The CIW Perl Specialist Course focuses on the fundamental concepts of the Perl programming language. In this course, you will learn the basic syntax and control structures needed to write Perl scripts. Topics such as data types, flow control, arrays and hashes, regular expressions, and subroutines will be discussed. You will learn how to interact with text files and how to access command line arguments and environment variables.

You will also learn about packages and modules, and you will be introduced to database connectivity using Perl. Finally, you will receive an overview about debugging Perl scripts.

The CIW Perl Specialist course prepares candidates to take the CIW ID0-437 exam. This qualification is also one third of the CIW Web Development Professional certification.

The CIW Perl Specialist is one third of the CIW Web Development Professional Syllabus. Passing each of the individual exams earns you the related certification, and passing all three exams would earn you the CIW Web Development Professional Certification.

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The CIW Perl Specialist Course includes the following items:

  • Official CIW course books covering the complete CIW Perl Specialist 1D0-437 syllabus.
  • CIW Practice Exams (Online).
  • Supplementary Student Files.

CIW Web Development ProfessionalAudience:

  • Web application developers
  • Software developers
  • Application programmers
  • Client/server developers
  • Web architects

The CIW Perl Specialist Course includes the following items:

  • CIW Perl Specialist Course Books

The CIW Perl Specialist Course teaches developers how to fully use the features of the Perl programming language in Web application development. These specialised Web language skills can help you begin or grow a career in advanced Web development and technologies.

Skills Taught:

  • Perl language essentials, including syntax, regular expressions and data types
  • Perl code development, including accessing and manipulating files
  • Web site implementation, including database connectivity and debugging techniques

Click here for a full description of the CIW Perl Specialist course contents.

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

  • CIW Perl Specialist 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:

  1. Objective Reviews and Quizzes
  2. Reinforcement Tests
  3. Self-Assessment Tests
  4. Practice Exams
  • CIW Perl Specialist Student Files (Online Access - 1 Year License)

Supplemental materials are provided for students. Materials include some elements required to complete the coursework and other optional elements that are provided for your interest or further study.

  • 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.


Students will require a good knowledge of HTML Programming. Students should also be familiar with using the Internet, developing Web pages and configuring networks to a level consistent with that found in the CIW Web Foundations series, and be able to demonstrate Web scripting knowledge equivalent to that found in the JavaScript Specialist course.

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 Perl SpecialistQualification:

On Completion of this curriculum, you can apply for the internationally recognised CIW Perl Specialist 1D0-437 Examination. CIW exams can be sat at registered Pearson VUE testing centres or via the PSI Remote testing system. The CIW Perl Specialist exam consists of 50 multiple choice/multiple answer questions over 75 minutes and the passing score is 75%.

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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