CIW 1D0-520 Exam (V5 CIW Site Designer) Detailed Information
CIW Web Design Series
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Having a working knowledge in the areas of Web design and e-commerce is a must for a Web Design Professional. This series is ideal for any entry-level and more experienced professionals who work in the fields of Web site design, e-commerce and graphic design, as well as entrepreneurs who want to be able to develop and manage their business online.
The Web Design series consists of two specialist certifications and one professional certification:
CIW Web Design Professional
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To earn the CIW Web Design Professional certification, you must take and pass two certification exams:
CIW Web Design Specialist
CIW E-Commerce Specialist
Passing each of these exams earns you the related individual certification. If you pass both exams, you will be awarded the advanced Web Design Professional certification in addition to the individual certifications.
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CIW Web Design Specialist
Web Design Specialist
CIW Web Design Specialist
Exam ID: 1D0-520
Number of Questions: 70
Passing Score: 70%
Time Limit: 75 minutes
Web Design Specialist (CS6)
(Formerly CIW Site Designer)
Average Salary: $70,124
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A basic understanding of Internet functionality and tools, and X/HTML
Optional: CIW Web Foundations Associate or equivalent knowledge
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Web Design & Development
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The CIW Web Design Specialist course is for the individual who wants to develop the skills necessary to specialize 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 Site Development Foundations course to learn the basics of Web site authoring and development.
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.
Average Salary - $70,124 for Web Design Specialist
The 2015 annual mean salary of an IT professional who has been awarded the CIW Web Design Specialist certification is $70,124. This salary was calculated based on the 14,000+ IT professionals who responded to the 2016 IT Skills and Salary survey that was conducted by Global Knowledge in September of 2015.
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Skills Taught (Refer to course description for more details)
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.
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.
CIW Web Design Specialist - Course Description
Web Design Specialist
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The Web Design Specialist course teaches you how to design and publish Web sites. General topics include Web Site Development Essentials (such as the site development process, customer expectations, and ethical and legal issues in Web development), Web Design Elements (such as aesthetics, the site user's experience, navigation, usability and accessibility), Basic Web Technologies (such as basic Hypertext Markup Language [HTML], Extensible HTML [XHTML] and extended technologies, image files, GUI site development applications, site publishing and maintenance) and Advanced Web Technologies (such as multimedia and plug-in technologies, client-side and server-side technologies, and Web databases).
Web Design Specialist will also teach you to manage the Web site development process. You will learn about new technologies and traditional strategies involving the Web designer job role. Throughout this course, you will learn how Web sites are developed as managed projects, relate Web site development to business goals, and apply guidelines for user accessibility to Web site development. You will also consider site design from several perspectives. 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 Web site development process by evolving a Web presence site into a working prototype Web project. Hands-on labs include real-world scenarios based on a previously live version of the Habitat for Humanity International Web site. Note that students will build prototype pages using Habitat for Humanity content. This content is provided by Habitat for Humanity with permission to use it in labs teaching site development skills. The prototype pages that students build do not necessarily represent, duplicate or simulate the current live Habitat for Humanity Web site, which can be visited at www.habitat.org.
Overview of Web Design Concepts
The Nature of the Web
Web Design Concepts
Evaluating Your XHTML Skills
Web Development Teams
Web Teams and Tasks
Web Project Management
Web Project Collaboration
Your Web Design Portfolio
Your Web Design Business
Web Project Management Fundamentals
Web Project Management Phases
Project Documentation and Communication
Web Site Development Process
Bottom-Up Approach to Web Development
Understanding the Business Process
Defining a Web Site Vision
From Vision to Strategy
Web Site Specifications
Mystery Meat Navigation
The Mindmapping Process
Creating a Web Site Wireframe
Creating a Web Page Wireframe
Web Page Layout and Elements
Web Users and Site Design
Effective Web Page Layout
Branding and the Web
Color and Web Design
Fonts and Web Design
Web Site Usability and Accessibility
Audience Usability and Accessibility
Web Site Usability Testing
Web Page Accessibility
Browsers and Navigation
Browsers and Design Considerations
Major, Minor and Alternative Browsers
Creating Aliases with TinyURL
Why Is Navigation Critical?
Primary and Secondary Navigation
Site Structure, URLs and File Names
Familiar Navigation Conventions
Navigation Action Plan
Web Site Images
Digital Imaging Concepts
Raster vs. Vector Graphics
Image File Formats
Creating and Optimizing Images
Essential Graphic Design Concepts
Multimedia and the Web
Multimedia and Web Sites
Current Multimedia Capabilities
Animation and the Web
Audio and the Web
Video and the Web
Goals of a Multimedia Site
Multimedia Site Design Basics
Selecting Multimedia Elements
Ethical and Legal Issues in Web Development
Ethics and Law in Web Development
Ethical Issues and the Web
Legal Issues and the Web
HTML and the Evolution of Markup
Function of Markup Languages
SGML: A Short History
What Is HTML?
The HTML Standard
HTML 1.0 and 2.0
HTML 3.0 and 3.2
HTML 4.0 and 4.01
Separating Format from Structure in HTML
Extensible HTML (XHTML)
Reference Sites for Web Developers
XML and XHTML
What Is XML?
What Is an XML Document?
Rules for Well-Formed XML
HTML Transition to XML
What Is XHTML?
Applying a Single Standard Consistently
Web Page Structure — Tables and Framesets
Creating Structure with X/HTML Tables
Diagramming a Basic X/HTML Table
Borderless Web Page Structure
X/HTML Frames and Framesets