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Telecom

About Telecom

So,what is the connection between Alexander Graham Bell and IT and what is this thing called ‘telecom’?

Telecommunications means the exchange of information over a distance, which may be as short as 10 feet or as long as 10,000 miles.

Telecommunications and computer equipment are linked for voice, text, image, data, and video transmission. Examples of such transmissions include calling from one phone location to another, sending data from computer to computer over phone lines or cables, relaying documents over facsimile machines, teleconferencing, sending voice and electronic mail, and transmitting cable television signals.

What are the Careers in Telecom?

You can work as a telecommunications analyst who is responsible for analysing, evaluating, and maintaining a company’s telecommunications systems equipment; modifying telecommunications systems to improve their efficiency; and coordinating the planning and implementation of new telecommunications systems. A telecommunications analyst may be responsible for the entire network or a part of it.

Am I up to it?

What should your traits be? Take a look…

  • Think logically — use step-by-step procedures to analyse/solve problems.

  • Rate information by personal judgement/standards that can be measured.

  • Perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately.

  • See flat drawings or pictures as solid objects.

What does a Telecom Analyst do?

  • Repair the malfunctioning telecommunications system of a company.

  • Analyse telecommunications requirements and recommend equipment and systems configurations.

  • Review and analyse the phone system/data communications equipment costs; long distance transmission costs; and volume of phone/data related calls.

  • Coordinate the installation and implementation of telecommunications equipment.

  • Test the hardware/software of new telecommunications system.

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March 23, 2009 at 6:02 am Leave a comment

What are the Job Opportunities in a Dot Com Company?

Here are a plethora of options available to you if you wish to choose a career in a dotcom company. Take a look at the following:

Venture Capitalist
Venture capitalist is a person who funds a web site. He gives money to the entrepreneur who wants to create a web site. He carefully analyzes the person’s financial statement, business proposal and then gives him the money. He then claims return on the money he invested and holds a stake in the company which the entrepreneur has created.

Web Developer
Web developer develops, implements, maintains and enhances Internet web (portal) sites for businesses, profit/non-profit organizations, colleges, governmental agencies and other entities through his knowledge of programming and server software operation. Web developers apply principles of programming, design engineering and mathematical calculations to create web sites and systems for traditional personal computer access to the Internet and for wireless access.To become a web developer you can either learn the computer languages sitting at home or through a software institute. A piece of advice: You become more proficient in your work by practice and not by theory. So, it is better that you keep practicing.

Web Designer

Web designer designs a web site pertaining to the requirements of the
company. He takes into consideration the connectivity and the bandwidth and the cost while designing the web site. There are several courses in multimedia which teach you graphics in web designing. It’s not that you need a background in fine arts to know web designing but it is helpful to have a keen sense of design.

February 16, 2009 at 6:45 am Leave a comment

Are you IT material? Qualifications for the career.

Are you IT Material?

You should:
#Be willing to work in front of the computer screen for hours together. It requires you to be glued for long hours in front of your computer. There are instances where people take several days to get their project running.
#Know your computer inside out. You should not get alarmed when your computer shows an error and you know where exactly is the problem coming from. #Be aware of the latest technology from leading software firms. You need to keep on reading computer magazines and surfing web sites to know what are the latest useful softwares available and keep downloading them.
#Help your friends whenever they have a problem with their computer.

You should not:
#Be afraid of experimenting with your computer. (This does not mean you format the computer or dismantle the motherboard.)
#Be afraid of asking questions regarding your computer to your assembler or search for information about how the computer works on web sites.

For this Career, what should I do?

Id you check out the young achievers’ section? You have 11-, 12-year old children achieving world records and with jobs in IT firms. So, the best thing to do is to start now. You can start training yourself in the following ways:
Get a formal graduation, qualification
a. BE/BTech
b. B.Sc (Computers or IT)
c. BCA – Bachelor of Computer Applications
Get a formal postgraduate degree (after graduation)
a. MCA – Master of Computer Applications
b. MCM – Master of Computer Management
Study a course offered by private institutions. These do not get you a formal degree, but a certificate that is of value to employers.
The government has created a certifying authority, DOEACC, so it is best if you do a course that is accredited by the DOEACC. It has defined 4 ‘levels’ of courses:
The ‘O’ Level (Foundation Level): for immediately after 10+2
The ‘A’ Level (advanced diploma level): for graduates and those qualified at ‘O’ level
The ‘B’ Level (graduate level)
The ‘C’ Level (postgraduate level)
Get an industry certification from an international IT company. Several companies like Microsoft, IBM, etc. offer certification courses that are internationally recognized. These companies have authorized several training institutes to train candidates and also conduct the certification examinations. Visit the company web site for more details. You could study abroad, give the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) and do your MS or PhD in the US. Several of the Indian IT gurus did the same. This way you not only get the best education but also are where all the action is.

