CIW Site Development Associate

20 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The CIW Site Development Associate course teaches you essential Web page development skills. You will learn to develop Web sites using Hypertext Markup Language version 5 (HTML5) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). You will learn to write code manually, as well as use graphical user interface (GUI) authoring tools. You will also work with images, create hyperlinks, and add tables, forms, video and audio to your Web pages. If you want the knowledge and skills to design or improve Web sites, this course is for you.

In addition to learning about HTML5 and CSS coding, you will learn how to use HTML5 and JavaScript Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to extend the functionality of Web pages, such as geolocation, drag-and-drop, canvas and offline Web applications. Other topics include validating your HTML and CSS code, employing search engine optimization (SEO), using style sheets extensively to format Web page content, and implementing fundamental design concepts. Throughout the course, you will learn how Web sites are developed as managed projects. You will also identify e-commerce solutions and relate Web site development to business goals.

Once certified, you have proven that you have foundational knowledge to develop basic Web sites. This certification is ideal for students and professionals who want a career in Web site design or marketing.

Topics include:

  • 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
Average Salary - $65,556 for Site Development Associate

The 2015 annual mean salary of an IT professional who has been awarded the CIW Site Development Associate certification is $65,556. 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.

Target Audience
Students and professionals who are interested in Web site development can benefit from the CIW Site Development Associate course and/or certification:
  • IT professionals
  • Marketing professionals
  • Graphic artists
  • Web site designers

The CIW Site Development Associate course prepares candidates to take the CIW Site Development Associate exam, which, if passed, earns the individual the CIW Site Development Associate certification.

Course Outline:

Markup Language and Site Development Essentials
  • Creating Web Pages
  • Mobile and Cloud Issues
  • Text Editors and Markup Languages
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI) Editors
  • History of Markup Languages
  • The HTML Web Development
  • Trifecta: HTML5, CSS and JavaScript
  • Web Site Development Principles
  • Hosting and Web Service Providers
  • The Habitat for Humanity Web Site
HTML5 Coding
  • Introduction to Using HTML
  • Elements and Markup Tags
  • Document Structure Tags
  • Web Site File Structure
  • Preparing Your Development Environment
  • Paragraph Formatting and Block-Level Elements
  • Text-Level Elements
  • Lists
  • Good Coding Practice
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Graphical Elements
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Separating Content in HTML
  • Images in Web Pages
  • HTML Entities
  • Specifying Colors
  • Page Colors and Backgrounds
  • Specifying Font Information
  • Web Design Issues
  • HTML5 and Older Browsers
Hyperlinks
  • Introduction to Hyperlinks
  • The Anchor Element
  • Creating Local Hyperlinks
  • Creating External Hyperlinks
  • Using Images as Hyperlinks
  • Creating Internal Links
  • Managing Hyperlinks
HTML Tables
  • Introduction to HTML Tables
  • CSS Properties for All Table Elements
  • Table and Data Alignment Options
  • Height and Width of Table Elements
  • Column and Row Spanning
  • HTML Tables vs. CSS Page Structure
Web Forms
  • Introduction to Web Forms
  • Web Forms and CGI
  • HTML5 and Forms
  • Basic Tags for Creating Web Forms
  • Web Form Fields
Video, Audio and Image Techniques
  • Introduction to Web Video, Audio and Image Techniques
  • The video Element
  • The audio Element
  • Graphic Types
  • Image Maps
  • Image Transparency
  • Image Interlacing
  • Animation
  • Mobile Device Issues with Animation and Plug-Ins
  • Creating and Managing Images
Extending HTML
  • Extending HTML
  • Server-Side and Client-Side Languages
  • Server-Side Languages
  • Client-Side Languages
  • Dynamic HTML (DHTML)
  • Document Object Model (DOM)
  • HTML5 APIs
  • Canvas
  • Offline Web Application
  • Geolocation
  • Drag-and–Drop Functionality
  • Web Application Frameworks
  • Connecting to a Database
GUI HTML Editors and Mobile Web Sites
  • Introduction to GUI HTML Editors
  • Types of GUI Editors
  • GUI HTML Editor Functionality
  • Creating Web Pages with a GUI Editor
  • HTML Text Editors vs. GUI Editors
  • Previewing Pages and Validating Code
  • Web Site Publishing
  • Developing Web Pages for Mobile Devices
  • Mobile Apps vs. Mobile Web Sites
  • Converting a Web site for Mobile Users
  • Working with Web 2.0
Web Site Development for Business
  • Developing a Business Web Site
  • E-Commerce Considerations
  • Internet Marketing and Search
  • Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • E-Commerce Payment Technologies
  • Working in a Global Environment
  • Databases and Web Pages
  • Optimizing the Impact of the Web Page
  • Front-End Issues
  • File Formats and Active Content
  • Back-End Issues
  • Bandwidth and Download Time
  • Naming Web Page Files

All necessary materials (online eBook) are included.

Certification(s):

The CIW Site Development Associate course prepares candidates to take the CIW Site Development Associate exam, which, if passed, earns the individual the CIW Site Development Associate certification.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**