Entry Level IT Job Requirements

An entry level IT professional is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the  technology solutions for a wide range of clients. They make use of the latest software and the advanced development tools in order to develop state of the art computer applications.

IT As A Career Path

As per certain reports being published in  the various job outlook magazines, it is evident that the projected growth for the IT professionals is about 20 percent, which is must faster than the average growth. The annual median salary of an IT professional is $87,790 approximately.

The principal job responsibilities for an entry level IT professional are as follows:

  • Installing and configuring various productivity software in both Windows and Mac based computers.
  • Responding to the various assigned work by the IT services help desk and resolving them in a timely manner.
  • Installing,  configuring and troubleshooting various software’s.
  • Developing software system testing and programming procedures.
  • Modifying the software system in order to adapt it to the new hardware.

Required Educational Profile For An Entry Level IT Professional

The required educational profile for an entry level IT professional is as follows:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science from an accredited college.
  • Professional training in latest versions of technologies such as Java/J2EE, .Net, C#, Share Point etc. is preferred.

Core Competencies Required For Entry Level IT Professional

Professional Skills

  • Strong knowledge of relational database and data structures is essential.
  • Stronghold in any one of the programming languages such as SQL, Java, XML, C#, ASP,. NET is necessary.
  • Familiarity with standard development techniques is necessary.
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting the Windows and Mac operating systems.

Personal Skills

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

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