February 7, 2009 at 7:43 am Leave a comment

Software Programming and Hardware Engineering

All about Software Programming
Ever thought of all the images that you paint in the paint software? How do the words get automatically underlined if typed incorrectly in MS Word? Who developed the softwares for you? A team of software engineers, of course.

Here are various jobs you could do as a software programmer, but it would depend first on the kind of industry you are working for.
If you work in the IT industry as a software programmer, there are basically two kinds of firms you may be working for. One kind of IT company is a Software Product Company, like Microsoft, Adobe or Computer Associates. These companies write and create the ‘software products’ that people like us use systems-software products like Windows and UNIX and application software products like Office, Photoshop, Corel Draw, and so on. They run several tests on the software product until they are sure it is free of errors, and then sell it in the open marketplace, just like any other consumer product.
So, what are the job opportunities here?
If you work in a software product company, you would either be doing programming, i.e. writing the code for different software products or overseeing the work of several groups of programmers who are writing different parts of the overall software product. You may be involved in fitting the different parts of the code together, or in testing each software product thoroughly to remove all the glitches before it goes into the market.

What is the other kind of Software Company?
Not all software products, like Microsoft Word, are meant for everyone. Some are highly specialized and are meant for specific users like banks, hospitals, telecom companies, doctors, filmmakers, graphic artists, and so on.
Another kind of IT company is a Software Services Company (or a software consultant), like Infosys, Wipro or Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). These companies do not create general software products but work with individual customers/clients to develop customized software products that would help solve the client’s specific problem. The clients could be car manufacturers, hospitals, shoe companies, banks, etc. and they may need a ‘software solution’ to problems ranging from their manufacturing process to sales and payments to employees. A software solution could help speed up each of these processes, thus saving the client time or money, or both, or simply make these processes more efficient, organized, transparent, easier to use, and so on. If the client sees sense in the solution delivered by the consultant and the fees that is charged for it, the ‘project’ is awarded to the consultant. The software services company will then put a team of IT professionals on this project to develop a suitable software.

So what are the job opportunities?
If you work in a software services company, you could either be a Programmer or a Project Leader who supervises the entire project. You could also be a Systems Analyst who is a head. You could be involved in documentation (writing down what each section of code does so that any new person on the job can understand what is happening), in testing or debugger (running the program again and again with different inputs to make sure that it doesn’t break down or give the wrong results under any situation).
Hardware Engineering
If you are not afraid of opening your computer, trying to figure out where the wire goes, of studying your computer circuits, of changing the RAM of your computer, then this is the profession for you.

All about Hardware Engineering
Ever thought who makes your P4 range of computer or what is the difference between P3 and P4 versions? What is a Pentium Processor and what is a Macintosh Computer? There is only one profession behind all this — hardware engineering.

So, what does a computer hardware engineer do? Computer hardware engineers design, develop, test and assist in the manufacture of computer components, products and systems, such as chips or device controllers.
They plan the systems concept and the hardware needs for a particular computer product by analyzing the market requirement and prepare a forecast which defines specification, the technology to be used and the method by which the product could be made economical and market-friendly. They fabricate and test theoretical models of computer products and build working prototypes of the computer equipment.

Job as a Hardware Engineer

Look at the number of options that you can choose as a career in Computer Hardware Engineering.

Design engineers
They research, develop and design electrical components, computerized equipment and systems for commercial, industrial and domestic purposes.

Systems engineers
They analyze information to determine, recommend and plan layout for types of computers and peripheral equipment or modifications to existing equipment and system.

Diagnostics engineers
They plan, develop and conduct tests on electronic components, products and systems. May develop or use computer software and hardware to conduct tests on electronic products and systems.

Test engineers
They conduct tests on electrical equipment and systems.

Hardware integration engineers
They design layouts for integrated circuits according to engineering specifications using Computer Assisted Design (CAD) equipment and software. May review and analyze engineering design schematics and supporting documents.

Product development engineers
They design and develop electronic components, equipment, systems and products, applying knowledge and principles of electronic theory, design and engineering.

Manufacturing systems engineers
They plan, direct and coordinate manufacturing processes in industrial plants. May develop, evaluate and improve manufacturing methods. They analyze and plan workforce utilization, space requirements and work flow and design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.

January 22, 2009 at 9:17 am Leave a comment


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