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Monday July 16 2018

certificate in computer hardware repair and maintenance

enhancing performance of computer based operations

Personal computers have become an integral part of day to day operations. Computers are used to enhance the performance of office and commercial business operations owing to their data processing capabilities and efficiency.

Graduates holding a Certificate in Computer Hardware, Repair and Maintenance will posses the much needed knowledge and skills of computer hardware, enabling them to identify and rectify the onboard computer hardware and software related problems. Graduates will be able to understand the hardware specifications that are required to run operating systems and various office and commercial application programs, upgrading of existing hardware and softaware as and when required.

The principle aims and objectives of the Computer Hardware Repair and Maintenance certification, obtained from Zambia Air Services Training Institute are therefore seen follows as:

  • Understanding the basic concept and structure of computer hardware
  • Identifying the existing configuration of computers and related peripherals
  • Application of aquired knowledge and skills with regard to computer peripherals in identifying and rectifying onboard problems
  • Integration of personal computers (PCs) into Local Area Networks (LANs), installation of operating systems and various application programes
  • Performing of routine maintenance and upgrades to hardware and software
  • Managing data backup and restore operations on server set schedules

On completion of the course, graduates would be efficient in managing, configuration, installing and troubleshooting various hardware and networking resources. It is expected that Graduates will find employment opportunities in corporate houses, industries, public sector, banks, financial institutions, schools and collages, all requiring the services of computer hardware experts.


Full Grade Twelve (12) Certificate with Credits in Five (5) subjects, which include Mathematics, and English language. Candidates need to be proven medically fit by qualified medical personnel.


A Certificate in Computer Hardware Repair and Maintenance awarded by the Zambia Air Services Training Institute after successful completion of the course.


Students are assessed in Practicals - 60%, Continuous Assessment - 20%, Final Examinations - 60%. The total assessment marks being 100%.


The duration of the course is Three (3) months from commencement date.

Why Study at ZASTI?

  • Sole Domestic Aviation Trainer

    ZASTI is the only Institution in the country offering the number of programmes under one management. In addition, ZASTI is strategically located near the Lusaka International Airport which makes it ideal for practical training.

  • Qualified, and Experienced Staff

    ZASTI has qualified teaching staff that have both technical and theoretical knowledge as well as practical experiences that enable them to deliver quality training and other civil aviation related services. Not only is the staff qualified and experienced but also committed and dedicated.

  • Infrastructure and Equipment

    ZASTI has core physical assets and equipment required to conduct aviation training. The Institute also offers hostel facilities for students at competitive and affordable fees.

  • Competent and Quality Management

    ZASTI has a team ofcompetent and quality management staff that is characterised by flexibility in decision-making and responsiveness to the needs and aspirations of its general work force. This has made it possible for members of staff to contribute to the effective management of the institution.

  • Industrial Harmony

    ZASTI has enjoyed a relatively peaceful working environment since the introduction of management boards. This has made it possible for academic calendars to be fulfilled within stipulated time and has built confidence from clients.

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