Studies around the world show a growing demand for information and communication technology (ICT) professionals and a critical shortage of qualified candidates to fill the positions. Innovations such as social networking, cloud computing, e-commerce, web conferencing, and desktop virtualization are changing the way we live, work, play, and learn, and these capabilities are all powered by networks. The Cisco Networking Academy CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration courses provide the experience needed to help meet the global demand for qualified ICT candidates to design, install, and manage these networks. CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration are designed to meet the diverse needs of different types of students by using different methodologies to teach the SAME core concepts. The curricula target different student segments based on academic experience, skills, and goals, and accommodate a variety of educational approaches and learning styles to help all students succeed but in the end cover the same content and students complete either of the courses can sit and pass the CCNA international certification Exam
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) - The CISA designation is a globally recognized certification for IS audit control, assurance and security professionals. Being CISA-certified showcases your audit experience, skills and knowledge, and demonstrates you are capable to assess vulnerabilities, report on compliance and institute controls within the enterprise. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) - become a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and use the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to assess the security posture of a target system(s). Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - is a globally recognized certification in the field of IT security whereby one gets deep technical and managerial competence, skills, experience, and credibility to design, engineer, implement, and manage their overall information security program to protect organizations from growing sophisticated attacks. Certified Forensic Expert Training (CHFI) – one gets expertise in forensics techniques and procedures, standards of practice, and legal and ethical principles to assure accurate, complete, and reliable digital evidence admissible in a court of law. It also indicates the ability to apply forensics to other information security disciplines, such as e-discovery, malware analysis, or incident response. In other words, the CCFP is an objective measure of excellence valued by courts and employers alike. TOGAF - The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a framework for enterprise architecture that provides an approach for designing, planning, implementing, and governing an enterprise information technology architecture. TOGAF is a high-level approach to design. It is typically modeled at four levels: Business, Application, Data, and Technology. It relies heavily on modularization, standardization, and already existing, proven technologies and products. Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT ) an IT governance framework and supporting toolset that allows managers to bridge the gap between control requirements, technical issues and business risks. Vulnerability Assessment Training – in this training course, learn how to expose infrastructure, server, and desktop vulnerabilities, create and interpret reports, configure vulnerability scanners, detect points of exposure, and prevent network exploitation. Systems Security Training - Network Security Training – learn how to take physical and software preventative measures to protect the underlying networking infrastructure from unauthorized access, misuse, malfunction, modification, destruction, or improper disclosure, thereby creating a secure platform for computers, users and programs to perform. Information Security Awareness Training - Security awareness training is a formal process for educating employees about computer security (e.g. corporate policies and procedures for working with information technology (IT)). Employees receive information about who to contact if they discover a security threat and taught that data is a valuable corporate asset. Regular training is particularly necessary in organizations with high turnover rates and those that rely heavily on contract or temporary staff. Database Security – train in measures used to protect and secure a database or database management software from illegitimate use and malicious threats and attacks. Website /Applications security – train and expand one’s knowledge and demonstrate skills in developing hacker-resistant software, reduce production costs, application vulnerabilities and delivery delays, secure each phase of the software lifecycle, and implement web application security programs. Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) – learn the best practices for businesses or companies to more effectively manage their IT services. Project Planning (PMP) - Recognized and demanded by organizations worldwide, the PMP validates one’s competence to perform in the role of a project manager, leading and directing projects and teams. Child Online Protection/Digital Parenting - designed to show parents how to use the tools their kids are using so they can advise and protect their kids online. Business Continuity – learn to plan and prepare to ensure that an organization can continue to operate in case of serious incidents or disasters and is able to recover to an operational state within a reasonably short period. VMware Certified Professional (VCP) – get skills in designing, installing, and managing VMware vSphere and a VMware NSX environment Junos Certification (JNCIA) - is designed for experienced networking professionals with beginner-to-intermediate knowledge of the Juniper Networks Junos OS, networking fundamentals, and basic Internet routing. Office 365 – train to use Microsoft Office 365 applications or software, data, and computing needs that are accessed, stored, and occur over the Internet or the cloud. These applications include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access etc.
The IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software curriculum provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level information and communication technology (ICT) professionals. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of PC technology, networking, and security, and also provides an introduction to advanced concepts. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Hands-on labs and Virtual Laptop and Virtual Desktop learning tools help students develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. Cisco Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities promote the exploration of network and networking security concepts and allow students to experiment with network behavior. IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer skills, along with essential career skills. The curriculum helps students prepare for entry-level ICT career opportunities and the CompTIA A+ certification, which helps students differentiate themselves in the marketplace to advance their careers. In addition, the course provides a learning pathway to the CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration curricula. The Cisco CCNA Discovery curriculum provides general networking theory, practical experience, and opportunities for career exploration and soft-skills development. The curriculum teaches networking based on application, covering networking concepts within the context of network environments students may encounter in their daily lives – from small office and home office (SOHO) networking to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the curriculum.
