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12 months
KCSE D Plain

Certificate in Cyber Security–Level 5

Course Background Information

Cyber Security course at the College of human Resource Management-CHRM is offered in collaboration with, The Institute of Certified Safety and Security Professionals of Kenya-ICSSPK, an independent body for security professional career development in Kenya. The course has been designed after a thorough consultation with stakeholders through the Ministry of Education under CDACC to address security gaps in training professionals. Leaners taking this program will gain professional registration with ICSSPK.

Description of the course:

This course is designed as an entry level to equip a Cyber security technician with the competencies required to perform computer repair and maintenance, apply cyber security laws, policies and regulations, perform computer networking, software application security, database security, cyber security system installation, cyber security risk assessment, security assessment and testing and security operation management

Cyber Security-Level 5 (Certificate) is run on a Competency Based Education Training (CBET) mode. Emphasis is on learners gaining competencies rather than theoretical grilling. Learners are assessed based on milestone achieved in the process of their training. The course assessment is done by trained industry assessors vetted by ICSSPK and CDACC/TVET.

An individual enrolled in this course will be required to undergo an industrial attachment in a Cyber security firm for a period of at least 480 hours. Attachment will be undertaken upon completion of the course or the unit of learning

Intake, study options and duration

The course takes a period of 1year. The intakes are in January, May and September every year. CHRM study options are designed to meet the needs of various clients, hence; sunrise classes staring from 6:30am to 8:00am, full day classes from 8:00am to 4:00pm, evening classes from 5:30am to 8:00pm and Saturday classes from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Why Study the Programme

  1. To provide a detailed knowledge and understanding of Cyber Security
  2. To Understand database security aspects, cyber security assessment and analysis
  3. To gain an in-depth understanding of the cyber security laws and policies and software application in security 
  4. To provide adequate knowledge and information on risk management theories.
  5. Assessment

The course will be assessed at two levels: internally and externally. Internal assessment is continuous and is conducted by the trainer who is monitored by an internal accredited verifier while external assessment is the responsibility of TVET/CDACC.

Course Certification

A candidate will be issued with a Certificate of Competency on demonstration of competence in a unit of competency. To attain the qualification Cyber security technician Level 5, the candidate must demonstrate competence in all the units of competency as given in qualification pack. These certificates will be issued by TVET /CDACC in conjunction with training provider


Entry Requirements

KCSE D plain or its Equivalent, Pass Level 4 of Related Course, any other Equivalent Qualification Determined by KNQA

Registration with ICSSPK. To register, kindly click the link https://icsspk.com/ to redirect to the ICSSPK website. 


Fees (Download the attached fee structure)

Bank Details:

Name: Kenya Commercial Bank  

Branch Name: Biashara street  Branch,

Account No. 1180194667

In favor of: College of Human Resource Management (CHRM).


Mpesa: Lipa na Mpesa, Pay Bill - Business Number 522123, Account No. 80295K(YourName) - Max 16 Characters  


  • COURSE TYPE: Academic
  • COURSE LEVEL: Certificate
  • COURSE DURATION: 12 months
  • COURSE FEES: Download


  • SUNRISE 6.30 am - 8.30 am Weekday Daily
  • FULLDAY 8.30 am - 4.30 pm Weekday Daily/Saturdays
  • EVENING 5.30 am - 8.30 pm Evening Daily and class on Saturday
  • SATURDAY 8.30 am - 5.00 pm Every Saturday - whole day


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