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Career Prospects of Hardware and Networking courses in India

Published On: 25 Apr 2012 | Last Updated On: 07 Jul 2012

Nearly a decade ago, computer hardware and networking was not considered as a very lucrative career option in India but currently, IT, computer hardware and networking courses are gaining much popularity among the students in India. The wide use of computers, laptops, mobiles, desktops and internet in private and government organizations have created huge demand for hardware and networking professionals.

Most of the hardware professionals deal with various hardware components such as chips, computer systems, motherboard, processor, RAM, circuit boards, modems, external hard disks, printers and keyboards. So, in order to be successful in hardware and network industry, candidates should be inclined towards technical and analytical field. One should be a team player and should be ready to take challenges. Hardware professionals are required to look after software components as well to ensure that computers work faster and efficiently. A hardware professional coupled with networking skills always adds value to a company and is thus always preferred.

Institutes offering hardware courses offer modules on assembling computers and enhancing their efficiency while networking courses focus on various methods of connecting computers to share data. There are several private and government institutes providing hardware and network courses ranging from certificate level to master degree level. Reputed institutes even conduct their own entrance exams for entry to engineering graduate and postgraduate degree programs.

Hardware and networking professionals can find ample job opportunities in different sectors such as education, films, banking, media, animation, hardware and networking product manufacturing and entertainment.

Based on the technical experience one can be appointed at different positions such as system integrator, networking professional, PC assembler, PC technician, technical support executive, peripheral engineer, computer manufacturer, computer chip designer, system administrator, electronic data processing managers and system engineers. Besides this one can even start one’s own hardware assembling firms to develop hardware and network computers depending on the demand and needs of different clients.

There are wide number of job opportunities in hardware and networking industry for professionals all across India. Software companies, hardware manufacturing companies, call centers, system design companies, telecom companies, hardware repair shops and BPOs all offer plenty of job opportunities to hardware professionals. The professionals are required keep themselves at par with the changing technology.

Some of the renowned companies recruiting hardware and networking professionals include Acer India (Pvt) Ltd., Casio India Company, New Delhi based Microchip Technologies India, Comarco Wireless Technologies, CMC Ltd., Mumbai based SK International, Dell, Hewlett Packard and Intel Corporation.

Top courses:

  • N+
  • Network Security
  • MNA
  • Cisco
  • Security+
  • Red Hat Certification
  • Diploma In Computer Hardware
  • Diploma In Networking
  • Certification in Hardware and Networking
  • Linux

Job roles in Hardware and Networking:

  • System administrator
  • Network administrator
  • System Engineer
  • Technical Engineer/Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Technical support
  • Help desk technician/Network support technician
  • IT technician
  • IT administrator
  • Field service technician
  • Security Database development and administration
  • Intranet Specialist


Hardware and networking jobs mostly start with a package of Rs.8000-10,000 per month. With certification from reputed and recognized organizations (especially the vendors) you can get a nearly Rs. 20,000-25,000 per month.

Hardware and networking field has opportunities galore but choosing the right course is extremely important for the right career growth.

Best of Luck!

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