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3121 COMPUTER ASSISTANTS
 


    Computer assistants provide assistance to users of micro- computers and standard software systems at installation and when problems occur, install new computer programs on particular hardware and operating systems configurations, install new peripheral units, and maintain and update existing programs by making minor changes and adjustments to them under the guidance of Computing professionals.

    Tasks include -

    (a) assisting users of micro-computers and standard software systems at installation and when problems occur;

    (b) installing new computer programs on particular hardware and operating systems configurations;

    (c) installing new peripheral units and making necessary parameter adjustments in operating systems and drives;

    (d) installing, maintaining and updating computer programs by making minor changes and adjustments to them, under the guidance of Computing professionals ;

    (e) maintaining and updating documentation of computer programs and installations;

    (f) applying knowledge of principles and practices in the area of programming and computing in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work;

    (g) performing related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Assistant, computer/programming

  • Assistant, computer/systems analysis

  • Assistant, computer/users' services


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Mechanic, electronics/computer - 7243

  • Technician, engineering/electronics - 3114


   
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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.