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Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

What is CCNA?

  • CCNA stands for Cisco Certified Network Associate. It is a networking certification offered by Cisco, the world's leading networking equipment manufacturer.
  • The CCNA is a valuable asset for anyone looking to start a career in IT networking. It can open doors to jobs such as network technician, network administrator, cybersecurity specialCisco Systems, a leading provider of networking and telecommunications equipment and services, offer the CCNA certification and troubleshoot local area networks (LANs).

How is the course structured?

  • It is a three-module series:
    • Module 1: Introduction to Networks
    • Module 2: Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials
    • Module 3: Enterprise Networking, Security and Automation

What are the benefits of CCNA?

  • Enhanced Knowledge and Skills: You'll gain a solid understanding of fundamental networking concepts, technologies, and protocols used in modern networks, including routing, switching, IP addressing, and network security.
  • Improved Job Prospects: The CCNA certification is globally recognised and highly sought-after by employers.
  • Global Recognition: The CCNA certification is recognised worldwide, opening up career opportunities in various countries.
  • Strong Foundation for Further Certifications: The CCNA is a prerequisite for several advanced Cisco certifications, allowing you to specialise in specific networking areas like cybersecurity or cloud networking.

What is the entry requirement?

  • All registered DeKUT students enrolled in any diploma or undergraduate course are eligible.
  • A student needs to have completed KCSE enrol for the course.

What is the mode of learning?

  • The course is online every weekday, Tuesday to Thursday, 5.30 to 6.30 PM.
  • A student must have access to a laptop/PC and a reliable internet connection to attend class sessions and access course materials, practical assessments and examinations.

What is the cost of the programme?

  • KES 18,000 – DeKUT students
  • KES 22,500 – Non-DeKUT students

How do I register for the course?

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Mountaineering and Outdoor Expeditions Guiding

This three weeks short course programme seeks to equip trainees with appropriate attitude, practical and theoretical concepts, knowledge and competencies needed to professionally and successfully execute mountaineering and outdoor expeditions.

By the end of three weeks intensive training the trainee should be able to:

  1. Confidently initiate and guide mountaineering and outdoor expedition;
  2. Evaluate, reduce and avoid hazards;
  3. Professionally guide tourists/guests and market tour guiding services;
  4. Provide basic Wilderness First Aid in the event of an emergence during mountaineering and outdoor activities expedition;
  5. Promote responsible mountaineering and outdoor activities;
  6. Plan, implement and evaluate mountaineering and outdoor activities.

Course Requirements

  1. Be a holder of KCSE certificate with a minimum aggregate of D- and a minimum of D- in English and/ or Kiswahili.
  2. Any person who is engaged in mountaineering and expedition guiding (this includes the expedition crew) ready and comfortable to learn in English.


Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program - Levels 1-3

Level 1

Diploma in Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering
Ongoing students in Bsc. Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronics engineering in second year of study and above
Equivalent academic qualification recognized by DeKUT senate.

Fulltime and Parttime
January, April, July,October
Level 2

Pass in Level 1
Pass in SMSCP Entry examination

Fulltime and Parttime
February,May, August,November
Level 3 Pass in level 2 Fulltime and Parttime
March,June, September,December



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