A civil engineer is someone qualified to carry out work relating to civil engineering or buildings and infrastructure designed to ensure safety. A qualified technician is someone in a similar field who is skilled in the technical application and theory, having a fairly practical understanding of these concepts. The term “it technician” was first used in the 1980s, with the belief that there should be a position only for those whose job it is to carry out work under this profession. These were considered technical trades and were initially only available in universities.
With the growth of the IT industry, the term “IT technician” came into common use, implying that the person concerned had a professional certification or had undergone some sort of training that put him or her in this category. In practice, many persons with an interest in computers and knowledge of IT jobs are often drawn towards becoming service technicians, which has some advantages and disadvantages. Service technicians normally deal with customer calls or support issues on behalf of IT professionals. They can take the required steps for repair, maintenance or upgrade of computer systems and sometimes can also handle hardware problems.
One of the basic computer qualifications required for service technicians is the knowledge of the software installed in the client’s computer network, and in some cases it may even be required to know how to install software. In the majority of cases, the IT technician is also qualified to give advice on how to improve the operation of network equipment or provide advice on the installation of new hardware such as a scanner or a router. These technicians use specialized knowledge of the software used in client computers and often on specific brands of hardware, so they are very familiar with the specifications of particular models.
On the other hand, many technicians find that their most rewarding career involves working for a company that does not offer computer systems. These companies require technicians to install and repair their computer software networks. This is not an easy task, and in fact the technician must be extremely knowledgeable about all of the hardware and software of the client’s networks. A typical technician would also need extensive training before they could begin working for a company that does not offer its own networks, because some networks require specialty hardware which only a specialist technician would be able to obtain.
The good news for IT technicians is that there are some very helpful resources on the Internet. There are websites that have lists of licensed, bonded technicians that are willing to come to their clients’ businesses for a fee. This service can be very useful for small businesses that do not have enough money for an onsite technician, or for businesses that do not want to hire a technician if they believe that they will not be successful. However, because these sites are typically run by non-profit organizations, it is not likely that they will hire a full-time technician unless the individual has specialized experience with computer software networks.
A technician job description can be quite detailed, but a good place to start is by describing the duties that the technician is expected to perform. If an individual has a large system that requires extensive network and computer hardware, the technician should be responsible for installing and repairing all of it. In some cases, a technician might be responsible for updating hardware packages in order to ensure optimal performance and stability. A typical technician will be expected to know how to troubleshoot hardware and software issues and provide general advice to customers. Sometimes, it will be necessary for technicians to connect hardware and software through different interfaces, and they will need to be skilled at diagnosing these interfaces and figuring out how to troubleshoot them as well. Lastly, technicians will sometimes be called upon to provide remote maintenance services in order to fix problems that arise on site.