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


  • 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.

To become a Hardware Technician

Skills employers are looking for

  • Hardware Design

  • Communication Skills

  • VHSIC hardware description language (VHDL)

  • Problem Solving

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Verilog

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