Certificate Programmes

Welcome To GCUC

Garden City University College is a pioneering institution that seeks to produce innovative, well grounded and well rounded business executives, entrepreneurs, analysts and researchers who can meet the challenges of our time, in an increasingly sophisticated global village.

GCUC is focussed on its mission and vision therefore, believes that great achievements could only be attained through diligence and commitment to work. GCUC is affiliated to a number of international and national institutions to achieve its goal.

 

GARDEN CITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

CERTIFICATE IN LIBRARIANSHIP

STUDY MODE: Weekend / Sandwich

DURATION: 16 weeks (Saturdays and Sundays) / 8 weeks (Sandwich)

FEE: ¢1,000.00

TARGET GROUP:

 Staff working in University Libraries, Colleges of Education libraries, Polytechnic libraries, Nursing and Midwifery Training College Libraries, SHS/Technical/Vocational School Libraries, Public or Community Libraries and other Institutional Libraries without professional or formal training.

Any individual with an ambition to work in a library.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 Applicant must have completed SSSCE/WASSCE or GCE O`Level with at least four passes.

 Applicant working in a library without the above qualifications can also apply.


FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

ICT/CISCO ACADEMY DEPARTMENT

Cisco Professional Short Courses

  • CCNA R&S
  • CCNA R&S - Security.
  • IT essential (Software & Hardware) - A+ Certification.
  • Collaboration
  • Voice (VOIP)
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Linux

 

  IT Essentials - 5 weeks

IT Essentials curriculum provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level ICT professionals. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an ICT professional.

The curriculum includes the following features:

  • Students develop working knowledge of how computers operate, how to assemble computers, and how to troubleshoot hardware and software issues.
  • Hands-on labs and virtual learning tools help students develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills.
  • The course emphasizes the practical application of skills and procedures needed to install and upgrade hardware and software and troubleshoot systems.
  • Cisco Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities allow students to experiment with network designs and configurations.
  • Interactive assessments provide immediate feedback to support the evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills.

 

CCNA - 120 days

The Cisco CCNA curriculum helps students prepare for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and the globally recognized Cisco CCENT and CCNA certifications. Our new CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum aligns with the latest CCENT and CCNA certification exams.

CCNA Routing and Switching

CCNA Routing and Switching courses are designed to take advantage of the improved flexibility and course management capabilities in the Cisco NetSpace learning environment. This short video provides an introduction to the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum and its features and functionality.


 

CCNA Security- 30 days

The Cisco Networking Academy CCNA Security course provides a next step for individuals who want to enhance their CCENT-level skill set and help meet the growing demand for network security professionals. The curriculum provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.

CCNA Security includes the following features:

  • Students develop an in-depth, theoretical understanding of network security principles as well as the tools and configurations available.
  • The courses emphasize the practical application of skills needed to design, implement, and support network security.
  • Hands-on labs help students develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. 
  • Packet Tracer simulation-based learning activities promote the exploration of network security concepts and allow students to experiment with network behavior and ask "what if" questions.
  • Innovative assessments provide immediate feedback to support the evaluation of knowledge and acquired skills.
  • New user interface includes requested features such as index and search functionality.

Course Description

CCNA Security is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop specialized security skills to advance their careers. The curriculum helps prepare students for entry-level security career opportunities and the Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (IINS) certification exam (640-554) leading to the Cisco CCNA Security certification.

CCNA Security can be delivered as an independent curriculum or integrated into a broader course of study, such as technology or continuing education programs. All hands-on labs in the course can be completed on actual physical equipment or in conjunction with the NDG NETLAB+ solution, which provides remote access to equipment over the Internet.


Collaboration Primer
Estimated Time to Complete: 60 hours
Prerequisites: None, CCENT-level experience preferable

The Collaboration Primer introduces enterprise collaboration with reference to the underlying delineating technologies in messaging, voice, and video technologies. It provides an understanding of the journey that telephony has taken; progressing from the initial implementation of voice on telephone wires, to the addition of the Internet Protocol, up to the use and integration of video technologies.

The purpose of the course is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to apply various collaboration technologies at the enterprise level. At the end of the course, participants will be able to implement a configuration representing the basic components found in typical enterprise messaging and collaboration network architecture.


Voice(VOIP) Primer
Estimated Time to Complete: 4 to 8 hours
Prerequisites: None, CCENT-level experience preferable

The Voice Primer provides an introduction to voice on a data network, known as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Instructors who would like to include basic voice content into their classes can use the primer as a supplement to the CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum. 

