Department of Computing and Informatics

    Mr. Nyakundi N. George

    Ag. Chair of Department

    Email:codcompinfo@laikipia.ac.ke

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Welcome to the Department of Computing and Informatics in the School of Science and Applied Technology. We seek to become a leading department for teaching, research and outreach in Computer Science and Information Technology through quality planning, effective systems and processes in utilizing innovative ideas to create dynamic outcomes.

The Department is divided into two distinct sections;

  1. The Academic Section
  2. The ICT Section

ACADEMIC SECTION

Academic Programmes

  1. B.Sc Computer Science (CS)
  2. B.Sc Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  3. Diploma in Information and Communication Technology (DICT)

ICT Certifications

Driven by the incredible pace of technological change, the department has a variety of certifications available, aimed at developing a community of certified professionals in the implementation of ICT products.

The certifications, offer a deep understanding into specific competencies and help you analyze vital competencies and challenges through a practical and multidisciplinary learning methodology. the certifications are expertly instructed via hands on practical labs, and are designed towards ensuring that you earn credentials which can help you stand out in a competitive market. They include;

1. CISCO Certifications

  1. CCNA 1
  2. CCNA2
  3. CCNA3
  4. CCNA 4
  5. CCNA SECURITY
  6. CCNA SWITCH
  7. CCNP ROUTE
  8. CCNP SECURITY
  9. CCNA CYBER OPS
  10. PYTHON
  11. C
  12. C++
  13. CCNA LINUX

More about CISCO Certifications

2. Huawei Certifications

  1. HCIA cloud computing and virtualization
  2. HCIA routing and switching
  3. HCIA IoT (internet of things)
  4. HCIA WLAN (wireless LAN)
  5. HCIA 5G
  6. HCIP routing and switching, data center
  7. HCIA SECURITY
  8. HCIA cloud service, network energy
  9. HCIP security
  10. HCIA AI (artificial intelligence)

More about Huawei Certifications

Proposed Courses

  1. PhD IN INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
  2. M.Sc. IN INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
  3. B.Sc. in Computer Security Forensics and Audit (BSc. CSFA)

Academic staff

The Department comprises of young, passionate and enthusiastic staff with a wealth of experience and diverse areas of specialization which provides an ideal center of excellence in ICT training and research.

Other services/consultancy work

The Department in collaboration with other partners is establishing an Innovation Incubation Centre. The Innovation centre will spur, incubate and equip innovators, researchers and students with the relevant knowledge, skills and values necessary to successfully convert ideas into solutions and enterprises for valued transformation of society.

ICT SECTION

ICT is a service section under the Department of Computing and Informatics charged with a number of ICT related responsibilities that offer service to both students and staff on ICT issues.

Using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Laikipia university has embarked on a rapid expansion strategy aimed at making it a world-class university and expanding its course offerings.

While the focus was initially on enhancing the ICT infrastructure, hardware, and administration systems, the university has progressed to using technology for e-learning. LU has introduced e-learning using the Moodle platform. Due to the current Covid – 19 pandemic, which has necessitated heavy reliance on technology, Over 100 lecturers are going to be trained to use the Moodle e-platform, and all new students will be trained in computer literacy, Internet technology, and the Moodle platform.

The Department offers several services namely:

1. Student Portal

The student portal is a resource where a student is able to self-access their:

  1. Personal Information
  2. Academic Information
  3. Unit registration
  4. Financial information.

For a student to access this information, he/she needs to have an account on the portal. The portal is accessible via a provided link http://portal.laikipia.ac.ke

Upon opening the link a new student is directed to first create an account to proceed, steps on how to go about the portal are provided in the Laikipia university website under RESOURCES then Students Portal Manual Guide.

2. Website:

The official university website is www.laikipia.ac.ke. The website is a useful resource that students interact with often. All official communication is posted on the university website and students are therefore encouraged to visit it frequently. Students are also encouraged to take time to familiarize themselves with all the information on the website to gain insights and better understanding of Laikipia University.

Various resources are accessible through the website such as; students’ email, students’ portal, teaching and examinations timetables, downloads, e-resources, university contacts, LU Info Point, speeches, journals and publications among others.

The University website is managed by the ICT section and it also features students’ activities and innovations. Additionally, all students are provided with an official university email to assist them in communication and their learning activities.

Feel free to interact with Laikipia University on the official social media pages:

Twitter: @LaikipiaUniKe

Facebook: Laikipia University-KE

YouTube: Laikipia University KE

3. Internet Services

ICT offers internet services to students and staff both cabled and Wi-Fi Hotspots. Internet services offered are purely to assist students in their study and research work.

The University’s internet last-mile infrastructure is on fiber optic. This has supplied internal LAN back-bone with gigabit bandwidth LAN speed, improving internet access data rate. It is with the aim of keeping up with the digital age that the University has set up several University Internet WI-FI (Hotspots) and still adding more with the aim of covering the entire university.

For more information, kindly contact the ICT department through:

  1. studentsupport@laikipia.ac.ke
  2. Physically visit the department in the University.

 

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