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Careers in Information Technology

  1. 2. Career in IT <ul><li>Why get in to a career in IT? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it like to work in the IT field? </li></ul><ul><li>What jobs are there? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I get in to IT? </li></ul>
  2. 3. Why get in to a career in IT? <ul><li>High growth industry </li></ul><ul><li>Global exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Fast career growth/promotions </li></ul><ul><li>Many different type of jobs and ability to change </li></ul><ul><li>Good pay </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous learning </li></ul><ul><li>Fun! </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is it like to work in the IT field?
  4. 5. Working in Teams with many people Customers Designers Engineers Analysts ……
  5. 6. Learn and research new technologies every day Build solutions for customers Travel
  6. 7. It’s serious work. You need to put 110%.
  7. 8. Make friends.
  8. 9. Teach. Get involved in communities…
  9. 10. Work hard
  10. 11. Work hard
  11. 12. It’s fun
  12. 13. What job are there?
  13. 14. <ul><li>Project Management </li></ul><ul><li>Key skills you should develop </li></ul><ul><li>Project Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Handling </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Network and Systems Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Key skills you should develop </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Handling </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Software Development & Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Key skills you should develop </li></ul><ul><li>Programming languages </li></ul><ul><li>Data bases </li></ul><ul><li>Web technology </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Business Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Key skills you should develop </li></ul><ul><li>Business Domain </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Client Management </li></ul>
  17. 18. How do I get in to IT
  18. 19. Pathway to a career in IT (from www.itpro.lk)
  19. 20. Future is IT, Get in to IT

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