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Are you a people person who excels at problem solving and enjoys computer technology? Perhaps you’re thinking about a career in the computer technology field.
The first step is finding the right computer technician training program for you. To accomplish that, you might want to know what kind of skills you can learn in a good computer technology program.
A good Computer Technician training program will teach you how to:
- Evaluate network and system performance
- Perform regular maintenance to ensure that networks operate correctly
- Communicate effectively with other administrators and co-workers
“It’s more than ripping open a computer system. It’s about constructing hardware and software solutions that solve business problems. It’s not just bits and bytes, hard drives, and operating systems – it’s about the holistic approach to IT that solves the problems of our internal and external customers.”
Skill #1 – Evaluate network and system performance
A major part of an Information Technology (IT) Professional’s job is to evaluate network and system performance. They will analyze and, if necessary, tweak the system to ensure optimal performance.
A good Computer Technician training program will utilize hands-on training in a real-world setting to teach students the skills necessary to becoming a computer network systems technician. Employers highly value technicians that come into their careers knowing what they need to know and being prepared to jump right in.
For example, IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs provides hands-on training for computer technician professionals, and they teach their students these skill sets:
(Taken from: https://www.intelliteccollege.com/career-training-programs/technical-trades/computer-network-technician.php)
- Build, upgrade, maintain, diagnose and troubleshoot PC hardware and software.
- Design, implement, manage and implement network infrastructures.
- Install, configure, administer and manage windows server 2008 systems.
- Operate and administer computer systems running on Microsoft Windows and UNIX/ Linux platforms, including writing scripts in a shell environment.
- Understand network security fundamentals; apply to network and computer systems.
Skill #2 – Perform regular maintenance to ensure that networks operate correctly
IT professionals use their skills to help IT staff analyze, troubleshoot and evaluate computer network problems to keep everything working as it should. They play a vital role in the maintenance of their company’s computer network by continuously finding and/or creating solutions to problems as they occur to ensure the company is running smoothly.
SKILL #3 – Communicate effectively with other administrators and co-workers
Good communication with your co-workers can be the make it or break it aspect of your career. There are a few things you can be doing to ensure you are communicating effectively.
- Be nice! At the very least, be civil. Check any drama at the door and show others a little respect.
- Utilize phone, email, text, voicemail, social networks, etc. to stay in contact with co-workers. Find out which method works best for whom and stick with it.
- Always follow-up with people if you haven’t heard back on something and make sure you respond in a timely manner to any communications directed at you.
Evaluating network system performance, completing daily system maintenance and developing good communication skills are all things you should be looking for in Technical IT training. Once you have learned these skills you will have what you need to begin your new career as a Computer Network Systems Technician, a career that opens many opportunities to explore and grow in the world of technology.
About IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs
IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs offers hands-on career training in the automotive tech, biomedical equipment tech, computer networking tech, HVAC tech, medical assisting and personal training fields with associate degree (occupational) programs. Request more information at www.IntelliTec.edu or call 719-373-1690.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Computer Support Specialists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm (visited February 9, 2015).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm (visited February 9, 2015).
“Computer & Network Systems Technician Training.” IntelliTec College in Colorado Springs. IntelliTec College, n.d. Web. 2 Feb. 2015. https://www.intelliteccollege.com/career-training-programs/technical-trades/computer-network-technician.php