Explore School of Software Engineering

Take a look through to see the various courses that will be taught when you specialise
in any of our certification tracks.

Learning Path

Whether you are looking to continue your education, transition into a career in tech or simply boost your career path, we offer certifications across three tracks in Software Programming.

At the initial stage, students who are enrolled in AltSchool Africa will spend some time exploring their interests in software engineering by learning through a unified curriculum before eventually landing on an area of focus. When this happens, learning becomes much more specialised to the selected certification track.

Specialise in any of the following

Cloud Engineering

Cloud Engineering combines software development and IT operations to build and maintain cloud infrastructure. Cloud Engineers are in high demand, as more companies continue to move critical business processes and applications to cloud infrastructures. In this program, you will gain hands-on experience with cloud platforms, understand how cloud resources are allocated and paid for and learn how to shorten the systems development life-cycle.

Cloud Engineering Courses

These courses have been carefully curated to ensure that you not only have the best learning experience but also acquire the relevant skills required to become a sought after Cloud Engineer.


This program is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge on these:

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AWS Basics

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Amazon EC2 Overview

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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)

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AWS Storage Services

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AWS Databases

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Automation on AWS

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Infrastructure Management: Terraform, Cloud Formation

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DevOps on AWS

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DNS Services and Content Delivery

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Docker Containers and Serverless Computing

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Application Integration and Loose Coupling

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AWS IAM ( Identity & Access Management )


This program is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge on these:

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Introducing Google Cloud Platform

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Getting Started with Google Cloud Platform

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Virtual Machines and Networks in the Cloud

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Storage in the Cloud

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Containers in the Cloud

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Applications in the Cloud

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Server Management: Apache, Nginx, Tomcat, Load Balancing, Proxy, Caching, Firewall, etc

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Developing, Deploying, and Monitoring in the Cloud

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Big Data and Machine Learning in the Cloud

How the Admission Process Works


    Step One

    Fill and submit the application form


    Step TWO

    Take and pass all assessment tests


    Step THREE

    Complete enrolment and begin your journey into tech

Prepare your company for the future

Our extensive Diploma program is set to produce top tech talents who are able to compete globally. Hiring our graduates guarantee that you have access to highly skilled, passionate and professional tech talent to ensure continuous business success.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register?

To register, please visit our website (www.altschoolafrica.com), select School of Data and click on the apply button. You will be required to put in a valid email address before you proceed to the application form.

After registration, what next?

Once you have successfully registered, your payment will be confirmed within 48 hours. After confirmation a home study kit with all the materials you need for the assessment will be sent to you. Please make sure you provide a valid email address while applying and check your spam for emails from us. Also endeavor to thoroughly study the materials provided in the home study kit.

When will the classes start?

Class will commence in November. The actual date will be communicated with applicants.

What is the duration of the course?

The duration of the course is 12 months.

Will I get a Diploma Certificate at the end of the training?

Yes, you will. At the 12 months training, participants will gain a diploma in Product. Note that you will be required to pay the sum of $100 to access certification from AltSchool Africa.

Do I need to have studied data or have a background in data to apply?

The Data Analysis and Data Science course requires no prior knowledge and is perfect for beginners, while the Data Engineering course requires a basic programming background (e.g., backend), SQL, and Python experience before you can apply.

What qualifies me to get accepted into the School?

To get accepted into the program, you need to have a minimum of a HighSchool/Secondary School certificate, be computer literate and pass our basic assessment test. If you are about to complete your high school or secondary education, you can apply as well.

How much is the tuition fee?

We have several payment plans just for you. You are required to choose your preferred payment plan, the tuition fee can be paid upfront, quarterly or monthly. Check out the tuition page to see all payment options.

Is the certificate recognisable anywhere?

Yes, it is. We have partnered with reputable higher institutions across the continent to ensure credibility.

Where will the classes take place?

Majority of the classes will be held online on our Learning Management System but we will also have Live classes and Learning circles where students can work together as a team.

What will I learn in class for nine months?

You will learn the required skills to become a certified Data Engineer, Analyst or Scientist.

Deadline for application to School of Data

Data school applications will close on September 30th, assessments will begin in October, and classes will start in November.

What is the cutoff mark for the entrance exams or assessment?

You need a minimum of 85% on the entrance exams to be granted full admission into the school.

Can I get a refund on my application or Tuition fee?

All fees paid to AltSchool are non-refundable

Will I be allowed to move forward if I failed the first semester exams?

No, at the end of every semester, students who don't meet the cumulative cut off mark will be dropped off.

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