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What is the definition of a(an) "IT"?

By conservem ·
Hi, I'm a high School Student(senior) and I like computers. I'm pursuing for an A+ certificate, MCSE certificate, CNE certificate and more. From this site "TechRepublic" point of view I can see that being a(n) "IT" is very interesting, but I don't have a clue of what "IT" stands for, means, or do. I'm also very curious of becoming a(n) "IT" professional, when I go to college, I would like to know what courses to take.

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What is the definition of a(an) "IT"?

by dmiles In reply to What is the definition of ...

IT-Information Technology
Taking any Computer Science courses will get you more of the training you already posses,and it will be required in any computer related field,pursuing a career in computers can provide you with knowledge that will give you a good background,you can look to help desk support,IT administrator or other computer related fields.You will only know what you want to do once you gain some hands on expierence.

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by conservem In reply to What is the definition of ...

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by RealGem In reply to What is the definition of ...

As Mr. Soulrider said, IT stands for Information Technology. IT is concerned with the capture, storage, retrieval, manipulation, and dissemination of information. That's an incredibly broad definition. An "IT" is any technology that helps make the definition real. The internet is an IT because it allows for the dissemination of information. A mainframe is an IT. A laptop is an IT. Fiber optic cable is an IT. Ethernet is an IT. Telephone lines are an IT if they are used to connect computers - I would argue that person to person voice communication is not an IT because it does not disseminate stored information any more than the post office does.

Obviously, computers are a key component of IT. Computers, as wonderfully complex as they are, are simply information storage/retrieval/manipulation devices.

As you can see from TechRepublic, there are many ways to specialize within IT. I come from a business applications programming background, and I'm now a project manager.

I suggest enrolling in a general "computer science" program at your local university or college. Use that to find out where your interests lie. If you're lucky, your post-secondary school will allow you to follow that specialization by taking optional courses. If not, you will have to choose that first job carefully and ensure that it matches your interests.

Take some courses in programming, networks, web design, etc. Cover it all, if you can. Then make your decision.

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by mksabat In reply to What is the definition of ...

Though we have enough idea from the last two answers. I would like to just add some more points.
IT stands for Information Technology. ' Computer Science' the word looks very simple and interesting as from a
user point of view. But once you look from developer point of view there are 'n' number branches in it. Starting from Software development, networking, Desktop maintenance, Hardware, to animation, graphics...etc..
also all sorts of Admins like Database Admin , Operating System admin...etc.... there is no end of it. And the funny thing we mean all of these is coming under same umbrella i.e. 'IT''. So you need to understand first in which field you can stick your self. I can realize from your question that you wanted to be a network Admin. So try for efficient certification like MCSE, CCN.... Which will help you for a bright future. Wish you all the best.
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