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Certificate in Chief Information Officer Practice, Level 1: IT Management for CIO Teams (NQF 6)

The current Level 1 online course began 18 Sept. 2017.

CIO Courses 2017: Brochure


The LINK Certificate programme in Chief Information Officer (CIO) Practice -- offered at Levels 1,  2, and 3 -- covers 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 current Level 1 course, which began 18 Sept. 2017:

  • online Digital Campus course
  • 8 modules over 10 weeks

Level 1 (NQF Level 6) is focused towards IT professionals who work in any social or economic sector, including mining, manufacturing, banking, retail, fashion, health, education, or governmental. The course is designed for IT professionals who preferably have a 3-year degree or diploma and 1-3 years of work experience or more. It is for individuals who are starting out their IT careers, who wish to pursue further formal studies in the IT profession, and who eventually aspire to IT leadership roles.

  • course fee: R12,500.00 (including VAT)

Download Level 1 course fact sheet

Go to Level 2 information

Go to Level 3 information


Prof Raj Siriram, LINK Centre:  

For fee payment and registration information

Contact Eunice Sediti, Programme Administrator, Wits Enterprise:, Tel: +27-11-717-1188






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