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What does it take to excel in IT?

TechRepublic has taken a few stabs at nailing down the skills and attributes that seem to spell success for a variety of tech job functions.

A recurring theme on TR surrounds the issue of professional capabilities. At the most basic level, the question that IT pros and hiring managers are asking is this: "What makes a good support tech?" (Or net admin or project manager, etc.) We've taken a few stabs at nailing down the skills and attributes that seem to spell success for a variety of tech job functions:

Twelve qualities of successful support techs

Eleven qualities of successful IT managers

10 things you should know about being a great IT manager

10 things you should know about developing soft skills to advance your IT career

Master these 10 processes to sharpen your project management skills

Ten skills that can help you land an IT manager job

Now, CIO Jeff Relkin has put together a broad view of fundamental competencies that distinguish the effective, well-rounded IT pro—the one who isn't just putting in time on the job but who is actively building a career, growing in the profession, expanding his or her skill set, and adding value to the organization.

If you've been feeling a little complacent or have lost your professional momentum—or you just need some insight into what skills to focus on as you head down the IT career path—there are some great recommendations on Jeff's list.

About Jody Gilbert

Jody Gilbert has been writing and editing technical articles for the past 25 years. She was part of the team that launched TechRepublic and is now senior features editor for Tech Pro Research.

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