How do I start a Career in Information Technology?

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How do I start a Career in Information Technology?

I am very curious about a Career in Information Technology. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Information Technology, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Information Technology. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Information Technology, when I came across: Technology/Career-in-Information-Technology/english 

Manish Prateek's perspective!
Manish Prateek invested 22 years in Information Technology. Manish Prateek has worked in Information Technology as Dean & Professor in UPES. In Manish Prateek's own words, this is how Manish Prateek got into Information Technology: "After completing my B Tech & M Tech in Computer Science Engineering from KURSK State Technical University, Russia, I did Ph D in Robotics. I joined Tirupati Enterprises as IT Manager in 2001. After working there for 4 years, I moved to academia with GRIET, Hyderabad. In 2010, I joined UPES. I am a Professor & Dean at UPES." 

Career Video on Information Technology
In a video, Manish Prateek has talked about various aspects of a Career in Information Technology. Manish Prateek started by explaining Information Technology as: "Information technology is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise." The video gave me so much food for thought.

It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Information Technology, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Information Technology. Manish Prateek touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Automata Theory
  • Architecture of Operating System
  • Communications & Networking
  • Design & Analysis of Algorithms
  • Computers

Skills are the most important factor determining success in a particular Career.
Manish Prateek then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Information Technology:

  • Project Management
  • UI & UX Design
  • Team Work
  • Communication Skills
  • Coding Skills

It is important to get an understanding of the Positives of this Career.
Manish Prateek believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Information Technology:

  • Global Village
  • Growing Scope
  • Growing IT Needs

After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Manish Prateek believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Information Technology:

  • Lack of Right Workforce
  • Myths

In the final section of the video Manish Prateek talks about How a day goes in a Career in Information Technology. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Information Technology, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: 

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