Frequently Asked Questions
My name is Nikolina Kobali
My goal and passion is to provide world-class information and knowledge to professionals including marketers through internationally recognized qualifications that not only equip but inspire them with new possibilities, both at home and abroad.
What do I get as a member?
The game is fast and dynamic. Always new, always changing. You need to hit the ground running but you also need to last the pace, to play the long game. That’s what being a Member is all about. You become a Member the minute you sign up for a course, and you stay relevant with our premium content, game-changing webinars, and our community network connecting you to other professionals who are winning at this digital marketing game. It all happens on our Member’s platform. Your Member’s platform.
Reap the benefits
FAST AND EFFECTIVE LEARNING
Our eye-opening short courses have been specifically designed to keep you in the lead. Stay relevant, Stay Ahead, Win the Game.
WEBINARS ON HOW TO WINWhen we say expert, we mean expert player of the digital game. Digital is so innovative – and so now – that you need to learn from people who don’t just teach but do. Our expert practitioners bring savvy and skill on the topics that matter today and tomorrow. Find what you need and more.
PRACTICAL TOOLKITS. JUST WHAT YOU NEED
Toolkits are real-world, practical solutions, packaged and clear so you find exactly what you need. Build sharper plans and manage your budgets. Create more and better engagement with our top tips and checklists. Make the next move with our interview preparation guides. Whatever it is, we have a template, measurement or reporting tool to help you see challenges and opportunities clearly, build a tighter offering and play a better game.
YOUR EXPERTISE – OUR VALIDATION – YOUR RECOGNITION.
Recognition. It matters and if you’re Certified, you’ve earned it. So make your capabilities work harder for you with professional designation via Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Keep your Certification up-to-date and stay relevant. And just as important, look relevant, on Linkedin and in all the best places.
A LIBRARY OF SMART AND SAVVY
Call it a library. Call it an encyclopaedia. We have collected leading-edge thought, articles, research, webinars, ebooks and more. Diverse media. Diverse minds. All available to you. And our clear and accessible collection grows all the time. Make this knowledge yours.
CONNECT WITH OTHER GREAT PLAYERS
This is the where it all really happens. In a melting pot of ideas, tech, savvy and innovation. Where you find help, collaborators and opportunities. This is where you really get in the game, and find what you need to stay in it.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH PEOPLE WHO MATTER
What does best practice looks like today, and tomorrow? In what exciting new ways is the industry shape shifting? Where are the opportunities and what does it take to lead that change? Hear what the industry’s best people are saying – and doing. These interviews are exclusive. Created for you. This is insight from the inside.
EXPERT-LED CHANNEL WALKTHROUGHS
We know digital marketing. We know how platforms work. Intimately. We know how people use the channels, and how the channels create, manage and funnel human behaviour too. These are fascinating, living, growing, sharing dynamics and our experts can help you get to know them too, so your brand can supersize – in human hearts and minds.
SPEAK YOUR TRUTH
Your story. Your ideas. Your unique take on the game. Here is where you get to speak. Thousands will listen. And they happen to be the right people, real industry insiders. What you say here is important. You are feeding into the game, driving it forward. Making it better.
The Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) is the global certification standard institute in digital marketing and digital selling education. To date, over 20,000 people in 115 countries have studied with the Digital Marketing Institute through their partners such as NKDigital here in Zimbabwe, making our certifications the most widely taught digital certification standard in the world.
The Digital Marketing Institute collaborates with global digital experts from Google, Facebook, Hubspot, Twitter and Microsoft to define and develop the skills and qualifications required of today’s digital professionals.
Entry requirements to access our online courses is having an email address and access to the internet so you can follow video lectures, complete module quizzes, and practical exercises. This means that you can study at the time and place that most suits you and even if you are not based/living in Harare.
If you are attending the live lecture course, you need to have an active email address to which you will receive links to all course materials.
Anyone can apply for our digital marketing and digital selling courses.
A digital marketing background is not required for our professional diploma courses. The aim of our professional diploma and specialist diploma courses is to enable you to learn everything you need to know, so you can kick start your digital career.
You could be a complete beginner, a business owner, a traditional or digital marketing professional, a recent graduate, or simply looking to change your career.
DMI allocates 6 months (3 months for Certificate level) in which you need to complete your professional & specialist studies and undertake your exam.
Diploma courses will take you approximately 4-5 months (40-50hrs of studying) to complete if you are studying on a part-time basis.
Certificate level you can complete in one week with up to 10 hrs of studying.
No, our digital marketing courses are not technical and you will not be required to do any coding.
Successful completion of your digital marketing course will earn you a certification that is recognised and respected at a global level as we are present in 115 countries Worldwide.
Upon completion of your studies for your professional & specialist diploma courses, you will need to undertake a 3-hour examination.
The exam for professional & specialist diplomas is split into three sections; candidates need to achieve a minimum of 60% to pass the exam.
Certificate level has an 1-hour exam in a Pearson VUE examination centre of choice that are based on Harare.
If you fail your first attempt, you have another two attempts but you need to undertake them WITHIN the original 6 months from the enrollment with us.
Each re-sit of the exam will cost you app. US90 and you will need to pay it to the Pearsons VUE examination board online with an international credit card. If you have problems accessing one, please contact us.
If you sit your examination of the last day of your 6 months and fail, you will need to enroll as a new student and pay the full course fee.
YES, your registration with DMI and the examination fee with Pearson VUE are included in the price of your course but subsequent re-sits due to failed attempts will incur a fee of approximately US$ 90 payable directly to Pearson VUE when you book your repeat attempt.
Yes, you can pay in local currency. Please contact us for the applicable rates.
Yes, we offer interest-FREE payment terms.
For the professional and specialist diploma, during the limited offer validity you can pay your diploma course in 3 months interest-free installments and for the Social Selling and Certificate course, 2 months part payments are excepted.
Please note that you will be registered with the DMI once the full payment is received.
Access to the learning materials is granted upon your first installment if the payment plan is chosen.
No refunds will be provided but you can defer your studying prior to your registration with the DMI.