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CIW: Web Design Specialist

ISBN : 9781616917067

Gain the skills and expertise required to pass the CIW Web Design Specialist certification exam with the CIW Web Design Specialist course. The course focuses on the 1D0-520 exam objectives and provides knowledge and skills in the domains such as site development essentials; web design elements; basic and advanced web technologies; website development process; website accessibility and usability; navigation concepts, and many more. The course is best suited for professionals willing to start a career in the field of web designing.

The CIW Web Design Specialist certification is a vendor-neutral industry-recognized credential designed for IT professionals to demonstrate their web designing skills. The exam is a part of the CIW Web and Mobile Design series certification. The exam validates your expertise in designing and publishing websites including extensible HTML, and extended technologies, image files, GUI site development applications, site publishing and maintenance and many more.

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Exam related FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?

Here are the pre-requisite:

  • Optional: CIW Web Foundations Associate or equivalent knowledge
  • A basic understanding of Internet functionality and tools, and X/HTML
What is the exam registration fee? USD 150
Where do I take the exam? Pearson VUE
What is the format of the exam? The exam consists of linear, multiple choice, fill in the blank, fact-based, and situational questions.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 70 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 75 minutes
What is the passing score? 70%
What is the exam's retake policy?

Here are the retake policies:

  • A 24-hour waiting period is required between the first and second attempt exam.
  • If a candidate passes a CIW exam, he will not be allowed to retake that CIW exam.
  • 30 calendar days waiting period from the date of the previous sitting before any third or subsequent sitting exam.
What is the validity of the certification? CIW certifications do not expire unless CIW changes its policy.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 1D0-520, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Web Designers
  • IT Professionals
  • Internet Consultants
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Web and Graphic Artists
  • Business Professionals
  • Web Technology
  • The Nature of the Web
  • Web Design Concepts
  • New Technologies
  • Evaluating Your XHTML Skills
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Web Teams and Tasks
  • Web Project Management
  • Web Project Collaboration
  • Your Web Design Portfolio
  • Your Web Design Business
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Web Project Management Phases
  • Project Documentation and Communication
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Bottom-Up Approach to Web Development
  • Understanding the Business Process
  • Defining a Web Site Vision
  • From Vision to Strategy
  • Web Site Specifications
  • The Metaphor
  • Mystery Meat Navigation
  • The Mindmapping Process
  • Creating a Web Site Wireframe
  • Creating a Web Page Wireframe
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Web Users and Site Design
  • Effective Web Page Layout
  • Branding and the Web
  • Color and Web Design
  • Fonts and Web Design
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Audience Usability and Accessibility
  • Defining Usability
  • Web Site Usability Testing
  • Web Page Accessibility
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • Browsers and Navigation
  • Browsers and Design Considerations
  • Browser Adoption
  • Major, Minor and Alternative Browsers
  • Creating Aliases with TinyURL
  • Utilizing CAPTCHA
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • Why Is Navigation Critical?
  • Primary and Secondary Navigation
  • Navigation Hierarchy
  • Site Structure, URLs and File Names
  • Familiar Navigation Conventions
  • Guided Navigation
  • Navigation Action Plan
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • Web Site Images
  • Digital Imaging Concepts
  • Raster vs. Vector Graphics
  • Graphics Applications
  • Image File Formats
  • Creating and Optimizing Images
  • Essential Graphic Design Concepts
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • 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
  • User Interaction
  • Selecting Multimedia Elements
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • Ethics and Law in Web Development
  • Ethical Issues and the Web
  • Legal Issues and the Web
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Function of Markup Languages
  • SGML: A Short History
  • What Is HTML?
  • HTML Goals
  • 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
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • What Is XML?
  • XML Goals
  • What Is an XML Document?
  • Rules for Well-Formed XML
  • HTML Transition to XML
  • What Is XHTML?
  • Applying a Single Standard Consistently
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Creating Structure with X/HTML Tables
  • Diagramming a Basic X/HTML Table
  • Borderless Web Page Structure
  • X/HTML Frames and Framesets
  • The X/HTML <frameset> Tag
  • The X/HTML <frame> Tag
  • Targeting Hyperlinks in X/HTML
  • The X/HTML <noframes> Tag
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • Style Sheets
