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Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (CIFA) course New Syllabus PDF

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Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (CIFA) course
The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to, among other competencies:

  • Apply financial tools and concepts in analysis and valuation of investment and securities
  • Manage and grow portfolios of investments
  • Analyse various types of investments including equity investments, fixed income investments and derivatives
    Manage corporate finances
  • Apply financial modelling and analytical tools in investments analysis

The course is aimed at persons who wish to qualify and work or practice as investment, securities and financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment bankers, fund managers, consultants on national and global financial markets and related areas.

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Certified Secretaries (CS) course Syllabus PDF

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Certified Secretaries (CS) course
The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to, among other competencies:

  • Practice and promote principles of good governance within public and private sector entities
  • Implement and comply with legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in practice
  • Ensure proper conduct and management of meetings
  • Undertake consultancy and advisory services in corporate secretarial and related practices
  • Manage boardroom dynamics
  • Undertake governance and compliance audits

The course is aimed at persons who wish to qualify and work or practice as corporate secretaries, policy formulators and consultants in governance, governance and compliance auditors and administrators at county and national levels and in the private sector.
Assessment will be conducted in a variety of ways, including examinations, projects and workshops attendance.

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Certified Public Accountants (CPA) New syllabus PDF

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Certified Public Accountants (CPA) course
The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to, among other competencies:

  • Prepare accounts and financial statements including for complex entities in both the private and public sectors.
  • Use computerised accounting systems
  • Practically apply data analytical tools analyse data and reach conclusions.
  • Undertake audit and assurance services
  • Apply advanced financial management skills to evaluate various financial aspects of a business for decision making
  • Prepare management accounts
  • Apply leadership and management skills in practice to manage teams and achieve results

The course is aimed at persons who wish to qualify and work or practice as professional accountants, auditors, finance managers, tax managers and consultants in related areas in both public and private sectors.
Assessment will be conducted in a variety of ways, including examinations, practical papers, workshops attendance and practical experience.
In addition to the above papers, prior to certification, candidates will be required to

  • Attend workshops on ethics, soft skills and emerging issues organised by Kasneb and ICPAK and earn IPD hours)
  • Obtain 1-year practical experience, or alternatively attend workshops on work based simulation organised by Kasneb and ICPAK.

In order to assist CPA students to obtain the requisite practical experience and internship opportunities, they will be registered as student members of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) under a programme called the Trainee Accountants Practical Experience Programme (TAPEF). Through TAPEF, ICPAK working in consultation with Kasneb will assist students as much as possible to link with professional accountants who will mentor them towards obtaining the necessary practical experience

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Certified Information Systems Solutions Expert (CISSE) syllabus PDF

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The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to, among other competencies:

  • Develop information systems solutions for a business
  • Design and operationalise database management systems
  • Design, configure and trouble shoot computer networks
  • Implement ICT projects
  • Manage and analyse big data