CIW Web Design Specialist


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 Web Design Specialist course is for the individual who wants to develop the skills necessary to specialise in Web site design. In this course, you will build upon your basic Web authoring skills to learn the essentials and best practices of Web design, including design theory, tools and technologies. You will approach design from the Web user’s perspective so that you can identify with user interests and needs. You will also assume the roles of Web designer and project manager, as you work through the Website development process by evolving a Web presence site into a working prototype Web project. Students with little or no background in Web design should consider starting with the CIW Web Foundations course to learn the basics of Web site authoring and development.

In this course, you will work with popular production tools such as Microsoft Expression Web, and Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash. You will study design and development technologies such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaScript, Java applets, Dynamic HTML, plug-ins, Multimedia and databases. You will also explore the extensibility of design tools, incompatibility issues surrounding these tools, and the functionality of current Web browsers. Candidates who also earn the CIW E-Commerce Specialist certification earn the advanced CIW Web Design Professional certification. Students are provided with the following resources:

  • Official Course manuals – covering the entire syllabus.
  • eLearning resources – access to movies, course review questions, exercises and flashcards.
  • 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 course?
  • Professionals in all industries can benefit from the CIW Web Design Specialist certification: including IT professionals, Business professionals, Healthcare professionals, Legal professionals, Marketing professionals, and Graphic artists.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • No prior experience using the Internet, developing Web pages or configuring networks is necessary. However, students should be familiar with an operating system such as Microsoft Windows before taking this course.
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Topics covered in this Course

Website Design

  • Web Teams
  • Project Management
  • Web Project Management
  • Web Site Development Process
  • Web Page Layout
  • Web Usability
  • Browser Compatibility
  • Ethics
  • HTML Evolution

Web Design Technologies

  • XML
  • HTML
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Writing Content
  • Using Microsoft Expression 4 (Introduction, Basic Features, Advanced Features)
  • Using Dreamweaver CS6 (Introduction, Basic Features, Advanced Features)
  • Open Source Tools
  • Image Editing with Adobe Fireworks CS6
  • Multimedia with Adobe Flash CS6
  • Multimedia with Adobe Flash CS6 – Tweens
  • Multimedia with Adobe Flash CS6 – Movies, ActionScript, Masks and Practical Uses
  • Javascript and DHTML
  • Plugins and Java Applets

Databases, Servers and Publishing

  • HTTP Servers and Web Applications
  • Basic HTTP Server Administration
  • Server-Side Technologies
  • Web Servers and Cookies
  • Enabling, Disabling and Deleting
  • Cookies
  • XML and Web Applications
  • Syndicated Feeds
  • Databases
  • Website Testing
  • Web Site Hosting
  • Web Publishing with an FTP Client
  • Web Publishing with Expression
  • Web Publishing with Dreamweaver
  • Comparing Web Publishing Tools
  • Maintaining Web Sites
  • Web Server and Web Site Security
  • Once you successfully pass the programme, you will receive a Diploma in Web Design from CMIT.
  • You may optionally take exams to receive CIW Certification. This is a computer-based multiple-choice exam (CIW Exam 1D0-520) which may be sat when students have completed the course. Exam fees are not included in Course Fees.
  • The exam may be completed at an Assessment Centre near where you live. Students can locate testing centres here: Pearson Vue
Technical Requirements
  • This is an online course delivered over the internet. The following technical requirements apply RAM 4GB; Windows 7+, Minimum screen resolution 800×600, Chrome; Windows Media Player 9.0 or higher; Flash 25 or higher; broadband connection of at least 10Mbps; Javascript and cookies enabled; Sound card with speakers or headphones.
  • Once you successfully pass the programme, you will receive a Diploma in Web Design from CMIT.
  • Following successful completion of the CIW exam, you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a “CIW Web Design Specialist”.
  • This programme does not lead to an award in the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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