Cyber security short courses in Kenya

If you’re looking for some good cyber security short courses you can pursue in Kenya, then you’re in the right place…

In this post, I tell you about some of the different cybersecurity short courses you can find in Kenya, their course curriculum, requirements, fees, and much more.

I hope this points you in the right direction when choosing where to start your career in cyber security.

Cyber security short courses in Kenya

To be more specific, I will be talking about courses you can complete in 6 months or less.

And, you can find all these courses at Kenya Online College.

We have partnered with one of the big local universities to make sure that our students have unlimited access to a good Cisco Networking Academy.

That said, you can take the popular and internationally recognized Cisco Cyber Security courses with us.

We teach our classes using a fully hands-on approach with real-world tools to make sure you’re equipped with the necessary skills needed in the market.

Having that in mind, here are the short cybersecurity courses that we offer:

Introduction to Cybersecurity

This is one of our free cybersecurity courses.

However, it’s only available for free for those taking our CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate) or the CyberOps Associate certifications.

Some of the things you will learn include:

  • What’s cyber security and its potential impact
  • Understanding some of the most common cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks
  • How to protect your privacy online
  • Gain insights on how businesses protect themselves from attacks
  • Gain insights on the latest job trends and why cybersecurity continues to grow.

Just so you know, the course is fully online – you get to learn at your own pace.


  • A solid foundation in ICT

Cybersecurity Essentials

This is another of our free cybersecurity short courses.

However, there’s a catch – to enroll in this free course, you need to sign up for a CCNA or CyberOps Associate certification with us.

The course is 100% online and it will introduce you to the basics of fighting various cybercrimes more so on networks and servers.

If you enroll for this course, here are some of the things you will learn:

  • Security controls to defend networks, servers, and applications
  • How to implement proper procedures for data confidentiality and availability
  • Security principles and how to develop compliant policies
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer


  • Introduction to Cybersecurity

IoT Fundamentals: IoT Security

The explosive growth of IoT (Internet of Things) devices has increased the number of security threats such as botnets, crypto miners, DDOS attacks, and privacy concerns due to some IoT devices being used as spying devices.

This has led to an increased demand for IoT security professionals.

Furthermore, as the market for IoT devices is expected to continue growing, it means the demand for IoT security professionals will also keep on increasing.

Our IoT Security short course will equip you with the necessary hands-on skills to test vulnerabilities, model threats, and evaluate risks in IoT devices using real-world tools.

Below are some of the things you will learn in this program:

  • How to conduct end-to-end security assessments of IoT systems to find and fix vulnerabilities
  • How to perform risk assessments and recommend threat mitigation strategies
  • Gain hands-on experience with IoT prototypes using Raspberry Pi
  • Master real-world penetration and vulnerability testing tools such as Kali Linux

Just so you know, this IoT Security short course only costs Ksh. 25,000.

CyberOps Associate

Our CyberOps Associate course will guide you on how to monitor, detect, and respond to cybersecurity threats.

This includes uncovering cybercrimes (computer forensics), cyber espionage, and networking threats.

If you enroll for this short course, here are some of the things you can expect to learn:

  • Cyber security concepts
  • Security monitoring
  • Network intrusion analysis – how to detect and respond to threats
  • Host-based analysis
  • Develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer
  • Security policy procedures

Having said that, this program only costs Ksh. 25,000.


  • Introduction to Cyber Security
  • Cybersecurity essentials

Network Security

As the name suggests, in this short course, we will train you on how to secure and protect computer networks.

As such, the course will require you to have a basic understanding of computer networks.

To be more specific, before enrolling for this course, you will need to first have some basics of CCNA more so these two modules:

  • Introduction to Networks
  • Switching, routing, and wireless essentials

Nonetheless, any other equivalent knowledge is acceptable.

One more thing: This short course costs just Ksh. 35,000.

Comprehensive Cyber Security Short Course

If you are looking for an all-in-one cyber security short course, then this course is for you.

In this course, you shall learn all the above modules as one.

Most of our cyber security students prefer this course because it not only saves on tuition fees but also equips them with the necessary skills to be an all-round cybersecurity professional.

In the program, you’ll learn about various cybersecurity principles such as:

  • Detecting network threats
  • Securing networks, servers, and applications
  • How to perform risk assessments
  • How to use various penetration testing tools such as Kali Linux
  • IoT security principles among others

Finally, this short course takes 12 weeks to complete and it costs Ksh. 45,000 only.

Final thoughts Cyber security short courses in Kenya

There you go!

Now, to book your slot or get additional information about these courses, contact our admissions office via call/WhatsApp on 0797 532 345.


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