On going training in ict

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On going training in ict

  1. 1. On-going training inICT
  2. 2. Why? Working in the ICT industry requires life longlearning. Meaning that technology is always evolvingand changing, therefore the training you do atschool, TAFE or university becomesredundant after a few years.
  3. 3. Technology ChangesWhat changes have occurred in the IT industry which wouldrequire training of staff?Web Designers for example would need to be aware of thefollowing;IPv6 - which will allow for more IP addresses. Hardware andsoftware need to be compatible and people need to be aware of.Yearly upgrades to software versions Adobe CS5New hardware on the marketCloud computing - this idea of saving data on the internet.Evolving media formats like Java (which is used to allow the theuser to use the internet in real time (ie chat functions) and HTML5 (replacing Flash to allow for standard video and interactivecomponents)
  4. 4. So how do ICT staff keep up todate?1. Short courses conducted by TAFE and otherprivate institutions2. Subscribe to industry magazines3. Become members of industry associations(Australian Computer Society)4. Attend industry conferences5. In-house training by staff with the necessary skillsand knowledge.6. On-line tutorials and textbooks7. Software manuals8. Online forums and IT help websites
  5. 5. INDUSTRY QUALIFICATIONS In the ICT industry there are several qualifications that staff canobtain. These qualifications are recognised across the industry.1. MCP - Microsoft Certified Practioner this trains the staff memberin Microsoft products like Word, Excel, Access.2. CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate which trains the staffhow to use Cisco network equipment (switches, routers wtc)3. CNE Certified Novell Engineer – which trains staff how to useNovell network operating software.4. Adobe Certified Expert – which trains IT staff in the use of theAdobe Suite software.
  6. 6. INDUSTRY QUALIFICATIONS In the ICT industry there are several qualifications that staff canobtain. These qualifications are recognised across the industry.1. MCP - Microsoft Certified Practioner this trains the staff memberin Microsoft products like Word, Excel, Access.2. CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate which trains the staffhow to use Cisco network equipment (switches, routers wtc)3. CNE Certified Novell Engineer – which trains staff how to useNovell network operating software.4. Adobe Certified Expert – which trains IT staff in the use of theAdobe Suite software.

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