The increasing use of computers, laptops and Internets have expanded the scope of hardware. The need for seamlessly moving information across the globe for many to use and share through computers and Internet has given birth to computer networking. Networking is changing the world of consumer electronics, bio medicine, industrial automation, super computing and defense.
8% growth is expected in the world computer and peripheral sector yearly of between 2010 and 2015, bringing the market to :
$245 billion in 2015 – reports Marketline
20% yearly growth in India’s computer peripherals industry is expected and will reach close to $1 billion by 2015 – NetScribes predicts.
Going by the average need of one hardware engineer for every 50 machines, the demand for networking professionals is very evident.
Moreover, Internet usage is increasing by the day and correspondingly the need for larger bandwidth for simultaneous transfer of data, voice and visuals (still and streaming video) and simultaneously the networking witnesses a spurt. With the tremendous growth in telecommunications and networking, people with good knowledge of computer network management on various platforms are in high demand and there’s a considerable demand gap in the availability of networking professionals globally. The survey of IT executives from 649 companies in the U.S., UK and Canada, released by CompTIA, showed that 54% expect they will have a tough time finding qualified people for technical positions. Another 14% expect the hiring environment for IT jobs will be extremely challenging. So You are definitely set to burn a trail in this field armed with certification.