About this Course

This three-day MTA Training course helps you prepare for Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-364, and build an understanding of these topics: Core Database Concepts, Creating Database Objects, Manipulating Data, Data Storage, and Administering a Database. 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 Core Database Concepts
  • Create Database Objects
  • Manipulate Data
  • Understand Data Storage
  • Administer a Database


  1. Core Database Concepts
    1. How data is stored in tables
    2. Relational database concepts
    3. Data manipulation language (DML)
    4. Data definition language (DDL)
  1. Create Database Objects
    1. Data types
    2. Tables and how to create them
    3. Create views
    4. Create stored procedures and functions
  1. Manipulate Data
    1. Select Data
    2. Insert Data
    3. Update Data
    4. Delete Data
  1. Data Storage
    1. Normalization
    2. Primary, foreign and composite keys
    3. Indexes
  1. Administer a Database
    1. Database security concepts
    2. Database backups and restore
Course # Course Contents Exam# Exam Days
40364A Database Administration Fundamentals MTA Exam 98-364 Database Administration Fundamentals 5
Total duration 5


Candidates for this exam are seeking to prove introductory knowledge of, and skills with, databases — including relational databases such as Microsoft SQL Server or Windows Azure SQL Database.

It is recommended that candidates be familiar with the concepts of and have hands-on experience with the technologies described here.  Although minimal hands-on experience with the technologies is recommended, job experience is not assumed for these exams.



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