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Marketable Skills

 
COMPUTER SYSTEMS MARKETABLE SKILLS
• Determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
• Identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. 
• Investigate system component suitability for specified purposes and make recommendations regarding component use.
• Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
• Identify the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
• Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.
• Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification, or disclosure.
• Set up equipment for employee use, performing or ensuring proper installation of cables, operating systems, or appropriate software. 
• Read technical manuals, confer with users, or conduct computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve problems or to provide technical assistance and support.
• Refer major hardware or software problems or defective products to vendors or technicians for service.
• Maintain records of daily data communication transactions, problems and remedial action taken, or installation activities.
• Communicate effectively with peers, managers, end-users, and other stakeholders.
• Work productively with other personnel, managers, end-users, and other stakeholders to achieve optimal solutions to technology problems.
• Work ethically, responsibly, and conscientiously.
 
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