Basics to becoming exceptional in computer information technology

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To become exceptional in tech or information technology, what basic knowledge does one need?

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Since there are so many different areas in IT, the questions is too broad.

Yet, in my opinion, the answer is the same for any position (IT or other),

Find a area where you really enjoy and are happy to go to work. If it is fun, you will be more aggressive to continue learning more about what you do. If it is technical, you should enjoy logic puzzles, if it is IT customer service, you should enjoy interacting with people.

If you are excited to go to work, you will be exceptional.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    In IT/ Computer field there are various areas as you may become an expert. But if you want to become an expert/ exceptional, you must have solid knowledge/ problem solving ability in the same area.
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  • ToddN2000
    One of the most important skills is good problem solving. This is used in a lot of IT fields like programming, security, networking, development and others. There may be numerous ways to do things, but doing it in an efficient manner and quickly will be a big plus in landing and job or advancement.
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  • AndreaF
    Pick your field - no matter what part of IT you wish to work in, and learn enough to earn your stripes. The 'Exceptional' title comes with feedback from those who use your services, so become as learned as possible in your area, and be decent to work with.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    You can work on all of the technical stuff you're interested in but that's the easy part. Here's what you really need to focus on in order to be successful in IT:
    • Your communication skills
    • Problem solving
    • Leadership
    • Sales
    • Business fundamentals including operations, marketing, and finance

    Experience/wisdom and seeing the bigger picture counts the most.

    Here are some IT career development resources you may be interested in. Best of luck!

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