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How to Become an IT Superhero

Computers can be found all over, from businesses to homes around the world. Knowing how to maintain and repair them is a skill that’ll always be needed. Do you have the magic touch when it comes to computers? You could be the one to swoop in and save the day as an IT superhero. Information technology (IT) professionals help keep businesses running on a daily basis. When problems arise, businesses rely on IT experts to come to the rescue. Here’s how to become an IT superhero:  

Start at home. Use your own devices as a starting point. Install and update software, try new programs and applications, and learn keyboard shortcuts. Jump start your career in IT with the basics.  

Get career training. Career-focused training will refine your skills and give you the know-how you’ll need to launch a successful career. Take a campus tour and discuss your options with instructors. Explore different areas of IT such as computer science or network security. Find out what area you’d like to specialize in and the path you need to take. Enlist the help of student mentors to get one-on-one advice and stay on track.

Get hands-on experience. Apply the skills and knowledge you’ve learned to real, hands-on opportunities. Learn business fundamentals and get real world experience at an electronics store or a library. Participate in student projects or volunteer at community centers.

Develop your people skills. Computers are becoming more and more complex and it’s challenging for everyday users to resolve issues on their own. That’s where an expert comes in handy. Polish your communication skills so that you can provide explanations that people can easily understand. Simplify your language for everyday speech. If you’re relatable, you’ll set yourself apart.

Stay current. Modern technology is constantly changing. Research and understand the latest software, mobile applications, and operating systems. Keep your skills relevant and stay up-to-date on the latest trends. Check online forums to learn everything you can about current IT topics. The ever-changing world of technology makes it difficult for people to keep up. You could become the expert everyone turns to.

Do you want to learn more about the exciting IT field? Charter College offers a variety of IT training designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in this growing field. Whether you’re interested in a Bachelor Degree program, an Associate Degree program, or a Certificate program, you’ll find classes taught by experienced instructors who have the knowledge, skill, and passion to help you reach your goals. With classes starting every five weeks, you can get on the fast track! Find a campus near you!