In a general way, we can define computing to mean any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefiting from, or creating computers. Thus, computing includes designing and building hardware and software systems for a wide range of purposes; processing, structuring, and managing various kinds of information; doing scientific studies using computers; making computer systems behave intelligently; creating and using communications and entertainment media; finding and gathering information relevant to any particular purpose, and so on. The list is virtually endless, and the possibilities are vast.

Basically, Computing can be as simple as browsing the internet or as complex as building robots, and one can be interested in any of the many branches of computing.

So, are you one of them that have an electronics background and want to explore the hardware side of computing or are you one of those who have a very logical mind and would want to get involved in developing software? You may be just interested in learning how to browse the internet and use it to the fullest or you may be interested in learning about some of the various applications around which make our lives easier like Microsoft excel. Whatever your interests are, courses for each area of computing are available. Besides doing some self study of the subject along with some hands-on practice, you may need formal coaching, although there are some skills which don’t.

Depending on the computing skills you acquire, there are various job roles available in the market if you are considering computing as a career. Achieving specialize certificates in your area of interest is also beneficial for instance Microsoft, sun, ISEB or Cisco certificates.

This field seems scary and intimidating; however in this day and age understanding basic computing is a must as mostly everything is now done on computers. Not only that, there is so much that we can do if we have the correct knowledge for instance, communicate with distant friends and relatives through emails, web conferences or even through social networks, do online shopping of almost anything, book tickets as well as holidays, research any topics, etc. you can even start your online business yourself by creating your own website!

So, Computing is a must have skill for all generations and definitely for super mum’s.

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