Mapping for Sustainable Development
Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 723 786161
rcmrd@rcmrd.org

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Online short courses have gained momentum due to the opportunities to learn several courses and freedom to learn from anywhere anytime. Our  courses  are ideal for students and professionals who want extra or new skills to boost their career in a shorter time and lesser pay than they would for a diploma or degree programme.  They are  offered through various interactive online platforms—from Zoom, Google Meet to other e-learning platforms—you can, therefore, study from anywhere.

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Excel for Business

 

Gain skills and competency in excel for business which will enable you  to expertly navigate the Excel user interface , perform basic calculations using formulas and functions, create visualizations of data and professionally format spreadsheets and improve your efficiency and productivity.

Course Objectives: The course will prepare you to;

  • Configure cash flow statements, resolve business ratios, and finalizing financial statements
  • Expertly navigate the Excel user interface, perform basic calculations with formulas and functions
  • Professionally format spreadsheets and create visualization of data through charts and graphs.

Course content: The Excel user interface, basic Excel, essential navigational controls, basic data entry with Excel spreadsheets, summarizing data, database functions and pivot tables

Career opportunities: This course prepares you to handle tasks in Accounting and Finance industry competently

Course duration: Three weeks

Minimum Qualification: At least basic knowledge in Microsoft Excel course or have the equivalent experience on the same 

Tuition fee: USD 200

Certification: Internal Certification

Cyber Security

Cyber security  also called IT security  involves  defending computers, servers, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks. With the scale of the cyber threat set to continue to rise due to the increased internet consumption, Cyber security online course will help you combat the proliferation of malicious cyber attacks and aid in early detection .

Course Content 

  • Data security and threats.
  • Control/Mitigation Measures.
  • Attacks and Vulnerabilities.
  • Penetration Tests.
  • Malware.
  • Trends.
  • Risk Management and Procedures
  • ICT security policy
  • Firewalls

Course Objectives 

After the course, you will be able to;

  • Identify and classify Security threats, attacks and vulnerabilities.
  • Identify IT security control measures.
  • Utilize the various IT resources prone to cybercrime and safeguarding mechanisms. 
  • Utilize various software used in penetration tests
  • Understand need for IT security policy and formulation

Target Individuals

Target students include professionals in all industries not limited to the IT field and online users want to understand IT security and Cybercrime and identify best practices to stay abreast in matters IT security. They should be interested in IT resources safeguarding. Participants should have a basic IT skills and at least O’ level.

Duration : Three weeks 

Fee: USD 200

Certification : Internal 

 

 

 

Graphic Design

Graphic designers are gaining demand ,we have designed this online course that  guides you through design processes,  elements including line, shape, form and texture that will help you boost your graphic design skills . This online course equips the learner with skills to create visual concepts using computer software to communicate ideas .

Software Options 

  • Adobe Photoshop 
  • CorelDraw
  • Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to;

Attain effective digital asset management 

  • Create vector -illustration and page layout application to present objects ,layers and pages in a presentable form
  • Design banners, posters, brochures etc
  • Conduct quick selection techniques
  • Edit images, banners and posters
  • Work with layers and  vector shapes
  • Link and edit  graphics
  • Apply all advanced effects and filters effectively
  • Create animated images

Course Content

  • Importing and editing texts
  • Linking and editing graphics
  • Applying special effects & Image editing 
  • Vanishing points, HDR images,panorama etc

Target Audience: To be edited

Duration: Three weeks

Fee Charges : USD 200

Certification: Internal

 

 

 

Digital Marketing

 

 With the rapid increase  of internet consumption, every business should strive to have an online presence and leverage on the marketing opportunities. For this to be enhanced, its imperative to have up to date tools and knowhow on their  use  to reach your marketing goals. Whether you already have the skills and competences to execute digital marketing campaigns, or are ready to learn, the Digital Marketing course provides a way of proving your abilities. Online digital marketing is the course to equip you with such skills.

Course Objectives 

This course will prepare you to; 

  • Understand various web presence options and how to select appropriate keywords for search engine optimization. 
  • Recognize different social media platforms, and set up and use common platforms.  
  • Understand how effective social media management assists in promotion and lead generation.  
  • Understand various options for online marketing and advertising, including search engine, email and mobile marketing. 
  • Understand and use analytics services to monitor and improve campaigns. 

Course Content: Creation of web presence, optimizing content for search engines, using social media tools, monitoring campaigns and analytics

Target Audience: Entrepreneurs and employees of small and medium sized enterprises, students, and existing marketing professionals who want to build and certify their digital marketing skills. 

Course Duration: Three weeks

Fee Charges: USD 200

Certification: Internal 

Python Programming

 

In this virtual python training course, trainees will learn how Python works starting with the basics up to intermediate concepts. All the lessons are instructor-led and hands-on to improve trainee gains. The entire training will only involve the use of python 3. Finally, the trainee will be taught how to solve problems using Python as well as the best coding and debugging practices.

