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CIW: Movin' and Shakin' (Summer '07)

Discussion in 'CIW Certifications' started by JuryDuty, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. JuryDuty

    JuryDuty Bit Poster

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    Well, after a couple years of being basically dormant, it looks like the people behind the CIW certification are starting to get serious again. Here are some recent headlines I thought you all might be interested in hearing about, too:

    CIW Partner Conference 2007 - September 28-29 - Ft. Walton Beach, FL

    The two-day conference will feature an introduction to the new CTC Online testing system, previews of Microsoft Expressions and Adobe CS3, and information sessions on search engine optimation, Web 2.0, funding a CIW program and much more.


    New Software updates to Foundations curriculum

    The latest version of Instructor-Led CIW Foundations books will map to the latest versions of some of the most popular software programs featured in the course curriculum.

    Most notably, Foundations will use Internet Explorer 7 instead of version 6 and will be adding Firefox 2.0 and removing Netscape Navigator as the primary Internet browsers. The curriculum will also map to the latest versions of Outlook Express and Thunderbird e-mail clients. Additionally, the latest versions of other open-source software and freeware will also be highlighted.

    However, the course will continue to use Windows XP as its primary operating system and will not be changed to Vista during this update.


    New Foundations Companion Web site with online resources

    CIW will be launching a brand new virtual campus in June 2007 that will serve as a companion Web site to Foundations. The campus will feature resource centers with supplemental material specifically designed for both students and instructors.

    Instructors will have access to over 1300 new course review questions that can be used for quizzes, tests and other class assignments. The multiple-choice questions cover all topics of Foundations and are based on the entire course content, not just exam objectives. The questions are completely integrated with material from the book and can be used to assess studentsÂ’ comprehension and understanding of the material throughout the course.

    Students will have access to interactive exercises including fill-in-the-blank, true/false, categorizing, matching and crossword puzzles. The self-testing exercises provide immediate scoring and feedback after completion, allowing the student to focus on topics that require additional study. The exercises are based on Foundations content and prepare students to excel in tests and quizzes that feature multiple-choice questions.


    AssessPREP migrates to online availability

    CIW will be transitioning its AssessPREP supplemental study material from CD based to an online format in June 2007. The content will stay consistent with previous versions of AssessPREP and will map to exam objectives to help reinforce course material. All features will remain intact online, including pre- and post-assessment aptitude testing, personalized study plans and instant reports.

    To access the new online assessment for the classroom, an electronic license can be purchased from a CIW account representative that will feature an individualized access code for the CIW virtual campus.
     
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  2. Rosie1

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    Hi,

    Big thank you for that info. Will take a look.

    Much appreciated.

    Rgds

    Rosie
     
    Certifications: A+, CIW foundation
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  3. Fatwaz

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    interested in the new companion website/virtual campus but where the hell is it?
     
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  4. Fatwaz

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    has anyone found this virtual campus yet?
     
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  5. JuryDuty

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    I've been looking for it too, but nothing yet seems accessible...
     
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