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CIW Site Development Associate Course

Course Format:Online Course
Self-Study Time:Approximately 60 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-3 Working Days (Email & Recorded Delivery)
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Course Description

The CIW Site Development Associate Course teaches you essential Web page development skills. You will learn to develop Web sites using Hypertext Markup Language version 5 (HTML5) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). You will learn to write code manually, as well as use graphical user interface (GUI) authoring tools. You will also work with images, create hyperlinks, and add tables, forms, video and audio to your Web pages. If you want the knowledge and skills to design or improve Web sites, this course is for you.

In addition to learning about HTML5 and CSS coding, you will learn how to use HTML5 Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to extend the functionality of Web pages, such as geolocation, drag-and-drop, canvas, and offline Web applications.

Other topics include validating your HTML code, recognizing the importance of search engine optimization (SEO), using style sheets extensively to format Web page content, and implementing fundamental design concepts. Throughout the course, you will learn how Web sites are developed as managed projects. You will also identify e-commerce solutions and relate Web site development to business goals.

CIW Authorised Training Partner

Distance Learning Centre is proud to be an authorised training partner for CIW course materials and we offer the official Certified Internet Webmaster (CIW) self study courses.

Official CIW Course MaterialsThe CIW Site Development Associate home study course is a beginner’s course and is one third of the CIW Web Foundations Associate Certification. Learners have the choice of completing this course and exam if they only want to cover the Site Development aspects of the syllabus or they can complete the full CIW Web Foundations Associate Course if they also want to study the Internet Business and Network Technology modules and sit a single exam for the Web Foundations Associate.

CIW Web Foundations Series

The Site Development Associate Course includes the following units:

The CIW Site Development Associate will help you to develop your Web Design skills and will teach you how to manually code using Hypertext Markup Language version 5 (HTML5) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and use graphical user interface (GUI) authoring tools.

The following topics are covered: Creating Web Pages; Mobile and Cloud Issues; Text Editors and Markup Languages; Graphical User Interface (GUI) Editors; History of Markup Languages; The HTML Web Development; Trifecta: HTML5, CSS and JavaScript; Web Site Development Principles; Hosting and Web Service Providers; and The Habitat for Humanity Web Site.
The following topics are covered: Introduction to Using HTML; Elements and Markup Tags; Document Structure Tags; Web Site File Structure; Preparing Your Development Environment; Paragraph Formatting and BlockLevel Elements; Text-Level Elements; Lists; and Good Coding Practice.
The following topics are covered: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); Separating Content in HTML; Images in Web Pages; HTML Entities; Specifying Colors; Page Colors and Backgrounds; Specifying Font Information; Web Design Issues; and HTML5 and Older Browsers.
The following topics are covered: Introduction to Hyperlinks; The Anchor Element; Creating Local Hyperlinks; Creating External Hyperlinks; Using Images as Hyperlinks; Creating Internal Links; and Managing Hyperlinks.
The following topics are covered: Introduction to HTML Tables; CSS Properties for All Table Elements; Table and Data Alignment Options; Height and Width of Table Elements; Column and Row Spanning; HTML Tables vs. CSS Page; and Structure.
The following topics are covered: Introduction to Web Forms; Web Forms and CGI; HTML5 and Forms; Basic Tags for Creating Web Forms; and Web Form Fields.
The following topics are covered: Introduction to Web Video, Audio and Image Techniques; The
The following topics are covered: Extending HTML; Server-Side and Client-Side Languages; Server-Side Languages; Client-Side Languages; Dynamic HTML (DHTML); Document Object Model (DOM); HTML5 APIs; Canvas; Offline Web Application; Geolocation; Drag-and–Drop Functionality; Web Application Frameworks; and Connecting to a Database.
The following topics are covered: Introduction to GUI HTML Editors; Types of GUI Editors; GUI HTML Editor Functionality; Creating Web Pages with a GUI Editor; HTML Text Editors vs. GUI Editors; Previewing Pages and Validating Code; Web Site Publishing; Developing Web Pages for Mobile Devices; Mobile Apps vs. Mobile Web Sites; Converting a Web site for Mobile Users; and Working with Web 2.0.
The following topics are covered: Developing a Business Web Site; E-Commerce Considerations; Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO); E-Commerce Payment Technologies; Working in a Global Environment; Databases and Web Pages; Optimizing the Impact of the Web Page; Front-End Issues; File Formats and Active Content; Back-End Issues; Bandwidth and Download Time; and Naming Web Page Files.
Additional Online CIW Course Content
  • Exercises, Quizzes and Flashcards

