CIW Web Foundations Associate Bundle

60 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The CIW Web Foundations series of courses is the most popular vendor-neutral Web education program in the world. Individuals who have completed all three Foundations courses have mastered more than mere digital literacy skills: They have a unique understanding of Internet business, data networking and Web site design.

Certified CIW Web Foundations Associates have validated their understanding of important technologies that affect virtually every business. This certification is ideal for all professionals who use the Internet on the job. Once certified, these individuals are ready to pursue specialties in Web design, e-commerce, JavaScript, databases and other fields.

This bundle includes three courses:
  • CIW Internet Business Associate
  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • CIW Network Technology Associate
Average Salary - $70,297 for Web Foundations Associate

The 2015 annual mean salary of an IT professional who has been awarded the CIW Web Foundations Associate certification is $70,297. 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
All students preparing to enter or continue in the workforce can benefit from the CIW Foundations Associate certification:
  • High school students
  • College students
  • Technical/trade school students
Professionals in all industries can benefit from the CIW Foundations Associate certification:
  • IT professionals
  • Business professionals
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Legal professionals
  • Marketing professionals
  • Graphic artists

Upon completion of the CIW Web Foundations Associate Bundle, the student will be prepared to take the individual certification exams for Internet Business Associate, Site Development Associate and Network Technology Associate OR the student can take the comphrensive Web Foundations Associate certification exam.

Course Outline:

