Software for IT student/professional

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by WF8S, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. WF8S macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2012
    I am purchasing a MacBook Air this August for my final year of college where I am in a AS program for Information Systems and will graduate with my A+, CCNA certifications.

    I was hoping to get some advise on good IT related software for my MBA as I am training mostly as a network technician.

    Already have a Mac Mini at home so I already use I works instead of Office. Not much into gaming (solitaire) and have other software for my hobby use in ham radio.

    Any suggestions are welcome as I am still not sure where I will be working upon graduation.

    Thank you
  2. Cutterschoice macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2012
    Don't they tell you at college what your going to be using, i'm guessing you don't program so don't need Visual Studio / Netbeans etc.

    The only thing i use as a tech is Pages for note taking and Safari (This is on the iPad).

    I would suggest you contact your college and ask what sort of things you might expect from the final year, are you going to uni after?
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There is no specific IT software to recommend, unless you have a particular use in mind. The following link includes app recommendation resources.

    Helpful Information for Any Mac User
    Portables Fast Start: The New User's Guide to Apple Notebooks
  4. sigamy macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
    If you get a job in corporate IT, you may not even be able to use a Mac...And if you can, you'll probably want/need MS Office to ensure compatibility.

    I'd also recommend checking out OmniGraffle, it is the Mac equivalent of Visio and should be useful for creating network diagrams. Omni Group also have project plan software.
  5. UnSainted, Jul 9, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2012

    UnSainted macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2008
    DFW, Texas
    IT Software

    I am a systems admin in a mostly Windows based network and one app i find really beneficial is Cord. Its a remote desktop protocol software and I find it far nicer than the MS RDP app for the Mac.

    If you admin any Windows Servers this is a great app to use.

    You might also have a look at 1Password if you have a lot of passwords to remember for various things.

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