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Information Technology (IT) activities and careers. Source : www.abss.k12.nc.us/. What is “Information technology (IT)?”. Technology that enables information to be used to produce products and services. Terminology. Hardware Physical parts of the computer Software

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    1. Information Technology (IT)activities and careers. Source: www.abss.k12.nc.us/...

    2. What is “Information technology (IT)?” Technology that enables information to be used to produce products and services

    3. Terminology • Hardware • Physical parts of the computer • Software • Programs for the computer • Written commands that tell a computer what tasks to perform

    4. Terminology • Network • A system of computers, peripherals, terminals, and databases connected by communication lines. • LAN—local area network • WAN—wide area network • Internet • Electronic information networks that carry audio, video, and computer data.

    5. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.” Bill Gates

    6. Activities of IT Workers • Troubleshooting and Support • Help desk technicians and service workers • Programming • Writing code for computer software • Designing • Computers, web pages, software, multimedia

    7. Activities of IT Workers • Analyzing • Modifying computer systems to improve production and workflow; expanding systems • Networking • Connecting two or more computers together for communication purposes • Managing • Monitoring and controlling computer systems

    8. Careers in IT • Computer Engineer • Involves the understanding and design of computers and computational processes • Computer Operator • Responsible for monitoring and controlling computer systems in a company or organization

    9. Some Careers/Jobs in IT • Systems Administrator • Maintains and operates a computer system or network for a company or other organization • Computer Programmer • Writes codes for computer software • Software Designer • Designs, creates, and maintains software

    10. Some Careers/Jobs in IT (cont’d.) • Systems Analyst • Programmer who designs and manages the development of business applications on the computer • Multimedia Designer • Works in communicating a concept or information via a computer using audio, video, text, graphics, animation, etc.

    11. Some Careers/Jobs in IT (cont’d.) • Help Desk Technician • Responsible primarily for supporting end-user software applications; normally done remotely via telephone • Technical Writer • Creates technical documentation and user guides for a professional field • Webmaster • Maintains and updates a website

    12. What will you be?