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IT Training Overview

IT Training

IT Training is specific to the Information Technology (IT) industry, or to the skills necessary for carrying out information technology jobs. IT training includes courses related to the application, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems.

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A degree or apprenticeship will get your foot in the door as you begin your career, but gaining additional knowledge – whether through postgraduate study, short courses or online learning – is a great way to keep up to date with the latest developments in technology. This is especially important as employers in the IT industry generally expect candidates to have professional certifications to show their expertise in particular programming languages, software packages or methodologies. After graduating, consider gaining some highly-regarded industry certifications – such as those from non-profit industry bodies like IDA, which can go far in demonstrating your technical skills to potential employers.

Target Audience

Students of IT training programs are predominately those who work in jobs related to computer science, network administration, information technology management, cloud computing, telecommunications, etc. General business professionals and consumers who use IT applications, and computer and software products are another important audience for IT training. IT training, more so than most other content segments of the training market, contains a substantial amount of business to consumer training. Consumer training occurs when a student (or purchaser of a training program) completes the training on their own, without the recommendation, supervision, or support of an employer. This includes individuals aiming to improve their IT skill set or to gain certifications.

There is also a considerable amount of government spend in the IT training market, predominately in the area of cyber security.