IT is it for me?
Tom Henricksen
IT Career Coach, Author, Speaker
Introduction: Tom Henricksen
● 15 Years
● MyITCareerCoach.com to help people in IT
Agenda
1. Career Match
2. IT Career Choices
3. Career Transition Plan
Career Match
Skill Inventory
● Review Career History
● Look for proficiency
● Soft skills
Activity
List your top 3 qualities
1. _________
2. _________
3. _________
Career Match
Find your “Zone”
● StrengthsFinder 2.0
● Perfect job?
● Revisit childhood favorites
Career Match
“The master in the art of living makes little distinction
between his work and his play, his labor and his le...
Agenda
1. Career Match
2. IT Career Choices
3. Career Transition Plan
IT Career Choices
3 Myths of IT
● Only jobs are for Help Desk and Developers
● All IT jobs have been off-shored
● IT jobs ...
Activity
Review IT Careers
1.____
2.____
3.____
IT Career Choices
Systems Analyst
● Organizational link
● Find details
● Strong communicator
IT Career Choices
Web Design
● User Interface - UI
● User eXperience - UX
IT Career Choices
Quality Assurance
● Test applications
● Isolate issues
● Analyze results
IT Career Choices
Help Desk Technician
● Support computer systems
● Diagnose issues
● Implement solutions
IT Career Choices
Database Administrator - DBA
● Setup Database
● On-going tuning
● Implement security
IT Career Choices
Information Security Analyst
● Protect organizations
● Threat analysis
● Monitor security
IT Career Choices
Network Administrator
● Establish network
● Monitor communication
● Troubleshoot issues
IT Career Choices
Network Security Specialist
● Monitor Network
● Access control
● Confidentiality
Questions
What have you learned?
What are you looking for tomorrow?
What has surprised you?
Day 1 recap
1. Career Match
2. IT Career Choices
3. Career Transition Plan
Day 2 starting up
1. Career Match
2. IT Career Choices
3. Career Transition Plan
IT Career Choices
Network Operations Center
● Manage network
● 24/7 Uptime
● Industries
○ Telecommunications
○ Computer
○ ...
IT Career Choices
Network Operations Center
● Operator
● Technician
IT Career Choices
Network Operator
● Monitor
● Maintain
● Support
IT Career Choices
Network Operations Center Technician
● Install equipment
● Troubleshoot issue
● Resolve problems
Data Communications
● Network Design Engineer
● Outside Plant Specialist
● Fiber Optics Specialist
● Switching Specialist
Data Communications
Network Design Engineer
● Design and Plan
● Install
● Test
Data Communications
Outside Plant Specialist
● Design and build
● Modifications
● Evaluate
Data Communications
Fiber Optics Specialist
● Installations
● Maintenance
Data Communications
Switching Specialist
● Design LAN
● Setup switches
● Ensure QoS
IT Career Choices
Data Center
● Large data storage
● Racks of servers
● Climate controlled
● Secured
IT Career Choices
Data Center Technician
● Troubleshoot
● Deploy Infrastructure
● Design layout
IT Career Choices
Web Development
● HTML
● JavaScript
IT Career Choices
Mobile Development
● iOS
● Android
IT Career Choices
Software Development
● Integration
● Architecture
Activity
List 3 Careers of interest
1. _________
2. _________
3. _________
Agenda
1. Career Match
2. IT Career Choices
3. Career Transition Plan
Career Transition Plan
Explore your options for training and Education
● Certificates
● Diplomas
● Degrees
Career Transition Plan
Explore your options
● Certification
● Course completion
● Internships
● Volunteer work
● Job shadow
Career Transition Plan
Stumbling blocks
● Background
● Appearance
● Attitude
Career Transition Plan
Find Networking options
● User groups
● Clubs
● Conferences
● Online groups - LinkedIn
● Find a men...
Career Transition Plan
● Periodically check your course
● Become a lifelong learner
● Enjoy your new career!
Conclusion
● Questions
● Connect with me!
○ LinkedIn
○ website: myITCareerCoach.com
■ Newsletter
○ Twitter: @tomhenricksen...
