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Getting the IT advantage

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We live in a society that is obsessed with technology; thus, in these very rapidly changing times, there is an increased need to learn the appropriate IT skills.

Although different soft and hard skills set jobseekers and current employees apart from each other, one of the hard skills that tops the list in the cutthroat corporate world is information technology (IT).

IT knowledge has always provided one a competitive advantage over the others.

Whether you are a jobhunter or an employee seeking to widen your IT skills, there are a number of IT academies and institutes across the country that offer trainings on different software programmes and applications. These classes, conducted by experts in the field, can even be tailored for individual needs.

The courses offered may range from Microsoft programmes (Office, Azure, Project, SharePoint, SQL Server, Visual Studio, .NET, Access) to Adobe programmes (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Captivate, Dreamweaver, Fireworks), to Linux operating system, Cisco certification, web development, networking, IT security and many others.

Training course fees greatly vary, depending on one’s skill level, the software programme, duration and school, but these generally start in the thousands.

Handy Hints
•    IT courses range from web design to IT security
•    Fees vary as per one’s skill level, duration, course
•    Classes can be tailored for individual requirements

Source: Alfred Ocianas, Special to Classifieds
The writer is a freelancer