Wits Certificates in Chief Information Officer (CIO) Practice: Levels 1, 2, 3
The Wits Certificates in Chief Information Officer (CIO) Practice -- offered at Levels 1, 2, and 3 -- 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.
Level 1 (aligned to NQF Level 6): Certificate in IT Management for CIO Teams: Online course (10 weeks)
Level 2 (aligned to NQF Level 7): Certificate in Interdisciplinary Professional Practice: Disruptive Technologies and Digital Operations: Offline course (3 months)
Level 3 (aligned to NQF Level 8): Certificate in Advanced Professional Practice for Digital Innovation and Leadership: Offline course (13 months)
Note re: course NQF levels: The NQF levels cited above are 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.