USIU-Africa partners with ISACA to host Intervarsity IT certification boot camp
Ms. Paula Musuva (Lecturer of Forensic Information Technology) explains a point during a session of the week-long ISACA Bootcamp hosted by the School of Science and Technology on Wednesday, April 26. Ms. Musuva sits on the ISACA Kenya Board as Academic Relations Director.
USIU-Africa partnered with ISACA Kenya to host a week-long inter-varsity boot camp from Monday April 24 to Friday April 28, that was attended by 32 students from Daystar University, Strathmore University, Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), University of Nairobi and USIU-Africa.
The camp which was organized by Ms. Paula Musuva Kigen (Lecturer, Forensic Information Technology), who is also the Academic Relations Director at ISACA, aimed at training students from various universities in Nairobi on Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certification (CSX).
CISA is a globally recognized standard for appraising an IT auditor's knowledge, expertise and skill in assessing vulnerabilities and instituting technology controls in an enterprise environment. It is designed for IT auditors, audit managers, consultants and security professionals, and is issued by ISACA. CSX on the other hand certifies the introductory concepts that frame and define the standards, guidelines and practices of the industry. Indeed, it is the only one-stop global resource for everything cyber security, designed to help fortify and advance the industry by educating, training and certifying a stronger and more informed workforce.
ISACA Kenya, which is the local chapter of ISACA - the leading Information Technology association with individual members in more than 170 countries. Representatives from Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG), Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and independent consulting firms also attended the camp, which henceforth is expected to be held annually in different universities in Kenya, to provide a forum for industry professionals to work with academia in bridging the gap between academic qualifications and market competences.