College of Management and IT (CMIT)

CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist

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Course Details

CIW is the world’s fastest growing vendor-neutral Internet skills training and certification program for students and professionals. More than a certification or a curriculum publisher, CIW is a Web technology standard adopted by academic institutions, governments and businesses worldwide. CMIT is an approved CIW training provider and provides CIW official training materials.

The CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist course develops essential HTML5, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript knowledge. These technologies, known as the Web development trifecta, provide Web pages that easily adapt to smartphones, tablets, gaming devices and smart TVs, as well as to traditional PCs. The CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist course builds students’ manual-coding skills to develop Web documents using new elements, attributes and selectors introduced in Hypertext Markup Language version 5 (HTML5) and Cascading Style Sheets version 3 (CSS3). Students will create Web pages using the HTML5 structure tags, embed video and audio, and develop cross-browser user-input forms. They will use CSS3 to position and format content, and to create effects such as transformations, transitions and animation.

Students will also learn basic JavaScript coding, and use HTML5 APIs (application programming interfaces) to extend the functionality of Web pages with modern features such as geolocation, drag-and-drop, canvas and offline Web applications. In addition, students will learn techniques for code validation and testing, inline form field validation, and mobile design for browsers and apps, including Responsive Web Design (RWD).

Students are provided with the following resources:

  • Comprehensive online course materials covering the entire syllabus.
  • eLearning resources – exercises, quizzes, flashcards and a glossary.
  • Exam Study Guide – condensed study material on the specific skills objectives you need to master for the exams.
  • Exam Pre-Assessment and Practice Exams.
Who should complete this HTML5 and CSS3 Course?
  • Web Designers: This course is crucial for web designers as it focuses on HTML5 and CSS3, the core technologies for designing responsive and interactive websites. The course equips designers with the ability to create adaptive web pages for various devices, a necessary skill in a market where mobile internet usage is expected to keep growing. As of 2021, mobile devices (excluding tablets) generated about 54.8% of global website traffic, consistently hovering around the 50% mark since the beginning of 2017 (Statista).
  • Front-End Developers: Front-end developers will find this course especially beneficial as it covers advanced HTML5 and CSS3 coding skills, along with introductory JavaScript. These skills are essential for creating visually appealing and functional websites. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of web developers is set to grow 8% from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, highlighting the demand for skills in HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Junior Digital Designers: The course is ideal for junior digital designers, providing them with essential web development skills. It covers responsive web design (RWD), a must-have skill in today’s web design industry where designing for a multitude of devices is crucial. The increasing importance of mobile-friendly web design underscores the relevance of this course for junior designers.
  • Internet Consultants: Internet consultants advising on web strategies can significantly benefit from the course. Knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript is critical for consultants to provide effective solutions for web design, user experience, and functionality. With businesses increasingly focusing on online presence, such consultants are in high demand.
  • IT Professionals: IT professionals involved in web development, system administration, or web-based application development will find the course content highly relevant. The course’s focus on HTML5 APIs extends the functionality of web pages with modern features, which is a valuable skill set for IT professionals in a technology-driven world.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • This course is a natural step from our current CIW Foundations Site Development Associate (SDA) certification. Although it is also suited to experienced web developers who hold no certifications.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>


How CMIT eLearning Works…
Topics covered in this HTML5 and CSS3 Course
  • HTML 5 Essentials
  • Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Technology
  • Using CSS Version 3
  • Using Advanced CSS3 Techniques
  • Introduction to JavaScript
  • JavaScript Events, Fucntions and Methods
  • Using HTML5 APIs
  • Developing HTML5 Forms
  • Completing, Submitting and Validating User Input Forms
  • Copyright, Ethics and Legal Considerations
  • Once you successfully pass the programme, you will receive a Diploma in Website Management from CMIT.
  • You may optionally take an exam to receive CIW Certification. CIW exams are completed at home or work at a time that suits you, using a proctored (supervised) exam. Your webcam is used to supervise you during the exam. For details and how to book an exam click here

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