Course Objectives 

This course will prepare you to;

  • Understand Python basics
  • Identify a problem and model it using Python
  • Create a Python executable code
  • Understand the Python code written by someone else
  • Solve some problems using Python.

Course Requirements

  • A computer (at least with 2 cores). 
  • A microphone either in-built in a computer or separate. 
  • A good internet connection (at least 3G network)
  • The trainee requires to attend at least 90% of the classes as well as complete the tasks given before being graded either with a PASS or FAIL

Course Outline

  • An introduction to Python & Installation
  • Basic coding skills, data types and variables
  • Variables and documentation & Variable Assignment 
  • Math Operations in Python, Jupyter Notebook, Math Operations and Errors in Python
  • String Syntax,Escape Sequences with Quotes, Multi-Line Strings & String concatenation 
  • Conditionals, Operators and Loops 
  • Python Structures and file handling
  •  Python Scripts and Programs Execution
  •  Object-oriented programing
  •  Python JSON & Python PIP

Target Audience

Complete beginners 

Trainee with knowledge of other programming language

Course Duration: Three weeks

Tuition Fee:  USD  250

Certification: Internal

Fundamentals of GIS

Geographical Information System (GIS)  has become essential in decision making, planning, and management of multi-layered spatial database. GIS software used by RCMRD includes Open source QGIS and Commercial GIS (ArcGIS).

Course Content

  • Exploring GIS concepts
  • Displaying data, Querying database
  • Working with spatial data
  • Working with tables
  • Editing Data, Working with georeferenced data
  • Working with layers and maps
  • Displaying locations from tabular data
  • Automating data, Editing the database schema
  • Editing spatial and attribute data
  • Presenting data

Course Objectives

After the 3 weeks , you will be able to;

  • Demonstrate basic proficiency visualizing geospatial data and analysis 
  • Acquire practical knowledge on use of mapping software and produce maps using input data
  • Use basic spatial analysis techniques
  • Display data analysis results using a well designed map

Target Audience: Land surveyors, Geodesist, Engineers, Geomaticians , Geo-informationists , Cartographers, Geologist, geophysicist , Entrepreneurs, Researchers and any other relevant field

Duration: Three weeks

Cost: USD 300

Certification :Internal certification

 

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)

The purpose of this course is to provide technical skills in base stations installation, data handling and dissemination, and precise analysis using advanced GNSS processing software

Course Objectives

The learner will be able to;

  • Articulate how GNSS satellites enable the positioning of objects relative to local or global reference frames.
  • Justify which GNSS tools and techniques are most appropriate for a particular field.
  • Distinguish between the accuracy and precision possible using different GNSS hardware and software.
  • Understand the sources of uncertainty in GNSS measurements.
  • Post process static data.

Course Outline

  • GNSS overview and  basic GNSS concepts
  • GNSS satellite systems and  advanced GNSS concepts
  • Static post processing  & theory of GPS data processing 

Target  Group: Land surveyors, Geodesists, Engineers, Researchers, Cartographers and professionals from any other relevant field

Duration : 1 week

Fee Charges : USD 300

Certification Body: Internal 

 

AUTOCAD CIVIL 3D

Course Objectives 

The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge and technical skills in AutoCAD drawing using AutoCAD Civil 3D for applications in areas such as cadastral surveys, road and highway designs, building designs structural designs among others.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Civil 3D, working with points & generation of surfaces.
  • Survey & Alignments
  • Project Management and profiles.
  • Parcels and Grading. 
  • Assemblies, Corridors and plan production.
  • Intersections and round abouts
  • Cross sections, material calculation, pipe Networks, part builder and labels and table

Target Group: Land surveyors, Engineers,  Architects,  Draftsmen,  Cartographers,  Students and other interested individuals.

Duration : 10 Days

Fee Charges: USD 300

Certification: Internal Exam

 

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International Computer Driving License (ICDL)

 RCMRD  is an accredited ICDL center now offering online ICDL classes which equips our learners with current ICT skills regardless of ones profession while laying a foundation  to those who want to develop skills in Information Technology. Grab an opportunity to acquire certified, internationally recognized standard computer literacy.

Course Objectives

This course will prepare you to;

Instill digital skills and competencies necessary to handle a computer and apply common computer applications

Increase computer user productivity

 

Course Modules

Computer Essentials, Online essentials, Word Processing, Presentations, Online collaboration, Digital Marketing and IT security

Advanced level; Advanced word processing, advanced spreadsheets, database, Project Planning

Course Content 

  • Introduction to ICT
  • Computer and devices
  • File management & Networks
  • Security and well being
  • Inputs and outputs 
  • Desktop , icons & settings 

Target Audience : Everyone

Course Duration: Three months 

Fee Charges: USD 250 

Certification Body: ICDL

 

 

 

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Get In Touch For more information, registration or further Questions

Roysambu, Kasarani
Nairobi, Kenya

+245 020 2680748 / 2680722
+254 723 786161 / +254 735 981098

 

P.O. Box 632-00618 Nairobi, Kenya

rcmrd@rcmrd.org

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