CIW Web Design Specialist

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A career as a web designer is one which is full of potential for owning your own business or getting promoted into new positions. With a qualification in web design, students will have demonstrated their proficiency with modern website construction and the ability to create stunning new designs to attract customers in a technology-driven world.

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Course Description

About this Course

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. Students with little or no background in Web design should consider starting with the CIW Web Foundations Associate course to learn the basics of Web site authoring and development.

Study Time:140 hours
Enrolment length:12 months
Course Format:Online

Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded an OLC Diploma and students can complete the CIW Level 4 Web Design Specialist examination.

Prerequisites

Students taking this course need a basic understanding of Internet functionality and tools, and X/HTML. No prerequisite courses or certifications are required prior to taking this course or the corresponding certification exam. However, the course and exam are challenging and comprehensive. CIW offers the Web Foundations Associate curriculum to provide the base of foundational X/HTML and Internet knowledge necessary for this course. The CIW Foundations courses are not required, but for many candidates they are extremely helpful.

Qualification

This qualification has been developed by CIW to teach students the skills required for a career in web design and IT. CIW have a strong reputation for providing quality course materials and certification to professionals in many different countries.

The examination for this course must be taken at an approved CIW centre and is marked out of a possible 70. The examination is 75 minutes in length and students must achieve a grade of 70% or more in order to pass. Exam ID: 1D0-520

This qualification is accredited to level 4 by Ofqual and can be found here on the Ofqual website

Qualification code L/502/8998

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Method

Students on this qualification are sent all of the materials needed and are also granted access to the CIW online learning system. Students are able to access their course materials at any time and the qualification includes the following:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Online exercises and materials
  • Virtual labs, study books and online exercises

Support

The CIW Web Design Specialist course has been designed to be completed through an award winning learning platform which grants students access to all of the learning materials and resources required prior to taking the examination. Because of the nature of this learning platform, full tutor support is not required but students so have 24/7 contact to technical support should they require any help.

Refunds

On this course our usual 14 day refund policy applies if you do not access the course. As soon as the course has been accessed (the student has logged in) no refund can be offered to the student even if they are within the 14 day period.

Course Content

This course assesses the following topics:

  • Overview of Web Design Concepts
  • Web Development Teams
  • Web Project Management Fundamentals
  • Web Site Development Process
  • Web Page Layout and Elements
  • Web Site Usability and Accessibility
  • Browsers
  • Navigation Concepts
  • Web Graphics
  • Multimedia and the Web
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Web Development
  • HTML and the Evolution of Markup
  • XML and XHTML
  • Web Page Structure — Tables and Framesets
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Site Content and Metadata
  • Site Development with Microsoft Expression Web 4- Introduction
  • Site Development with Expression Web 4- Basic Features
  • Site Development with Expression Web 4- Advanced Features
  • Site Development with Adobe Dreamweaver CS6- Introduction
  • Site Development with Dreamweaver CS6- Basic Features
  • Site Development with Dreamweaver CS6- Advanced Features
  • Creating Web Pages Using Open-Source Tools
  • Image Editing with Adobe Fireworks CS6
  • Multimedia with Adobe Flash Professional CS6
  • Multimedia with Flash Professional CS6- Tweens
  • Multimedia with Flash Professional CS6- Movie Clips
  • Multimedia with Flash Professional CS6- ActionScript, Masks and Practical Uses
  • JavaScript and DHTML Fundamentals
  • Plug-Ins and Java Applets
  • HTTP Servers and Web Applications
  • Databases
  • Web Site Publishing and Maintenance

Assessments

The CIW Web Design Specialist course prepares candidates to take the CIW Web Design Specialist exam, which, if passed, earns the individual the CIW Web Design Specialist certification. Candidates who also earn the  CIW E-Commerce Specialist certification earn the advanced CIW Web Design Professional certification. CIW courses are examined in either a Pearson VUE or Prometric test centre and candidates must apply for their examinations and pay the necessary fee of £90 to sit the test.

Pearson VUE: Candidates can register themselves for examinations with Pearson VUE at the following page: www.pearsonvue.com/CIW

Prometric: Candidates can register themselves for examinations with Pearson VUE at the following page: www.prometric.com/CIW

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