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This foundational CBT Nuggets foundational IT course prepares new IT professionals to think about and view the IT profession with an eye to career paths, certifications, college degrees and technologies.
The world of information technology is wide, deep and vast. There are jobs in the IT field that a person could spend years getting specialized training and experience to qualify for, and there are other fields that a person could spend their entire career working at the most rudimentary level and never do the same thing twice. For those who work in or adjacent to the IT field, this Getting Started in IT training can give you all the context you need to make decisions about your own career — however it may relate to IT.
Once you're done with this CBT Nuggets skills training, you'll know how to think about and view the IT profession with an eye to career paths, certifications, college degrees and technologies.
For anyone who manages IT training, this CBT Nuggets training can be used to onboard new IT professionals, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a CBT Nuggets reference resource.
Getting Started in IT: What You Need to Know
For any new IT professional looking to improve their proficiency with IT infrastructure, this CBT Nuggets course covers topics such as:
- Viewing the "big picture" of the IT profession as a whole
- Recognizing career paths within the IT field
- Relating future careers with certifications
- Differentiating technology providers and use cases
Who Should Take Foundational IT Training?
This IT fundamentals course is considered foundational-level CBT Nuggets training, which means it was designed for new IT professionals with 6 months of experience — or no experience at all. This course is valuable for new or aspiring IT professionals, experienced new IT professionals looking to validate foundational skills, and non-technical professionals.
It infrastructure user training. If you work as a non-technical professional alongside IT professionals — and especially if you have IT professionals working for you — this training is essential for understanding what they do, where their careers can go, and what technologies require what levels of expertise to implement. You'll be a more effective leader, manager and team member to IT professionals with this training which will contextualize the IT field for you at a basic level.
New or aspiring IT professionals. This Getting Started in IT Training is designed for IT professionals just starting out in their career — or even better, for people considering an IT career but have no idea where to get started. If you don't know where to begin your career, you run the risk of investing time, energy and money in dead-end technologies or too-difficult skills. With this training, you'll understand the IT profession and the paths you can take to achieve mastery of your preferred aspects of it.