The CIW Web Foundations Associate Course covers the latest CIW 1D0-610 exam. This syllabus is the most popular vendor-neutral Web Design Certification in the world and is ideal for those who are new to web design or wish to update their digital literacy skills and will help to gain a well-rounded knowledge of web design & the web design industry.

CIW courses are designed by industry professionals to cover the most up to date web design subjects. The Web Foundations course is split into three separate sections (Internet business, data networking and Web site design) and includes the hottest topics in web design such as HTML5, CSS and other emerging Web technologies.

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The CIW Web Foundations Associate Course includes the following items:

  • CIW course books covering the CIW Foundations 1D0-610 syllabus (Internet Business Associate, Site Development Associate and Network Technology Associate). The course books are also available in HTML format as part of your online access.
  • CIW Exam Study Guide.
  • CIW Pre-Assessment (Online).
  • CIW Course Mastery (Online).
  • CIW Movies (Online).
  • CIW Online Exercises (Online).
  • CIW Practice Exams (Online).

The CIW Web Foundations Associate home study course covers the individual Internet Business Associate, Site Development Associate and Network Technology Associate syllabus. As this is a beginner’s course we recommend students complete the single CIW Foundations Associate exam although it is possible to take each of the individual exams separately if that is your preference.

CIW Web Foundations Series

The individual associate courses of the CIW Web Foundations Associate Course can be purchased for £200.00 each. Please contact our sales team if you would like to purchase an individual foundations associate course.

Course Contents:

  • CIW Business Internet Associate Course Book

The CIW Internet Business Associate unit prepares students to work effectively in today’s business environment. In this unit you learn about the tasks involved in various Web Technology job roles, and the skills and technologies required to perform them. The career opportunities that demand these common Web-based skills are endless.

Click here for a full description of the Business Internet Foundations course contents.

The following topics are covered: Introduction to IT Business & Careers; Internet Communication; Introduction to Internet Technology; Web Browsing; Multimedia on the Web; Databases and Web Search Engines; Business Email and Personal Information Management; Protecting Yourself Online; Internet Services & Tools for Business; and IT Project & Program Management.

  • CIW Site Development Associate Course Book

The CIW Site Development Associate unit 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.

In addition to learning about HTML5 and CSS coding, you will learn how to use HTML5 and JavaScript 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 and CSS code, employing search engine optimisation (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.

Click here for a full description of the Site Development Foundations course contents.

The following topics are covered: Markup Language and Site Development Essentials; HTML5 Coding; Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Graphical Elements; Hyperlinks, HTML Tables; Web Forms; Video, Audio and Image Techniques; Extending HTML; GUI HTML Editors and Mobile Web Sites; and Website Development for Business.

  • CIW Network Technology Associate Course Book

The Network Technology Associate course prepares you for job readiness in many business and technology-related careers. Understanding the fundamentals of networking, Internet protocols and network security is important for all professionals who use the Internet.

Click here for a full description of the Networking Foundations course contents.

The following topics are covered: Introduction to Networking; Networking Components and standards; Connecting to the Internet; Internet Services; Hardware and Device Connectivity; and Network and Cloud Security Risks.

Please Note: Students will also receive the course books in a HTML format as part of their online license. 

  • CIW Exam Study Guide

The CIW Foundations course books come with an additional Exam Study Guide which prepares you for the CIW E-Commerce 1D0-610 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.

  • CIW Pre-Assessment (Online Access - 1 Year License)

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 course. It also helps identify knowledge areas in which students need to focus their studies in order to pass the certification exam.

  • CIW Course Mastery (Online Access - 1 Year License)

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.

  • CIW Online Exercises (Online Access - 1 Year License)

The Online Exercises test knowledge of the topics presented in the course 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.

  • CIW Practice Exams (Online Access - 1 Year License)

The CIW Practice Exams consist of a variety of tests designed to help reinforce learning and assess the students' knowledge of specific skills objectives. CIW Practice Exams consist of the following:

Objective Reviews and Quizzes - We provide one Review and one Quiz for each CIW exam objective. Each Review and Quiz consists of a collection of randomly selected questions. The Objective Reviews allow students to check their answers while taking the test.

Reinforcement Tests - These tests consist of the entire bank of questions. The Reinforcement Tests allow students to check their answers while taking the test. At the end of the test, they can view their performance on each exam objective.

Self-Assessment Tests - These tests consist of the entire bank of questions. The Self-Assessment Tests assess mastery of the material. At the end of the test, students can view their performance on each objective. They will also receive an e-mail message with this information to enable them to track their progress and concentrate their study on particular sections of each lesson.

Practice Exams - Each of these time-limited tests consist of a random selection of questions covering all learning objectives. The Practice Exams most closely simulate the experience of the high-stakes certification exam.

  • CIW Web Foundations Associate Movies (Online Access - 1 Year License)

The CIW Web Foundations Associate includes interactive movie clips relevant to studying the syllabus. These movies are designed to enhance the course books narrative and labs.

  • PSI Exam Voucher (Optional - £100.00)

PSI Testing is a remote video proctoring service and allows you to take CIW exams from the comfort of your own home or office. The system 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: 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 one-year extension.


The CIW Foundations Associate course is set out for beginners but we recommend a general knowledge of IT, computers and Internet/Email use.

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:

Students may register at any time. The course is designed as a self-study course but you do have full support from our own support team and from 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.

CIW Examinations:

CIW Web Foundations AssociateOn Completion of this curriculum, you can apply for the internationally recognised CIW 1D0-610 Examination. CIW exams can be sat at registered Pearson VUE testing centres or via the PSI Remote testing system. The exam consists of 90 multiple choice/multiple answer questions over 90 minutes and the passing score is 63.33%.

You can locate Pearson Vue testing centres and schedule examinations on the Pearson Vue Website. Pearson Vue currently charge £90.00 + VAT for CIW exams.

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