CIW WEB DESIGN SPECIALIST COURSE
CIW (Certified Internet Webmaster) Courses
Course Books with Online Movies, Exercises & Practice Exams
Approximate Study Time
140 Hours (Self Study)
You can spread the payments for this course
over 4 monthly payments.
Initial payment of £195.00
Followed by 3 monthly
payments of £85.00
Approximate Delivery Time
3-4 Working Days (Courier Service)
The CIW Web Design Specialist Course is for students who want to gain the necessary skills to specialise in Web design. This syllabus builds upon the basic Web authoring skills taught in the Web Foundations and covers the essentials and best practices of Web design, including design theory, tools and technologies.
The CIW Web Design Specialist course prepares candidates to take the CIW ID0-520 exam. This qualification is also one half of the CIW Web Design Professional certification.
Students with little or no background in Web design should consider starting with the CIW Web Foundations Associate or the CIW Site Development Foundations.
The CIW Web Design Specialist is now listed on the QCF as a nationally recognised qualification set at Level 4 with 20 Credits.
PLEASE NOTE: When ordering online you can purchase a Prometric Exam Voucher for £95.00 Inc. VAT (Valid for 12 months from purchase). This offer is only available when ordering with a course and the usual price for examinations is £90.00 + VAT (£105.75). The exam voucher can be added to your order as an extra after you select the "Buy Now" option.
Distance Learning Centre is proud to be a partner of CIW and offers the official Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) self study courses.
The CIW Web Design Specialist Course includes the following items:
2 Official CIW course books covering the complete CIW Site Design Specialist 1D0-520 syllabus.
Additional CIW Exam Study Guide.
Convenient online access to official practice exams (Over 660+questions).
Over 7 hours of interactive movie clips for the CIW Site Design Specialist syllabus
Online course review questions and exercises (990+ questions).
Supplemental online files containing appendix files, files for hands-on labs, and other resources.
Online Live Labs (30 Hours Access).
The CIW Web Design Specialist Course is also one half of the CIW Web Design Professional Syllabus.
- Web designers
- Internet consultants
- IT professionals
- Marketing professionals
- Web and graphic artists
- Business professionals
The CIW Web Design Specialist Course includes the following items:
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 Web Design Specialist course teaches you how to design and publish Web sites. General topics include Web Site Development Essentials, Web Design Elements, Basic Web Technologies and Advanced Web Technologies. You will also work with popular production tools such as Microsoft Expression Web, and Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash.
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.
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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The CIW Web Design Specialist course books come with an additional Exam Study Guide which prepares you for the CIW 1D0-520 Web Design Specialist exam. This guide include overviews and information on how to take the exams, a table of all exam domains, objectives and sub-objectives, summarised content sections on what you need to know for the exam and sample exam questions.
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. It also helps identify knowledge areas in which students need to focus their studies in order to pass the certification exam.
The Online Exercises test knowledge of the topics presented in the course and help you prepare for the certification exam. 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 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 learnerís 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.
The Online Exercises test knowledge of the topics presented in the course books and help students prepare for the certification exam. 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.
Over 7 hours of official CIW interactive movie clips relevant to studying the CIW Web Design Specialist syllabus.
The CIW Practice Exams consist of a variety of tests designed to help reinforce learning and assess the studentsí knowledge of specific skills objectives.
Please Note: An additional yearís access to all of the above online elements can be bought for £75.00 if required.
CIW Live Labs are available to give remote access to all of the software covered within the CIW Web Design Specialist course. The following software packages are covered within the Live Labs: Microsoft Windows 7; Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0; Mozilla Firefox; Microsoft Expression Web 3; Adobe Dreamweaver CS5; Adobe Fireworks CS5; Adobe Flash Professional CS5; Apple QuickTime; and Adobe Flash Player 10.
Please Note: If you would like to purchase Adobe Software then you can apply for an NUS Extra Student Card using your DLC student reference number which will enable registered students to purchase the software packages under a student licence agreement.
Students should have knowledge of basic HTML or XHTML Programming. The course does not have any pre-requisites although we do recommend completing the CIW Foundations Associate Course to learn the basics of Web site authoring and development.
APPLE MAC USERS: We recommend this course is completed on a PC with the Windows Operating System. The course can be run on an Apple Macs using software such as Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop 7, VMware fusion or CrossOver Mac although we cannot support any issues that may occur with PC-Based software running on a Mac.
Course Duration & Support:
The course is designed as a self-study course but you do have full support from our own support team and CIW. As the course is self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer, and we do not impose a cut-off date for study.
On Completion of this curriculum, you can apply for the internationally recognised CIW Web Design Specialist 1D0-520 Examination, which is currently £90.00 + VAT.
This level 4 qualification has been accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework with 20 credits:
Exams must be sat at a registered Prometric or Pearson VUE testing centre. The exams consists of 70 multiple choice/multiple answer questions over 75 minutes and the passing score is 70%.
You can locate testing centres and schedule appointments on their Websites:
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