Institute of Software Technologies [All courses, fees, intakes, and more]

This article introduces you to the Institute of Software Technologies, outlining the courses available, their intakes, fee structures, and much more.

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Institute of Software Technologies [All courses, fees, intakes, and more]

Institute of software technologies: A little background

IST is a full-fledged Kenyan institution that has been registered with the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Technology (MOHEST) to offer a Technical, Industrial, Vocational, and Entrepreneurship Training (TIVET) institution certificate.

Additionally, it is registered with the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

Their programs adhere to the vendor’s training formats and structures, which are designed to prepare students for professional certification.

They provide a wide range of IT-related courses, including certificate, diploma, short, and professional courses.


Institute of Software Technologies Nairobi: Courses offered and their requirements

Diploma courses

Course duration: 1 year (12 months)


Diploma in software development


  • Windows PC
  • Basic web development (HTML and CSS)


  • A certificate course in software development


Career prospect

  • Software Developer
  • Front-End/Back-End Developer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Web Developer
  • System analyst
  • Database analyst


Diploma in cyber security and ethical hacking


  • You must have done Linux
  • Have programming skills
  • You should also have networking skills


  • A certificate course in cyber security


Career prospects

  • Certified ethical hacker
  • Information security analyst
  • Security administrator
  • Security analyst



Certificate courses

Course duration: 4 months


Certificate in cyber Security


You should have a KCSE certificate and be computer literate


Career prospects:

  • Cyber security analyst
  • Information security analyst
  • Network security administrator


Certificate in software development

Requirements: No requirements

Career prospects:

  • Mobile app developer
  • Java developer
  • Junior software developer


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Short courses:

Cyber Security for Beginners

Requirements: A computer and basic understanding of computers and the Internet.

Course duration: 2 weeks


3D Printing


  • High mechanical aptitude
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Little or no knowledge in Computer-Aided Design (CAD).
  • A laptop running a windows operating system.
  • Knowledge on AutoCAD software’s will be an added advantage.


Course duration: 14 weeks


Cisco CCNA 200-301

Requirements: Basic understanding of computers

Course duration: 40 hrs


Programming with Python

Requirements: Basic computer skills

Course duration: 1 month (40hrs)


Advanced Ethical Hacking

Requirements: you should have done Ethical Hacking for Beginners

Course duration: 3 weeks


Ethical Hacking


  • Have knowledge of cyber security course for beginners or knowledge of Diploma in Information Security and Ethical Hacking course.
  • Have very good knowledge of using Linux, or any other operating systems.
  • Have a good understating of web development and databases e.g. MySQL and Oracle.

Course duration: 2 weeks


Certified Network Defender Advanced

Requirements: No requirements

Course duration: 3 weeks


Certified Network Defender Beginner

Requirements: No requirements

Course duration: 2 weeks


Cisco CCNA Networking Advanced

Requirements: No requirements

Course duration: 40 hrs (1 month)


Cisco CCNA Networking Basics for Beginners

Requirements: No requirements

Course duration: 2 weeks



Professional courses

Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT)

Requirements: EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)

Course duration: 5 days


Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)


  • IT/forensics professionals with basic knowledge on IT/cyber security, or computer forensics.
  • Prior completion of CEH training is an added advantage.

Course duration: 5 days


Certified Ethical Hacker (CEF)


  • Basic computer skills (not just MS Word but using the command line, editing the registry, and setting up a network).
  • Networking skills (for example, understanding routers and switches, internet protocols, and advanced TCP/IP).
  • Linux skills (these are non-negotiable).

Course duration: 5 days


Oracle Payables Management Fundamentals

Requirements: This course is for those who have implemented Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 or Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.

Course duration: 4 days


Oracle Subledger Accounting Fundamentals


  • R12.x Oracle Payables Management Fundamentals Ed 1.
  • Have working knowledge of Oracle Payables.
  • Having knowledge of fundamental accounting principles is an added advantage.

Course duration: 2 days


Oracle Asset Management Fundamentals

Requirements: R1 Oracle E-Business Suite Fundamental

Course duration: 4 days


Oracle Receivables Management Fundamentals


  • Thorough knowledge of the overall Oracle Receivables Process.
  • Ability to navigate Oracle applications.

