Computer science or Information Technology ?

I'm a little bit confused what to enter after my high school..

I want to enter cs or it or graphic design

So in case that i want to enter it or cs

What are the differences between them ?

And which is better ?

P.S: i dont like much studying ^_^


5 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    I can't answer for Graphic Design but here is info on CS and IT majors.

    Colleges have a lot of latitude in the titles they use for majors and the courses they require within a major. This means that a CS degree at one school may be a lot different than at another school. CS is going to have a high salary potential but it also is one of the most difficult majors. With lots of math and Programming courses this is one tough major and it can really bury students quickly. Employers often look at grade averages when hiring and where I work they require new hires to have a 3.0-3.5 GPA. All it takes is a few bad grades and it gets very tough to get your GPA back up to a 3.0 average.

    If you go the IT route you would likely have fewer math and Programming courses. The income upside is not as high as CS but still very good. Here are some samples jobs in that area.

    Computer Technician - Works on computer hardware at user location or in service center. (entry level IT Job)

    Service Center Coordinator - Schedules the repair of user community computers, orders spare parts, schedules staff, establishes priorities, maintains loaner laptops and non-US laptops for travel outside of US.

    Help Desk Staff - answer questions and resolve problems for the user community. (entry level IT Job - Tier 1 support)

    Storage Administrator - in charge of mass storage servers and devices.

    Network Administrator - Works on routers, switches, hubs, cables, load balancers and all the other hardware that handles LAN and WAN network traffic. Also, may be responsible for IP phone service.

    Systems Administrator or Systems Engineer- Works with servers, laptops and desktop computers to keep them free of problems and secure the data they contain. Responsible for Security group creation and memberships, server patching, anti-virus protection updates, password changes and any automated mechanisms that make these changes. These positions may be divided into server and desktop teams. Tier 2 support.

    Enterprise Administrator - Handles Enterprise support and design issues. Tier 3 support.

    Active Directory Administrator - Designs and administers Active Directory infrastructure, AD policies, access permissions, roles, group policies, separation of duties.

    Exchange and Messaging Administrator - maintains mail systems servers, other mail related devices and the company messaging infrastructure.

    Backup Administrator - Maintains backup devices and determines backup strategies so data that was deleted accidentally or intentionally can be recovered. Design and control how and when data is backed up, where the backups are stored and how long the backups are retained. They will test to be sure backups are valid and usable.

    Disaster Recovery Specialist - Plans for disaster events so the company data and infrastructure can be brought back online as quickly as possible after a fire, flood, earthquake, terrorism or other disaster event. Plans for failover of services to alternate locations, if the primary location is not available.

    Database Administrator - Maintains the company databases which may include customer and sales records, billing information, inventory and other data.

    Computing Security Specialist - A company's biggest asset is its data and the Computing Security Specialist will work to try to keep that data protected from loss. They may be dealing with and defending against viruses, hoaxes, malware, keyloggers, phishing attacks, internal attacks and domestic and foreign intrusion. Develops monitoring and interception systems, filters and strategies and works with appropriate government agencies.

    Ethical Hacker – performs intrusion and vulnerability testing of systems. Works with Computing Security to insure intrusion prevention systems are working correctly.

    Corporate IT Acquisition Specialist - Works with acquired outside companies to establish migration into the corporate computing infrastructure.

    Data Center Administrator - Maintains the data center facilities where the company's servers and other devices reside. They are responsible for physical security and may review badge reader and camera information to be sure that only individuals with proper access are getting close to the company's servers and other critical devices. Also, maintain backup power devices (UPS or generators).

    In a small business the list of jobs above might be performed by one or two people doing all these jobs. In a large Enterprise environment this could be hundreds of people.

    Best wishes!

    Source(s): 16 years IT systems engineer in Fortune 50 company Bachelors degree in CIS, Bachelors degree in Advertising 21 Microsoft certifications, MCSE and MCT A+ Security+ CompTIA certifications IT Published magazine author of 200+ magazine articles IT book and magazine technical editor
  • 8 years ago

    CS deals more with writing programs. (Applications Development)

    IT deal more with running systems. (Systems Administration)

    Graphic Design is Art.

    CS pays the most, and jobs are in high demand.

    IT is requiring certifications so you will need to study more once you get out of school to keep up.

    Graphic design is easier and more soft - it may be harder to find a job because how do you show you are good?

    However my advice is which do you have a passion for? Do what you love so you will love what you do, otherwise the next 48 years of your life will be like Hell.

  • 8 years ago

    In CS you will study more about hardware and programming with database and networking.

    In IT, hardware is not much focused.

    CS i think is more difficult that IT..because it includes hardware study..

    but in IT personality development is one of the main focuses..

    So I think IT is better than CS by anyway if you are not interested in hardware (as you say you are not in studies ^_^)

    So go for IT i say

    Source(s): I am doing B.Sc in IT :)
  • tipton
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Cs concentrates handiest or extra on pc hardware, its design , it's services, it is compatibility with application and all things related to computers. Knowledge technological know-how includes working of desktops plus other makes use of of desktops like in cell science, defence, and so on. Hope my aspect of the change is satisfactorily.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    information science, is a better choice, which focusing on software engineering. IT is not major in most colleges.

    you can research a good list of IT jobs here. what do they require?

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