CIO Practice Level 3: Certificate in Advanced Professional Practice for Digital Innovation and Leadership
The Wits Certificates in Chief Information Officer (CIO) Practice cover issues relating to technology, strategic (C-level) management, business and human capital management processes, and ICT policy and regulation.
The environments of business and government have become increasingly data-driven. In this context, organisations must undertake effective business re-engineering, ensure effective security measures and risk management, and foster effective utilisation of the Internet for marketing and electronic transactions. An increasingly mobile Internet means an increasingly mobile workforce, which may present an opportunity or a threat. To manage these challenges, organisations appoint CIOs, who lead teams responsible for the strategy, design, procurement and operation of the ICT-enabled business. CIOs lead through strategic capability, technical knowledge, and excellent team-building.
The Wits CIO Practice Level 3 Certificate course (aligned to NQF Level 8) consists of 13 months of study, comprising three classroom sessions (each lasting one week) in Johannesburg and self-study via individual/group assignments. Participants complete an individual research project, which is also a requirement for entry to LINK Master's programmes, making successful participants eligible to apply for Master's study.
(Note re: course NQF level: The NQF level cited above is from the South African National Qualifications Framework. According to the requirements of the South African Council on Higher Education (CHE), short courses are not accredited at NQF levels. However, the LINK Centre aligns each of its courses to a particular NQF level -- as a means to guide the course's level of difficulty and level of assessment.)
This course is focused towards IT professionals who report directly to CIOs, or who are CIOs themselves. The course is designed for IT professionals who preferably have a three- or four-year degree or diploma and at least 8 years' work experience. It is for individuals who already hold senior IT positions and are looking for a formal educational programme addressing the complexities of digital innovation and leadership.
2020 CIO Level 3 Certificate classroom dates
To be announced
2020 course fee
ZAR53,600.00 per participant
To apply for the 2020 offering of this CIO Practice Level 3 Certificate course, please complete and submit this online form