10 Tech Skills that Are Heading the Way of the Dinosaur - Slide 8

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There was a time, not so long ago, when we performed our own component-level repair (think ROM chips). When is the last time you used that chip replacement tool that used to come with all computer tool kits? Now we simply get a new card, or in the case of tablets and other such systems, send it out. Along those same lines, how about printer maintenance? In many cases, it is cheaper to buy a low-end inkjet printer and sell it once the cartridge is empty rather than buy a replacement.

One interesting facet of the IT industry is the need to learn new skills on a continual basis. New technologies are released all the time, and new operating systems seem to roll off the factory floor every 18 months or so. That means that IT professionals must continuously update their skills or end up becoming redundant.

This slideshow features 10 tech skills, identified by Randy Muller, MCT, MCSE, MCSA, MCDST and Global Knowledge, as heading the way of the dinosaur.

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