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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  • SamerSh
    I was searching for more information about the ICT and how you become a good ICT since I'm little confused about what I should do next with my education and work.
    Mr. Ed Tittel, I would like your opinion, if I should continue and improve myself in ICT.
    I've graduated from Technical Computer College * Studied Computer Automation" then I took the CCNA certificate along with the 1st exam of CCNP. After that I continued my study in the University (Busniss Information Technology) but I didn't finish it.
    I've worked in several companies:
    - Technical call center.
    - Implemented, organized and administrated a whole new program for Clothing Manufacturing Co.
    - IT support in Insurance Co. Worked as Network and system administrator. Also beside that I've been merged with the ICT field by administering the Insurance systems by troubleshooting their problems, fix and improve them.

    That's why I'm confused about what I should do now.
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  • Hopesyn
    Having requisite knowledge, zeal and focus is key. 
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  • ToddN2000
    Proper education and the ambition to chose a career that will always force to keep learning new technology to stay current and in demand.
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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    ICT is a very vast spectrum. You will have to zero down to a particular direction.
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