The CIW Web Design Professional Course consists of 2 separate CIW syllabus exam courses, the CIW Web Design Specialist and the CIW E-Commerce Specialist. When students pass both exams they also earn the CIW Web Design Professional Certification.

Certified CIW Web Design Professionals must prove their understanding in the areas of Web design and e-commerce and must be able to develop and maintain Websites using authoring and scripting languages, create content and digital media, and employ standards and technologies for business-to-business and business-to-consumer e-commerce Web sites.

CIW Web Design Professional SeriesTo earn the CIW Web Design Professional certification, you must take and pass two certification examinations, the CIW Web Design Specialist 1D0-520 examination and the CIW E-Commerce Specialist 1D0-525 examination.

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The CIW Web Design Professional Course includes the following items:

  • CIW course books covering the complete CIW Site Design Specialist 1D0-520 syllabus.
  • CIW course books covering the complete CIW E-Commerce Specialist 1D0-525 syllabus.
  • CIW Exam Study Guide.
  • CIW Pre-Assessment (Online).
  • CIW Course Mastery (Online).
  • CIW Movies (Online).
  • CIW Online Exercises (Online).
  • CIW Practice Exams (Online).

Target Audience:

  • Web and graphic designers
  • Web marketing professionals
  • Creative directors
  • Art directors
  • Advertising professionals

The CIW Web Design Professional Course includes the following items:

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

The 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.

  • CIW Web Design Specialist Course Books

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.

Skills 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.

Click here for a full description of the CIW Web Design Specialist course contents

  • CIW E-Commerce Specialist Course Books

The E-Commerce Strategies and Practices course is for the individual who already understands the foundations of Web technologies and wants to become proficient in e-commerce practices and site design. To stand out as an increasingly valuable member of a Web or marketing team, you need a working knowledge of e-commerce standards. The official CIW Self Study Course books cover the complete syllabus for the exams and teach in-depth knowledge and skills with easily digestible narrative and hands-on labs. Supplemental files are included online which will be used in conjunction with your study. An Exam Study Guide provides condensed study material on the specific skills objectives you need to master for the exams.

Skills Taught:

  • E-commerce site development, including ways to conduct business online and manage the technical issues associated with constructing an e-commerce Web site.
  • E-commerce technology and security, including e-commerce technologies at various levels of sophistication, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, and practices for securing your online transactions as well as your customers' personal information.
  • E-commerce business, marketing and legal issues, including Web marketing strategies, online product promotion, and legal topics such as taxation and international shipping.

Click here for a full description of the CIW E-Commerce Specialist course contents

  • CIW Exam Study Guide

The CIW course books come with additional Exam Study Guides which prepares you for the CIW 1D0-520 Web Design Specialist & 1D0-525 CIW E-Commerce Specialist exams. These guides 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 Web Design Specialist & E-Commerce Specialist 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 Web Design Specialist & E-Commerce Specialist Online Exercises (Online Access - 1 Year License)

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.

  • CIW Web Design Specialist & E-Commerce Specialist Movies (Online Access - 1 Year License)

Over 7 hours of official CIW interactive movie clips relevant to studying the CIW Web Design Specialist syllabus.

  • CIW Web Design Specialist & E-Commerce 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.

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.

  • CIW Web Design Specialist Live Labs (Online Access - 30 Hours Access)

CIW Live Labs are available to give remote access to software packages covered within the Web Design Specialist course.

The following software packages are covered within the Live Labs: Microsoft Windows; Microsoft Internet Explorer; Mozilla Firefox; Microsoft Expression Web; Adobe Dreamweaver; Adobe Fireworks; Adobe Flash Professional; Apple QuickTime; and Adobe Flash Player.

  • CIW E-Commerce Specialist Live Labs (Online - 30 Hours Access)

CIW Live Labs are available to give remote access to software packages covered within the E-Commerce course.

The following software packages are covered within the Live Labs: Microsoft Windows Server, with the following components: Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS); Microsoft Windows Server; Microsoft Internet Explorer; Netscape 7.2 or later (optional); Mozilla Firefox (optional); ShopFactory; Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2; Microsoft Visual Studio; Microsoft Commerce Server; Microsoft Commerce Server; Microsoft Commerce Server; Webserver Stress Tool; Webreporter; CyberSource; Almyta; Adobe Reader.

  • 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.

Prerequisites:

We recommend a good knowledge of IT, computers and Internet/Email use. The course does not have any prerequisites although we do recommend completing the CIW Foundations Associate Course, CIW Site Development Foundations Course or an equivalent beginners HTML and CSS 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:

Students may register at any time. The CIW courses are designed as a self-study course although you do have email 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.

CIW Examinations:

CIW Web Design ProfessionalOn Completion of this curriculum, you can apply for the internationally recognised CIW Web Design Specialist 1D0-520 Examination and the CIW E-Commerce Specialist 1D0-525 Examination. On successful completion of both CIW Exams you will be certified as a CIW Web Design Professional. CIW exams can be sat at registered Pearson VUE testing centres or via the PSI Remote testing system.

The CIW Web Design Specialist exam consists of 70 multiple choice/multiple answer questions over 75 minutes and the passing score is 70%. The CIW E-Commerce Specialist exam consists of 72 multiple choice/multiple answer questions over 75 minutes and the passing score is 68%.

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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