CPA

The CPA examination is held twice yearly in June and December. The examination is divided into three parts of two sections each. Each section consists of three papers. A candidate may attempt two sections in a part together or separately in ascending order but before proceeding to the next part, a candidate must pass the lower part. The examination is rigorous and standards are high and therefore a candidate is advised to devote approximately the equivalent of eighteen months of full time study for each part of the examination. Ideally therefore, a student should be able to complete the CPA examination in between four and a half and six years. The following are the subjects to be attempted in each part.

CPA PART 1

Section 1:

Financial Accounting, introduction to Law and Entrepreneurship and communication.

Section 2:

Economics,Cost Accounting and Auditing and Assurance

CPA PART 2

Section 3:

Management Information Systems, Financial Management and Financial Reporting

Section 4:

Taxation,Company Law and Quantitative Analysis

CPA PART 3

Section 5

Principles and Practice of Management, Management Accounting and Advanced Financial Management

Section 6

Advanced Taxation, Advanced Auditing and Assurance and Advanced Financial Reporting

ATC

The ATC examination is held twice yearly in June and December. The examination is divided into two levels each containing five papers, thus making a total of ten papers. The examination serves two main purposes. Firstly, the ATC certificate provides a person with comprehensive and widely recognised qualification which enables the holder to perform functions in an accounting, auditing, business or public office. Secondly, it provides the holder with an opportunity for further progression in the professional ladder and other specialised accountancy fields.

    LEVEL I
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting

  • Introduction to Law

  • Entrepreneurship and Communication

  • Principles of Management

  • Business Mathematics

  • LEVEL II
  • Financial Accounting

  • Fundamentals of Information Communication Technology

  • Cost Accounting

  • Taxation

  • Auditing

CICT

The CICT examination is held twice yearly in June and December. The examination is divided into three parts of two sections each and an information systems project. Each section consists of three papers. A candidate may attempt two sections in a part together or separately in ascending order but before proceeding to the next part, a candidate must pass the lower part. Similarly, a candidate must successfully complete Part III before undertaking the information systems project.

  1. Introduction to Computing

  2. Computer Applications (Theory)

  3. Computer Applications (Practical)

  4. Entrepreneurship and Communication


SECTION 2

  1. Operating Systems (Theory)

  2. Operating Systems (Practical)

  3. Financial Accounting

  4. Computer Support and Maintenance


PART II
SECTION 3

  1. Database Systems

  2. Structured Programming

  3. System Analysis and Design


SECTION 4

  1. Object Oriented Programming

  2. Data Communication and Computer Networks (Theory)

  3. Data Communication and Computer Networks (Practical)

  4. Systems Security, Professional Values and Ethics


PART III
SECTION 5

  1. Principles and Practice of Management

  2. Software Engineering

  3. Project Planning and Management


SECTION 6

  1. Information Systems Management

  2. Web Design, Internet Programming and e-Commerce

  3. Research Methods


Information Systems ProjectAfter successfully completing Paper Nos. 1 to 21 above, a candidate will be required to undertake an Information Systems Project. The candidate shall not be awarded the CICT final certificate until the candidate satisfies the examiners in the Information Systems Project. A candidate shall be expected to complete the project within two years after completing Paper Nos. 1 to 21 in the CICT examination.

ICTT

The ICTT examination is held twice yearly in June and December. The examination is divided into two levels each containing five papers, thus making a total of ten papers. The examination serves two main purposes. Firstly, the ICTT certificate provides a person with comprehensive and widely recognised qualification which enables the holder to perform the functions of an ICT technician. Secondly, it provides the holder with an opportunity for further progression in the professional ladder and other specialised ICT fields. The following are the papers contained in each level of the ICTT examination:
LEVEL I

  1. Introduction to Computing

  2. Computer Mathematics

  3. Entrepreneurship and Communication

  4. Computer Applications (Theory)

  5. Computer Applications (Practical)

  6. Computer Networking

LEVEL II

  1. Internet Skills

  2. Computer Support and Maintenance

  3. Programming Concepts

  4. Foundations of Accounting

  5. Information Systems

Foundation Diploma

This course is suitable for young people who want to work with computers and need some entry-level education. All modules defined within the course structure may be taken individually or collectively to form a Foundation Diploma. Each module is designed to introduce the student to the basic elements of information systems practices.

Diploma

This course continues on from the Foundation Diploma level.Completion of these examinations awards a Diploma Certificate and Licentiate grade of professional membership. The general standard equates to the National (ONC) Certificate. Candidates having completed the Diploma course are working at the equivalent level of early entry analysts.

Higher Diploma

The Higher Diploma extends and complements the Diploma course to give students a comprehensive knowledge of the entire field of operations, programming, systems analysis and design, and computer management. Completion of these examinations awards a Higher Diploma Certificate and Associate grade of professional membership. The general standard equates to the Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/HND) and prepares candidates for work at the equivalent level of analyst/team leader.