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Defining and Using Styles
  • Changeable Style Attributes
  • Style Guides
  • Changes from CSS1 to CSS2
  • Page Layout with CSS
  • The CSS Box Model
  • Document Flow and Positioning
  • CSS Positioning Schemes
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Written Web Site Content
  • Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Metadata
  • The <meta> Tag and Document Identification
  • The <meta> Tag and Search Engines
  • The <meta> Tag and Delayed File Change
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • The Transition from FrontPage
  • Microsoft Expression Web 4
  • Expression Web Views
  • Expression Web Menus and Toolbars
  • Opening Web Sites and Files in Expression Web
  • Developing W3C-Compliant Code with Expression Web
  • Lesson Summary
  • Page Layout Options in Expression Web
  • Creating a New Web Site Using Expression Web
  • Page Layout with CSS
  • Inserting Images with Expression Web
  • Creating Hyperlinks with Expression Web
  • Creating Image Maps with Expression Web
  • Creating Navigation Bars Using CSS
  • Expression Web's Dynamic Web Templates
  • Pasting Formatted Text with Expression Web
  • Pasting X/HTML content with Expression Web
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • Expression Web Styles
  • Adding Interactivity to Web Pages
  • Creating Web Forms with Expression Web
  • Connecting to Databases
  • Expression Web Reports
  • Options for Replacing Old Webbots
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
  • Dreamweaver Layout Options
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • Page Layout in Dreamweaver
  • Creating Image Maps in Dreamweaver
  • Creating Templates in Dreamweaver
  • Importing Content in Dreamweaver
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Rollover Images in Dreamweaver
  • Dreamweaver Web Forms
  • Dreamweaver Behaviors
  • Dreamweaver Assets and Library
  • Editing X/HTML in Dreamweaver
  • Jump Menus in Dreamweaver
  • Site Search Forms in Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Exchange
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • Open-Source GUI Editors
  • GUI HTML Editors vs. Text Editors
  • Open-Source Text Editors
  • Creating a Static Web Page
  • Using Templates
  • Checking Spelling
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Adobe Fireworks CS6
  • Creating an Image Document in Fireworks
  • Adding Text to Images in Fireworks
  • Cropping Images in Fireworks
  • Image Layers in Fireworks
  • Image States in Fireworks
  • Transparent Images in Fireworks
  • Image Slices in Fireworks
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • The History of Flash
  • Flash Technology Features
  • Developing with Flash
  • Flash Shapes
  • Color and Fills in Flash
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Flash Timeline
  • Flash Layers
  • Saving and Publishing Flash Movies
  • Flash Symbols
  • Flash Buttons
  • Customizing the Flash Library
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • Flash Tweens
  • Motion Tweens in Flash
  • Shape Tweens in Flash
  • Tweening Text in Flash
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Flash Movie Clips
  • Adding Sound to Flash Files
  • Adding Flash Movies to X/HTML Files
  • Testing for the Flash Player Plug-In
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • Flash ActionScript
  • Mask Layers in Flash
  • Using SWF and SVG Files on the Web
  • Flash and Accessibility
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Why Script?
  • JavaScript and Common Programming Concepts
  • What Is JavaScript?
  • JavaScript vs. Other Languages
  • Embedding JavaScript into X/HTML
  • Using JavaScript to Communicate with the User
  • JavaScript Functions
  • Using JavaScript for Browser Detection
  • Dynamic HTML (DHTML)
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab
  • Plug-In Technology
  • Plug-In Installation
  • Adobe Shockwave and Flash Players
  • Adobe Reader
  • RealNetworks RealPlayer
  • Rich Media Content
  • Creating a Downloadable File
  • Introduction to Java
  • Java Applets
  • Applets and Animation
  • Applet Authoring Tools and Resources
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • What Is an HTTP Server?
  • Accessing Servers and Services
  • Basic HTTP Server Administration
  • Server-Side Technologies
  • Web Servers and Cookies
  • Enabling, Disabling and Deleting Cookies
  • Setting Cookie Files
  • XML and Web Applications
  • Syndicated Feeds
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Web Design and Databases
  • Database Anatomy
  • Database Queries
  • Database Management System (DBMS)
  • Connecting Web Pages to Databases
  • Database Tools, Products and Programs
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional Lab
  • Web Site Testing
  • Web Site Publishing
  • Web Site Hosting
  • Web Publishing with an FTP Client
  • Web Publishing with Expression Web
  • Web Publishing with Dreamweaver
  • Comparing Web Publishing Tools
  • Maintaining Web Sites
  • Web Server and Web Site Security
  • Lesson Summary
  • Optional lab

Hands on Activities (LiveLab)

Customer Testimonials

Hayk Simonyan
I strongly recommend this course to the students willing to learn web designing. The course will help you pass the CIW 1D0-520 exam with its learning resources.
Samuel Iwuchukwu
As a software developer who’s major domain is Android Development, I needed a balance of Web Development so I enrolled for the Course on 1DO-520.