AfriHUB ICT Institute
National Innovation Diploma (N.I.D)

The National Innovation Diploma (N.I.D) is an approved program by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), a principal organ of Federal Ministry of Education specifically created to handle all aspects of Technical and Vocational Education falling outside University Education. It was established by Act No. 9 of 11th January, 1977.


Presently, we run two (2) courses, which covers:-

  • Computer Software Engineering (CSE)
  • Networking and System security (NSS).

A candidate can enroll for any of these programs and the duration is two (2) years. As pre-requisites for admission, a candidate must have a minimum of five (5) credits including Mathematics and English Language (not more than 2 sittings) at SSCE, GCE, NECO, and must have written and meet up the minimum UTME score required for admission. However, candidate with at least three (3) O’level credits in any three subjects at SSCE, GCE or NECO can be considered Pre-NID admission.
Our Training Locations is presently at Abuja, Lagos and Kaduna (other states coming up soon).

Abuja: AfriHUB ICT Institute:
Plot 825 Ralph Shodeinde Street,
Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Opp. FMF
Central Business District,
Abuja FCT.
+234 (811) 555 6666
+234 (09) 291 5155

info@afrihub.com

Kaduna: AfriHUB ICT Institute:
No 18, Salim Crescent, Kawo, New Extension, Kaduna State.
Tel: 0809 633 7253.

NCCE, UK

Our IDCS/IADCS is a NCC Education, UK approved education courses. NCC Education is a global provider for Education solutions. NCC Education qualifications range from ICT for schools to the International Degree Pathway in Business or IT. Our programmes are recognised by universities, professional bodies and employers. Upon successful completion of the International Diploma in Computer Studies (IDCS) and the International Advanced Diploma in Computer Studies (IADCS), students who might want to further their training to the Degree level, can do so with any of the approved partner university with NCC. (Details of this can be seen on www.nccedu.com). To qualify for admission into the International Advanced Diploma in computer studies, a candidate must have undergone and passed the International Diploma training.

Microsoft IT Academy
It‘s a subscription-based membership program designed to help schools offer students and faculty learning solutions for IT skills training and certification as well as technology essentials for professionals. Access to these resources can help students build a successful future with the skills that employers demand. Microsoft IT Academy offers the opportunity for faculty to stay up to date on the latest Microsoft technologies. Best of all, its built-in flexibility makes it easy to integrate these technologies into new or existing curricula, so schools can tailor classes to meet the needs of students of all ages and levels of experience. Designed for accredited academic institutions Microsoft IT Academy is a comprehensive program that helps support ongoing technology education for a wide range of students, teachers, and faculty. The program features access to software licenses, E-Learning, official Microsoft course materials, and certifications. E-Learning and course materials range from computer basics to high-level programming, along with information and communications technology (ICT) management. Certifications cover the spectrum of professions within the IT industry, carefully developed with experts from the workforce to ensure validity and reliability.
Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy, established in 1997, teaches students networking and other information technology-related skills, preparing them for jobs as well as for higher education in engineering, computer science and related fields. Since its launch, the program has grown to more than 9,000 Academies in 50 U.S. states and more than 165 countries with a curriculum taught in 16 different languages. More than 900,000 students participate in Academies operating in colleges and universities, technical schools, community-based organizations, and other educational programs around the world. Networking Academy blends face-to-face teaching with web-based curriculum, hands-on lab exercises, and Internet-based assessment.

Networking courses

Networking Academy offers a variety of courses in networking, such as CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional), Wireless Networking and Network Security, among others. The CCNA is offered in two models, Discovery provides general networking theory and offers a hands-on career-oriented approach. Exploration is for more advanced learners and covers protocols and theory in depth, each is divided into four courses. Both the Exploration and Discovery tracks lead to industry-recognized CCNA certification. CCNP courses follow from the CCNA and is offered as four separate certificated courses.

Teaching methodology

A regular semester has 18 weeks, with 4 hours per week. This refers to classes at the academy; the student is expected to read the course materials at home. Each student is given a username and password, to access the course materials and for the online exams. Although the exams are online, they are taken in the presence of a qualified instructor. The classes at the academy usually include a summary of important points, review of difficult topics and questions, and practice (for example, for the CCNA course, practice with specialized networking equipment, such as routers and network switches). A cornerstone of the Networking Academy teaching methodology, is a focus on practical skills development. While assessment of theoretical content is measured with on-line assessment tools, students must pass a proctored practical skills test on prescribed laboratory equipment, before a passing grade may be awarded. Development of a balanced theoretical knowledge and work-ready practical skills is monitored and assured through the Cisco Networking Academy Quality Assurance Program. Since 2003 in Spain and 2005 in the UK, Networking Academy has formed partnerships with the respective Open Universities of these countries to offer a blended 'at home' with a small proportion of 'in class' work.

Oracle University

Oracle University is the educational facility run by Oracle Corporation. At the university, IT professionals interested in becoming experts in Oracle technologies participate in learning in a variety of different ways.Oracle is very proud that the Oracle University offers a 100% student satisfaction guarantee. There are a variety of ways that you can learn about the different Oracle databases, middleware and applications. Many of the classes required for certification can be taken on your own via Oracle Live Virtual Class or at your own pace via Oracle Self-Study CDs. There are classes that require classroom attendence, especially for the more senior level certifications. Some people learn better in a live, one-on-one environment as well. For these situations, please visit any of the AfriHUB centers nationwide

Project Management Professional (PMP)

PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects. This recognition is seen through increased marketability to employers and higher salary; according to the PMI Salary Survey — Sixth Edition, a PMP increases your salary up to 10% more than your non-credentialed colleagues and peers. Who should apply? The PMP recognizes demonstrated competence in leading and directing project teams. If you’re an experienced project manager looking to solidify your skills, stand out to employers and maximize your earning potential, the PMP credential is the right choice for you. PMP Requirements To apply for the PMP, you need to have either: * A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education. OR * A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education. If you do not meet the PMP requirements, you may want to look at the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification

A+

The CompTIA A+ certification is the industry standard for computer support technicians. The international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. CompTIA A+ certified technicians also have excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients. CompTIA A+ is part of the certification track for corporations such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco and Novell. Other technology companies, including CompuCom and Ricoh, have made CompTIA A+ certification mandatory for their service technicians. More than 700,000 people worldwide have become CompTIA A+ certified since the program’s inception in 1993. Two exams are necessary to be certified: CompTIA A+ Essentials, exam code 220-701 CompTIA A+ Practical Application, exam code 220-702. CompTIA A+ Essentials measures the necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional with a recommended 500 hours of hands-on experience in the lab or field. It tests for technical understanding of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism now required of all entry-level IT professionals. CompTIA A+ Practical Application is an extension of the knowledge and skills identified in CompTIA A+ Essentials, with more of a "hands-on" orientation focused on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems. For candidates certified under previous versions of the exam: Candidates certified under previous versions of CompTIA A+ who are encouraged or required by their employers to remain current on their certifications have two options: Take the CompTIA A+ 2009 Edition (two exams). Only those who are certified in the most recent version of CompTIA A+ by taking 220-601 and one of the following: 220-602, 220-603 and 220-604 exams are eligible to update their currency through taking the CompTIA A+ bridge exam (one exam), which covers the new objectives