College of Management and IT (CMIT)CIW Web Foundations Associate

CIW Web Foundations Associate

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Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details

CIW is the world's fastest growing vendor-neutral Internet skills training and certification program for students and professionals. More than a certification or a curriculum publisher, CIW is a Web technology standard adopted by academic institutions, governments and businesses worldwide.

CMIT is an approved CIW training provider and provide CIW official training materials.

This course is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work in an Internet technology-enabled environment. These foundational skills include basic knowledge of Internet technologies such as Web browsers, FTP and e-mail; Web page authoring using Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML); basic infrastructure networking, and project management. CIW Associate certification is valuable for individuals working in any internet related business or function.

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.

Students are provided with the following resources:

Official Course manuals – covering the entire syllabus.

eLearning resources – access to movies, course review questions, exercises and flash cards.

Virtual Labs – Virtual labs are designed to teach, in an engaging manner, about the most important, cutting-edge concepts in Web design. 

Exam Study Guide – condensed study material on the specific skills objectives you need to master for the exams. 

Exam Pre-Assessment and Practice Exams.

Topics Covered in this Course

Internet Business

Internet connection methods, Internet protocols, the Domain Name System (DNS) and cloud computing

The basic functions of Web browsers, the components of Web addresses, the use and control of cookies, and browser use in the business world

Browser plug-ins and add-ons, and use of browsers to download and manage files

Databases as they relate to Web search engines, and ways to conduct basic and advanced Web searches

Configuration and use of e-mail clients, guidelines for effective communication over the Internet using modern Web technologies and social networking tools

Internet research and collaboration tools, software development tools, and the patent and licensing practices that accompany software applications

Issues and risks associated with the Internet, and the security measures that can keep your computer system and your personal information secure

Fundamental elements of project and program management, and the importance of acquiring these skills for all IT job roles.

Site Development

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.

Network Technology

Essential networking technologies and skills, including TCP/IP, stable network creation, wireless networking and network troubleshooting

Various network components and protocols that enable users to share data quickly and easily

Various types of transmission media, and the ways that network architecture and topologies provide for efficient and secure communication

OSI reference model and its relationship to packet creation, plus the OSI model vs. the Internet architecture model

Functions and features of internetworking server types, and the benefits of implementing a Content Management System (CMS)

Basic hardware and operating system maintenance procedures

Mobile computing devices and the importance of RFC documents

Routing, IP addressing, IP address classes and subnet masks

Essential network security concepts, Internet-based challenges facing today's users, and methods you can use to secure networks and network transmissions, including authentication, encryption and firewalls.

Who should complete this course? 

Professionals in all industries can benefit from the CIW Foundations Associate certification: including IT professionals, Business professionals, Healthcare professionals, Legal professionals, Marketing professionals, and Graphic artists.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites 

No prior experience using the Internet, developing Web pages or configuring networks is necessary. However, students should be familiar with an operating system such as Microsoft Windows before taking this course.


Once you successfully pass the programme, you will receive a Diploma in Website Management from CMIT.

You may optionally take exams to receive CIW Certification. This is a computer-based multiple-choice exam (CIW Exam 1D0-610) which may be sat when students have completed the course. Exam fees are not included in Course Fees.

The exam may be completed at an Assessment Centre near where you live. Students can locate testing centres near them by visiting the Prometric site at

Technical Requirements 

This is an online course delivered over the internet. The following technical requirements apply: 128MB of RAM; Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Minimum screen resolution 800×600, Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher; Windows Media Player 9.0 or higher; Flash 8.0 or higher; 56K minimum connection; broadband (256 kpbs or higher) connection recommended; Javascript, DHTML and cookies enabled; Sound card with speakers or headphones strongly recommended.


Once you successfully pass the programme, you will receive a Diploma in Website Management from CMIT.

Following successful completion of the CIW exam you will receive a certificate to confirm that you are a "CIW Web Foundations Associate".

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