOUT THIS COURSE

This three-day MTA Training course helps you prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-380 and build an understanding of these topics: Apply strategies to solve computational problems, Design Algorithms, Work with data representation in block based programming languages, Solve computational problems by using modeling and simulation, Code programming in block based programming, Assess personal security in internet communications, Examine and software development process. This course leverages the same content as found in the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) for this exam.

AUDIENCE PROFILE

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is Microsoft’s newest suite of technology certification exams that validate fundamental knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies. This program provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology and assumes some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience.

AT COURSE COMPLETION

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand Apply strategies to solve computational problems
  • Understand Design Algorithms
  • Understand Solve computational problems
  • Understand Assess personal security in internet communications.
  • Understand Examine and software development process
  • Understand Work with data representation in block based programming languages.

Syllabus

1)Apply strategis to solve computational problems

  1. Identify basic algorithmic steps to solve simple problem
  2. Decompose a computational problem into sub-problems

2) Design Algorithms

  1. Create Algorithms
  2. Analyze game play to identify the algorithmic sequences
  3. Create and analyze algorithms used to implement animation and movement in code

3) Work with data representation in block based programming languages

  1. Represent data in text, sounds, pictures, and numbers
  2. Employ simple data structures to solve computational problems
  3. Describe how data is accessed in apps and games

4) Solve computational problems by using modeling and simulation

  1. Solve computational problems by using computer and non-computer methods
  2. Represent events observed in the physical world by coding simulation and modeling programs

5) Code programming in block based programming

  1. Implement solutions using code
  2. Make connections between elements of mathematics and computer science

6) Assess personal security in internet communications

  1. Explain the basic components of Internet communication
  2. Explain the principles of security

7) Examine and software development process

  1. Plan and create programs
  2. Analyze and evaluate completed programs

Course Contents
Exam# Exam

Introduction to Programming Using Block-Based Languages
Exam 98-380 Introduction to Programming Using Block-Based Languages
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Candidates for this exam should understand algorithmic flow, can describe computer programs, use and implement common program control structures, and describe what the code does in block-based programming languages such as the Touch Develop environment from Microsoft and MIT Scratch.

Candidates should also be familiar with the concepts and technologies described here by taking relevant training courses, such as Creative Coding through Games and Apps (CCGA) or Scratch or Blackly courses. Candidates are expected to have some hands-on experience designing, creating, and publishing code within a block-based programming language.          

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