One of the earliest uses of the computer has been in activities related to maintenance of accounts and inventory. Even today, accounting & bookkeeping are among the top applications on desktop computers worldwide. The role of a computerised financial accounting system has gone beyond the mundane tasks of voucher entry and printing financial reports. Now we have intelligent applications that are assisting the Finance Managers in critical areas like financial analysis and decision support system. The last decade has witnessed an increased usage of computers for managing accounts and finances resulting in an increased demand for IT skilled commerce professionals. NASSCOM predicts a requirement of over one million computer-savvy accounting professionals by the year 2008.
A variety of career opportunities are in the offing for IT-skilled commerce professionals such as accountant, MIS executive, stores / inventory executive, cashier, financial analyst, invest advisor etc.
The last decade has been a witness to an unforeseen upswing in the Indian IT industry. Today, even the most remote corner of the country has access to computers. This increased PC penetration has resulted in an increased demand for hardware & networking professionals throughout the country. MAIT is forecasting manpower recruitment to the tune of 2 million in the hardware & networking industry by the year 2008. Brainware has responded to the need of the hour by incorporating in its portfolio a comprehensive hardware & networking training programme. The syllabus of this course is mapped to the ‘A+’ & ‘N+’ certification of CompTIA.
CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) is the leading association representing the international technology community dedicated to advancing the growth of the information technology (IT) industry and those working within it. CompTIA is the leading global IT trade association with influence in all areas of the IT industry worldwide.
Multimedia, the hot growth global industry is all set to expand its presence in India. According to a study by Andersen Consulting, the Indian multimedia and graphics industry, currently pegged at $550 million, is slated to grow at 30 percent annually over the next three years and achieve revenues of US$ 15 billion by 2008. India’s multimedia and animation industry (domestic and exports) will touch US$ 2 billion and create employment for around 300,000 professionals, including content developers and animators by 2008. It has been predicted by the US Bureau of Labour Statistics that Desktop Publishing will be among the 10 fastest professions in the world.
Gone are the days of phototypesetters, film strippers, paste-up workers and host of other traditional printing workers. Their place is being taken up by computer professionals who are trained to accomplish various printing & publishing related tasks more efficiently using sophisticated software tools.
The Indian software industry has shown a remarkable growth of almost 29% in the year 2003-04, touching an enormous figure of $15.94 billion. With a deluge of offshore software projects coming India’s way, the Indian IT companies have gone on a hiring spree. With more and more organisations and Govt. departments going for full computerisation, the domestic software market too, is poised for a phenomenal growth. With a host of new technologies like .NET, J2EE, PHP, Linux etc. vying for space and market share, it is critical for aspiring software professionals to choose the right course and the right institution providing the course.
Brainware has updated its popular Software Development course to incorporate the latest technological enhancements. Students undergoing this course are exposed to multiple OS platforms, programming and languages and database tools.
School Leaver’s Course
Every year during March / April, millions of students across the country cross an important milestone in their lives, they finish their schooling and look forward to the bigger challenges of life. During this time, there is usually a 2-3 months period of waiting, for publication of results and enrolling for higher studies. Brainware has designed an excellent course for such students, which they can undergo during this wait period. Every year, thousands of students across the country have their first encounter with IT through the Brainware School-leaver’s program.
The course has been designed to impart training on basic computer literacy, common desktop application, exposure to web and multimedia. The course forms a solid foundation for students and would find the skills learnt useful in future whether or not they take up IT as their subject for higher studies.
In the nineties, Brainware created a new wave in Computer Literacy drive in India with its revolutionary programme titled ‘BrainPower’. Since then, each year thousands of first time learners, irrespective of age, academic or cultural differences, throng Brainware education centres to enroll in this programme.
The programme is aimed at equipping the learner the basic computing skills and imparts training in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and using the Internet, besides fundamentals of computers.