On going training in ict

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On going training in ict

  1. 1. On-going training in ICT
  2. 2. Why? Working in the ICT industry requires life long learning. Meaning that technology is always evolving and changing, therefore the training you do at school, TAFE or university becomes redundant after a few years.
  3. 3. Technology Changes What changes have occurred in the IT industry which would require training of staff? Web Designers for example would need to be aware of the following; IPv6 - which will allow for more IP addresses. Hardware and software 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 the user to use the internet in real time (ie chat functions) and HTML 5 (replacing Flash to allow for standard video and interactive components)
  4. 4. So how do ICT staff keep up todate?1. Short courses conducted by TAFE and other private 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 skills and 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 can obtain. These qualifications are recognised across the industry.1. MCP - Microsoft Certified Practioner this trains the staff member in Microsoft products like Word, Excel, Access.2. CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate which trains the staff how to use Cisco network equipment (switches, routers wtc)3. CNE Certified Novell Engineer – which trains staff how to use Novell network operating software.4. Adobe Certified Expert – which trains IT staff in the use of the Adobe Suite software.
  6. 6. INDUSTRY QUALIFICATIONS In the ICT industry there are several qualifications that staff can obtain. These qualifications are recognised across the industry.1. MCP - Microsoft Certified Practioner this trains the staff member in Microsoft products like Word, Excel, Access.2. CCNA - Cisco Certified Network Associate which trains the staff how to use Cisco network equipment (switches, routers wtc)3. CNE Certified Novell Engineer – which trains staff how to use Novell network operating software.4. Adobe Certified Expert – which trains IT staff in the use of the Adobe Suite software.

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