A PC repair technician is someone whose job entails the repair and maintenance of both computers and servers. That said there is a wide range of duties and levels of expertise required of a technician, depending on their level of training. For example the PC repair technician’s responsibilities may include the construction of and/or the configuration of new hardware, perhaps the installation and updating of new software packages, as well as creating and maintaining computer networks. PC repair technicians can be found in the public and private sector, indeed your local computer store might have a one or two technicians on hand for private consultations. It’s important to remember that this is a relatively new profession. Colleges and other training facilities offer certificate and degree programs designed to prepare new technicians, the majority of PC repair are frequently performed by experienced and certified technicians who have little formal training in the field. Another field where you may find a PC repair technician is in a corporate information technology department, a central service centre, or a retail computer sales environment. If the technician is employed in the public sector then possible avenues of employment can include positions in the military, national security or law enforcement communities, health or public safety field, or an educational institution. Despite the vast variety of work environments, all PC repair technicians perform similar physical and technical processes, including technical support. For the more experienced technicians, more specialised roles in the fields of recovery, system, or information systems are best suited. Some PC repair technicians are your local repairman; they are self-employed or run a small business that provides services on a regional basis. There are of course those that love the work and computing is a hobby so are willing to volunteer or work voluntarily, in general these technicians will earn very little in comparison to those professionally employed. There are a wide range of problems that can affect the running of a computer and as such technicians will have to deal with some of the following on a large or small basis. It may be that settings that are incorrect, spyware, viruses, and as far as replacing hardware or an entire operating system. Once the system problems have been attended to, a PC repair technician employed in a corporate environment may be tasked with setting up and adjusting peripherals such as the keyboards, mouse devices and monitors. Wireless networks and routers will also fall under their remit. Laptops and other portable devices may also be attended to by PC repair technician. PC repair technicians have the ability to detect and resolve the issue with very little disturbance to the running of the computer thus allowing a business to thrive and run whilst problems can be quickly fixed, data is protected using settings. However there may come a time when a system restore is required to add new software for example, at this point the business will be informed that a period of disturbance is due and should plan accordingly.

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