Course duration: 4 days


Oracle Purchasing Fundamentals


  • Working experience with procurement.
  • Thorough knowledge of Oracle Applications.

Course duration: 5 days


Oracle Order Management Fundamentals


  • R12.2 Oracle E-Business Suite Fundamentals Ed 1.
  • E-Business Suite Essentials for Implementers.
  • Navigating Oracle Applications.
  • Inventory Management Fundamentals
  • Financials Functional Foundation

Course duration: 4 days


Oracle iProcurement Fundamentals


  • R12.x Oracle Purchasing Fundamentals Ed 1.
  • Have thorough knowledge of the Oracle Procure to pay process.
  • Have a working experience with Oracle Procure to pay products.

Course duration: 3 days


Other courses offered at Institute of Software Technologies

Professional graphic design

Entry requirements: free trial or education versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat and Dreamweaver.

Course duration: 1 month


CompTIA A+ certification

Requirements: Basic familiarity with PCs and networks

Course duration: 40 hours

Career Prospects:

  • Entry-level information technology professional
  • Personal computer service technician


International Certification for Digital Literacy (ICDL)

Requirements: No requirements

Course duration: 2 months


Cisco Networking

Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0


  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills

 Course duration: 40 hours (1 month)


Mobile App Development

iOS Development


  • Certificate in Database Administration and Database App Development from the institution.
  • IT certificate holders/ diploma holders or degree holders who want to learn and specialize in Oracle Database Administration.
  • Windows PC or a laptop
  • MAC (with VPS pre-installed)
  • Basic computer skills

 Course duration: 1 month


Microsoft programs

  • Developing SQL Databases (2016)
  • Administering SQL Database Infrastructure (2016)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Administration


Computer programming programs

  • Java Level 1: Core Java
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript Programming
  • C++ Programming
  • Php Developer
  • Python Programming


Institute of Software Technologies Intakes

Their intakes are usually in January, May, and September every year.

As of now, their September 2023 intake is still ongoing. Hurry up and apply!


Institute of Software Technologies Nairobi: Fee structure

In this section, I will outline the fees for both the diploma and certificate courses.

For information on the fees for other courses, please contact the institution directly using the information provided at the end of this article.

Fee structure for all diploma courses:

Semester 1

Tuition fee: Kshs.60,000

Exam fee: 200USD

Total: Kshs.80,000


Semester 2

Tuition fee: Kshs.50,000

Exam fee: 200USD

Total: Kshs.70,000

In addition, there is a non-refundable application fee of Kshs.2,500 for all diploma courses.


Fee structure for all certificate courses:

Tuition fee: Kshs.55,000

Exam fee: 100USD

Total: Kshs.65,000

Again, all certificate courses require a non-refundable application fee of Kshs.2,000.


How to apply for a courses in Institute of Software Technologies

Simply log in to their website, select a course of interest, and then click the apply button.


Hot to pay fees

Please keep in mind that all tuition fees must be paid in Kenyan shillings to the following account:

Bank: I & M Bank Ltd

Account Name: Institute of Software Technologies Ltd

Branch: Sarit Centre Branch, Nairobi

Bank Swift code: IMBLKENA

Account No. 00300446581210

Or you can also pay through Mpesa Pay Bill: 4002027 ,

Account No: student’s admission number


It is also important to note that the exam fee must be paid separately and in US dollars to the following account:

Bank: I & M Bank Ltd

Account Name: Institute of Software Technologies Ltd

Branch: Sarit Centre Branch, Nairobi

Bank Swift code: IMBLKENA

Account No. 00300446581211


Institute of Software Technologies – Contacts and location information

As I wrap up, here is the contact information for the Institute of Software Technologies in case you have any questions or need more information.

Physical location: Westpoint Building, 6th Floor, Mpaka Road, Westlands, in Nairobi.

Postal address: P.O. BOX 8690-00200, City Square, Nairobi.

Phone no: 0739 944 882 or 0732 944 882





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