CIW Web Foundations Associate

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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. This course is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work in an Internet technology-enabled environment. These foundational skills include basic knowledge of Internet technologies such as Web browsers, FTP and e-mail; Web page authoring using Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML); basic infrastructure networking, and project management. CIW Associate certification is valuable for individuals working in any internet related business or function.

The CIW Web Foundations series of courses is the most popular vendor-neutral Web education program in the world. Individuals who have completed all three Foundations courses have mastered more than mere digital literacy skills: They have a unique understanding of Internet business, data networking and Web site design.

Students are provided with the following resources:

  • Official Course manuals – covering the entire syllabus.
  • eLearning resources – access to movies, course review questions, exercises and flash cards.
  • Virtual Labs – Virtual labs are designed to teach, in an engaging manner, about the most important, cutting-edge concepts in Web design.
  • 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 Foundations Associate 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.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
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Topics covered in this Course

Internet Business

  • Internet connection methods, Internet protocols, the Domain Name System (DNS) and cloud computing
  • The basic functions of Web browsers, the components of Web addresses, the use and control of cookies, and browser use in the business world
  • Browser plug-ins and add-ons, and use of browsers to download and manage files
  • Databases as they relate to Web search engines, and ways to conduct basic and advanced Web searches
  • Configuration and use of e-mail clients, guidelines for effective communication over the Internet using modern Web technologies and social networking tools
  • Internet research and collaboration tools, software development tools, and the patent and licensing practices that accompany software applications
  • Issues and risks associated with the Internet, and the security measures that can keep your computer system and your personal information secure
  • Fundamental elements of project and program management, and the importance of acquiring these skills for all IT job roles.

Site Development

  • Web site development using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Extensible HTML (XHTML)
  • Manual code writing, graphical user interface (GUI) authoring tools, and XHTML code validation
  • Web page development using images, hyperlinks, tables, forms and frames
  • CGI and connecting Web pages to databases
  • Internet marketing and search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for formatting Web page content, and fundamental Web design concepts
  • Development of Web sites as managed projects
  • Introductory e-commerce solutions, and the relationship of Web site development to business goals.

Network Technology

  • Essential networking technologies and skills, including TCP/IP, stable network creation, wireless networking and network troubleshooting
  • Various network components and protocols that enable users to share data quickly and easily
  • Various types of transmission media, and the ways that network architecture and topologies provide for efficient and secure communication
  • OSI reference model and its relationship to packet creation, plus the OSI model vs. the Internet architecture model
  • Functions and features of inter-networking server types, and the benefits of implementing a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Basic hardware and operating system maintenance procedures
  • Mobile computing devices and the importance of RFC documents
  • Routing, IP addressing, IP address classes and subnet masks
  • Essential network security concepts, Internet-based challenges facing today’s users, and methods you can use to secure networks and network transmissions, including authentication, encryption and firewalls.
Assessment
  • Once you successfully pass the programme, you will receive a Diploma in Website Management from CMIT.
  • You may optionally take exams to receive CIW Certification. This is a computer-based multiple-choice exam (CIW Exam 1D0-610) 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.
Accreditation
  • Once you successfully pass the programme, you will receive a Diploma in Website Management from CMIT.
  • Following successful completion of the CIW exam, you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a “CIW Web Foundations Associate”.
  • 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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