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l A National Diploma in Information Technology completed at any university of technology will qualify candidates as an IT programmer.
l Alternatively, candidates may study towards a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science or Information Technology degree at a university.
l Matric higher grade maths and physical science are necessary for admission into both institutions.
l Informal training providers such as IT Intellect do not have any prerequisites. These institutions offer specialised courses such as the highly sought-after Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certificate.
l An entry-level IT programmer can expect to earn between R5000 and R10000 a month.