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A computer is simply a programmable machine that receives input, stores and manipulates data, and provides output in a useful format.* One of the first programmable mechanical devices was the Jacquard loom in 1801. In its simplicity, it used punched cards that corresponded to one row of the design.
There have been mechanical examples of computers throughout history, but the first electronic computers came along in the 1940s and were the size of a large room. With the advent of integrated circuit boards, computers have both reduced in size, and improved in computing power.
Computers have come a long way since that first Jacquard loom and so has the need for qualified computer and information technology specialists capable of operating the latest hardware, software and networking capabilities.
These are just some of the positions employers are trying to fill today in the Information Technology field:
- Customer Service Technician
- Database Security Specialist
- Deployment Engineer
- Electronics Technician
- Fiber Optic Cable Technician
- Fiber Optic Installation Technician
- Field Service Technician
- Help Desk Technician
- Information Security Specialist
- Junior Network Administrator
- LAN Administrator
- Level II Support Engineer
- Level II Systems Engineer
- Manufacturing Technician
- Network Administrator
- Network Engineer
- Network Support Technician
- Network Technician
- Technical Support Specialist (Tier II and Tier III)
- WAN Administrator
- Web Application Security Specialist
- Web Page Designer
- Web Specialist
- Website Developer
When hiring in today’s technology industry, employers look qualified candidates who have up-to-date computer and networking skills as well as the ability to keep pace with evolving technologies.
If you are a computer-savvy person with good analytical and problem-solving skills, the technology field might be a good career path for you.
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* Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer
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