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Discovering Computers: Chapter 15 Discovering Computers: Chapter 15 Presentation Transcript

  • Discovering Computers 2012 Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World
  • Objectives Overview Describe career Discuss functions of Distinguish betweenopportunities available jobs available in an IT trade schools andin various segments of department collegesthe computer industry Differentiate among Identify ways to stay various computer- current with changing related majors for technology after college students graduationSee Page 783 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 2for Detailed Objectives
  • Objectives Overview List the benefits of certification for Identify ways to prepare employers, employees, and for certification vendors Name some specific IT List the general areas of IT certifications in various certification certification areasSee Page 783 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 3for Detailed Objectives
  • The Computer Industry• A demand for computer professionals continues to grow – IT is predicted to be the fastest growing industry for the next several yearsPages 784 – 785 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 4Figure 15-1
  • Careers in the Computer Industry• Job opportunities in the computer industry generally are available in one or more of these areas: General business and government Computer Computer software Computer service organizations and equipment field field and repair fieldtheir IT departments Computer education Computer sales IT consulting and training fieldPage 786 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 5
  • Careers in the Computer Industry • Employees in the IT department work together as a team to meet the information requirements of their organization • Employees also are responsible for keeping all the computer operations and networks runningPages 786 – 787 6 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15Figure 15-2
  • Careers in the Computer Industry• Jobs in the IT department typically are divided into six main areas Management System development and programming Technical services Operations Training SecurityPage 787 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 7
  • Careers in the Computer IndustryPages 788 – 789 8 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15Figure 15-3
  • Careers in the Computer Industry • The computer equipment field consists of manufacturers and distributors of computers and computer-related hardware • Careers in this field are available with companies that design, manufacture, and produce computers and devicesPage 790 9 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15Figure 15-4
  • Careers in the Computer Industry• The computer software field consists of companies that develop, manufacture, and support a wide range of software• Job titles might include: Desktop or mobile Project leader Project manager application programmer/developer Technical lead Software engineer Computer scientistPages 790 - 791 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 10
  • Careers in the Computer Industry • The computer service and repair field provides: – Preventive maintenance – Component installation – Repair services • Requires a knowledge of electronicsPage 791 11 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15Figure 15-5
  • Careers in the Computer Industry• Computer salespeople must possess a general understanding of computers and a specific knowledge of the products they are selling – Some work for computer equipment and software manufacturers, and others work for retailersPage 792 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 12Figure 15-6
  • Careers in the Computer Industry• Corporate trainers teach employees how to use software, design and develop systems, write programs, and perform other computer-related activitiesPage 793 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 13Figure 15-7
  • Careers in the Computer Industry An IT consultant provides computer services to his or her clientsPage 793 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 14
  • Preparing for a Careerin the Computer Industry• A trade school typically offers programs in: Web design Graphics Programming and design development Personal Hardware Networking computer maintenance support SecurityPage 794 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 15
  • Preparing for a Careerin the Computer Industry• If you attend a two-year college, check for an articulation agreement with a four-year university• Three broad disciplines produce the greatest number of entry-level employees Computer Computer Computer Information Science Engineering SystemsPage 794 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 16
  • Preparing for a Careerin the Computer IndustryPage 795 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 17Figure 15-8
  • Preparing for a Careerin the Computer Industry Computer information Computer Science Computer Engineering systems• Programming • Artificial intelligence • Application and• Operating systems • Data systems• Systems analysis and communications programming design • Data and file • Data and file• Databases structures structures• Networking • Operating systems • Networks• Web development • Application and • Operating systems systems programming • Systems analysis and designPage 795 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 18
  • Preparing for a Careerin the Computer Industry • Many companies list their job openings, internship opportunities, and career opportunities on their Web sites • Job seekers can create a video resumePage 796 19 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15Figure 15-9
  • Preparing for a Careerin the Computer IndustryPage 796 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 20Figure 15-10
  • Preparing for a Careerin the Computer Industry• It is important to keep up to date on industry trends and technologies and to develop new skills Professional organizations and personal networks Professional growth and continuing education Computer publications CertificationPage 797 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 21
  • Preparing for a Careerin the Computer Industry• Computer professionals with common interests and a desire to extend their proficiency form computer-related professional organizationsPage 797 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 22Figure 15-11
