Potential IT Professions-2

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Potential IT Professions-2Network security professional:The network security professional is to use knowledge and skills to protect consumers, businesses, government agencies, and the society. The network security professional identifies all types of threats (internal, external, intentional and unintentional) and works to stop them. The professional performs by effectively applying networking and security expertise.

Education:A degree program in computer science, electrical and electronic engineering or similar fields of study is a good starting point when using the formal education academic option. Information security certifications you should consider are: Security+, MCSE+ Security, Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Wages:A junior security professional pay for calendar year 2008 will be $149,000. This is based on the research from The 2008 Federal Pay Standards.

System/Networking Administration:A system administrator maintains and troubleshoots your computer systems. A systems administrator might take an interest in learning all about the organization's database and developing better ways to automate and integrate it into the work of the organization.

Education and training:Due to the wide range of skills required, there are many careers as a computer support specialist or systems administrator. A bachelor’s degree in computer science or information systems is a prerequisite for some jobs. If your system administrator also manages your network, this person should have the following skills; knowledge and experience with the type of network you have, office applications, network software installation, hardware installation and upgrades, network e-mail is helpful, teach and train about network use and software skills, dedication to appropriate uses of computer technology, including the ability to use and adapt older equipment.

Wages:There are so many different careers associated with system/network administration. At a junior level profession, pay rates can go from $50,000-$75,000.