JOBS IN IT

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JOBS IN IT

CAREERS IN COMPUTING


Reference: Log On to IT for CSEC (2
nd

Edition)
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Chapter 16 {Purple Book}.



Please note: If you can’t get the
information from your blue text book, get
the info.
from
the purple text book in the
library.


OBJECTIVE

You should be able to:



List a number of careers available in the
field of IT



State the job functions of different
personnel in the computing field


CAREERS IN COMPUTING


ICT Manager


DB Administrator


Systems Development
Manager


Systems Analyst


Programmer


Network Administrator


Operations Manager


Computer Operator


Data Control Clerk


Data Entry Operator


File Librarian



Data Security Analyst


Computer Consultant


EDP Auditor


Webpage Designer


Computer Engineer


Software Engineer


Computer Technician


Software Tester


Software Trainer


Multimedia Artist and
Animators


Computer Sales Rep.

ICT Manager

Summary of Duties


Manage and co
-
ordinate staff in data processing
department


Motivate and lead skilled people


Keep up with the developments in ICT field


Read reports on system performance and finds ways
to improve it


Discuss system problems and new projects with
users


Prepare department budget


DB Administrator

Summary of Duties


Talk to managers to make sure the database is doing
what they need


Meet with users to make modifications to the
database when they are needed


Make sure the database is performing at its best all
the time


Develop policies (rules) to ensure security and
integrity (accuracy) of the system


DB Administrator

Summary of Duties (Continued)


Select and maintain DBM software


Set up back up and recovery procedures in case the
system fails or data is lost


Set up data dictionaries that record company wide
definitions and standards


Systems Development Manager

Summary of Duties


Manage teams of information system personnel
(system analysts, engineers, programmers,
technicians etc) to develop, implement, operate and
administer computer software


Oversee professional development and training of
personnel under his/her supervision

Systems Analyst

Summary of Duties


Figure out whether currents systems should be
upgraded or discarded


Speak to the users and managers of the system
about their needs


Gather and analyze data about how the work is
done in the current system


Design new systems and add existing procedures
into new system requirements


Systems Analyst

Summary of Duties (Continued)


Make recommendation on what hardware and
software to buy


Test and debug (correct the errors or problems
found)


Create system documentation


Help train employees who will use the system


Evaluate the systems performance over a period of
time to make sure it does what it is supposed to do


Programmer

Summary of Duties


Discuss program requirements with system analyst


Write programs


Test and debug programs


Document programs


Update, repair, modify and expand existing programs

Network Administrator

Summary of Duties


Plan and design the network


Supervise the installation of network hardware and
software


Test the network


Set up user accounts

Network Administrator

Summary of Duties (Continued)


Monitor network performance to make sure it is
working at its best


Troubleshoots and solve network problems


Create network security policies


Set up systems to make sure the users follow
system policies

Operations Manager

Summary of Duties


Supervise the use and maintenance of equipment


Supervise data reception and preparation


Schedule processing activities


Assign duties to the people that he/she manages


Consults with data processing manager on staff
problems as well as training and recruitment

Computer Operator

Summary of Duties


Starts up and shuts down the system


Responds to messages from the system and carry
out actions needed


Observe operations of equipment and report
problems to supervisor


Perform routine maintenance


Process jobs according to established procedures


Load input and output units with storage medium or
paper


Keep a log of machine performance, operating
records, data processing supplies etc.

Data Control Clerk

Summary of Duties


Control workflow in accordance with operating
schedules


Be responsible for the receipt, safekeeping and
retrieval of data as well as software, hardware and
security items


Distribute materials on request and follow up on
overdue items


Help with the destruction of information materials

Data Entry Operator

Summary of Duties


Copies data from a variety of source documents
into the computer


Keeps records on the data transcribed


Verify the data entered

File Librarian

Summary of Duties


Maintains and protects the companies programs and
data


Catalogue and store magnetic tapes and disks


Supply magnetic tapes and disks to authorized users


Clean and inspect storage media


Keep records of the disks and magnetic tapes stored

Data Security Analyst

Summary of Duties


Keep information safe from floods, fire, power
outages, fraud, theft, invasion of privacy and viruses


Analyze and assess threats to the system


Set up procedures to protect vulnerable information


Develop, document and implement data security
policies


Find and fix security vulnerabilities

Data Security Analyst

Summary of Duties (Continued)


Work with security software


Intentionally access system to try to expose
loopholes


Keep up to date with cryptographic tools and
techniques and security hardware and software


Have a deep knowledge of the OS and networking

Computer Consultant

Summary of Duties


Speaks to users to understand their information
needs


Identify and evaluate potential hardware and
software


Assist in the design, development and
implementation of the system


Assist in the development of programs, applications
and documentation


Develop training
programmes

for users

EDP Auditor

Summary of Duties


Inspect programs, systems, operational procedures
documentation, control technologies, disaster plans ,
insurance protection and fire protection


Use sample data to test the accuracy of computer
programs


Check and report on computing facilities


Examine input and output of programs for accuracy


Make recommendations for changes to ensure
system integrity and accuracy

Web
-
Page Designer

Summary of Duties


Ensure that all links on the site work and the site is
easy to navigate


Make sure the site has the information needed


Develop a visually stimulating site


Run the web server software


Find and install tools to create web content


Maintain and improve existing web pages

Computer Engineer

Summary of Duties


Design, develop, test and supervise the
manufacturing of components


Assemble and test new designs for overall
effectiveness, cost, reliability and safety


Maintain and repair computer hardware sold to
clients

Software Engineer

Summary of Duties


Develop and implement software services


Evaluate software and software designs


Perform design trade
-
off depending on budget

Computer Technician

Summary of Duties


Troubleshoot and diagnose computer problems


Repair, replace and test computer parts


Receive and set up hardware


Communicate and return failed hardware to vender


Maintain and set up servers and networks


Set up and back up desktop computers and servers

Software Tester

Summary of Duties


Set up and run simple to complex tests


Document the results of the test


Software Trainer

Summary of Duties


Assess client’s needs


Prepare learning materials


Set up and prepare the learning environment and
resources


Deliver the course


Evaluate the course


Multimedia Artist and Animators

Summary of Duties


Create animated images and special effects


Create storyboards (a series of images similar to a
comic strip showing the sequence of a movie) for
movies and video games


Create drawings or illusions by hand or computer to
develop a series of images for animation


Computer Sales Rep.

Summary of Duties


Explain the specifications, functions and capabilities
of hardware/ software products to customers


Help customers install new equipments


Attend trade shows and seminars to keep up to
date with latest products


Demonstrate equipment to clients

ASSIGNMENT


Read the entire Chapter and make your
own notes.



Do not be overwhelmed when you are
studying this Chapter.
When you are
reading and making your notes, you can
use the ‘Summary of Duties’ in the blue
balloon (that’s important!)
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see text book.


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DO ALL QUESTIONS AT THE END OF
THE CHAPTER!