Information Technology

What is Information Technology?

Information Technology (IT) involves monitoring, maintaining, developing and upgrading IT and communication systems.

Jobs

  • IT Support
  • IT Systems Administrator
  • Helpdesk Support
  • Network Support

What skills do you need to work in IT?

  • Excellent computer skills
  • Technically minded
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate in non-technical terminology

Where do IT professionals work?

IT professionals workers are required in most organisations from large multinationals to small independent organisations. IT professionals can work in a variety if ways including as part of a specialist IT company, in-house or as an independent contractor.

Typical work activities

  • Hardware and software installation
  • Fault diagnosis and resolution
  • User and acceptance testing
  • Training and advising on IT related issues
  • Purchasing computer and communications equipment
  • Managing IT projects

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