Gaming Development Fundamentals (CTE)

2250 (STEM)

Duration: Semester (.5)

Grades 9-12

Fee: see Fee Chart

Homework: 1

Prerequisite: Keyboarding Proficiency and SMI. Skill Test: MTA Gaming Dev Fund 98-374.

The Microsoft Technology Associate(MTA)is a new Microsoft Certification program that validates the foundational knowledge needed to begin building a career using Microsoft technologies. Successful candidates earn MTA certificates as well as access to benefits on the Microsoft Certification member site. This program is targeted primarily at students who attend high schools and two-year colleges; provides an appropriate entry point to a future career in technology; assumes some hands-on experience or training but does not assume on-the-job experience. This exam is designed to provide candidates with an assessment of their knowledge of fundamental gaming development concepts. It can also serve as a stepping stone to the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exams. Audience Profile Candidates for this exam are seeking to prove core gaming development skills. Before taking this exam, candidates should have solid foundational knowledge of game design, hardware, graphics, and animation. It is recommended that candidates be familiar with the concepts and have some hands-on experience with the technologies described here either by taking relevant training courses or working with tutorials and samples available on MSDN and in Microsoft Visual Studio.