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Has anyone passed CIW web design manager exam and got a job?

Discussion in 'CIW Certifications' started by Malky1888, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Malky1888

    Malky1888 New Member

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    HAS ANY1 PASSED THE CIW WEB DESIGN MANAGER EXAMAND ACTUALLY GOT A JOB WITH IT?
     
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  2. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

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    My head hurts. :(

    I can't see how a cert will get you a job though. It'll help with getting a job no doubt but you need to put the effort in to getting a job. Doing the CIW will obviously help you towards your goal.

    Chris
     
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  3. Malky1888

    Malky1888 New Member

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    aye but, when the rep was in telling me about the course he was telling me how, if you pass your exam, they get you a job earning 20 or 25k a year or they refund you the full price of the course.
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    To land a job earning £20-25k after passing a ‘test’ is questionable. :blink
     
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  5. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

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    Then everyone would be taking the course to earn 20-25k a year! or they get there money back which would mean they go bust surely ? :o
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hmmm.... Have you got it in writing? In a contract? And is it legally binding? :hhhmmm

    -Ken
     
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  7. JonnyMX

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    What have you actually done to try and find work?

    Having a PhD in rocket science won't 'get' you a job.
    What do you do, send your certificate out every morning and tell it not to come home until it has found you gainful employment?

    :blink
     
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  8. MickyBobs

    MickyBobs Nibble Poster

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    Im currently studying & will gain this qualification, but i heard on ere that somebody did it in 9 mnths, woh e musta been @ it 24/7 eh.Please reply.
     
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  9. gordon

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    It depends on your background, experience and what method of study you are doing. I have been what I would class as an amatuer web designer/developer for a few years, finally decided to make a proper go of it and get a cert and start selling my services. Took me four weeks to study for and pass (comfortably) Foundations, Site Design and E-Commerce Designer - giving me Master CIW Designer. The managers course is four exams if I remember correctly, but given the right circumstances it should be possible in less than 9 months! ;)

    Regards,

    Gordon
     
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  10. Jasiano

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    wow that was quick!.. iv been doing mine for about a year and a half while working full time, i stopped working in january to focus on my course and build a portfolio. im currently nearly finished section 4 part A, just have section 4 part b to do then the exams and im all done.

    to the earlier question will it get you a job, im hoping to get one out of this. im currently freelancing to build a strong enough portfolio to show employers, i want my work to get me the job not my cert. But its up to you no1 is going to throw u a job based on a qualification, i do my studies but spend double the amount of time working on other projects and studying other web languages not covered in the course.
    its all about PractisePractisePractise!
    Its not gonna be easy but its entirely upto you :) good luck!
     
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  11. IThurts

    IThurts Kilobyte Poster

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    In re to this thread: see these three threads:

    http://certforums.com/forums/thread22984.html

    http://certforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17723

    http://certforums.com/forums/thread11894.html (self study guide)...to me the best alternative for web design, without having to pay loads of £££

    The links above explain in numerous/detail about CIW and th general opinion is:

    CREATE A PORTFOLIO OF WORKS YOU CAN DO/DEMONSTRATE
    PERHAPS LEARN WHILST YOU CREATE YOUR PORTFOLIO
    BUY THE RELEVANT BOOKS ETC

    A good site to start with is : www.westciv.com ... basically outlines css/html -where you should start.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  12. vgarg

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    Hi I'm a Master CIW and it certainly has not helped me find a job cos no one I've met has heard of it!!. However the course is a good introduction to HTML, CSS, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash. You also get a very very basic introduction into Windows Server 2003 (installing security certificates etc) and ready made e-commerce solution.
     
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  13. mikey3266

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    It's not simply a 'test', its a full qualification, which includes 5 certs, 2 of which are lanaguages for development. A portfolio in addition would probably get you a job but I don't know of any qualification, solely in I.T that would secure you something without the gift of the gab and ability to sell yourself at interview.
     
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  14. mikey3266

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    Certs only get you so far. In addition, it helps who you know, a lot of luck and the skill of shameless self promotion!. I'll get a job, my cert will help but I won't rely on it entirely. I agree with previous comments, it's certainly good skill base and grounding. Notice lots of comments on here from users, NOT holding/studying towards CIW certs, so it poses the question on how they assume to be in the know of their usefulness?.
     
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  15. Sparky
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    Because they already work in IT.
     
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    and didnt necro-post.... :dry
     
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  17. MickyBobs

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    I'm gonna get my degree and earn lots n lots of money..loads!

    Back in the real world now!

    Im just about to push on and do Section 2 Part A of this course, study study study and never finnish learning.

    Somewhere along the line im sure with a bit of initiative and self drive, with the help of SkillsTrain im sure all things will start to produce tasty friut.

    Godd luck!:eek:
     
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  18. greenbrucelee
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    having a qualification does not mean you will get a job and anyone who tells you you will definetly get a job is talking out of their arse. It may make you more attractive to an employer than someone who doesn't have this qualification but thats it.

    I drive a fast car doesn't mean I am gonna get a job driving formula one cars does it?
     
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  19. mikey3266

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    Yes, as I said with qualifications from other providers!. I ask the question again as everyone does not know everything - with respect this group included. Unless BIll Gates is on here of course. I'm sure you'll agree thats a fair comment generally in I.T. No two developers/designers are equal. Always learning. CIW is useful for breaking into the industry and from people I've spoken to, no sole qualification is more desireable than another. A guy told me once, a degree is national, a cert is global. I don't believe that to be the case as people with a degrees here, can work anywhere, as I also believe 'certain' people with certs could. It's a lot to do with the individual and networking also.
     
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  20. mikey3266

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    I am on the Skillstrain CIW program. Skillstrain are crap and can't be relied on for support and if you are relying on them I pity you!. Answer e-mails, calls re: the course, unfortunately, they don't answer questions/explain.... There are forums galore illustrating this issue. Also, check this out.. He describes this matter and the course at length and has some vakluable IT experience to boot. http://ciwcourse.co.uk/
     
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