IT Specialist job roles, responsibilities, descriptions, duties and salary

Date of posting: 23 Sep 21

What Does an IT Specialist Do?

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Job designation: - IT Specialist

The IT Specialist will be the primary point of contact for all IT-related issues. The IT Specialist will also be responsible for managing a variety of technology tasks and projects. The goal of the role is to help improve the efficiency, security, and reliability of all shared technology resources.

Duties and responsibilities of an IT Specialist

The primary responsibility of a IT specialist is to make sure that all the software and hardware systems work smoothly and efficiently. They also ensure that the right policies have been installed by maintaining an inventory of all software, hardware, and data.

  • Install and configure new computers and peripherals

  • Maintain network of pcs and laptops

  • Troubleshoot PC hardware and software problems

  • Troubleshoot network problems

  • Manage laptops on the go

  • Maintain backups of all company data

  • Assist with computer upgrades

  • Assist with data backup process

  • Assist with office move/relocation

  • Install new software on computers

  • Provide computer training for employees

  • Provide technical assistance to employees with PC or laptop problems or questions about using technology at work or home.

Places of employment for an IT Specialist

  • Schools

  • Universities

  • Telecommunications companies

  •  Computer service shops 

  • Computer maintenance companies

Work schedule of an IT Specialist

IT specialists usually work 40 hours a week with 8 hours per day. However, they may have to work overtime or weekends as needed.

Qualifications required to become an IT Specialist

There are several qualifications required to become an IT Specialist. The first one is having a bachelor degree in engineering or computer science. Another qualification is that you need to be proficient in at least one of the following programming languages, Python, C++, Java, Ruby or Scala.

Under-graduate courses to become an IT Specialist

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

  • Bachelor of Management Studies with specialization in IT management

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

  • The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination or its equivalent, from a recognized Board and must have obtained a minimum aggregate score in Mathematics and Physics as well as English as compulsory subjects, which is not less than 55%.

Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course

  • Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

  • All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) 

  • National Eligibility Test (NET)

Institutes which are offering these courses 

  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Post-graduate courses for an IT Specialist

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

  • Graduation in Computer Engineering with 55 or 60 percent pass

Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course

  • CAT

  • MAT

  • XAT

  • GATE

Institutes which are offering these courses 

  • Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT)

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi

  • National Centre for Software Technology (NCST) - Pune

  • Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad

  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai

Key/Technical skills

  • Data Analysis and Cybersecurity

  • Software Development

  • Understanding database design and implementation, accessing data from SQL queries through either ODBC or JDBC drivers.

  • Designing an enterprise-wide computer system infrastructure that can handle large volumes of traffic with appropriate levels of security and reliability.

  • Designing network topologies such as Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wireless networks (WANs)

Salary expectations

  • Average salary: -Rs. 11 Lakhs per annum

  • Entry level salary: - Rs. 3 Lakhs per annum

  • Experienced-level salary: - Rs. 20 Lakhs per annum

Process of getting the job of an IT Specialist

  • Placement from colleges, universities and other recognised institutions

  • Job searching on linkedin or Indeed for IT Specialist posts

  • Checking out any institution’s profile and requirements for an IT Specialist

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