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CIW Web Design Specialist certification

CIW Web Design Specialist certification
The CIW Web Design Specialist certificationis ideal for entry-level or experienced professionals who work in the fields of Web site design 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 is a must for any Web Design Specialist.
About this course

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.

Students 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 CIW Web Design Specialist course prepares candidates to take the CIW Web Design Specialist exam, which, if passed, earns the individual the CIW Web Design Specialist certification. Candidates who also earn the CIW E-Commerce Specialist certification earn the advanced CIW Web Design Professional certification. Please see the figure opposite.
To earn the CIW Web Design Specialist certification, you must take and pass the following certification exam:

- CIW Web Design Specialist (please refer to the course description for more details).

The following skills will be taught:

- Web site development essentials, including the site development process, customer expectations, and ethical and legal issues in    Web development.

- Web design elements, including aesthetics, the site user's experience, navigation, usability and accessibility.

- Basic Web technologies, including Hypertext Markup Language [HTML], Extensible HTML [XHTML] and extended technologies,       image files, GUI site development applications, and site publishing and maintenance. Advanced Web technologies,   including  multimedia and plug-in technologies, client-side and server-side technologies, and Web databases.

- Popular production tools, including Microsoft Expression Web, and Adobe Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash.

- Design and development technologies, including Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Extensible Markup Language   (XML),  JavaScript,  Java applets and Dynamic HTML.

- Current issues in Web design, including the extensibility of design tools, compatibility of these tools, open-source applications
  and the functionality of current Web browsers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What will I receive with this course?

In addition to our Official CIW Courseware, available in printed (for an additional cost) or electronic (PDF) format, we also offer a comprehensive set of complementary online resources that improve your CIW learning experience:

CIW Pre-Assessment: Online pre-assessment test that mirrors the number of questions and distribution of skills objectives on the high-stakes CIW Web Foundations Associate certification exam.

The CIW Pre-Assessment helps students determine their existing skill levels and their readiness to take the CIW Web Foundations Associate 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: Practice time management, because the test's time limit mirrors the certification exam's time limit Exit the test at any time (they must start over on their next attempt) Skip a question, flag it for review and return to it later Review all answers before getting the final score See which questions they missed, with correct answers and explanations Repeat the test as many times as needed within the subscription period See their scores in My Progress at the top of the page

CIW Movie Clips: Movie clips provide supplementary instruction in a multimedia format, and enhance the CIW coursebook narrative and labs.

CIW Course Mastery: 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 CIW 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.

CIW Online Exrcises: CIW Online Exercises review knowledge of the topics presented in the course and help reinforce learning. The Exercises are presented in a variety of formats including flash cards, matching exercises, true-false questions, crossword puzzles and fill-in-the-blank exercises.

CIW Practice Exams: The CIW Practice Exams consist of a variety of tests designed to assess the students' knowledge of specific skills objectives and help students prepare for the high-stakes certification exam.

What industry would this course help towards?

- Web and Graphic Designers
- Web marketing professionals
- Creative directors
- Art directors
- Advertising professionals

Will I gain a qualification?

Yes you will gain a CIW Web Design Specialist certification. This qualification has been accredited on the QCF at Level 4 and carries 20 credits. Qualification Number L/502/8998.

Is there any additional costs?

You will be required to arrange and pay for your exams in respect of this qualification. You can select the option to include an exam voucher or alternatively you can purchase this from us at a later date. The cost per an exam is 90.00 plus VAT.

Where is my exam taken?

CIW exams are available worldwide through Pearson VUE and Prometric. CIW exam candidates must complete a registration process with either Pearson VUE or Prometric, schedule an exam appointment, and arrange to pay the exam fee.

Pearson VUE Candidates can register for CIW exams online with Pearson VUE at the CIW exam registration page at 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 authorised Pearson VUE testing center.

Prometric Candidates can register for CIW exams online with Prometric at www.prometric.com/CIW. Click the Start button to proceed with scheduling an exam and locating a test center.

Both Prometric and VUE require the following information to register you for CIW exams:

- Exam title and code number
- The testing partner name -- "CIW (INTERNET CERTIFICATION)"
- Prometric or VUE ID number
- Complete mailing address and phone number information. The information will be used for mailing your CIW certificate(s), so   please update this with Prometric or Pearson VUE when necessary
- Date and time you want to take the exam
- Method of payment (credit card, check or voucher)

Can I purchase this training course for multiple users?

We can supply all our courses for either single user or multiple users and we have corporate and education portal solutions for multiple users - call us to find out more and obtain a custom quote.

How long is the course?

As an indication the course is approximately 120 study hours and you have 12 months to complete.
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