Should I Become an Information Technology Specialist?

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An information technology (IT) specialist is a computer support and security administrator who assists companies and organizations with managing hardware, software, networking and solving problems. These professionals go by a range of titles, including information security analyst and network administrator. They can find work in a wide variety of industries, like business, government and manufacturing.

Career Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree is common; some employers prefer master’s degrees
  • Computer science, information science or a related field
  • Certification in software products is voluntary but common
  • At least 3 years of IT experience, 5-10 years of experience for upper-level positions
  • Analytical, organizational, leadership, communication and decision-making skills, familiarity with project management software, customer management software, server operating systems, Web platform development software and language platforms like Microsoft SQL, C++ and Perl, capable of using, computer equipment such as servers and network analyzers

Levels

  1. Earn a Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Gain Professional Experience
  3. Consider Earning a Master’s Degree
Now I become an Information Technology (IT) Specialist
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Programmer Job Responsibilities:

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Creates and modifies computer programs by converting project requirements into code

Programmer Job Duties
  • Confirms project requirements by reviewing program objective, input data, and output requirements with analyst, supervisor, and client.
  • Arranges project requirements in programming sequence by analyzing requirements; preparing a work flow chart and diagram using knowledge of computer capabilities, subject matter, programming language, and logic.
  • Encodes project requirements by converting work flow information into computer language.
  • Programs the computer by entering coded information.
  • Confirms program operation by conducting tests; modifying program sequence and/or codes.
  • Prepares reference for users by writing operating instructions.
  • Maintains historical records by documenting program development and revisions.
  • Maintains client confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Web Designing

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  Web designers plan, create and code internet sites and web pages, many of which combine text with sounds, pictures, graphics and video-clips.
Creating a website is a great way to promote a business or start a personal brand, but making something that looks professional for cheap can be difficult. There are templates online that can help guide you through webdesign and blog formats while keeping a website looking simple and clean.
However, for those wanting to start from scratch, web design can be trickier. You can hire a web designer to create something unique but, depending on how complicated you want it to be, that could cost quite a bit of money. Instead, you can download free software, which will hold your hand through the various steps of programming, or sit back and let you do your thing.
Here is a list of the best web design software what I am using, and its usefull for different skill levels, from beginners to experts. 
Before you set out to design a website, it is important to first snag a domain name.

  1. The web design is the front end of the website which is generally used to describe design process. This includes user interface, web graphic design, navigation functionality, colors, shapes, site structure, layout and many more.
  2. Generally, the software like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver are used to create website design.
  3. We can use in normal case Photshop, Coreldraw and in case of animation we use Adobe Flash.
  4. I am using Dreamweaver for the web design. It is quick way to make design on website and has a good features also.
  5. Its a process of planning and creating a website.Web Design is the art and process of creating a single Web page or entire Web sites…Web design is a form of electronic publishing
These are the best softwares for web designing:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS4
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4
  • Adobe Flash CS4
  • Adobe Creative Suite 4

A web designer is responsible for creating a site or pages, this includes the design, layout and coding, this can mean working on a brand new website or updating an already existing site.

Responsibilities of the job include:

  • creating web site designs
  • producing sample sites
  • meeting with clients to discuss requirements and/or project progress
  • demonstrating and receiving feedback about draft sites
  • keeping up-to-date with recent technological and software developments
  • developing skills and expertise in appropriate software/programming languages including html, Javascript and others
  • producing products that are user-friendly, effective and appealing
  • working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

There can be some pressure to meet deadlines when extra hours may be required. Promotional prospects are excellent for employees willing to change jobs regularly. Those with relevant experience can command good salaries.

Typical employers of web designers

  • Software companies
  • IT consultancies
  • Specialist web design companies
  • Large corporate organisations
  • Any organisation that uses computer systems

      Graphic Designing

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      software tools a graphic designer uses every day

      Photoshop – Image manipulation

      Photoshop is a very versatile and well-used program in the industry. It’s main use is to edit and retouch photographic images but it can also be used in a variety of different ways. This includes creating graphics, mocking up websites, painting digital art and so on. Basically, it’s a powerhouse used in a lot of workflows to do a lot of different things.

      Illustrator – Illustrating and vector graphics

      Illustrator is a very important tool for a lot of designers. With it you can create graphics and illustrations in various vector formats.This is its’ main difference to Photoshop, as Photoshop works mainly with raster formats.To put it very simply, vector graphics can be scaled endlessly while raster graphics have a finite number of pixels and eventually will lose some quality as they are scaled. Illustrator is also the app used the most for creating logotypes.


      InDesign – Layouting

      InDesign is where everything is put together. If, for example, we are creating a pamphlet – this is where we’d take the logotype created in Illustrator, the photos and other possible graphics created in Photoshop, and put it all together with the type/text in InDesign. InDesign is a very powerful tool as it is used to create everything from small brochures to entire books as well as e-magazines. In short, it can be used to create material both for print as well as interactive material for the web.


      Some other tools in the Adobe CC that a designer might use regularly include 

      Premiere (video editing)
      After Effects (VFX  computer animation and motion graphics)
      Flash (animation and software development)