Business & Computing Examinations

Information Technology

Training within the information technology industry can be extensive, and many information technology programs can lead to a diverse set of career options. An information technology qualification allow professionals to work in the field as IT Managers, Office Administrators, Department Managers and Access Database Administration.

Job Description and Responsibilities
Depending on the specialisation and skills, common responsibilities of Information Technology candidates may include:
·    Exhibiting strong communication skills
·    Designing and implementing software, hardware, and Internet-based projects
·    Working and collaborating with teams, and also working independently
·    Assuming management roles and lead a team of other information technology professionals
·    Planning and developing new computer systems
·    Creating efficient systems and processes
·    Solving technical problems
·    Conducting research
IT Specialists are responsible for solving computer problems, and helping meet the technology needs for the organisation they work for. They may be involved with troubleshooting, design and development of new systems, and making recommendations for specific hardware and software applications.

The Diploma in Information Technology is mainly used as a entry level to the different computing courses. On completion of the IT course, candidates can advance themselves by choosing Web Design, Networking, Programming, Graphic Design or Computer Science. Another option is to diversify and choose Business, Accounting, Management or Hospitality.

Career Options

Career opportunities include working as:

·     Data Control Clerk
·     Data Examination Clerk
·     Computer Applications Supervisor
·     Computer Data Control Clerk
·     Computer Data Control Supervisor
·     Computer Data Entry Operator/Supervisor
·     Computer Help Desk Supervisor
·     Computer Technical Support Specialist
·     Computer User Support Analyst
·     IT Manager/Supervisor
·     Data Entry Operator
·     Data Entry Supervisor
·     Information Systems Operations Manager
·     Help Desk Manager

Telecommuting is also an attractive option for an information technology career, since the nature of the work allows the professional to use a standard home office to correspond and communicate with their team.

Information Technology Earning Potential and Employment Prospects

The information technology market is growing and expanding at a record pace. The rise in technology and business systems, along with a strong Internet economy, make an information technology career a highly attractive choice in the long-term. The demand for computer specialists, junior database administrators, and IT Managers is growing at a high rate as technology becomes more sophisticated. Information technology is projected to be one of the fasted growing sectors in the world, and job openings with an information technology qualification continue to rise.

Holders of Information Technology qualification can choose to work in:
·    Technology firms
·    Startup ventures
·    Privately owned firms
·    Healthcare industries
·    Government offices
·    Self-employed businesses
·    Web development companies
·    System analyst management in in-house development firms
·    Help-desk operators
·    Freelance projects
·    Banks
·    Education Sector

On average Information technology job salaries are £26,000. Earnings vary depending on skill level, qualification, and specialisation.

Information Technology Syllabus