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Do you have the knack for assembling, upgrading and repairing computers? Then a course in computer maintenance is the right career choice for those gifted with this trait. With computers present literally everywhere, a career in this field is likely to remain bullish for a long time to come.


The last few decades has seen a rapid growth in the penetration of computers across all sectors, whether business, offices or homes. With such exponential growth in the number of computers, the demand for professionals who can maintain and repair them has also increased. Not only computers, a maintenance professional has to maintain the servers, networks and accessories which connect one computer to the other or to the internet. A course in computer maintenance helps you in doing just that.

Course duration


Most of the courses on computer maintenance are either diploma programs or are advance diploma. These courses are mostly of one year duration but may vary from institute to institute. Then there are certificate courses lasting few weeks to few months, depending upon the course. A diploma can fetch a job as service engineer or as technical support. Whereas an advance diploma can get you the job of network engineer, network administrator or as network analyst.





Computer Maintenance Courses

Click on a course name below to find the list of colleges offering Computer Maintenance courses in India.


1. Advanced Diploma in Computer Maintenance
2. Diploma in Computer Hardware Maintenance
3. M.Sc Hardware & Networking


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Eligibility criteria


For the diploma courses most institutes require you to be 12th pass in science stream. For the advance diploma programs you need to be a diploma holder or undergoing an undergraduate course.

Computer maintenance can be divided into two categories :
  • Hardware maintenance: It includes the various external as well as internal components of a computer system.

  • Software maintenance: It includes software upgradation, defragmentation of hard disks, backing up of data and scanning for viruses, malware or spyware.


  • Syllabus


    Some of the topics which will be covered:
  • Computer fundamentals

  • Hardware components

  • Application and system software

  • Digital fundamentals

  • Networking

  • Computer security

  • Web security

  • Preventive maintenance

  • Corrective maintenance or troubleshooting


  • Career prospects


    Most of the job opportunities in this field are present in the information technology sector. The number of companies in this sector is growing with leaps and bounds. India has come up as a software or IT destination for the world. MNCs are queuing up to set up units here. Many new home grown start-ups are coming up at regular intervals. Government offices and business establishments are taking to rapid computerization. Schools and colleges too are turning towards computers for delivering education. No middle class home is untouched without a PC or a laptop. According to a study there is a shortage of professionals in this field. As such there is a vast scope for employment or entrepreneurship in the field of computer maintenance.