Information, Digital Media and Technology Industry
Emerging changes and advances in global technology means we are now living in the Information Age – aka the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age.
This world is dynamic and connected – people can share information, photos and conversations simply and quickly. As new technologies, user devices (smart phones, computers and tablets), methods of interaction with other humans and devices (social media) continue to grow, the definition of ‘digital’ changes. This evolution of technology in daily life has led to the fact that the modernisation of information and communication processes have become the driving force of social evolution.
Qualifications that Tauondi offers
Careers in Information, Digital media and Technology
Get an Information, Digital Media and Technology qualification and you will have the skills in a wide range of general Information and Communications Technology (ICT) technical functions. People working in this industry will support information technology activities in the workplace across a wide range of ICT areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies. Possible job roles include Help Desk Officer, Help Desk Assistant, ICT Operations Support, ICT User Support, PC Support and Technical Support.
Info tech or information technology (IT) workers use computers, software, networks, servers, and other technology to manage and store data. Many jobs are available within this field and also encompass:
- Web developers, who design and create websites
- Database administrators, who keep data organised and accessible to people who need it
- Network administrators, who ensure that day-to-day operations work
- Information Security
- Artificial Intelligence
Below are some of the most common job titles from the IT industry…
Computer Network Architect
Computer network architects design, build, and maintain a variety of data communication networks. They typically have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Some also have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA), with a focus in information systems.
Computer Support Specialist
Computer support specialists (aka computer network support specialists or technical support specialists) help computer users and organisations. As the name suggests, they support computer networks by testing and evaluating network systems. Other types of computer support specialist, like a help-desk technician, provide customer service by helping people with their computer problems. Because job descriptions vary, the requirements also vary. Some require a bachelor’s degree, while others need a diploma or post secondary certificate qualification.
Information Security Analyst
Security breaches, identity theft and various other cyber attacks has enhanced the importance of protecting data on commercial and governmental sites. Cue: Information security analysts – they help defend an organisation’s computer network and computer system by planning and carrying out a variety of security measures, such as installing and using software, and simulating cyber attacks to test systems.
Armed with strong programming skills and a bachelor’s degree in computer science (or a related field), software developers have the ability to design, run, and test various computer programs and applications.
Tauondi is more than a TAFE institution, it is a community and a safe place to learn. With the knowledge and skills that I have developed at Tauondi, I am confident that I will find work in my chosen field of IT.
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