Project Description


This online course teaches the high-level concepts of Windows OS, the world’s most common operating system. Through the course you will develop the skills needed to master fundamental Windows tasks such as building and managing Microsoft Windows servers, Windows-based network operating systems, Active Directory, account management and system recovery tools.

During this course, you will learn how to:

  • Operate system configurations and maintenance
  • Install and upgrade client systems
  • Understand application installations
  • Manage files and folders
  • Manage and connect devices

The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is an official entry-level accreditation from Microsoft. It proves you have taken the first step toward building a successful career in information technology by displaying a foundational competence in the field.

  • Duration: 16 weeks

  • Exam: Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) in Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals – 98-349. Read more about the certification.

  • Support: eTutor Supported

What’s Included

  • All course content

  • Practice exercises and quizzes

  • A practice exam

  • A certification exam voucher

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Prerequisites & Requirements

No mandatory prerequisites, but a basic knowledge of Windows 10 concepts is recommended.

If you have a strong interest in computing and problem solving, and have a desire to become competent in the world’s most popular operating system, this course is for you.
  • All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10)Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.
  • A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
You only require a web browser to view the content and access web platforms.


The majority of businesses use Windows, so a foundational knowledge in this operating system is a valuable professional asset. A knowledge of Windows will also complement training in Microsoft applications. After earning your Windows Operating System Fundamentals certificate, you will have an advantage when applying for junior roles in IT service, helpdesk support, cloud services, IT administration and other fields.


If this foundation course has inspired you to consider further study in the field, eCollege provides the following recommended courses:

  • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
  • Windows Security Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals

Is this course for you?

Find out how to apply by tapping the button below.

Please note you can only be enrolled on one eCollege course at any one time. 

Course Code: NC 11595