What requirements are needed to work as an I.T.?
What are some things that I would need to learn and improve to work as an I.T.? Are there programs that would help me or certain classes that would help? If you can tell me what is needed it would really help me.
There are many different roles in Technology, e.g. Developer, System Support, Application Support, Database Administrator, Network Administrator, Cyber Security Specialist, etc. Each of these roles may have further specialization. e.g. Developer role - there are web developer, apps developer, system developer, ERP developer, etc. Each of these role may have their own specific domain of knowledge.
To answer your question, below are my suggestions :
1. Suggest you take Computer Science course in the college that can give you an overview on the Tech remit
2. Find out more on these roles and identify what you have interest
3. Speak to Professors and Alumni on the roles you have interest
4. Explore any intern opportunities on your interested roles
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
It depends on what you want to pursue in IT because there are many things you can do in IT.
If you wanted to pursue in IT Help Desk, you can certify yourself in CompTIA A+ to get you started with introduction to IT topics. In your free time, you can try working on troubleshooting your own computer problems or your friend that may have issues with their own computer.
If you wanted to pursue Cybersecurity, I would recommend trying out Capture-the-Flag (CTF) competitions to get you gearing on penetration testing. If you want to understand cyber policies like NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) or HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), that works too if you want to get into consulting for clients in drafting policies and security advisement.
If you wanted to get into Networking, you can certify yourself in CompTIA Network+ to get you started with introduction to Network topics. If you have a router that you can work with, that would be a good start in learning the basics in networking (Wi-Fi setup, IP allocation, etc.). Once you get the hang of it, you can pursue other network certifications like CCNA.
Physics and Mathematics are compulsory if you intend to study Computer Science or Computing in the college.
Attending classes in CompTIA programs like A+, N+, Server + and Security + will expose you to the general aspects of IT Support, Networking and Security.
Codecademy.com, Microsoft, Google and AWS learning platforms can help in aspects like CLoud Computing, Application Development, E-Commerce, Data Science and AI.
There many programming courses online, especially, C/C++/C# track and Java are are among the fundamentals.
Many companies need people who understand both technical and business skills. This is especially true for management roles. Having background in either technology or Business can help get a job in IT companies. Having both can be especially helpful.
Hermione recommends the following next steps:
Platform or Operative System
Data Engineer or Data Scientist
then you can study courses, training and certification exams
there are bootcamps too