  • Preparing for a Careerin the Computer Industry • A user group is a collection of people with common computer equipment or software interests • Can be an effective and rewarding way to learn about and continue career developmentPage 798 23 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15Figure 15-12
  • Preparing for a Careerin the Computer Industry• Conferences, conventions, and trade shows are a great way to stay aware of new products and services – International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)Page 798 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 24Figure 15-13
  • Preparing for a Careerin the Computer Industry • Hundreds of computer industry publications are available online – Computerworld – InfoWorld – PC Magazine – PC WorldPage 799 25 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15Figure 15-14
  • Preparing for a Careerin the Computer Industry • Web sites discuss or share opinions, analysis, revie ws, or news about technology – Slashdot – The Register – AnandTech – Tom’s Hardware GuidePage 799 26 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15Figure 15-15
  • Certification• Certification is the process of verifying the technical knowledge of an individual who has demonstrated competence in a particular area• Computer certifications are available in these areas: Application Operating Programming Hardware Networking software systems Digital Database Security The Internet forensics systemsPage 800 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 27
  • Certification• IT certifications can: Increase employee Increase salaries professional standing Enhance employees’ careersPages 800 - 801 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 28
  • Certification• Vendor-sponsored certifications offer many special benefits as incentives• Professional organizations also offer certificationsPage 801 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 29Figure 15-17
  • Certification• Selecting a certification requires careful thought and researchPage 802 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 30Figure 15-18
  • Certification• Certification training options are available to suit every learning style Online training Instructor-led Self-study Web resources classes training• Requires high • Students set their • Typically span from • May include motivation own pace several days to detailed course• Least expensive • Can be one-third several months objectives, training the price of • Some sponsors guides, sample test instructor-led hold their own questions, chat programs sessions rooms, and discussion groupsPage 802 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 31
  • Certification• Certifications are typically taken on a computer at a testing center• With computerized adaptive testing (CAT), the tests analyze a person’s responses while taking the testPage 803 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 32Figure 15-19
  • A Guide to Certification• Application Software Certifications Microsoft Office Microsoft Certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) - Desktop Support Specialist (MOS) Expert Technician (MCDST) Adobe Certified Adobe Certified Adobe Certified Associate Expert (ACE) Instructor (ACI) IBM Certified Professional for Lotus SoftwarePage 804 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 33Figure 15-20
  • A Guide to Certification• Operating System Certifications Microsoft Certified Microsoft Certified IBM Certified IT Professional Technology Specialist (MCITP) Specialist (MCTS) Novell Certified Red Hat Certified Red Hat Certified Linux Professional Engineer (RHCE) Technician (RHCT) (CLP) Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)Page 804 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 34Figure 15-21
  • A Guide to Certification• Programmer/Developer Certifications Certified Software Certified Software IBM Certified Development Development Solution Developer Associate (CSDA) Professional (CSDP) Microsoft Certified Sun Certified Sun Certified Java Professional Enterprise Architect Developer (SCJD) Developer (MCPD) (SCEA) Sun Certified Sun Certified Java Mobile Application Programmer (SCJP) Developer (SCMAD)Page 805 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 35Figure 15-22
  • A Guide to Certification• Hardware Certifications Dell Certified A+ Systems Expert IBM eServer Certified SpecialistPage 805 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 36Figure 15-23
  • A Guide to Certification• Networking Certifications Novell Certified Cisco Certified Novell Certified Administrator Network Associate Engineer (NCE) (NCA) (CCNA) Microsoft Certified Cisco Certified Cisco Certified Systems Network Internetwork Administrator Professional (CCNP) Expert (CCIE) (MCSA) Sun Certified Network Network+ Administrator (SCNA)Page 806 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 37Figure 15-24
  • A Guide to Certification• Digital Forensics Certifications Certified Computer Certified Computer Forensics Examiner Examiner (CCE) (CCFE) Certified Electronic Certified Evidence Information Collection Forensics Specialist (CEECS) Investigator (CIFI)Page 806 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 38Figure 15-25
  • A Guide to Certification• Security Certifications Certified Security Certified Security Certified Information Network Architect Network Systems Security (SCNA) Professional (SCNP) Professional (CISSP) Security Certified Systems Security Network Specialist Certified (SCNS) Practitioner (SSCP)Page 807 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 39Figure 15-26
  • A Guide to Certification• Internet Certifications Certified Internet Certified Web Webmaster Professional (CIW) (CWP)Page 807 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 40Figure 15-27
  • A Guide to Certification• Database System Certifications IBM Certified IBM Certified Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert – Solutions Expert – IT Professional DB2 Informix (MCITP) Oracle Certified Sybase Certified Professional (OCP) ProfessionalPages 807 - 808 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 41Figure 15-28
  • Summary Computer education at trade schools, computer-related majors at colleges and universities, jobStrong demand for computer and Variety of available computer- searches, career development IT professionals related careers planning, professional organizations, and professional growth Certification preparation, examinations, and Specific certifications resourcesPage 808 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 15 42
  • Discovering Computers 2012 Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World Chapter 15 Complete