Web Design Professional
Certified CIW Web Design Professionals must prove their understanding in
the areas of Web site design and e-commerce.They must be able to develop
and maintain Web sites using authoring and scripting languages, create content
and digital media, and employ standards and technologies for business-to-business
and business-to-consumer e-commerce Web sites.
To earn the CIW Web Design Professional certification, you must take and
pass two certification exams:
CIW Web Design Specialist
* 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
* Basic Web technologies, including Hypertext Markup Language [HTML], Extensible HTML [XHTML]
and extended technologies, image files, GUI site development applications, and site publishing and
* 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.
* Design and development technologies, including Cascading Style Sheets (CSS),
* 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 E-Commerce Specialist
* E-commerce site development, including ways to conduct business online and manage the technical
issues associated with constructing an e-commerce Web site
* E-commerce technology and security, including e-commerce technologies at various levels of
sophistication, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, and practices for securing
your online transactions as well as your customers' personal information
* E-commerce business, marketing and legal issues, including Web marketing strategies, online
product promotion, and legal topics such as taxation and international shipping
Passing each of these exams earns you the related individual certification.
If you pass both exams, you will be awarded the Web Design Professional certification in addition
to the individual certifications.
Web and graphic designers
Web marketing professionals
Duration: 12 Months.