Career options in IT Industry

Most of us think that career path shall be decided after joining the company. But it would be wise to know and choose the right career path which aligns with our interest during graduation. This blog lists some career options with required skills.
System/Network Administrator
  • User Level operating system commands
  • OS administration skills on any one of Microsoft, Linux, Solaris
  • Knowledge on Routers, Switches, Firewall, Proxy, Send Mail, Printer, FTP, Telnet, ssh
  • Phone communication skills
§Database Administrator
  • User Level database management on any one database (Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL) like add user, database, partition, etc
  • SQL Statements
  • Knowledge on catalog tables to introspect the database run time parameters
  • Query Execution and Performance tuning
§Web Designer
  • HTML, CSS, Photo Shop, Flash
  • Creative skills (color, position, etc)
§Web Programmer
  • HTML, CSS, Ajax
  • PHP / ASP / JSP
  • Web server configuration (IIS, Apache, Tomcat)
§System Programmer
  • C / C++
  • OS System programming (IPC, process, threads, etc)
§Application Programmer
  • Java / C#
  • Database Programming
§Technical Writer
  • Frame Maker / Latex
  • Visio / Rational Rose
  • Domain Expertise

Must read for engineering college lecturers

Video Lectures from top notch universities in the world

Indian Institute of Technology – IIT (Core Science, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Computer Science)

More lecture notes and videos of IIT are available in

Indiana University (Computer Science)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Electrical, Chemical, Biological, Aeronatical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Material, Nuclear)

Berkeley University (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, Maths, Philosophy, Law, Political Science, Statistics)

Stanford University (Computer Science, Mechanical, Physics, Maths)

University of Washington (Computer Science)

United Nations University (Software, Economics)

University of Idaho (Maths)

University of Massachusetts (Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, History, Maths)

University of NostreDam (Operating systems, MultiMedia systems)

Database Development Training

If you want to part of the Database kernel development team, following lectures from top universities will help you to acquire necessary skills. Each subject lecture may take between 12- 25 hours and you may omit some of the lectures from different universities for same subject. Please note that high speed internet connection is necessary as following are video lectures


Indiana University

2.Computer Organization

IIT Madras

3.Introduction To Problem Solving & Programming

IIT Kanpur

4.Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Berkeley University

5.Programming Languages & C

University of Washington

Indiana University

6. Introduction to C++

Stanford University

Central Institute

Indiana University

Southern Queensland

7.Data Structures

Berkeley University

8.Database Management System

IIT Madras

New Jersey University

Indiana University on Oracle

ArsDigita University



9.Design & Analysis of Algorithms

IIT Madras

10.Operating Systems and System Programming

Berkeley University

New Jersey university