Even though it seems such a simple question to answer, different people will have varying answers of their definitions of IT Training. IT training may be broadly grouped in 2 categories, namely User training and Professional IT training.
User training is related to training for non-IT professionals and teaches users how to use software packages like Microsoft Office, content management systems (CMS), customer relationship management systems (CRM) and other frequently used programs. General business professionals and consumers who use such IT applications and software products can be found in this group.
Professional IT training on the other hand provides training to IT professionals on the IT systems and processes used in their organizations. Students of professional IT training programs are predominantly those who work in jobs related to computer science, network administration, information systems analysis, technology infrastructure management, cloud computing and more.
Irrespective of either category, IT Training is specific to the skills required for carrying out information technology jobs. Professional IT Training will include the know-how of how to set up and manage a company’s information network. Typical training courses are related to the design, development, application, support or management of computer-based information systems. There are huge opportunities for IT Professionals with interest in proffering information technology solutions to companies. Employers are on the look out for individuals who can assist to develop their system of IT operations as opposed to individuals who are skilled at handling only one computer.
The IT Professional is expected to understand how the network works, have good people skills and be vast in several technical skills amongst other proficiencies. An in-depth knowledge of all kinds of computer and networking hardware is another area an IT expert is required to be skilled in. Today's technical personnel can expect to be called upon to work on any kind of computer, including new innovative ones and old, outdated ones. With the increasing use of mobile devices in the information technology space, an IT expert needs to understand the latest mobile technology software and applications.
He needs to be familiar with the different types of malware infestation on computer systems inorder for him to provide appropriate solutions to such challenges. Most businesses today have an online presence, whether via the use of simple websites to attract customers to their sites or via more complex online e-commerce transactions in which money is paid for a product or service. As such, an IT expert needs to understand the basics of web applications and website development and administration. Professional IT training should also teach information technology security and how to guard against risks associated with IT.
Cybercrime is on the rise, recorded as the largest source of illegal wealth worldwide, ahead of drug trafficking. Employers are increasingly viewing information security as top priority. As such, an IT expert should be able to understand the basics of evaluating the safety of IT systems, practices and operations, assessing the strength of the IT security measures and how to ensure company wide protection of information and information systems. These are some of the basics of professional IT training. Cloud computing, data storage and data management are other areas worth exploring.
Did you know that our everyday environment is three dimensional in nature? We actually see the world in 3D every day. An image seen in 3D can be said to be seen in three dimensions, namely depth, width and intensity. The typical human eyes are separated by few centimetres to enable the eyes send information to the brain from two somewhat different perspectives. The brain then reads and analyses this information and combines the two slightly varying perspectives to create depth perception. This is how a 3-dimensional image is produced by the human eyes.
Although 3D technology may seem a relatively modern technology, it has indeed been around for hundreds of years, from as far back as 1922. 3D television uses forms of 3D display such as multi-view display, stereoscopic display, or 2D plus depth to convey a perception of depth to the viewer. The perception of depth created by 3D technology is a key feature which has made it immensely beneficial in several fields, including medical science, entertainment, zoology, and more.
In medical imaging, in which internal images of the body are created, via X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, etc., for clinical analysis and appropriate diagnosis, 3D technology can be used to create a succinct 3D visual of the part of the body being scanned. The resolution of the images produced by some 3D display technologies are ten times higher than those of most 2D displays available everywhere. This would mean an improvement in the accuracy of diagnosis and a reduction or even elimination of invasive diagnostic procedures for patients.
Using 3D technology, surgeons would have a visual representation of the anatomy of a patient before a surgery, thereby reducing exploratory procedures and surgeries. Surgical procedures would be more precise. A ground-breaking use of 3D technology would be in telemedicine, in which it would become possible for medical personnel to view and assess injuries simultaneously from different parts of the world, allowing diagnosis from anywhere. This would be particularly beneficial in medical emergencies, disaster response or other life threatening medical situations in which prompt medical attention is required or where there is a high risk involved in transporting the patient to a medical facility.
In zoology, it would be possible to view the anatomy of rare species without having to dissect them first.
Nevertheless, it appears as though the personal benefits of 3D TV are not as far-reaching as expected. The possibility of it replacing everyday TV is dim, as two major electronics giant, LG and Sony have now discontinued the product because of low consumer purchases. Producing content for 3D TV has been quite difficult because of the high resolution of 3D images. It is however still being enjoyed in movie theaters, with the release of more films in 3D in cinemas worldwide. Its adaptation in video gaming is also much smoother, because video games already generate their images in 3D.
Due to the fast rate of evolution of technology, it may be impossible for the average consumers to catch up with new technology especially if huge switching costs are involved. There is an ongoing comparison between 3D TV and 4K TV or Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV to forecast the future of consumers’ television viewing habits. Irrespective of how ‘cool’ a gadget might be, affordability will continue to be a major factor in deciding its wide-spread use.