How do I become an ICT professional?

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How do I become an information and communications technologies (ICT) professional?

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Indeed a lot of ICT professionals tend to have a background in Computing, Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering, so to have a qualification in one of those fields would be very useful.

However ICT is a lot broader than that, encompassing information management and knowledge sharing, communication transmission (i.e.TV, Radio, Internet, Print, mobile and telephone) and technology ( e.g. computers, softwares, mobile technologies, robotics etc).

As far as i am aware there is no ICT professional body ( or at least one that is vocal) that governs and regulates those in ICT. So, becoming an ICT professional is not complicated as long as you gain the technical expertise in any of the areas mentioned above.

The term ICT only became popular a few years ago as professionals realised that IT (Infomation Technology) involved much more than just computer systems and infact needed a broader perspective when handling and supporting people and corporate information needs.

I hope this contribution helps

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  • Ed Tittel
    I agree with Buddy Farr completely, but also have to point out that you can find numerous study guides, courses, and other tools to help prepare for the iCT in case you're not ready to go back to grammar school to start *completely over!* ;-). In fact, if you search on Google using "Information and Communications Technology exam prep" as your search string, you'll be amazed at the various offerings and options that pop up in response. Even if you're past the age when you could get this in the (right) school curriculum, it's never too late to learn something new. I also echo Buddy Farr's idea that if you want more specfiic guidance, you should probably provide more information about your work, life, and educational background. With that information in hand, he or I, if not both of us, can probably dispense some more useful and pointed advice! --Ed--
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