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At present, the computer hardware and networking field is certainly one of the fastest growing areas in the sector of computers and information technology in India. Copious jobs are available in all across the country in governmental and private sectors at varying hierarchic levels. These hardware and networking jobs offer high salaries, rapid progress, lavish facilities and perks, and optimal job security.

An ever-increasing number of individuals using computers and internet, computer hardware and IT companies, and sophisticated services like Broadband Access, Virtual Private Networking (VPN), Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), Hi-Tech Video Conferencing, etc., all are in great favor of tremendous growth and prosperity in the field of computer hardware and networking in India. Booming e-commerce, e-governance, and other internet and telecom-based applications (like remote servicing and Interactive Voice Response, IVR) are to boost further rapid progress in this galloping field. Hence, career in hardware and networking in India is bound to be highly prolific, lucrative, and prosperous at present and in future times. Therefore, ours this sumptuous and hugely productive article is going to provide detailed and discerning information regarding hardware and networking careers and abundant hardware and networking jobs in india.

Computer Hardware serves as the foundation for building and highly progressive career in the Computer Networking. The computer hardware deals with the specific function of every physical component or part of the computer (such as processors, motherboards, random access memory, etc.), assembling and disassembling of these parts, and the overall performance of a computer. On the other hand, the computer networking is concerned mainly with connecting or linking two or more computer systems for the ultimate purpose of sharing necessary information and useful data. The computer networking typically involves devices like routers, switches, gateways, hubs, network interface cards, access points, modems, ISDN adapters, network bridges, networking cables, firewalls, and many other computer hardware items. Professionals engaged in research and manufacturing of computer hardware and development and management of computer networking are known as the hardware and networking engineers. Today, ever-improving computer networking is highly helpful to the fields of consumer electronics, industrial automation, scientific and technological research, supercomputing, defense, biomedicine, enterprise management, and various other professional and commercial fields. With advent of Ethernet enabled sensors and controllers, the world of computer networking is to expand and get enriched further more.

Hardware and Networking Jobs Courses in India

Courses in computer hardware teach students the basics of operating systems, microprocessors, peripheral devices, assembly and disassembly of computer parts, configuring PCs, installation of diverse software, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and many other hardware related things. After diploma or degree in computer hardware, students can preferably pursue a prolific course or certification in computer networking, to acquire adequate knowledge and ample expertise in LAN and WAN.

The LAN (Local Area Network) shares necessary and useful information and resources within the desired premises through Intranet, with vital help of products like Windows NT, Unix, Solaris, Netware, etc. This LAN can further be easily connected with the Internet with the help of internetworking devices like Routers and Switches. The WAN (Wide Area Network) is a broad and complex combination of Internet and Intranet. The following are the main and significant careers in computer hardware and networking in India or abroad:

  • Network Administrators
  • Hardware Engineers
  • Network Technicians
  • Service Technicians
  • Network Programmers and Analysts
  • Network Managers
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Network Security In-charge

Enormous employment opportunities are available for hardware and networking professionals in most of the major and fast developing cities of India, both in the governmental and private entities. The most prominent among these are hardware manufacturing companies, IT companies, telecom companies, BPO and KPO companies, banks, financial institutions, academia, credit card companies, software companies, system design companies, hardware repair shops, call centers, and other entities associated with use of computers and information technology.

Students with 10+2 with science background are highly suitable for courses in computer hardware and networking. For computer hardware courses at diploma and degree levels are commonly provided by numerous accredited colleges, universities, and training institutes in all across India. Again, for networking, a diploma or degree in computer science, electronics, telecommunication, or electrical, is most suitable. The following are the most reputed and popular institutes for computer hardware and networking courses in india at diverse levels:

  • Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC)
  • GT Computer Hardware Engineering College, Gujarat
  • Indian Institute of Hardware Technology, Uttar Pradesh
  • Indian School of Networking & Hardware Technology, New Delhi
  • Onix Academy, Tamil Nadu
  • Jetking
  • APTECH Training Institute
  • ATLANTUS, Delhi
  • Grey Matter Systems Pvt. Ltd, Pune
  • Mindware Technical Organization, Delhi

For high positions, in addition to these degrees, large and leading employers prefer certain certifications (for LAN/WAN Administration) of global standard and recognition such as Microsoft's MCSE; Cisco's CCNA or CCNP or CCIE; Novell's CNE; UNIX Admin; LINUX Admin, and so on. Professionals with proficient and expert knowledge and expertise in ISPs, TCP/IP, security fundamentals, etc., are highly appreciated and paid.