Military Spouse Technology Academy
Microsoft Military Spouse Technology Academy (MSTA) provides an intensive 22-week onsite training program designed to empower military spouses with in-demand digital skills leading to well-paying and meaningful careers.
Military spouses are an integral supporting force for members of our military. Through MSTA, Microsoft seeks to deepen its commitment to this community and to help military spouses build the skills necessary to succeed in the technology sector.
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Cloud Application Development
Become a C# programmer to build local, server based and cloud-stored applications. Concepts include database programming, data integration and manipulation, C# application programming with ASP.net MVC and application development in Azure.
The Military Spouse Technology (MSTA) program is geared towards active duty spouses to help with career continuity. To begin the application process, first confirm that you:
- Are eligible to work in the United States
- Can provide documentation indicating your household military status
All applicants must gather and submit the following via the Application Portal:
- Personalized cover letter
- Up-to-date résumé
- Proof of passing the MTA Exam 98-361: Software Development Fundamentals (see “Satisfy Program Prerequisites”)
- MTA Exam Certificate, screenshot of passing score or screenshot of MTA profile badge sufficient for proof of passing
- Please note: Previous IT work experience or education may not be used in place of this exam requirement.
Cloud Application Development
To ensure success in the MSTA program, we expect you’ll begin with a fundamental understanding of the technology taught in your cohort. We require current Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification as a prerequisite for this learning path. Take the online MTA 98-361: Software Development Fundamentals Training to gain the introductory level of understanding of programming concepts required for this program.
Military spouses are adaptiveMany are cross-trained in multiple industries and bring professional skills to a new position
Military spouses are resilient
Most have relocated due to their spouses’ military service and are able to quickly adapt to new cultures
Military spouses are resourceful
Most can quickly locate the professional and family resources they need in a new community
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy celebrates 500-company hiring milestoneJul 11, 2019
Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) reaches a major program milestone: More than 500 companies have now hired graduates from the program.
Military Spouse Technology Academy readies for cohorts in Tacoma and San Antonio this fallMay 8, 2019
Today we’re announcing the second phase of the Military Spouse Technology Academy (MSTA), which trains military spouses in technical and soft skills that equip them for careers in the technology industry.
Microsoft’s Military Spouse Technology Academy pilot graduates are ready to enter the tech workforceMar 1, 2019
Today, Microsoft hosted a recognition ceremony to celebrate the 19 graduates of its pilot Military Spouse Technology Academy (MSTA) program in Tacoma, Washington. This 22-week program helps military spouses prepare for and find long-term and meaningful careers in server and cloud administration.
Microsoft honored by Hiring Our Heroes for ongoing commitment to veterans and their spousesNov 16, 2018
On Wednesday, Microsoft was honored to be recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for our continued support of the military community.
Microsoft continues its commitment to military community with launch of the Military Spouse Technology AcademySep 28, 2018
Microsoft Military Affairs expands its commitment to the military community with the launch of a new pilot program uniquely designed to train military spouses with necessary skills for long-lasting and meaningful technology careers that are both high-paying and portable.
Microsoft expands commitment to military spouse communityJun 11, 2018
Military spouses are an integral supporting force for members of our military. As part of our commitment to the military spouse community, Microsoft will launch a pilot program to provide spouses with technology skills training beginning in September.
Microsoft works with hundreds of hiring partners, many of whom are Fortune 500 companies, to help our program graduates find new career paths. We see our partnership with these military family-friendly companies as critical to addressing the skills gap in the technology industry.
Join our growing list of companies hiring this great talent.
Jessica Jacobs, MSTA Graduate