Students who are beginning studies in technology need a strong foundation in the basics before moving on to more advanced technology courses and certification programs. The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a new and innovative certification track designed to provide a pathway for future success in technology courses and careers. The MTA program curriculum helps instructors teach and validate fundamental technology concepts and provides students with a foundation for their careers as well as the confidence they need to succeed in advanced studies. Through the use of MOAC MTA titles you can help ensure your students future success in and out of the classroom. Windows Developer Fundamentals covers the foundations of Windows Development as well as MTA: 98-362 exam objectives. The following areas are covered: the various types of applications that run on Windows; how to create graphical user interface (GUI) applications that run on Windows by using Windows Forms or Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF); how Windows Services are programmed and hosted on a computer that runs Windows; how to access data from various sources for use in a Windows-based application; and how to successfully deploy a Windows application to target computers.