Each lesson comes with Exercises, Flashcards & Quizzes. There is no limit to the number of times learners can attempt these. Exercises come with detailed remediation, which ensures that learners are confident on the topic before proceeding. Flashcards help master the key concepts while the Glossary defines the key terms. There are over 800 unique questions including pre-assessment, quizzes, exercises, and post assessment.

  • Videos and How To:

The course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners in accomplishing certain tasks.

  • Practice Tests

The CIW Practice tests are full length tests that closely follow the exam objectives and are designed to simulate real exam conditions. Each course has a number of test sets consisting of hundreds of items to ensure that learners are prepared for the certification exam.

Practice Test Features:

  • Full Remediation: Each question comes with detailed remediation explaining not only why an answer option is correct, but also why it is incorrect.
  • Unlimited Practice: Each test can be taken an unlimited number of times until the learner feels they are prepared. Learners can review the test and read detailed remediation. Detailed test history is also available.
  • Learn, Test and Review Mode: Each test set comes with learn, test and review modes. In learn mode, learners will attempt a question and will get immediate feedback and complete remediation as they move on to the next question. In test mode, learners can take a timed test simulating the actual exam conditions. In review mode, learners can read through one item at a time without attempting it.

Please Note - Digital Course Materials: As the Official CIW Course Materials are a digital license, we cannot offer refunds once the access code has been issued to students. We advise students access a Free Trial of the course content from our Online Portal prior to purchase to make sure you are happy with the format and course content. Extensions for the online content can be purchased if you need to extend your studies. We will email students prior to their access expiring to see if they require a 3 or 6 month extension.

CIW Live Labs

Live Labs gives access to a real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the internet. The Live Labs have equipment such as a computer, server, switch or router in it so that a user is free to configure.

The benefits of live-labs are:

  • Exam based practical tasks
  • Real equipment, absolutely no simulations
  • Access to the latest industry technologies
  • Available anytime, anywhere on any device
  • Break and Reset functionality
  • No hardware costs
CIW Exam Voucher (Optional) - £120.00

Exam Vouchers are available to arrange exams through PSI Testing. The exams are available at selected in-house testing centres or through PSI's remote video proctoring service which allows you to take CIW exams from the comfort of your own home or office.

The remote testing requires an active webcam and stable high speed Internet connection. A live proctor will visually monitor the student and the exam during the entire testing session.

Please Note: CIW Exam Vouchers can only be purchased alongside CIW Course Materials.


The CIW Site Development Associate course is set out for beginners, although as this course uses online features we recommend a good general knowledge of IT, computers and Internet/Email use.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can register at any time and have 12 months access to the course from enrolment. The course is designed as a self-study course, but if you have any problems you can email our support email service. As the course is self-study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer. 

CIW Site Development Associate Examination

On Completion of this curriculum, students can apply for the internationally recognised CIW Site Development Associate 1D0-61B Examination. The exam consists of 30 questions over 30 minutes and the passing score is 63.33%.

CIW exams are completed through PSI Exams. Learners can purchase an exam voucher through ourselves for £120.00, or they can register and arrange exams with PSI Exams. The exams are available as remote exams or at selected exam centres through the PSI Bridge 2 System website.

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