IT Recruitment Masterclass. Day 1 IT Terminology Demystified

IT Masterclass



The IT Recruitment Masterclass. Day 1

IT Concepts and Terminology Demystified



Overview and Objectives:

One of our most popular titles, this course is a must for any IT recruitment consultant, resourcer or HR specialist looking to build up credibility within today’s IT recruitment arena. This training will teach you everything you need to know in order to confidently discuss a broad range of IT concepts, strategies, roles and technologies with both candidates and clients alike. As well as clarifying the jargon and terminology seen on IT CVs, you will be introduced to some of the newer associated technologies (such as virtualisation BYOD, Cloud, Internet of Things, Mobile development) and become more confident in handling all the associated roles in these areas. The course is designed to give even the most cynical technophobes a warm feeling about the brave new world of IT in the 21st century. Regardless of your previous occupation or experience with IT, we are confident that we can instill a new passion, energy and credibility, thus giving you that solid foundation as you launch into your new career.

 Course Overview:

Understanding IT Basics from a Recruitment Perspective

  • Defining an IT System
  • The IT 3 layer sponge cake
  • A fundamental model of IT to aid discussion

A first look at the evolving 21st Century hardware layer

  • The spectrum from IBM Watson Supercomputer to Smartphone
  • BYOD – the CTOs biggest challenge (part 1)
  • The Internet of Things – Hardware becomes intelligent

Operating Systems and how they influence strategy

  • The Open Source Philosophy – Unix to Linux and Android
  • Closed approaches – Windows to iOS

Absorbing 21st Century IT Trends

  • Cloud
  • Big Data
  • The Internet of Things
  • BYOD (2)

Software Development and Languages

  • Front End and Back End Developers
  • From C to Java and .NET
  • Systems Integration and Middleware
  • Java in low latency high frequency systems
  • Java versus C# (.NET) – a simple comparison
  • What to look out for in both Java and C# candidates
  • Other languages and where they sit
  • What is Scripting?
  • PHP, HTML, XML, Python, Ruby and more
  • Android and iOS development

Evolution of Hardware from a Recruitment Perspective

  • From mainframe to PC to Virtualised
  • Networked architecture
  • Thin and Fat client-server architectures
  • Cloud Computing. SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, DaaS
  • VMWare, HyperV, HyperVisor and virtualization
  • Citrix XenSuite and their competitors
  • Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCIE

Understanding the IT Project Lifecycle and the Agile Methods

  • IT Project Lifecycle and Agile
  • How the IT roles appear and relate to each other
  • Why people are turning away
  • Other approaches to recruitment
  • Recruiting for AGILE, SCRUM, DevOps and TDD clients
  • Understanding which recruitment style your company favours

Overview of IT Companies

  • The big players and where they sit
  • Leaders in the software industry
  • Leaders in the hardware industry
  • Leaders in the database industry
  • Companies covered include Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, IBM, Lenovo.

Workshops and delegate presentations throughout the day. Content and sequence may vary slightly at the trainer’s discretion.     Download the pdf version of this course outline.  

Examples of slides using during this delivery:

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IT Masterclass Day 1

This product is also available as an online course.



 Additional questions you may have.

Where is this training delivered?

All of our courses are currently delivered onsite at your premises. From your perspective this simply means setting aside a room able to comfortably handle the group size. The only other requirements are that there is a flip chart with plenty of paper and pens. And finally a projection device or TV to plug a laptop into.

Where in the world can this be delivered?

We have delivered this internationally.

What are the timings of the course?

Unless otherwise discussed, the events start at 9.30 am and finish between 4.30 and 5.00 pm.

What is given out as course material?

Each delegate gets courseware comprising a booklet which has a copy of all of the PowerPoint slides as well handouts and quizzes on the day.

What is the optimum size of the class?

We normally say that the class sizes should range from a minimum of 4 attendees to a maximum of 12. This can be adjusted on occasions.

Do the attendees need to prepare or research anything before the event?

No, unless otherwise advised. They simply need to turn up with a pen, fresh and ready to receive tonnes of knowledge on both days.
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