IT: Professional short courses


IT  – Professional short courses  

Information Technology IT aka Information Communications Technology ICT, is an industry where changes and developments are quick and occur more more frequently than any other fields such as Accountancy or Law.  Luckily IT workers have plenty of short course options from which to choose from if they like to keep knowledge and skills up to date. As well, employment prospects in IT, unlike other disciplines like Law or Finance, are strongly linked to latest technological advances and newer versions of software releases. In some areas such as Network and System Administration (Unix or Windows), professional certifications often carry more weight than having a degree in terms of employ-ability. Therefore it is vital for Information Technology workers to attain recognized IT certifications from software providers such as:  Career advisors at schools often do not know how to explain what an ICT professional does at work.

 For more IT courses at Aussie universities or TAFE, click the HOME link 

Software vendors and their professional certification bodies 

  • ADOBE (certification available at TAFE )
  • ASQ – Quality
  • Cisco – internet-based networking technology
  • CompTIA (certification available at TAFE )
  • EMC – Data storage technology
  • ISTQB – for  QA, software testers
  • ISEB
  • ISC2 – For Security technology specialists
  • ITIL –  IT Service Management, identifying, planning, delivering and supporting IT services
  • IIBA –  Certification for Business Analysts
  • Microsoft MS – for developer, Sharepoint, Network Admin etc
  • Oracle – for Java developers, database admin
  • PRINCE2 – Project Managers
  • PMI -Project Managers
  • Red Hat
  • Linux – For Systems Administrators
  • ScrumAlliance
  • Six Sigma – Green Belt and Black Belt certifications

…..and other Unix and Java related vendors.

 Typical IT job roles in the IT industry

  • Architect – software
  • Ad Operations
  • Business Analyst / System Analyst
  • Database Developer / Administrator DBA / SQL programmer
  • Helpdesk / Technical Support / Application Support / Service Desk
  • IT Security specialist
  • IT Manager ( DevOperations, Development, Security etc)
  • Network & Systems Administrator, Engineer – MS Windows and UNIX / LINUX
  • Network Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Programmer / Software Developer / Software Engineer
  • SEO / SEM analysts
  • Security Analysts ( Anti fraud, anti hacking  etc )
  • Systems Engineer
  • Software Test analyst / QA
  • Technical Sales / Pre Sales Engineer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer


For more IT courses at universities in Australia or TAFE, click the HOME  link.