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How do I identify that I have right interest and aptitude to be a computer engineer?

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RE: How do I identify that I have right interest and aptitude to be a computer engineer?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
Verified Career Expert
Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
  • Kangra

It's not a difficult exercise. You need to do answer following questions to figure out your interest and aptitude in Computer Engineering. If the answers are affirmative, then you are good to go for it:



Do you enjoy problem solving - be it riddles, puzzles or day to day problems?



Are you good at mathematics ?



Do you think logically?



Do the new innovative technologies appeal to you?



Do you enjoy multi tasking?



Are you a good communicator?







List down these questions and give a deep thought before you answer them. It can be difficult to measure your interest levels. You can also use a much simpler and more effective approach to figure out whether Computer Engineering Branch is good for you. Take the below test and the results will tell you about it.

https://www.careerguide.com/how-to-choose-right-engineering-branch

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RE: How do I identify that I have right interest and aptitude to be a computer engineer?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
Verified Career Expert
Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane

Hi,


Greeting's for the day!!!

Computer Engineers are responsible for designing, developing, implementing and testing Computer-based hardware and software, including components that are found inside computer equipments, as well as actual devices that contain the computers and the software that runs on those machines. They may also design network that connects computers systems, and work on integrating software programs with Computer Hardware.

To Become Computer Engineer, you will typically require a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering, computer science or electrical engineering.

Responsibilities or Required Technical Skills / Required Aptitude:
Since Computer Engineering field is quite broad, the required technical skills listedin the Job postings you may come across will vary, depending on whether the job is more hardware or software focused, and which industry the employer belongs to. Typically, you will need to have followings:

1. An Understanding of the particular Computer Hardware Archiecture you will be working with
2. Experience designing, coding and tsting softwares.
3. Familiarity with Software Test Procedures or Scripts
4. Experience building your own PC system
5. Understanding of different Operating Systems, including Windows and Linux. and how certain types of software will work with them.
6. Experience with device drivers
7. Understanding of networking and security
8. Understanding of the (Sometimes specialized) software that is typically used in a particular industry.
9. Knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Java and other Object-Rriented programming languages.

Computer engineers usually use Computer-Assisted software engineering, or CASE, tools to automate process. They also test, debug and update programs.

Other Crucial skills:
Since Computer Engineers work closely with programmers, designers, product developers and testers, they really need to have strong Interpersonal and Communications skills, as well as ability to work in a team.



Fields employing Computer Engineers:
Computer Engineers are likely to find work in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to):
1. Telecommunications
2. Manufacturing
3. Transportation
4. Product Development

Here are some interesting "Niche" areas of Computer Engineering:
1. Working with Radar and Communications Technology.
2. Supporting High Performnce and Embedded Computing Systems for nuclear medicines
3. Military Software Support
4. Designing new Motors and Sensors for Robotics Equipments.

Roles:
Like any industry, IT industry too offers varied range of roles and positions to professionals:
1. Software Developers
2. Hardware Engineers
3. System Deigner
4. System Analyst
5. Networking Engineers

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.

--
Regards,
Rahul.

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RE: How do I identify that I have right interest and aptitude to be a computer engineer?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
Verified Career Expert
Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh
Dear Student,

To identify whether you have right interst and aptitude to be a computer engineer, I strongly recommend you to get your psychometric assessment done. The psychometric assessment involves assessing the aptitude, interest & personality of the students using standardized psychometric tests. It takes approximately 60-75 minutes to complete the assessment. The assessment can either be taken up online or offline.

The assessment is thoroughly assessed by a trained psychologist and a unique career profile keeping in mind the main interest areas, work values and personality attributes of the student is generated. The career plan mainly highlights the main aptitude & interest areas, personality attributes, recommendation for subjects in class 11 and suitable career options after 10+2. The career plan is thoroughly explained by a trained and certified counselor and all the career and academic queries of the student are taken care of. The counselor assist the student in understanding his career profile and thereby helping him in making an informed career decision.

The competition tunnel is getting narrow day by day and all the corporate giants also are hiring the candidates for various positions in their organization after assessing their aptitude and understanding their interests. Therefore going through a scientific process of career decision making before selecting a career can save one from the disappointment at the later stages of life.

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