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What is Hardware?

Computer hardware is the collection of physical parts of a computer system. This includes the computer case, monitor, keyboard, and mouse. It also includes all the parts inside the computer case, such as the hard disk drive, motherboard, video card, and many others. Computer hardware is what you can physically touch.
A computer system consists of two major elements: hardware and software. Computer hardware is the collection of all the parts you can physically touch. Computer software, on the other hand, is not something you can touch. Software is a set of instructions for a computer to perform specific operations. You need both hardware and software for a computer system to work.

What is Networking?

In the world of computers, networking is the practice of interfacing two or more computing devices with each other for the purpose of sharing data. Computer networks are built with a combination of hardware and software.
Computer hardware is the combination of different physical parts of a computer. Networking involves linking a group of two or more computer systems for the purpose of sharing information and data. The professionals associated with the discipline of research of computer hardware and developments of computer network are known as hardware and networking engineers. They also design and supervise the process of manufacturing and installation of hardware. Presence of Indian and foreign IT majors in the country has created a lot of scope for youths in this sector.
Networking and the Internet
The popularity of computer networks sharply increased with the creation of the World Wide Web (WWW) in the 1990s. Public Web sites, peer to peer (P2P) file sharing systems, and various other services run on Internet servers across the world.

Scope in Hardware and Networking

Recent surveys have revealed that the electronics and hardware sector in India is expected to grow above the $60 billion. Computer Hardware and Networking is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations. A Hardware and Networking professional can find employment in public and private sector. Hardware developing companies are the favoured place for most of the Hardware engineers. They can seek to be employed in corporate houses, industries, public sector undertakings. All public and private sector banks, financial institutions, school and collages also require the service of Hardware and Networking experts. Besides they can be self-employed by starting their own Hardware assembling firm. He can also run consultancy to develop hardware according to the requirements of the clients.

In the public sector agencies the starting salaries of Hardware and Networking experts are Rs 15,000 to Rs 25,000. However private sector salary is quite higher. Besides salary, there are several perks available to employees. Remuneration of a Hardware and networking expert may reach up to Rs 60,000 to Rs 80,000 depending upon qualification and experience. Those who are running private consultancy have also good returns.

Eligibility: 10+2, Under Graduates/ Graduates of any discipline

Hardware & Networking Courses

S.No. Course Duration Syllabus
1. Kitindia Certified H/W & N/W Professional   (KCHNP) 2 Year Download
2. Advanced Diploma in H/W & N/W Engg.  (ADHNE) 1 Year Download
3. Diploma in H/W & N/W Engg.  (DHNE) 1 Year Download
4. Basic Diploma in H/W & N/W Engg.  (BDHNE) 9 Month Download
5. Certificate in Hardware & Networking 6 Month Download
6. Microsoft Certified System Engineer ( MCSE) 3 Month Download
7. Cisco Certified Network Administrator ( CCNA) 2 Month Download
8. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) 2 Month Download
9. Certificate in A+ (Hardware) 3 Month Download
10. Certificate in A+ 3 Month Download
11. Certificate in (Hardware) 2 Month Download
12. Certificate in N+ 3 Month Download
13. Certificate in Basic Networking 1 Month Download


Job / Career Options:     Hardware Engineer               PC Support Executive
                                            Tech. Support Executive            Desktop Technician
                                                 Helpdesk Executive               Desktop Support Engineer
                                              Networking Engineer               Network Administrator