Today, IT has become a totally different field that is always updating and developing new things. There are vast career opportunities in IT sector, mainly in two fields’ software and hardware. The latter is not only about the physical parts of the computer. It refers to the process of supplying data or information from one place to another by linking group of network using the hardware peripherals, such as, switches, hubs, gateways, access points, network interface cards, networking cables.
In this field, we have two jobs, i.e., computer hardware professionals take care about the maintenance of computer hardware, while networking involves connecting a group of computer systems for sharing data and information.
The professionals engaged in R&D of computer hardware and networks are known as hardware and networking engineers. Besides looking after computer maintenance, they are also liable for supervising and designing the hardware installation and manufacturing process.
What is it all about?
IT Hardware & Networking is a well-established field in IT. It is a very broad field which includes lot of different specialist, such as, virtualization & cloud.
They can serve as
- System administrator
- Network administrator
- System Engineer
- Technical Engineer/Computer Hardware Engineer
- Network Engineer
- Technical support
- Help desk technician/Network support technician
- IT technician
- IT administrator
- Field service technician
- Security Database development and administration
- Intranet Specialist
It is said that the Hardware and Networking is growing and it will continue to grow in the future. In a case study, it was said that Hardware & Network sector in India will grow above $60 billion. They can find employment in Public and Private sector too.
Hardware & Networking jobs mostly start with a package of Rs 8,000- 10,000 per month. There are various certifications in Hardware and Networking and a certification from a reputed IT Training Institute would fetch an individual anywhere from Rs 40,000-50,000 per month. The increasing use of computer, laptops and internets has expanded the scope of hardware and networking sector widely.