In your information technology career you read a lot of different material for a wide variety of reasons. Can you scan a document for reference to a topic of interest? Can you read a 100 page external consultant report on infrastructure security exposures and capture the key points?

The Reading* Essential Skill is categorized into 5 levels.

Some examples:

  1. Level 1: Read descriptions, directions and explanations on work orders for details of jobs such as modifications to web pages.
  2. Level 2: Read e-mail sent by clients or colleagues. For example, they receive brief e-mail from clients giving general descriptions of problems encountered or longer messages from colleagues that include technical details as well as potential solutions.
  3. Level 3: Read blogs and forums to locate troubleshooting and other technical advice.
  4. Level 3: Read and interpret requests for proposals, project proposals and web design and development contracts. They read to understand the full text and then refer to locate details such as technical specifications, timeframes, project objectives and costs. They may also read confidentiality and copyright agreements.
  5. Level 4: Read and interpret requests for proposals, project proposals and web design and development contracts. They read to understand the full text and then refer to locate details such as technical specifications, timeframes, project objectives and costs. They may also read confidentiality and copyright agreements.

 

* See Government of Canada Essentiall Skills Guide for more inforation.