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Hate programming, but interested in IT

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But it will be difficult to get far if you are unable to do basic scripting. I too have and aversion to programming although I can do basic stuff if there is need. Rarely do I see actual code but having a basic understanding allows me to see what the program is supposed to be doing which is very useful when it comes to tracing problems.

Having a little programming knowledge can be the difference between a tech that runs diagnostics and performs repairs and a tach that knows why they are doing these things and can go beyond them.

So no, programming isn't necessary but helps to have a passing familiarity with it.