What's IT? How's IT?

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  • What's IT? How's IT?

    1. 1. What’s IT? How’s IT? Jack Eapen V isit me at http://www.jackeapen.com/
    2. 2. What’s Information Technology? <ul><li>According to Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), </li></ul><ul><li>IT is &quot;the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware.&quot; </li></ul>
    3. 3. Importance of Information Technology? <ul><li>Has a role in all other fields </li></ul><ul><li>Enabler of a knowledge society </li></ul>
    4. 4. Jobs in IT Sector <ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Implementing </li></ul><ul><li>Training/Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Sales/Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>IT jobs are the only jobs </li></ul><ul><li>IT jobs are the best jobs </li></ul><ul><li>IT jobs are hard to get </li></ul><ul><li>You need a degree in IT to get a job in IT sector </li></ul><ul><li>IT jobs are available only in IT sector </li></ul>Let’s clear off a few misconceptions
    6. 6. Skills You Need <ul><li>Technical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learning skills </li></ul>
    7. 7. When a man's education is finished, He is finished
    8. 8. Skills You Need <ul><li>Technical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork skills (works well with others) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills (verbal and written) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal skills (relates well to others) ‏ </li></ul>
    9. 9. It’s not your aptitude, But your attitude Makes your altitude
    10. 10. Skills You Need <ul><li>Technical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork skills (works well with others) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills (verbal and written) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal skills (relates well to others) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-Solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>Creative skills </li></ul><ul><li>Selling skills </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Time management skills </li></ul><ul><li>Planning skills </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership/Management skills </li></ul>
    11. 11. Specializations <ul><li>Programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>C++, Java, COBOL, .NET </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML, PHP, ASP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>System Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, UNIX, GNU/Linux </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Database Administration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, MySQL </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Embedded Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>System design, programming </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Technology Trends <ul><li>Mobile computing </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source Software </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Green IT </li></ul>
    13. 13. Take care to get what you like Otherwise, you’ll be forced to like what you get
    14. 14. Thank You [email_address]

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