Internet Business Associate Curriculum:
Introduction to IT Business and Careers
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • IT Job Roles
  • IT Industry Career Opportunities
  • Technical Concepts and Training
  • Technology Adoption Models
  • Business Modeling
  • Data Modeling
  • The Importance of Standards
  • That's a Hot Site
Internet Communication
  • Communicating via the Internet
  • Modern Web Technologies
  • Social Networking
  • Messaging
  • Blogging
  • Communicating Effectively over the Internet
  • Convergence and Unified
  • Communications Technologies
  • Web 2.0 Travel Guide?
Introduction to Internet Technology
  • Internet Technology
  • Overview of Networks
  • Overview of the Internet
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Internet Protocols
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computing in the Cloud
Web Browsing
  • Introduction to Web Browsing
  • Basic Functions of Web Browsers
  • Installing a Web Browser
  • Web Addresses
  • How Browsers Work
  • Browser Choices
  • Browsing Techniques
  • Browser Elements
  • Configuring Web Browser Preferences
  • Proxy Servers
  • Troubleshooting Internet Client Problems
  • Working the Help Desk
Multimedia on the Web
  • Introduction to Multimedia on the Web
  • Objects, Active Content and Languages
  • Objects and Security Issues
  • HTML5 vs. Plug-ins
  • Introduction to Plug-in Technology
  • Data Compression and Decompression
  • Plug-in Installation
  • Types of Plug-ins
  • Firefox Add-Ons
  • Types of Viewers
  • Miscellaneous File Formats
  • Downloading Files with a Browser
  • The Right Tools for the Job
Databases and Web Search Engines
  • Introduction to Data Searching Tools
  • Overview of Databases
  • Introduction to Web Search Engines
  • Registering a Web Site with a Search Engine
  • Types of Web Searches
  • Basic Web Searching Techniques
  • Boolean Operators
  • Advanced Web Searching Techniques
  • Using Web Searches to Perform Job Tasks
  • Unexpected Web Search Results
  • Web Search Strategies
  • Evaluating Resources
  • Organizing Internet Research
  • Citing Copyrighted Online Resources
  • To Be Valid or Not to Be Valid?
Business E Mail and Personal Information Management
  • Introduction to Business Electronic Mail (E Mail)
  • How E Mail Works
  • E Mail Configuration Requirements
  • E Mail Message Components
  • Creating and Sending E Mail Messages
  • Receiving and Viewing E Mail Messages
  • E Mail in the Workplace
  • E Mail Problems and Solutions
  • Personal Information Management (PIM)
  • Mastering the Art of E-Mail
Protecting Yourself Online
  • Introduction to Protecting Yourself Online
  • The Right to Be Forgotten
  • Spam
  • Cookies
  • Configuring Browser Security
  • Authentication
  • Encryption
  • Malware (Malicious Software)
  • Virus Detection and Prevention
  • Spyware and Virus Removal
  • Updates and Patches
  • Locking Your Computer
  • Typosquatting
  • Protecting Company Resources
  • Firewalls
  • Security-Related Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Legal Protection
Internet Services and Tools for Business
  • Internet Resource Tools
  • Mass E-Mail and Texting Services
  • List Servers
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  • Managing Downloaded Files
  • Virtual Network Computing (VNC)
  • Remote Desktop Connection
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks
  • Troubleshooting Using TCP/IP Tools
  • Open-Source Development
  • Proprietary Software and EULAs
  • Software Patents
  • These Are Sensitive Files
IT Project and Program Management
  • Overview of IT Project and Program Management
  • Resources for Technical Data
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • Project Management Skills
  • Project Management Phases
  • The Project Triangle
  • Project Management Software
  • Creating Project Schedules
  • Documenting Projects
  • Planning and Scheduling Meetings
  • Browsers in the Business World
  • Reviewing Projects
  • Quality Assurance
  • Business Implications of IT Projects
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Program Management Concepts
  • We Need an Intranet!
Site Development Associate Curriculum:
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
Network Technology Associate Curriculum:
Introduction to Networking
  • Overview of Networks and Protocols
  • Telephony and Convergence Networking
  • Networking Evolution
  • Client/Server Model
  • Network Operations Center (NOC)
  • Networking Categories
  • Network Topologies
  • Network Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows Servers
  • UNIX/Linux
  • The Need for Protocols
  • OSI Reference Model
  • Data Encapsulation Packets
  • OSI/RM Protocol Examples
  • Transmission Control
  • Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Binding Protocols
  • Local Area Network (LAN)
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Internet Exchange Point (IXP)
Networking Components and Standards
  • Overview of Networking Components
  • Common Network Components
  • Transmission Media
  • Wireless Network Technologies
  • Transmission Types
  • IEEE LAN Standards
  • Carrier Systems
  • Virtualization
Connecting to the Internet
  • Introduction to Connecting to the Internet
  • Mobile Computing
  • Mobile Devices and Cloud Computing
  • Configuring a Wireless Network
  • Fourth-Generation (4G) Wireless
  • TCP/IP
  • Internet Architecture
  • Internet Protocols
  • Demultiplexing
  • Introduction to Routing
  • Routing Protocols
  • Port Numbers
  • Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)
  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
  • Configuring TCP/IP
  • Diagnostic Tools for Internet
  • Troubleshooting
Internet Services
  • Overview of Internet Services
  • Cloud Services
  • Real-World Case Study: Internet Servers
  • Choosing Web Server Products
  • Content Management System (CMS)
Hardware and Device Connectivity
  • Introduction to Hardware and Device Connectivity
  • Motherboard
  • Storage Devices
  • Network Interface Card (NIC)
  • Optical Discs
  • Device Connectivity
  • System Management
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Software Troubleshooting
Network and Cloud Security Risks
  • Importance of Network Security
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
  • Real-World Case Study
  • Cloud Security Threats
  • Cloud Disaster Recovery
  • Malware (Malicious Software)
  • Overview of Network Attack Types
  • Defeating Network Attacks
  • Authentication
  • Encryption
  • Firewalls
  • Security Zones
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Security Audit
  • Other Security Threats

All necessary materials (online eBook) are included.

Certification(s):

Upon completion of the CIW Web Foundations Associate Bundle, the student will be prepared to take the individual certification exams for Internet Business Associate, Site Development Associate and Network Technology Associate OR the student can take the comphrensive Web Foundations Associate certification exam.


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.**