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  1. Chapter 15 Computer Careers and Certification

  2. The Computer Industry Next • What is the expected demand for computer professionals? • Currently 10.5 million computer workers with expected increase of 2 to 3% annually • The number of students majoring in computer-related fields is declining p. 776 Fig. 15-1

  3. Careers in the Computer Industry General business and government organizations Computer software field Computer equipment field Computer service and repair field Computer education and training field IT consulting field Computer sales Next • What are the primary areas where job opportunities are found? p. 778

  4. Careers in the Computer Industry Next • What is an IT department? • Department in business or government agency that employs people in computer-related jobs • Responsible for keeping all computer operations and networks operating smoothly p. 778 - 779 Fig. 15-2

  5. Careers in the Computer Industry Next • What is the computer equipment field? • Manufacturers and distributors of computers and computer-related hardware • Careers involve design, manufacture, and production of computer equipment p. 782 Fig. 15-4

  6. Careers in the Computer Industry Next • What is the computer software field? Companies that develop, manufacture, and support software Project leaderanalyzes requirements, designs solutions, and oversees software development process Programmerwrites and tests computer programs Software engineerdesigns and develops software Computer scientistresearches, invents, and develops solutions to complex software problems p. 782 - 783

  7. Careers in the Computer Industry Next • What is the computer service and repair field? • Provides preventative maintenance, component installation, and repair services • Computer technician—installs, maintains, and repairs hardware p. 783 Fig. 15-5

  8. Careers in the Computer Industry Next • What are career opportunities in computer sales? • Computer salespeople need general understanding of computers and specific knowledge of the product they are selling p. 783 - 784 Fig. 15-6

  9. Careers in the Computer Industry Next • What are career opportunities in education and training? • Schools, colleges, universities, and private companies need educators and trainers • Corporate trainersteach employees how to use software, design and develop systems, and program p. 784 Fig. 15-7

  10. Careers in the Computer Industry Next • What is an IT consultant? Individual who draws upon expertise in specialized area of computers Computer selection Systemdesign Communications Hardware and software configuration Network design and installation Web development p. 784

  11. Preparing for a Career in the Computer Industry Offers programs in programming, Web development, graphic design, hardware maintenance, networking, PC support, and security Students can complete trade school programs in shorter time than college or university programs Next • What is a trade school? p. 785

  12. Preparing for a Career in the Computer Industry Next • What are the three broad disciplines in higher education that produce the majority of entry-level employees in the computer industry? p. 786 Fig. 15-8

  13. Preparing for a Career in the Computer Industry Next • What is computer information systems (CIS)? • Programs that emphasize technical knowledge and skills • Sometimes called management information systems (MIS) or management information technology p. 786

  14. Preparing for a Career in the Computer Industry Next • What is computer science (CS)? • Programs that stress theoretical side of programming and operating systems • Also called software engineering p. 786 - 787

  15. Preparing for a Career in the Computer Industry Next • What is computer engineering (CE)? • Teaches students how to design and develop the electrical components found in computers and peripheral devices • Required courses include application and systems programming, data and file structures, networks, and operating systems p. 787

  16. Preparing for a Career in the Computer Industry Next • What are some organizations for computer professionals? • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)—science-oriented • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)—programmers, systems analysts, and information processing managers • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) p. 789 Fig. 15-11

  17. Preparing for a Career in the Computer Industry Next • How can you stay informed about the computer industry? • Attend training classes and trade shows • Computer industry publications • News, blogs, and technical Web sites p. 791 Figs. 15-14, 15-15

  18. Certification Next • What is certification? • Process of verifying • technical knowledge in • a particular area • Proficiency is acknowledged • with certificate p. 792

  19. Certification Next • What are the benefits of certification for you? • Enhances employee’s career, provides better standing as industry professional, and higher salaries and bonuses p. 792 Fig. 15-16

  20. Certification Next • What are benefits of vendor-sponsored certification? • Vendors provide access to technical information, advanced training, and discounts on publications and tools p. 793 Fig. 15-17

  21. Certification Next • How does certification benefit customers, employers, and industry? Customers receive better service fromemployees with certification(s) Employers benefit from more productive and knowledgeable workers Certification is a form of industry self-regulation Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals (ICCP)defines standards designed to raise competence level for computer industry p. 793

  22. Certification Next • What options are available to prepare for certification? Self-study Online training classes Instructor-led training Web resources p. 794

  23. Certification Next • What are examinations like? • Taken using computers • Some are multiple choice, others are skill based • With computerized adaptive testing, the tests analyze a person’s responses while taking the test p. 795 Fig. 15-19

  24. Certification Next • Types of certifications? • Application Software (Microsoft Office, Adobe) • Operating System (Microsoft, Sun, IBM) • Programming (IBM, Sun, IEEE) • Hardware p. 795 Fig. 15-19

  25. Certification Next • Types of certifications? • Networking (Novell, Cisco, IBM) • Computer Forensics • Security • Internet (Certified Web Master) • Database (Oracle, Sybase, IBM, Microsoft) p. 795 Fig. 15-19

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