If you are working in the IT sector, it is important to remember that your personal development is key to a successful career. Any IT specialist will tell you that it is imperative to keep developing your skills. The IT industry continuously evolves, and workers need to keep up to date with the latest industry trends.
We look at some of the most important IT skills for today’s workforce and what areas they should concentrate on developing.
Regardless of whether a company uses their own server or a vendors’, they rely heavily on the Cloud. It is vital that all IT professionals understand how the Cloud functions, how to keep it secure, and what regulatory issues the company needs to be made aware of.
|ELK85-718||Introduction to Cloud Computing|
|ELK85-195||CompTIA Cloud Essentials (Exam CL0-001)|
|ELK93-008||Google Cloud Administration: Google Drive and Productivity Apps|
|ELK94-009||Google Cloud Fundamentals|
|ELK93-017||NCTA Cloud Technologies|
|ELK93-018||NCTA Cloud Operations|
|ELK93-019||NCTA Cloud Architecture|
IT professionals need to know how all systems, devices, and programs within their company work together. Having the ability to integrate a variety of technologies is imperative.
|ELK94-002SG||Developing Android™ Mobile Apps for Business|
|ELK94-003SG||Developing iOS® Mobile Apps for Business|
|ELK94-101||Mobile App Security (MMAS Exam): Android Edition|
|ELK94-102||Mobile App Security (MMAS Exam): iOS Edition|
|ELK93-031||CompTIA Mobility+ (Exam MB0-001)|
|ELK94-102||CompTIA Mobile App Security+ iOS Edition (Exam IOS-001)|
Infrastructure and programming are quickly becoming more and more integrated. The two need to successfully communicate with each other. With this in mind, it is vital that IT professionals have a fully rounded understanding of the different programming platforms available.
|ELK94-007||Content Authoring Fundamentals|
|ELK94-010||Python Programming: Introduction|
|ELK94-012||Python Programming: Advanced|
|ELK94-011||Programming Google App Engine Applications in Python|
|ELK94-013||Zoho Creator: Essentials of Application Development)|
Today’s IT workforce consists of 4 generations. Each generation comes with their own unique capabilities, communication style, and work expectations. It is important that employees from different generations of IT experience embrace their differences and find ways to learn from each other. This is vital to personal development.
Soft skills separate the bad candidates from the good. If an IT professional lacks in soft skills, their chances of getting a job with a good company are drastically lowered. IT professionals need to be able to work across a multitude of functions and communicate with all employees, from entry-leveol to C-suite, as well as remote and on-site employees.
|ELK88-687SG||Excellence in Technical Customer Service|
|ELK88-748SG||Leading Virtual Teams|
|ELK85-035SG||Fundamentals of Finance for IT Managers|
|ELK85-069SG||Effective Contract Negotiation for IT Managers|
|ELK85-070SG||Motivating IT Teams|
No matter what role a person plays in IT, they need to have cybersecurity capabilities. This doesn’t mean that everyone needs to be a cybersecurity specialist. However, they do need to understand the process of how certain breeches occur and have the capability to recognise possible vulnerabilities.
|ELK93-028SG||CyberSAFE (Securing Assets For End-users) Extended Edition|
|ELK93-023SG||CompTIA® Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) (Exam CAS-002)|
|ELK93-022SG||CompTIA Security+ (Exam SY0-401)|
|ELK93-006SG||CyberSec First Responder: Threat Detection and Response|
With a multitude and continually growing list of apps and programmes available to the public, departments other than IT understand what tools will help them work more effectively. IT specialists need to be able to recognise this and be flexible, giving up some control.
It is becoming increasingly important for IT professionals to understand how all analytics tools work. This applies to analytics tools for a variety of business facets including: cybersecurity, web traffic, business intelligence, and artificial intelligence.
|ELK35-104||SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence (Microsoft Course 55042AC)|
|ELK35-105||Microsoft SharePoint 2013 End to End Business Intelligence Boot Camp (Microsoft Course 55045AC)|
|ELK35-107||PowerPivot, Power View and SharePoint 2013 Business Intelligence Center for Analysts (Microsoft Course 55049AC)|
|ELK35-118||Data Modeling with SQL Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM) Tabular (Microsoft Course 55163AC)|
|ELK35-251||Oracle Business Intelligence: Create Reports & Interactive Dashboards|
IT continues to evolve, and IT professionals need to keep up with any industry changes and innovations. Focus on certain elements of IT that you prefer, be it cybersecurity or Cloud technologies and continue your education in this field. This is how you become a specialist in your IT career.
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