The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology is proud to announce its first CISCO Networking Academy Course, CISCO IT Essentials.

The 1st intake is set for 1st March 2012 and the 2nd for 2nd April 2012. There will be both Evening and weekend classes. The cost for the course is UGX 400,000.

Interested candidates should sign up at Room 3009, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Building. College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology, Makerere University.

For more information, please call 0414531046 / 0759050870 or Email:

About the Course

With CiSCO IT Essentials, PC Hardware and Software is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning course with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer skills and essential career skills. The course is designed for students pursuing careers in IT or students seeking practical knowledge of how computers work. In addition, the course provides a learning pathway to the Cisco CCNA® Discovery and CCNA Exploration curricula.

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. Students will also be able to connect devices to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment.

Additional topics covered include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity and basic implementation skills, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), network security, safety and environmental issues, applied network configurations, troubleshooting techniques and communication skills.

Hands-on lab activities and virtual learning tools are integrated into the curriculum. The Virtual Laptop and Virtual Desktop are stand-alone tools that enable students to virtually disassemble and reassemble desktop and laptop computers. Both tools are designed to supplement classroom learning and provide an interactive “hands-on” experience in environments with limited physical equipment.

For more information about the course, please visit:

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CISCO IT Essentials Brochure DOC PDF PS