Northeast Technical Institute: IT is Back and Here to Stay

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Northeast Technical Institute offers short-term computer training programs geared towards industry certification including CompTia's A+, Network+ and Security+; and Microsoft's MCSA, MCSE, and MCDST.

The world is changing at the speed of light; with technology getting more advanced how will you be prepared and stay on the cutting edge of Information Technology?

Northeast Technical Institute (NTI) in Scarborough, Maine, currently offers a full list of training options ranging from desktop support, system administration, engineering and security. Whether you are starting from the beginning or upgrading your skills, NTI can get you trained and certified with hands-on, real world training and certification. Most NTI programs can be completed in just several months and students can custom design a schedule that fits their busy lifestyle.

Many NTI graduates are working with some of today's leading organizations as pc technicians and system administrators. During training, NTI students gain strong problem-solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills that help them in attaining employment after graduation.

Employers of computer support specialists and systems administrators range from startup companies to established industry leaders. With the continued development of the Internet, telecommunications, and security, industries not typically associated with computers--such as construction -- increasingly need skilled computer personnel. Small and large firms across all industries are expanding or developing computer systems, creating an immediate need for computer support specialists and systems administrators.

Job growth among computer support specialists reflects the rapid pace of improved technology. As computers and software become more complex, support specialists will be needed to provide technical assistance to customers and other users. New mobile technologies, such as the wireless Internet, will continue to create a demand for these workers to familiarize and educate computer users.

Consulting opportunities for computer support specialists also should continue to grow as businesses increasingly need help managing, upgrading, and customizing ever more complex computer systems. Also, demand for computer security specialists will grow as businesses and government continue to invest heavily in "cyber security," protecting vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures from attack.

The information security field is expected to generate many opportunities over the next decade as firms across all industries place a high priority on safeguarding their data and systems. The growth of electronic commerce means that more establishments use the Internet to conduct their business online. This growth translates into a need for information technology specialists who can help organizations use technology to communicate with employees, clients, and consumers. Growth in these areas also is expected to fuel demand for specialists who are knowledgeable about network, data, and communications security.

Salaries for IT professionals are on the rise. According to Robert Half International, starting salaries in 2005 ranged from $26,250 to $53,750 for help-desk and technical support staff and from $44,500 to $63,250 for more senior technical support specialists. For systems administrators, starting salaries in 2005 ranged from $47,250 to $70,500.

Most students that currently attend NTI are adult learners who lead busy lifestyles. That's why NTI created a unique learning system called "FLEX-TRAIN". FLEX-TRAIN was designed to address each student's individual learning style and rate. This unique blended learning format offers a high degree of schedule flexibility (students' progress through courses according to their schedule), increases student retention, and addresses the need for additional one-on-one instruction.

Classes at NTI begin weekly for pc repair, networking, software development, database, and web/internet. For more information regarding courses, job outlook, industry certification and more, contact NTI today at (800) 447-1151 or visit them online at http://www.NortheastTech.com

Research information provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics and Northeast Technical Institute.

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