Top Challenges for an IT Professional and how to overcome them..

Posted by Rishi Malhotra ,10th Jan 2023
Top Challenges for an IT Professional and how to overcome them..

Many senior IT professionals are very good at the technical level; however, the competition is very high for them to perform constantly and rise the corporate ladder to be at the management or leadership level. A senior IT professional, manager or leader will need more than just technical skills to progress and will require a totally different set of competences to be successful as they aim for higher positions.

Top challenges faced by a modern IT professional:

1. Keep up with the ever-growing complexity of IT in the digital economy.

2. Manage IT efficiently and effectively, whilst implementing new solutions in this fast-paced environment

3. Stay relevant and stay ahead of the competition

NextTech Learning can assist in accomplishing this expectation as we offer a CITM (Certified IT Manager) course in partnership with EPI. It is the world’s first and only course covering all the competences required to manage IT successfully in this increasingly complex digital economy. It is fully aligned to theEuropean e-Competence Framework (e-CF) which is a European Standard (EN-16234). The course leads to the award of the globally recognised CITM (Certified IT Manager) certification. Let’s understand in detail:

1) Why CITM?

CITM addresses all the competences required of the senior IT professional, team lead, manager or consultants. CITM candidates will be able to place themselves above their peers in the IT industry and demonstrate the competences to provide leadership, take responsibility for team performance and development t in unpredictable environments, using innovative methods.

2) How does CITM compare to other courses such as ITIL and PMBOK?

IT service management and project management are covering a fraction of the competences required for the senior IT professional. CITM covers the entire range of competences required to manage IT. An IT professional can take the CITM and also take further specialisation in one or more areas such as IT Service Management, Project Management, Security Management, etc.

3) Why European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) as mentioned above?

It provides a detailed reference of 40 competences as required and applied at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workplace from junior to C-level executives. Though originating in Europe, the framework is the collective contribution of over 120 organisations not only of European origin but consist of many large global multinational companies.

4) Is the e-CF applicable in non-European countries?

The core competences required of an IT professional is the same all over the world. Other countries have developed similar frameworks but the core building blocks are the same.

5) What is covered in the CITM?

- IT Strategy

- IT Organisation

- Vendor Selection & Management

- Project Management

- Application Management

- Service Management

- Business Continuity Management

- Risk Management

- Information Security Management

- Information & Knowledge Management

- Business Change Management

- Technology Trends

- Quality Management.

6) How can we cover so many topics in a 3-day course?

The CITM offered by NextTech learning is a very practical course. It teaches the participants knowledge they can implement immediately on-the-job without going into in-depth theoretical discussions.

7) What will I gain at the end of the training and exam?

You will gain the CITM competences that will provide great value to yourself, your career, and your organisation. You will be awarded the CITM credentials and receive immediate professional recognition for having successfully achieved the competence level-3 of the e-CF.

Stay ahead of the curve and become an IT leader with NextTech Learning’s CITM course. Click here to know more.

NextTech Learning is a proud partner with EPI®, delivering courses which enable organisations to educate and align their staff by offering select courses from the EPI® portfolio of globally accredited certified data centre professional training courses.