Advanced Web systems Development is open to both all prospective students and computing professionals with interest in the Informatics Technology field and with a bias to Web design. The modules covered include: Cascading Style sheets a simple design language for web programming, Extensible Markup Language (XML), that helps one to define data structures, make these structures platform independent, process XML defined data automatically and define tags, Java-Script scripting language to build interactive websites. Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), Databases-Structured Query Language (Mysql-Mssql) a relational database management system (RDMS), Free SQL (Structured Query Language) database server, PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) a powerful tool for making dynamic and interactive Web pages and advanced understanding of Content Management Systems . At the end of the course each student is asked to present a standard web system application geared towards automation of existing manual tasks.
Introduction to Web systems development offers flexibility in training as well as providing a high level practical knowledge and skills required by the industry and academic section as far as web design is concerned. Students cover modules pertaining to: Web Technologies, HTML and XHTML programming languages that enable one to create and publish documents on the internet, Introduction to Authoring tools (code generators) such as Dreamweaver, front page and webpage maker and Content Management Systems such as Joomla and Drupal. At the end of the course each student is asked to present a standard website. Course duration: 4 Weeks
The course trains one how to; plan, analyze, design and create visual solutions to communications problems using color, illustration, photography, animation, and produce all of the business graphics typically used by businesses today. The course takes one through the concept development, digital story telling, Digital Imaging, developing vector-based illustrations using an industry standard postscript drawing program. Explores the art, craft, technical procedures, and concepts involved in producing successful typographic designs, which is a fundamental component of visual communications. Explores application software, concepts and skills required to design and create screen-based media. One learns how to develop the overall layout and production design of magazines, newspapers, wedding cards, pledge cards, produce pro-motional displays, packaging, and marketing brochures for products and services, design distinctive logos for products and businesses, and develop signage and materials for Internet Web pages, interactive media, and multimedia projects. Students complete the course with a practical project that entails all the modules covered during training Course duration: 8 Weeks
Since June 2003, the College of Computing and Information Science has been running a Microsoft IT Academy program. To date more than 1000 students have acquired different IT certifications by attending different programs offered in the Academy. This course prepares students for academic education tracks, career opportunities such as Network Administrators, Technical Support Specialists, and Design Engineers. Students train in; Windows Server, Exchange Server, Integration Server, Application Center Server, Microsoft Operating Systems: Windows XP, Vista and 7 Professional, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server. The Microsoft IT Academy Program is a program designed to allow accredited academic institutions to deliver to students a premium education on cutting-edge Microsoft® technologies. From the desktop to networking and programming, students and employers worldwide look to Microsoft IT Academies for the latest technologies, in-demand skills, and the assurance of the Microsoft quality standard. In line with this general aim, the Microsoft IT Academy of CoCIS delivers training in accordance with guidelines issued by Microsoft world-wide. The Academy uses services of Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) to deliver the training as it is a Microsoft basic requirement that IT Academies associate with MCT certified trainers to ensure that Microsoft’s high technical training standards are met when training is obtained from the accredited institutions.
Students are trained on how to use a computer and computer applications in an office, business or personal computing setting. CCA is a beginner’s course that offers students the following; An introduction to computer systems and Operating Systems Writing professional documents with Ms. Word Organising numerical data using Ms. Excel Making presentations with Ms. PowerPoint Designing databases with Ms. Access Designing beautiful graphics with Corel Draw Using web technology for managing email and search engines CCA is offered every month. It is a learner centred course that offers flexibility in time and date of study. CCA gives a wide and vibrant variety of course which have been carefully chosen to give any individual a good jump-start into computing.
The following are the New Courses that are aimed at offering Hands On Experience in Multimedia Applications. Multimedia Courses and their durations Course Duration Certificate in Graphics and Image Editing 3 Months Certificate in Video Editing and Animation 3 Months Certificate in Dynamic Website Development 3 Months Courses are geared towards industrial production and are taught by leading experts in the field. Courses will mainly be PRACTICAL and will be offered in the newly equipped Multimedia Lab at CoCIS Venue : CoCIS Building B, Makerere University Pre-requisites : Computer Knowledge is required. All applicants should have completed Senior Six at the minimum. Payments : Pick Cash Deposit slips from the Front Office, College of Computing & IS and make payments to DFCU Makerere University Branch. Account Name: Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences Account Number: 01083500211451 Present the deposit slip to the Front Office of the College of CoCIS (Block A) for registration after paying.
The College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University, is a member of the Oracle Academy Initiative offering Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) Oracle Associates acquire a foundation knowledge that will allow them to keep the Oracle database environment running all the time. They are able to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and fine-tune the Oracle10g database with all the newest features the Oracle10g database offers. Course Overview: Validate your skills in keeping an Oracle database environment running at maximum efficiency with the Oracle Certified Associate 10g (OCA 10g) Build a Strong Foundation in Database Administration. Oracle certifications are industry-recognized, sought-after credentials that can help you succeed in your IT career. The entry-level OCA 10g certification demonstrates your ability to install, maintain, troubleshoot and fine-tune all aspects of an Oracle database - and is your first step towards more advanced Oracle certifications. OCA covers: Introduction to SQL and Database Administration Fundamentals I
Candidates will learn to design, implement and maintain computer systems. The modules covered include: Basic electronics Digital Technology Microprocessor Technology Computer programming Embedded systems Digital systems design Advanced Computer Maintenance In each module the students conduct experiments and part of the requirements to complete the course the students work on a relevant industry challenge as their project Course duration: 10 weeks