Deciding to pursue a career doing something you love can be challenging and overwhelming. Quite often people simply have no idea where to start, likewise, many people often feel that they are held back by fear, a worry recently reported by LSBF.
Here at The Training Room, we are here to lend a hand with our latest on blog on how to become a successful IT Technician, from the start of your journey to finding a career and everything beyond!
IT Technician - What’s Involved?
Once you’ve decided you want to become at Infrastructure Technician it’s important to understand the professional and interpersonal skills needed for the role.
So what is an Infrastructure Technician?
Broadly defined an Infrastructure Technician is someone who sets up computer systems while providing support to people whenever it’s needed, whether they be internal or external clients.
Similarly, an Infrastructure Technician is also someone who puts in place safety practices on computer systems to protect them from viruses and bugs.
Put simply an IT Technician can best be described as your go to help for all things IT!
Being the designated ‘go to’ help for all things IT means that a successful IT Technician also needs to be someone who is an effective communicator with an analytical mind.
If this sounds like you then great as this means you are a good ‘fit’ for the role.
Once you have realised that you make for a good ‘fit’ as a Infrastructure Technician it’s important to continue your research into everything involved with the role, from salary expectations and average working hours.
There are a variety of websites online for relevant information about being an Infrastructure Technician such as Neuvoo . According to Neuvoo entry-level positions as an Infrastructure Technician start at £22,000 with the average salary ranging around £27,000. However, experienced technicians can earn up to £44,000.
When it comes to working hours an Infrastructure Technician can work around 35 to 40 hours per week.
Getting Qualified as an Infrastructure Technician
There are a variety of ways to take your first step in the industry as an Infrastructure Technician in the UK, from apprenticeships to training courses.
Here at The Training Room, we offer our Infrastructure Technician Course which is a flexible e-learning course designed to enable you to fit your studies around your current commitments. More importantly, our e-learning course also provides you with the ability to take control of your start and finish dates.
Our e-learning course is aimed at providing an encompassing view of all tasks involved with being an Infrastructure Technician so that you graduate ready for the industry!
The modules cover IT fundamentals such as setting up and maintenance of a computer to more complex responsibilities such as IP addressing and IP subnetting.
As an e-learning student, you will also have access to our online learning platforms along with dedicated tutors who are specialist in the area helping you along the way.
Beyond Qualifying as an Infrastructure Technician
Once you have graduated as an Infrastructure Technician you have the option of going into a variety of roles in different settings, whether it be internal or external client facing.
Quite often a qualified Infrastructure Technicians can choose to work in roles such as Help Desk Technician, Network Support to First/Second Line support. More importantly when it comes to flexibility the vast majority of such roles offer both full-time or part-time working hours suited to your time commitments.
Support Along the Way
Our history of working with people looking to make a real change in their lives means that we recognise the kind of support our students need. At The Training Room, our support includes:
- Experienced and qualified tutors dedicated to helping you succeed with your qualification.
- Unlimited exam resits should you require them.
- Graduate careers support for 3 years in Web Development including introductions to our IT Network corporate partners.
We also recognise that financial support is important to all of our students, here at The Training Room we offer funding options that are tailored to our training courses. This means that our students are given the exact amount they require for their individual needs.
More information about our loans can be found here .
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