What you see depends on where you stand……
Professionalism entails completeness or totality of certainties on things or activities around our environment. It does require not only an orientation to processes but a sense of mastery over the scenario.
IT professionalism, on the first hand, is a specification which demands greater understanding on Information and Communication Technology that surrounds its premise. It focuses on the undermining the capability and capacity of hardware and software resources integrated to produced a very usable output for the technologically enhanced and challenged environment. Certainly, it does oblige the involved peopleware to vertically focus on the extension and expansion of its virtual environment. On the other hand, being an IT professional demand the wholesome understanding of personality involved and expected as Information Technologist. The manner should be a relentless effort parallel to the etiquette and virtues. At the same time maintain the prior respect to other person involved in the workspace, and as a vertical activity towards IT systems, IT professional does recognize the business and enterprise possibility, assessment on IT environment as well as able to envision future existence of the technology and summarizes its action with the assessment on strategic plan.
Being an IT Professional does not necessary mean that anyone should graduate IT related courses. Though a requirement, but, one must possess the discipline of a TRUE IT in the sense that he presents the superior expertise both in software and hardware arena.
Thus I am..