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1 Careers in ICT By Davon Baker IT Manager Ministry of Carriacou & Petite Martinique Affairs 2/25/20141Footer Text

2 2/25/2014Footer Text2

3 What Sucks About ICT #5 - You get a lot of fingers pointed at you #4 - People assume youre an expert in all things tech #3 - You have to continually re-train, on your own dime #2 - The hours are long and irregular #1 - The job market is tumultuous and in transition 2/25/2014 3

4 But Theres Good News… #5 - Youre the hero when you solve problems #4 - You get to play with cool stuff #3 - You help make people more efficient #2 - Your job is rarely dull or stagnant #1 - You get to be a revolutionary 2/25/2014 4

5 ICT is Everywhere Banks Transport Sector Hospitals Schools Telecommunications Engineering Manufacturing Retail Offices Entertainment 2/25/2014Footer Text5

6 Common Everyday Uses Computer Software Applications Hardware Controllers Internet Cell Phones ATMs 2/25/2014Footer Text6

7 Keep in Mind… ICT is an extremely broad field The range of jobs are vast The skills required differ from area to area It could be extremely challenging ICT professionals focus on improving usability and efficiency of tech systems and processes 2/25/2014Footer Text7

8 Broad ICT Career Paths Programmer, Developer (Application, Game) Administrator (Systems, Network, Database) Managers (Information, IT, Project, Security) Data Modeler Analyst (Software Implementation, Computer System) Engineer (Computer, Software, Software Support, RFID Systems, QA) Technicians (Tech Support) Consultant Designer (Web, Graphic) 2/25/2014Footer Text8

9 Software Developer Java Developer – for servers and desktops, Web browsers and mobile devices..NET Developer – mostly targets enterprises and is built around several Microsoft languages (Visual C++, Visual Basic, C#, etc) Apple Developer – using Obective-C, applications for Apple based products, iPhone, iPad,etc. Others – C/C++, Perl, Python, Eiffel, Assembly 2/25/2014Footer Text9

10 Web Developer Web Designer/Master – does a little bit of everything, including marketing Web Developer – more specialized Expected to know HTML, XHTML, Coldfusion, CSS, PHP, Ruby, Javascript, Java, Flash, Photoshop, XML, databases (mySQL, SQL, etc) Web hosts & servers – Apache, IIS Web 2.0 & Ajax Added assests: Adobe Air, Microsoft Silver, Flex, Lazslo 2/25/2014Footer Text10

11 Database Administrator Designs, develops and maintains databases Usually responsible to back-up, and recover information (in the event of a disaster) Would also plan and implement data security measures 2/25/2014Footer Text11

12 IT Training Consultant In large companies (especially) installing new hardware and software is a introduces new challenges to the staff Clients are trained to use the new systems Requires familiarity (specialized training) with the hardware or software being introduced 2/25/2014Footer Text12

13 Management Information Systems Designing and handling hardware, software, and networks (systems) for companies Aimed at helping companies run efficiently Somewhat jack-of-all-trades Requires a wide skill set 2/25/2014Footer Text13

14 Information Security Specialist Data security is very important and a very lucrative area Responsible for securing data, devices and networks from unauthorized access Both internal and external Also involved with designing & implementing clear security policy 2/25/2014Footer Text14

15 Systems Administrator Design, test, evaluate data communications systems Local area networks, for example Research and recommend network hardware and software 2/25/2014Footer Text15

16 Networking Network Administrator Network (Systems) Engineer Network (Service) Technician Network Programmer/Analyst Network/Information Systems Manager Generally, configure and manage networks (LANs and WANs) 2/25/2014Footer Text16

17 Tech Support Treated as entry-level, frontline job Deals directly with customers Requires working knowledge of product Patience and good communication skills Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems 2/25/2014Footer Text17

18 Salaries Dont pick an ICT job first for money. Pick it for your passion. Remember it could be challenging, and you could be the first one to be blamed. Compensation depends on skills and varies by area. 2/25/2014Footer Text18

19 Salaries Application programmer or analyst: $67,000 to $80,000 Database administrator: $71,000 to $94,000 Management information systems: $86,000 to $120,000 Quality assurance analyst/engineer, entry-level: $47,000 to $60,000 Software engineer, entry-level: $48,000 to $60,000 System administrator: $60,000 to $80,000 Technical support, entry-level: $42,000 to $60,000 Technical producer: $41,000 to $60,000 Training consultant: $42,000 to $60,000 Web developer, front end, entry-level: $40,000 to $60,000 Webmaster: $50,000 to $80,000 2/25/2014

20 How to Get Started Consider whether you have the aptitude Look for educational opportunities online Self-teach, where you can Degrees (BA, BS, other specialized training) Professional Certifications (MCSE, A+) Look for internships and hands-on training A well written resume Do not refuse entry-level jobs 2/25/2014Footer Text20

21 Questions 2/25/2014Footer Text21

22 Thank You! 2/25/2014Footer Text22

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