Also known by IMS (Infrastructure Management Services), hardware is a field where professionals work with different physical components of a system. And Networking involves connecting two or more systems with the goal to share information and resources.
A few years back, Hardware and Networking was not considered as a promising career option. Things have changed tremendously since then and Hardware and Networking has emerged as one of the most lucrative careers available today in IT industry. Every company, whether an MNC or a small start-up require manpower skilled in computer hardware and networking. In today’s digital world, no company can run without people having these skills even for a single day. Hardware and Networking is not only limited to laptops, this career has spread from tablets to mobiles and to the virtual world.
In day to day life, hardware professionals deal with computer systems, motherboards, RAM, processors, circuit boards, modems, printers and keyboards. Technical and analytical skills are most important in succeeding in this field. Also, good communication skills add a lot of value to your career growth. In fact, hardware professionals also need to know about software as these are interlinked and not isolated from each other.
Day to day tasks of Hardware and Networking professionals:
- Assembling computers and increasing their efficiency.
- Installing and Maintaining Systems.
- Connecting systems effectively whether physically or virtually.
- Trouble shooting in case of any breakdown in systems or computer network.
Why go for Hardware and Networking?
- Plenty of job opportunities available in the market.
- Such professionals help in increasing productivity and smooth communication of crucial information and resources.
- Hardware and Networking is backbone of any organization today.
- It is the fastest growing career, both in Private and Public sector
- Professionals are paid well with lots of job satisfaction
- Out-of-the-box thinking required with research opportunities.
As the demand for electronic products and systems in India is predicted to grow as high as US$ 400 billion by 2020, there is a tremendous scope for Professionals to find good job opportunities in this field. Also according to a report from NASSCOM, “Direct as well as indirect employment related to IT-BPO has crossed 10 million.” Undoubtedly, there is a huge demand for Hardware and Networking professionals across the globe.
Hardware and Networking professionals find job opportunities in varied industries whether it is software, BPO/KPO, media, banking, animation, manufacturing, education, entertainment, system design companies, telecommunication, hardware repair shops and so on.
In contrary to a common myth that this field is not suitable for females, Hardware and Networking is equally meant for men and women. In fact, nowadays you will find many women entering this challenging field and making a mark for themselves. Apart from joining a good company, one can also start his/her own hardware and networking firm.
Various Job roles Offered to Hardware and Networking Professionally:
- Technical support specialist
- IT support technician
- IT support administrator
- IT support specialist
- Desktop Support Engineer
- Windows System Engineer
- Network Support Engineer
- Network Associate
- System Administrator
- Windows Server Administrator
- Technical support specialist
- Network Administrator
- Network Analyst
- Network SME
- Engineer – Cisco IP
- Technical Support Engineer – Voice
- VoIP Admin
- Network Security Engineer
- Information Security Analyst
- Consultant – Network Security
IIHT is a leading Hardware and Networking Training Institute since 1993, having 150+ centres across 20+ countries. IIHT offers Diploma Programmes in ITMS and Networking which are designed based on job roles available in the IT industry. The ITMS Programme covers topics like CompTIA – A+, Windows 10 Administration, CCNA, Red Hat System Administration, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 – 20410, Administering Windows Server 2012 – 20411, Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services – 20412, Linux, Understanding IT Infrastructure and Management Framework.
In Networking you will learn about CompTIA – A+, CCNA, Understanding Network Routing and Managing Complex Multi-Site Network Infrastructure, Understanding and Configuring Client/Server OS Network Stacks, Learning and Managing Wireless Network Infrastructure, CCNA – Voice, CCNA – Security, Understanding and Implementing Software Defined Network in an Enterprise, JNCIA (Juniper Network Certified Associate), Security Fundamentals (CCSA, CEH, CISA, CISSP).
So, wait no more! Get ready for an exciting career in Hardware and Networking at IIHT!