Students who complete the primer should be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Define common voice terms and concepts including POTS line, digital trunks, PBX systems, and VoIP gateways
  • Describe some key advantages of a VoIP system over a traditional PBX system
  • Describe the purpose and nature of fundamental VoIP technologies including common call signaling protocols (such as SIP, SCCP, MGCP) and codecs (such as G.711, G.729, GSM)
  • Explain the importance of quality of service (QoS) in a voice network
  • Apply their VoIP knowledge to configure and connect a basic VoIP-to-VoIP network with multiple endpoints, basic dial plan manipulation, and CME router-based call processing.

NDG Linux Essentials

Estimated Time to Complete: 70 hours
Prerequisites: None
Languages: English
Self-Enroll Option: No

The Linux Essentials course, developed by NetAcad partner NDG, teaches students the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and command line, and basic open source concepts. It’s designed for students who want a comprehensive introduction to the Linux operating system.

This 16-chapter course uses a "learn by doing" approach. Each learner has hands-on access to the Linux virtual machine to practice, explore, and test Linux command-line concepts. From the fourth chapter on, the course provides step-by-step labs to help students build knowledge progressively and learn Linux commands that require practice to master. 

This course aligns with the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate.  To learn more about this certificate, visit www.lpi.org/LE.


Introduction to CyberSecurity

Estimated Time to Complete: 15 hours
Prerequisites: None, basic understanding of routing and switching concepts preferable
Languages: English
Instructor-Led Option: Yes

The demand for CyberSecurity experts has grown three times faster than any other job role in ICT, and training a CyberSecurity workforce is a priority of many governments. As we become increasingly reliant on technology and cyberspace to conduct our affairs, we want to safeguard against interruptions in the process.

Introduction to CyberSecurity covers trends in this growing field and demonstrates the need for CyberSecurity skills in various industries. 

Concepts are presented through activities and videos, with built-in assessments to test your knowledge.

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the global implications of cyber threats
  • Explain ways that networks may be vulnerable to attacks
  • Explain the impact of CyberAttacks on industries
  • Explain Cisco’s approach to threat detection and defense
  • Explain why CyberSecurity is a growing profession
  • Explain the opportunities for pursuing network security certifications

Entrepreneurship

Estimated Time to Complete: 10-15 hours
Prerequisites: None, CCENT-level experience preferable
Languages: English
Instructor-Led Option: Yes

The Entrepreneurship course is designed to supplement the skills gained through the core NetAcad ICT curricula and help students prepare for new career opportunities. It teaches critical business and financial skills, attitudes, and behaviors to help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset that can empower them to improve their overall quality of life.

Entrepreneurship incorporates a new approach to teaching and learning entrepreneurial skills with interactive, online case studies designed to help students learn business skills and apply networking capabilities within the context of starting a business.

The case studies introduce basic business and financial concepts through activities and scenarios that cultivate and reinforce the critical thinking skills required to become a successful entrepreneur. The Entrepreneurship case studies promote:

  • Increased self-confidence and personal motivation
  • Improved leadership skills and financial literacy
  • Greater mastery of technical skills through applied practice
  • Inspiration to start a small business

Introduction to the Internet of Everything (IoE)

Estimated Time to Complete: 20 hours
Class Duration: 6 weeks
Prerequisites: None
Languages: English

The Introduction to the Internet of Everything course provides an overview of the concepts and challenges of the transformational IoE economy. The course discusses the Internet and its evolution to the interconnection of people, processes, data, and things that forms the Internet of Everything.

The course introduces the concept of a network foundation connecting billions of things and trillions of gigabytes of data to enhance our decision making and interactions. Course modules describe how IOE drives the convergence between an organization’s operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems, the business processes for evaluating a problem and implementing an IoE solution, and the machine-to-machine (M2M), machine-to-people (M2P), and people-to-people (P2P) connections in an IoE solution. 

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Internet and its evolution to the Internet of Everything
  • Explain the interconnection of people, process, data, and things, the four pillars that form the Internet of Everything
  • Explain how things that are non-IP-enabled and IP-enabled devices can be connected to a network to communicate in the Internet of Things
  • Explain programming and show a simulated version of the Cisco Coffee JavaScript application
  • Explain the steps to evaluate and implement an IoE solution
  • Explain security concerns that must be considered when implementing IoE solutions
  • Describe the M2M, M2P and P2P interactions of a modeled winery and review an example of an IoE solution at a modeled winery
  • Explain the concept of prototyping and why this is critical in the IoE market

 

©2015/2016 Garden City University College | Prepared by ICT/Cisco Academy Department Coordinator.  If interested registering for any of the above courses, please feel to contact Mr. Alexander Newman at 233 541 400 341.