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Careers in IT & Telecom. Muhammad Ali [email protected] What Makes Student a Successful Professional?. Agenda. Choosing Your Career Specialization Streams Job Winning Courses for the Streams How to Select an Appropriate Post How to Study Study System at Superior

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Careers in it telecom

Careers in IT & Telecom

Muhammad Ali

[email protected]


What makes student a successful professional

What Makes Student a Successful Professional?


Agenda

Agenda

  • Choosing Your Career

    • Specialization Streams

    • Job Winning Courses for the Streams

    • How to Select an Appropriate Post

  • How to Study

    • Study System at Superior

    • Figuring Out Best Study Strategy

    • The SQ3R Method


Careers in it telecom

What do I want to be?

?


Reality vs fantasy

Reality Vs. Fantasy

  • Choosing Your Career

    • Usually NOT a matter of a moment.

    • Take your time, you’re not missing your bus!

  • Few Pointers

    • Know Yourself!

    • Find out the ‘Driving Forces’

      • Interest Vs. Financial Benefits


Degree production vs job openings

Computer Science

Degree Production vs. Job Openings

160,000

Ph.D.

140,000

Master’s

120,000

Bachelor’s

100,000

Projected job openings

80,000

60,000

40,000

20,000

Engineering

Physical Sciences

Biological Sciences

Sources:

Adapted from a presentation by John Sargent, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Commerce, at the CRA Computing Research Summit, February 23, 2004. Original sources listed as National Science Foundation/Division of Science Resources Statistics; degree data from Department of Education/National Center for Education Statistics: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Completions Survey; and NSF/SRS; Survey of Earned Doctorates; and Projected Annual Average Job Openings derived from Department of Commerce (Office of Technology Policy) analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics 2002-2012 projections.

See http://www.cra.org/govaffairs/content.php?cid=22.


Specialization streams

Specialization Streams

  • IT – Information Technology

    • web portals, artist forums, apniisp.com.

    • Requires Programming for developing such solutions

  • Networks & Telecom

    • Mobile Phone Companies (Ufone etc), TRG

    • Highly Paid, Involves Deep Understanding of Networks & Telecom

    • Requires Programming for Network Communication and Protocol Development

    • Research Labs

  • Computer Science

    • CRULP, Research Labs,

    • Passion for Research, Relatively Less Paid


Specialization streams1

Specialization Streams

  • Software Engineering

    • Project Management, Architect, Process Management, etc.

    • Requires Programming for Understanding the underlying work

    • Research Activities, SERC

  • Artificial Intelligence

    • Biometric Devices, Finger Print Recognition, OCRs

    • Requires Programming for implementing those solutions

    • Research Activities

  • Databases

    • Amazon – Suggest Feature

    • Requires Programming for implementing above those solutions

    • Dataware Housing, Data Mining


Specialization streams2

Specialization Streams

  • Multimedia

    • Audio, Video, Animation etc.

    • Requires Programming for Understanding the underlying work

    • Research Activities


Computer science

Computer Science

  • What ‘CS’ is?

  • Major Courses

    • Discrete Mathematics

    • Algorithm Analysis & Design

    • Principles of Programming Languages

    • Theory of Computation & Compiler Construction

    • Graph Theory

  • Careers

    • Research

    • Relatively few organizations


Information technology

Information Technology

  • What ‘IT’ is?

  • Major Courses

    • Introduction to IT

    • Web Engineering / Web Programming

    • Information System

    • Data Mining & Warehousing

    • Human Computer Interaction

    • Technology Management

  • Careers

    • Mostly Software Houses in Pakistan (especially in Lahore) are into IT.

    • Dynamic Websites, Web Portals, Forums etc.

    • Starting Salary Range: Up to 30K


Networks telecom

Networks & Telecom

  • What are ‘Networks’ & ‘Telecom’ ?

  • Major Courses

    • Computer Networks

    • Data Communication

    • Network Protocols and Standards

    • Distributed systems

    • Network security

    • Wireless Networks

  • Careers

    • VoIP Engineers, Software Engineers

    • Net Centric Computing, Protocol Development

    • Starting Salary Range: Up to 30K


Software engineering

Software Engineering

  • What ‘Software Engineering’ is?

  • Major Courses

    • Software Engineering I

    • Software Engineering II

    • Requirements Engineering

    • Software Quality Assurance

    • Software Project Management

    • Object Oriented Analysis & Design

    • Software Architecture and Design Patterns

  • Careers

    • Almost practiced in every organization (to different extent)

    • Starting Salary Range: Up to 30K


Artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

  • What ‘AI’ is?

  • Major Courses

    • Artificial Intelligence

    • Neural Networks

    • Fuzzy Logic

    • Robotics

    • Expert Systems

    • Machine learning

  • Careers

    • Biometrics, Robotics

    • Research


Databases

Databases

  • What ‘Databases’ are?

  • Major Courses

    • Database Management System

    • Distributed Databases

    • Data Mining

    • Data-ware Housing

  • Careers

    • DBA, Database Teams in Organizations

    • Starting Salary Range: Up to 25K


Multimedia

Multimedia

  • What ‘Multimedia’ is?

  • Major Courses

    • Introduction to Multimedia

    • Signals & Systems

    • Computer Graphics

    • Computer Vision

    • Image & Video Coding

    • Digital Signal Processing

  • Careers

    • Audio and Video Processing

    • Video, Audio Codecs


Misc companies

Misc. Companies

* As per Fall 2008


Misc companies1

Misc. Companies

* As per Fall 2008


How to study

How to Study?

  • Study System at Superior

    • Semester System

      • Advantages Over Annual System

        • Pace is less hectic

        • Teaches you good time management

        • Able to cover more subjects

      • Disadvantages Over Annual System

        • Fresh students have a bit difficulty in adjusting to it

        • Easy to feel overwhelmed

        • No time for making up missed home works


Careers in it telecom

  • Manage Your Time!

  • Whatever you do, Your education should come first!

  • Study is a full time job!

  • Group Study vs. Individual Study

  • Let’s Continue the Rest on the Handout


Ok i m too smart i got everything

Ok, I’m too Smart I got Everything!

Hey .. Wait !!

We Missed Something! 


Communication skills

Communication Skills

Organizations want better human beings not better technicians!


Careers in it telecom

  • Communication Skills will Make You the Boss!


Thank you for your patience feel free to ask questions if any

Thank You for Your Patience!Feel Free to Ask Questions (If any)?


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