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Institute of Software Technologies Limited (IST) was Founded in 2004, after the introduction of “Self-Directive Teams” at Software Technologies Limited. IST is one of Africa’s foremost providers of training and education for IT professionals, developers and Business Analysts in kenya.  

Working with some of the continent’s leading organizations, IST provides education consultancy and IT education services which enable those organizations to be more efficient, effective and competitive IST boasts one of the most experienced management teams in the IT training industry, which is why our instructors are among the most highly skilled and qualified in the region. In addition to their technical skills, their aim is to make your training course a relaxed and enjoyable experience. As providers of certification training, our tutors and training centers have been assessed as meeting the standards required by the appropriate manufacturers.

Institute of Software Technologies popularly known as IST is the only training partner in the Enterprise Linux category serving the rest of Africa. This institute has made a name in training a majority of Oracle Developers and Database Administrators all over Africa and thus becoming an Oracle Approved Education Centre for Oracle Core Technologies.IST is the ONLY approved RED HAT LINUX training partner in East and Central Africa.

IST was started over 10 years ago from the parent company Software Technologies Limited (STL) which was the first company to bring Oracle as a product in East and Central Africa.IST has seven state of the art computer laboratories which can hold one hundred and four (104) students at any one given time.


  • Banks-First Community, Cooperative,GT Bank,Imperial Bank,KCB,Family Bank,CRBD Bank Tanzania,Reserve Bank of Malawi,etc

  • Telecommunication Companies-Safaricom,Airtel,Wananchi telecoms,Nokia Siemens,Celtel Zambia,etc

  • Industries-Mumias Sugar,Sony Sugar,Bamburi Cement,Nakumatt Holdings,Doshi Group of Companies ,etc

  • Government-Ministry of Finance,Kenya Revenue Authority,Kenya Natuional Auditors etc

  • NGOs-care International,CARITAS,etc

  • Uganda Revenue Authority


Courses Offered at IST

  • Oracle Enterprise Manager 12C

  • Oracle 12g Database Administration (OCA/OCP)

  • Oracle Developer (OCA/OCP)

  • Oracle Financials (E-Business Suite)

  • Oracle Solaris (OCR)

  • Business Intelligence

  • Data Warehousing

  • Apps DBA

  • Dataguard

  • Real Cluster Applications (RAC)

  • oracle Weblogic

  • Red Hat Linux

  • Suse Linux

  • Novell groupwise

  • Novell Zenworks

  • Appin Information Security and Ethical Hacking

  • Embedded Systems and robotics

  • Networking

  • JAVA

  • Information TechnologyInfrastucture Library (ITIL)

  • Project Management Proffessional (PMP)

  • Projects in Controlled Environments (PRINCE 2)

  • Business Continuity Management (BCM)

  • International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)

  • Web Development

  • C++

  • E-Horizon HRMS

Why Choose IST?

  • 20 years of quality, consistency and hands-on approach to IT training

  • State of the art training centre- a dynamic learning centre

  • we continually research and develop new courses

  • Qualified and certified trainers second to none

  • Flexibility-full time, part-time and on-site training

Do you know that……

  • Only authorised training will qualify you for OCA/OCP

  • IST is the only Oracle Approved Education Center in East and Central Africa

  • IST is the only Red Hat training partner in East and Central Africa

  • IST is the only Tally Academy in Kenya

  • IST is the only Novell Education Center in east and Central Africa

  • IST is fully accredited ICDL training and testing center

  • IST is the only authorized APPIN Technology lab

  • IST is registered with the Ministry of Education and Directorate of Industrial training



8th Floor I&M Bank Tower, Kenyatta Avenue-Muindi Mbingu street. For more information call 020319174, 0733263306. E-mail:[email protected] 


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Emerging from the scenic landscapes of Kericho, with its verdant tea fields, James Ndetto's roots may seem a world apart from the bustling urban centers where communication theories are fervently discussed. Yet, it was here, amidst community gatherings and local stories, that James first understood the power of effective communication.

His curiosity took him to one of Kenya's premier universities, where he pursued a degree in Communication Studies. James' academic journey was marked by a desire to merge traditional African communication methods with modern theories and technologies, aiming to bridge the past with the present.

Post-graduation, James channeled his passion and expertise into writing. He began penning articles that provided deep insights into the evolving world of communication, especially as it pertained to the Kenyan context. His work touched upon diverse themes, from interpersonal communication in Kenyan communities to the transformative power of digital platforms in Africa.

James Ndetto's writings quickly resonated with readers across the continent. His unique perspective, which balanced academic rigor with relatable anecdotes, made him a favored voice in the realm of communication studies.

Beyond his written endeavors, James has taken on roles in academia, teaching courses on communication at notable Kenyan institutions. He has also been an active participant in international conferences, representing Kenya and contributing to global dialogues on the future of communication.

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