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As Competitive as You Can Be: Which Professions Can Greatly Benefit from IT Training?

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To gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace, especially in the field of Information Technology (IT) there are many options to choose from. In fact, the outlook for IT professions is quite positive. According to data gathered by BLS.gov, employment in information technology and computer occupations is forecasted to increase 13 percent starting in the year 2016 and to continue to the year, 2026.

BLS.gov noted that with greater importance placed on things like information security, cloud computing, and big data storage and collection, 557,100 new positions would be added. For those who are looking to change to an IT-related profession, or are looking to update their skills, here are five professions that can benefit profusely from IT training:

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Information Security Analysts

Information Security Analysts: The role of the information security analyst is to have security measures in place to protect the computer networks and computer systems of a company or an organization. The roles and responsibilities of IT people are ever evolving based on increasing cyber attacks and other security-related trends. Receiving certifications and training in new methods of information security, especially, cybersecurity can be very beneficial to the enterprise or organization these technical people work in.

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Computer Network Architects 

Computer Network Architects: The architect can build and design can build networks that transfer data. These network topologies include metropolitan area networks (MANs), local area networks (LANs), and wide area networks (WANs) as well as intranets.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Network and Computer Systems Administrators: The administrator plays a crucial part for every enterprise and organization because they are important individuals for supporting the daily operations of the computer network and computer systems as a whole. CISCO certifications and Microsoft Certifications can benefit those interested in this IT profession. If you are looking to sharpen your IT skills with engaging video content, sites like itpro.tv have CISCO courses.

“A network administrator manages an organization’s computer networks. He or she may alternatively be known as a systems or system administrator; IT manager, director or specialist; or LAN administrator. His or her areas of expertise include local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. Network administrators organize, install, and provide support for these systems.” – thebalancecareers.com

Computer Support Specialists: Benefitting from the latest Mac, Windows or Linux operating systems can benefit those working as a computer support specialist. They support computer networks and respond directly to the computer user.

Web Developers: Developers can benefit from IT training using web development code like (HTML, CSS, Javascript, Python) to build websites. Studying methods like responsive web design (RWD) can also be beneficial.

Digital skills are becoming more sought after as our lives become increasingly more reliant on computers. If you’ve got a digital talent, here are just a few of the major careers that could be applicable to you.

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As more people feel comfortable with using video tutorials as an efficient way to learn more sophisticated subject matter like IT, those who work in cybersecurity or security analysis, Big Data analysis, web development, computer network engineering and computer architecture can learn on the go, and pass those necessary certifications. This method of learning through video can be beneficial in many ways based on the availability and access to the newest courses, advanced training in specific niche areas, and any new modules that are relevant to growing trends in the IT industry.

The increase in the use of video recording technology due to the decreasing prices in smartphones and tablets can provide those in the IT milieu with a convenient, efficient way to learn. Indeed, a beneficial approach is to learn through video online and take the certifications to increase one’s market demand in IT. There is also a plethora of tools and course libraries at people’s fingertips using smartphones and tablets.

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