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  1. 1. IT is it for me? Tom Henricksen IT Career Coach, Author, Speaker
  2. 2. Introduction: Tom Henricksen ● 15 Years ● MyITCareerCoach.com to help people in IT
  3. 3. Agenda 1. Career Match 2. IT Career Choices 3. Career Transition Plan
  4. 4. Career Match Skill Inventory ● Review Career History ● Look for proficiency ● Soft skills
  5. 5. Activity List your top 3 qualities 1. _________ 2. _________ 3. _________
  6. 6. Career Match Find your “Zone” ● StrengthsFinder 2.0 ● Perfect job? ● Revisit childhood favorites
  7. 7. Career Match “The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he's always doing both. ” -James A Michener
  8. 8. Agenda 1. Career Match 2. IT Career Choices 3. Career Transition Plan
  9. 9. IT Career Choices 3 Myths of IT ● Only jobs are for Help Desk and Developers ● All IT jobs have been off-shored ● IT jobs require years of college
  10. 10. Activity Review IT Careers 1.____ 2.____ 3.____
  11. 11. IT Career Choices Systems Analyst ● Organizational link ● Find details ● Strong communicator
  12. 12. IT Career Choices Web Design ● User Interface - UI ● User eXperience - UX
  13. 13. IT Career Choices Quality Assurance ● Test applications ● Isolate issues ● Analyze results
  14. 14. IT Career Choices Help Desk Technician ● Support computer systems ● Diagnose issues ● Implement solutions
  15. 15. IT Career Choices Database Administrator - DBA ● Setup Database ● On-going tuning ● Implement security
  16. 16. IT Career Choices Information Security Analyst ● Protect organizations ● Threat analysis ● Monitor security
  17. 17. IT Career Choices Network Administrator ● Establish network ● Monitor communication ● Troubleshoot issues
  18. 18. IT Career Choices Network Security Specialist ● Monitor Network ● Access control ● Confidentiality
  19. 19. Questions What have you learned? What are you looking for tomorrow? What has surprised you?
  20. 20. Day 1 recap 1. Career Match 2. IT Career Choices 3. Career Transition Plan
  21. 21. Day 2 starting up 1. Career Match 2. IT Career Choices 3. Career Transition Plan
  22. 22. IT Career Choices Network Operations Center ● Manage network ● 24/7 Uptime ● Industries ○ Telecommunications ○ Computer ○ Satellite
  23. 23. IT Career Choices Network Operations Center ● Operator ● Technician
  24. 24. IT Career Choices Network Operator ● Monitor ● Maintain ● Support
  25. 25. IT Career Choices Network Operations Center Technician ● Install equipment ● Troubleshoot issue ● Resolve problems
  26. 26. Data Communications ● Network Design Engineer ● Outside Plant Specialist ● Fiber Optics Specialist ● Switching Specialist
  27. 27. Data Communications Network Design Engineer ● Design and Plan ● Install ● Test
  28. 28. Data Communications Outside Plant Specialist ● Design and build ● Modifications ● Evaluate
  29. 29. Data Communications Fiber Optics Specialist ● Installations ● Maintenance
  30. 30. Data Communications Switching Specialist ● Design LAN ● Setup switches ● Ensure QoS
  31. 31. IT Career Choices Data Center ● Large data storage ● Racks of servers ● Climate controlled ● Secured
  32. 32. IT Career Choices Data Center Technician ● Troubleshoot ● Deploy Infrastructure ● Design layout
  33. 33. IT Career Choices Web Development ● HTML ● JavaScript
  34. 34. IT Career Choices Mobile Development ● iOS ● Android
  35. 35. IT Career Choices Software Development ● Integration ● Architecture
  36. 36. Activity List 3 Careers of interest 1. _________ 2. _________ 3. _________
  37. 37. Agenda 1. Career Match 2. IT Career Choices 3. Career Transition Plan
  38. 38. Career Transition Plan Explore your options for training and Education ● Certificates ● Diplomas ● Degrees
  39. 39. Career Transition Plan Explore your options ● Certification ● Course completion ● Internships ● Volunteer work ● Job shadow
  40. 40. Career Transition Plan Stumbling blocks ● Background ● Appearance ● Attitude
  41. 41. Career Transition Plan Find Networking options ● User groups ● Clubs ● Conferences ● Online groups - LinkedIn ● Find a mentor/Coach
  42. 42. Career Transition Plan ● Periodically check your course ● Become a lifelong learner ● Enjoy your new career!
  43. 43. Conclusion ● Questions ● Connect with me! ○ LinkedIn ○ website: myITCareerCoach.com ■ Newsletter ○ Twitter: @tomhenricksen ○ Facebook, Google+ ● Let me help you out!

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