CIW Web Security Associate

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The CIW Web Security series consists of one course, the CIW Web Security Associate and a corresponding CIW certification exam.  Learners who possess additional security qualifications from third-party  training providers can earn the higher-level, CIW Web Security Specialist and CIW Web Security Professional certifications. 

Whether you are an experienced Web professional looking for advancement opportunities or just starting out in a career in Web technologies, CIW professional certifications will help you reach your goals.  Becoming a certified CIW Associate, CIW Specialist or CIW Web Development Professional can help you reap great rewards. Many individuals have experienced greater success in their careers after enrolling in CIW courses and earning the CIW Qualifications.

Whichever level of expertise you aim for, you can demonstrate to employers that you have the technical skills and knowledge to manage and protect the security of online data, from a single computer to an entire corporate network.  

The CIW Web Security Associate course teaches you how to secure your network from unauthorized activity. This course teaches you about security principles, such as establishing an effective security policy, and about the different types of hacker activities that you are most likely to encounter. Individuals with these security skills can pursue or advance careers in many aspects of online and network security.

The CIW Web Security Associate course is for individuals who want to know how to secure networks from unauthorised activities. Individuals with these security skills can pursue or advance careers in many aspects of online and network security:

Target Audience includes: Network Server Administrators, Firewall Administrators, Systems Administrators, Application Developers, IT Security Officers.

Learners should possess Internet & Networking knowledge equivalent to what is presented in the CIW Web Foundations
Web Security Associate builds upon this foundational knowledge to give learners the skills and knowledge to manage and protect the security of online data, from a single computer to an entire corporate network.

This CIW Web Security Associate course identifies security principles and techniques that enable you to stop a hacker by understanding how to implement access control lists, operating system hardening and firewall technology.

It also teaches how to personalise your network security system so that you can create a solution that adheres to universal principles, but also conforms to your business needs in responding to specific hacker attacks.  Gaining the CIW Award verify that you have the skills necessary to master today's technology-driven world.  In today's tough economy, it is imperative that your abilities set you apart in the minds of the hiring managers.

Module Units

What Is Security? Elements of Security
Applied Encryption Types of Attacks
Recent Networking Vulnerability Considerations General Security Principles
Protocol Layers and Security Securing Resources
Firewalls and Virtual Private Networks
Levels of Firewall Protection Detecting and Distracting Hackers
Incident Response  

CIW Foundation

Learners can register for CIW exams online with Pearson VUE at the CIW exam registration page at   Follow the instructions on Pearson VUE's site for details on registering for exams. You may also register in person at any authorised Pearson VUE testing centre.

Examination & Award

CIW Web Security Associate Exam ID: 1D0-571 Number of Questions: 62 Passing Score: 76% Time Limit: 90 minutes
Award: CIW Web Foundations Associate Certification

Local learners may take the online examination at Dorset College Pearsonvue/ Prometric Testing Centre.

Consider some of the Benefits you can earn with CIW JOB-Role Certifications:
Gain the skills to secure your network from unauthorized activity; implement access control lists, operating system hardening and firewall technology; personalize your network security system; ensure proper user authentication; protect network operating systems; and respond to and report hacker activity.

  • Gain exemptions for third-party qualfications
  • Obtain the skills and qualifications to succeed in your career.
  • Validate and specialise in defined job-role skills.
  • Add industry-recognised standard qualfications to your résumé.
  • Increase your salary and job responsibilities.
  • Distinguish yourself and earn advancement within your organisation.
  • Keep your skills up-to-date in the evolving technology world.
  • Get started today and take control of your future success.

Progression Opportunities

CIW Web Design Professional 
CIW Web Design Specialist
CIW E-Commerce Specialist

CIW Web Development Professional
CIW JavaScript Specialist
CIW Perl Specialist
CIW Database Design Specialist

Expert Instructor-Led Training using only the IT industry’s finest instructors. This elearning course provides a personal learning experience that gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.  Unlike a live class, you can study at your own pace.

Interactive Exercises
The courseware includes real world, interactive exercises that always focus on real world scenarios and skill-set development. 

The course is structured to enable learners to retain and recall the knowledge by teaching learners using interactive exercises.  Features such as actionable analytics and study planner help in keeping students focused.

Practice Test Sets 
Course include full length practice test sets designed to test your knowledge under real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

Exercises, Quizzes & Flashcards
Exercises, quizzes and flashcards prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes, flashcards and exercises after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course.