IT technicians advise people in computer installation processes and troubleshooting, and also maintain company systems. IT technicians diagnose computer problems, monitor computer processing systems, install software and perform tests on computer equipment and programs. Technicians may also set up computer equipment, schedule maintenance and teach clients to use programs. Other job duties can include minor repairs and computer parts ordering. IT technicians need strong knowledge of computers and how they operate, which includes having a broad understanding of hardware and software, operating systems and basic computer programming. Familiarity with electronic equipment, Internet applications and security may also be required. Technicians may also need good communication skills because this position requires frequent interaction with clients.
Interested in becoming a IT technician?
Try one of these courses
- Computer Technician Home Study Course (A+)
- Computer Security Home Study Course (S+)
- Computer Networking Home Study Course (N+)
Last updatedL October 25th 2016