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Title: Information Technology Image and Myths By Sandra Daniels Updated by Carlotta Eaton


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Information Technology Image and MythsBy
Sandra DanielsUpdated by Carlotta Eaton
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What image comes to mind when someone mentions an
IT worker?

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What do you see?
  • Programmer in striped pants checked shirt with
    a pocket protector full of pens?
  • In a cubicle
  • Hunched over a keyboard or maybe two?
  • A Jolt cola or Mountain Dew and a Twinkie within
    reach?
  • Hair still wet from the shower?

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5 Myths of IT WOrkers
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Myth 1
  • All IT professionals are techie gear-heads with
    little interest in anything outside of
    technology.
  • (What are your interests? Do you wear headgear
    most of the time?)

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Myth 2
  • IT professionals possess a complete disregard for
    business concerns.
  • (Do you know accounting, business forms, project
    management, psychology?)

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Myth 3
  • Once you join the ranks of IT, youll work in
    solitary confinement for the rest of your life,
    living only for weekend movie marathons of the
    Sci Fi Channel.
  • (What is your ideal IT job?)

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Myth 4
PCMCIA IEEE SCSIACL BIOS DNS DHCP CAL
FDDI GNOME HCL P2P RAID VFAT GPO IRQ OU SID
  • If you dont understand acronym-speak, dont ever
    think of conversing with an IT professional.
  • (If you cant talk the talk (jargon), you cant
    walk the walk of IT.)

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Myth 5
  • You must have a computer science degree to get a
    job in IT.
  • (Do you know the difference between CSC and ITx?)

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What ITers Really Do
  • Define and solve problems
  • Participate in strategy meetings
  • Interact with other company departments
  • Have ties to top management
  • Create competitive edge for company

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What ITers Really Do (cont.)
  • Track schedules and budgets
  • Modify current programs and processes to meet
    changing needs
  • Write documentation
  • Support the business goals of the business
  • Move through the levels of management right on up
    to the CEO slot

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Successful ITers
  • Develop expertise in multiple fields such as
    accounting, production, marketing advertising,
    human resources, research and development.
  • You have to understand multiple facets of a
    company before you can contribute to its success.

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Start Here!
  • ITE 105 IT Careers and CyberEthics teaches you
    about IT Careers.
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