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Taught CIW Foundations

Discussion in 'CIW Certifications' started by Jebu, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Jebu

    Jebu New Member

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    How were you taught CIW Foundations Course.

    Was it a teacher who would just lecture, using lecture slides or any other materials.

    How did your teacher or instructor teach the CIW Foundations course?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. BosonMichael
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    I didn't learn from an instructor... I learned from a book. :)
     
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  3. JonnyMX

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    I aquired the level of knowledge required to pass the foundations exam as an unborn foetus.
    The hardest bit in the exam is having the hand-eye coordination to use a mouse.

    :biggrin

    Seriously though, it's not a tough exam.
    Just reading a book on the subject should be enough, although there is a danger that you'll over-study.
    When the syllabus says you need to know the difference between a router and a switch, it means know the most obvious difference and not anything scientific.

    If you've got a fairly rounded knowledge of general I.T.ittery then you should be OK.
    I found that the only real challenge was the business fundamentals part as wou had to remember the current ****word for 'a meeting of designers and developers to establish the storyboard layout and customer profile of a website'.

    The biggest challenge is that you only get a minute per question, so you don't get much review time.
     
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  4. Shinigami

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    I read the book, passed the exam. It was ok, but as I'm not a web developer per se, not sure it really helped me in any particular manner...
     
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  5. Jebu

    Jebu New Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    How long did it take you guys to learn all of the material for the Foundation exam?
     
  6. JonnyMX

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    I spent about a month on it.
    But it was my first CIW cert, so I massively over-revised and made pages of notes etc.
     
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  7. Shinigami

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    Took a little less than a month for me. I just kinda skimmed through as I already knew and understood a fair bit of what was inside.

    YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary)
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2009
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