Computer Technicians work with a wide range of equipment and hardware. They install new hardware and software, update systems to ensure that they work properly, and troubleshoot technical issues with computers and other devices.
Do you need qualifications to be a computer technician?
A Computer Technician typically works in a company or as an independent contractor for a computer repair shop. They usually have a bachelor’s degree or associate degree in computer technology or a related field. We rang this company in Frankston to help us transfer files to our new laptop.
They often have certifications in many different programs, which can improve their skills, make them more valuable to their employers, increase promotions opportunities and increase their salary. They also need to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies in order to help their customers, as the industry is constantly changing and evolving.
Techs often work with desktop and laptop computers, servers and computer clusters. They might also have to work with and repair a variety of peripherals, including input devices (like keyboards and mice), output devices (like displays and printers) and data storage devices (like internal and external hard drives and disk arrays).
The computer systems they repair tend to be very complex. They can be made up of hundreds or even thousands of different components.
They have to be able to inspect a system thoroughly and determine the cause of failure. They can do this by testing the system using software diagnostic packages, examining and evaluating the software test logs, and using electronic troubleshooting knowledge to debug failed components.
In addition, they need to be able to describe solutions in ways that non-technical people can understand. They are also expected to provide training to their clients to prevent problems from happening again in the future.