A hardware technician installs additional RAM in a laptop

Hardware Technician

Hardware Technicians support and maintain computer systems and peripherals by installing, configuring, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing hardware.

Overview

Hardware Technicians support and maintain computer systems and peripherals by installing, configuring, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing hardware.

Day-to-day

  • determines software and hardware requirements to provide solutions to problems
  • responds to queries on software and hardware problems
  • installs and downloads appropriate software
  • adapting existing programs to meet users' requirements
  • ensuring efficient use of applications and equipment
  • implementing computer networks, designing and maintaining websites
  • repairing and replacing peripheral equipment such as terminals, printer and modems
  • may work in a call centre.

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