For those in ICT, a CISCO certification can be a powerful addition to your resume- employers love it and it can give you an edge when applying for IT jobs.
This article lists CISCO training centres in Kenya and can be helpful if you’re looking for a college to join for your CISCO CCNA course (and other CISCO Courses).
CISCO Training Centres in Kenya including contacts
The good news is that colleges offering cisco in Kenya are distributed across several different counties so it is not a must to travel to Nairobi for your CISCO course.
We feature some of the best known below:
CISCO Training Centres in Kenya
IAT offers the popular CISCO networking course and has campuses in BuruBuru, Pension Towers, and Kasarani.
IAT is widely regarded as one of the topmost colleges offering CCNA in Nairobi.
IAT Kenya Contacts
Computer Pride Kenya
A leader in providing Business Software and Capacity Building Solutions for firms in East Africa, Computer Pride Ltd offers both training and testing for nearly all CISCO courses.
They have previously been named one of the top 100 mid-sized companies in Kenya by Nation Media Group and KPMG.
Computer Pride Kenya Contacts
Physical Address: JKUAT Towers, along Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi.
Telephone: 0705 900900
New Horizons Kenya
New Horizons (Techno-Brain Training Kenya) provides ICT training for Individuals, firms, Government agencies, and the Military.
Techno-Brain is also an authorized training and testing centre for CISCO courses and can be a good choice if you’re in Nairobi.
New Horizons/ Techno-Brain Training Kenya Contacts
Physical Address: 4th Floor,Eco-Bank Towers, along Muindi Mbingu St, Nairobi.
Telephone: +254 739744721
Computer Learning Center Kenya
Computer Learning Center(CLC) is another authorized CISCO training centre in Kenya.
You can redeem your Cisco Learning Credits(if available) at CLC.
Computer Learning Center Contacts
Physical Address: Museum Hill Centre, Park-lands/High-ridge, Muthithi Road Nairobi.
Telephone: 020 3741921
Colleges that offer cisco networking academy courses in Kenya
Your other option if you want to study for a CISCO Course is enrolling in any cisco networking academy in Kenya – unlike the aforementioned institutions offering cisco in Kenya, here you take your chosen course in modular format and you take the exam via the academy and not via Prometric Testing like it is with colleges such as Computer Pride.
In this case, you might need to register in a Prometric Testing center such as Computer Pride for the final certification exam- after completing the academy programme.
To point you in the right direction, here are the leading cisco networking academies in Kenya:
AFRALTI (African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute)
AFRALTI is a renowned Inter- Governmental Institute launched to spearhead ICT-related development efforts through initiatives such as training in English-speaking Africa.
They collaborate with CISCO and offer training in a variety of CISCO courses.
Keep in mind that AFRALTI has operations across the African continent (English-speaking nations) though it is headquartered in Nairobi.
Physical Address: Waiyaki Way, near Nairobi Water Company, Nairobi.
KU CISCO Networking Academy
KU Cisco Academy is accredited to teach CISCO networking programs such as CCNA,CCNP, IT essentials, and more.
They can also help you prepare for your CISCO certifications exams.
JKUAT CISCO Networking Academy
JKUAT has served as the regional CISCO Networking Academy headquarters for long and has an excellent academy itself- it could be the best cisco school in Kenya in my opinion.
Perhaps you should join the academy if you’re pursuing it in JKUAT and take the course alongside your main IT course.
CISCO JKUAT Contacts
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (you can request for JKUAT cisco fee structure via this address)
KCA University CISCO Networking Academy
KCA (Kenya College of accountancy) offers CISCO CCNA course in some campuses too.
KCA University Contacts
Telephone: Call 0781 986519 /0754 777950 for the next intake dates and KCA cisco fees)
The other institution you can enroll in for your Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA) course is Strathmore.
Training can be done physically or online.
Strathmore CISCO Academy contacts
To view Strathmore CCNA fees and other important details, contact the college
TUK (Technical University Of Kenya)
Those at the coast can access cisco networking academy courses at TUK University.
Schools that offer CCNA certification – other CISCO schools in Kenya
- Nyeri Region- If you’re in Nyeri, you can check Nyeri National Polytechnic. The other alternative for those in Nyeri is Dedan Kimathi University.
- Embu Region-Check Embu College.
- Kirinyaga Region – Check Kirinyaga University College
- Meru Region – Visit Meru University
- Thika Region – Check inABLE Academy
- Nyahururu Region – Check Laikipia University
- Machakos Region – Visit Machakos School
- Limuru Region – Check Paul’s University
- Nakuru Region – Visit Nakuru Training Institute
- Kisumu Region– Check Palos Community Center, Lakehub Academy, or Kisumu National Polytechnic
- Kakamega region- Visit Auscomp College
- Taita Taveta Region- Visit Taita Taveta University
- Wider Mombasa Region- Your options include Mombasa Technical Training Institute, Kisauni Youth Polytechnic, and Ahmed Shahame Mwidani TTI (Technical Training Institute)
CISCO Training Centres in Kenya – Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Is Cisco Networking Academy free?
Not really. Okay; some courses on netacad.com are free- for example introduction to Cyber Security- but you need to pay for most of the Cisco Networking Academy courses including CCNA.
How much is CCNA exam in Kenya?
The final certification exam is slightly below Kshs.40000 (without a CISCO voucher)- keep in mind that the academy exam is not charged separately and it is normally included in the fee an academy asks for.
Does Cisco Networking Academy provide certificate?
Yes! You’re awarded a certificate once you pass the final course exam.
Don’t forget there are end-of-chapter exams- which you write online at the end of each chapter- and the final end-of-course exam (this you write after completing the entire curriculum).
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