Computers (Ferguson's Careers in Focus) by David Strelecky

By David Strelecky

Good points: laptop and game designers; laptop engineers; desktop community directors; machine programmers; computing device provider technicians; computers programmers/analysts; caliber coverage testers; software program designers; technical help experts; and, site owners.

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Edu/cnsa) in Houghton, Michigan. He discussed the field with the editors of Careers in Focus: Computers. Q. Please tell us about your program and your background in the field. A.  Organizations such as Harley-Davidson, Los Alamos National Security Lab, and Toyota have hired our students for internships/co-ops.  Although I still consult in the field, Computer Network Administrators 49 my research areas are securing mobile devices and advanced network engineering architectures. Q. What is one thing that young people may not know about a career in computer networking and system administration?

Applications programmers write the software to handle specific jobs and may specialize in engineering, scientific, or business programs. Some of the latter specialists may be designated chief business programmers, who supervise the work of other business programmers. Programmers are often given program specifications prepared by systems analysts, who list in detail the steps the computer must follow in order to complete a given task. Programmers then code these instructions in a computer language the computer understands.

Games called Adventure, Star Trek, and Flight Simulator were among the first that designers created. ” Most games were designed for video machines; not until the late 1970s did specially equipped TVs and early personal computers (PCs) begin appearing. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, designers working for Atari and Intellivision made games for home video systems, PCs, and video arcades. Many of these new games had graphics, sound, text, and animation. Designers of games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Space Invaders were successful and popular.

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