The CIW Web Design Professional includes CIW Web Design Specialist and CIW E-Commerce Specialist.
The CIW Web Design Series is ideal for entry-level or experienced professionals who work in the fields of Web site design, e-commerce and graphic design. Entrepreneurs who want to be able to develop and manage their business online benefit from this series as well. Having a working knowledge in the areas of Web design and e-commerce is a must for any Web Design Professional.
The CIW Web Design Specialist course is for the individual who wants to develop the skills necessary to specialise in Web site design. In this course, you will build upon your basic Web authoring skills to learn the essentials and best practices of Web design, including design theory, tools and technologies.
Certified CIW Web Design Professionals must prove their understanding in the areas of Web site design and e-commerce. They must be able to develop and maintain Web sites using authoring and scripting languages, create content and digital media, and employ standards and technologies for business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce Web sites.
E-Commerce Specialist teaches you how to conduct business online and manage the technical issues associated with constructing an e-commerce Web site. You will learn about the similarities and differences between traditional and electronic commerce, and you will explore e-commerce technologies at various levels of sophistication.
Learners with little or no background in Web design should consider starting with the CIW Site Development Foundations course to learn the basics of Web site authoring and development.
The requirements for entry as follows:
|Learners taking this course need a basic understanding of Internet functionality and tools, and X/HTML.|
|No pre-requisite courses or certifications are required prior to taking this course or the corresponding certification exam. However, the course and exam are challenging and comprehensive|
|CIW offers the Web Foundations Associate curriculum to provide the base of foundational X/HTML and Internet knowledge necessary for this course. The CIW Foundations courses are not required, but for many candidates they are extremely helpful.|
To stand out as an increasingly valuable member of a Web or marketing team, you need a working knowledge of e-commerce standards. The E-Commerce Strategies and Practices course is for the individual who already understands the foundations of Web technologies and wants to become proficient in e-commerce practices and site design.
Learners can register for CIW exams online with Pearson VUE at the CIW exam registration page www.pearsonvue.com/CIW. Follow the instructions on Pearson VUE's site for details on registering for exams. You may also register in person at any authorized Pearson VUE testing centre.
Local Learners may take the examinations at Dorset College Pearsonvue/ Prometric Testing Centre:
|Exam ID: 1D0-520||Number of Questions: 70||Passing Score: 70%||Time Limit: 75 minutes|
|Award: CIW Web Design Associate Certificate|
The CIW Web Design series includes three certifications. A learner can earn either one overall exam or two separate specialist-level certifications individually. Those learners who pass both specialist exams will also be awarded a professional-level certification. CIW Web Design Professional is the highest-level certification in the CIW Web Design series.
To earn the CIW Web Design Professional certification, you must take and pass two certification exams:
Web Design Specialist: Exam Objectives
E-Commerce Specialist: Exam Objectives
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 Professional can help you reap great rewards. Many individuals have experienced greater success in their careers after enrolling in CIW courses and earning CIW certifications. CIW certifications verify that you have the skills necessary to master today's technology-driven world. And in today's tough economy, it is imperative that your abilities set you apart in the minds of the hiring managers
Design and implement commerce-driven Web sites; identify customer needs; monitor customer usage patterns; determine order processes and service after sales; and consider how e-business solutions can increase sales.
Consider some of the benefits you can earn with CIW job-role certifications:
CIW Foundation Associate Courseware
Official CIW Curriculum course books covering the complete CIW Website Design Associate syllabus. The coursebooks include narrative instruction, technical term definitions, skills objective callouts, handson labs, study and assessment questions, review projects and real-world case studies.
CIW Exam Study Guides for the three courses provide focused study for individuals preparing to take high-stakes CIW certification exams. Each Exam Study Guide features:
We offer an online pre-assessment test that mirrors the number of questions and distribution of skills objectives covered on the CIW exam. The CIW Pre-Assessment helps students determine their existing skill levels and their preparedness to take the CIW training courses. It also helps identify knowledge areas in which students need to focus their studies in order to pass the certification exam.
The CIW Pre-Assessment allows students to:
CIW Course Mastery is an online tool that delivers CIW course review questions. This tool is based on research in learning and memory and it delivers an accelerated teaching solution that reduces training time and boosts retention of material in the learner’s memory to provide 100-percent mastery of all content.
Students can use Course Mastery after each lesson to review the material, and identify the concepts that they understand and those that they still need to learn. For each question, Course Mastery asks students to indicate their level of confidence in their answer. Course Mastery creates an adaptive, personalised learning plan and cycles the student through a process of test-learn-retest until the student achieves mastery of the material.
For each CIW course supplemental materials is provided for students. Materials include files required to complete the coursework, as well as other optional elements. Student materials include the following: