Overview of IT Training
Do you want to pursue a new career in IT, change your job role, or become indispensable in your current job? Or, do you want to be an enterprise application developer, a Web developer, or a database developer? Applause Computers Learning provides a wide range of training options and formats that allow you to learn at your own pace. We help you become a key contributor in your organization by providing some of the best training available.
As you look into IT training, you’ll quickly become aware of the diverse range of computer courses available – from Microsoft User Skills right up to career IT training programs in Networking, Web Design, Databases, PC Maintenance, Security, Computer Programming, Forensics, Wi-Fi and much, much more. It’s important to share your ideas before you make your choice of computer course – talk to one of our experienced advisors who’ll be able to guide you with in-depth industry knowledge. we can help you to pick the right specialist computer training area for your needs – that’s both industry relevant and enjoyable.
Where Do I Start?
If you’re looking at some form of computer training, then the first thing to consider is what your ultimate goal is. Are you looking at simply improving your ability to use you computer at home, or are you looking for in-depth training for your CV or job? Then of course, you may be looking to change your career completely and get into the IT industry itself.
Deciding what you want to achieve from your training will enable you make the right informed choices on what type of training will suit your circumstances. This will prevent you from making expensive mistakes by choosing an inappropriate program.
To most people looking at coming into IT as a career, basic networking is the starting point.Until you know how a PC functions and communicates with other PCs, the rest does not make sense. Assuming a basic level of computer literacy, the starting point is nearly always the CompTIA A+ and Network+.
Essentially, the starting point for an absolute beginner, who just wants to gain a basic understanding of how to make the most out of their PC, is the ICDL (International Computer Driving License). This will cover how to operate the basic components of ‘Windows’ (which is the operating system that runs most home computers). You will also learn about web browsers and email (so you can surf the internet). You’ll also cover the basics of word-processing, spreadsheets and databases.
What Next? Getting On
The next step is to lay a solid foundation in IT. For a new student in IT, CompTIA certifications provide the foundation of many modern IT tracks – and for good reason. CompTIA A+ certification teaches the fundamentals of computer maintenance, installation, support, and repair. The CompTIA Network+ extends this knowledge to a more thorough understanding of networks, servers and routers, and how they communicate. Security and wireless technology are covered as well. Obtaining these two accreditations will provide a solid platform for further certification.
Network or Systems Support
Progressing from here is often the domain of the Microsoft MCSA/MCSE/MCITP or the Cisco CCNA/CCNP, depending on whether you’re more interested in software or hardware. Alternatively, you may choose to continue down the vendor-neutral route with more CompTIA certifications (e.g. Server+, Security+ & Linux+) or delve into wireless with CWNP/CWNA.
A Career in IT?
If you are interested in a career in IT, then you’ll need to start somewhere amidst these programs, depending on your current level of IT literacy. Progressing from this point generally requires a chat with a professional advisor.
IT Career Areas
- Networking, Security & Support
- Programming & Software Development
- Database Administration & Development
- Web Design, including both technical and creative elements
Analyzing the IT Training Options
The sheer quantity of certifications available in these areas can overwhelm the new student. At this stage, you’ haven’t got sufficient information on which type of training will suit your personality, ability, experience and aspirations. Ultimately, the best and and most appropriate training for you can best be discovered through discussion with a professional advisor.
Why should I study IT
The continued dependence of modern society on IT, and IT related factors translates into a career that is reliable and well paid. Plenty of data exists to support the view that the growth in the IT sector is faster and more resilient than many other industry sectors. Current forecasts also predict the long term reliance on IT systems overall, and the professional people that develop, utilize and maintain those systems.
Anyone seriously considering a future within this field must look at how best to position themselves to become attractive to an employer – and surely holding a professional qualification goes a long way towards this as this demonstrates one’s own ability, a serious attitude, and reliability.
Applause Computers Training Program
With our unique blend of certification tracks, delivery method options and value-added resources, you can count on us to help you reach your certification goals. Our state-of-the-art computer training techniques enable students to learn in an innovative and enjoyable manner. We pride ourselves on being a no-nonsense IT training provider.
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