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New to CIW

Discussion in 'CIW Certifications' started by Arnge, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Arnge

    Arnge New Member

    Hey i am a new member here, and i was thinking of taking the CIW exam.

    first of all what tools do i need .

    i mean i use macromedia fireworks, Adobe photoshop, Mac. Dream waver.

    microsoft Frontpage,Swish and some other program plus some HTML knowledge.

    so what do i need more ? and where can i get the books and stuff to study ?
  2. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    You don't actually need any tools to pass the CIW exams.
    They are product neutral and don't teach a particular way of doing things.
    However, I would question the validity of passing the exams without doing a bit of messing around to see what you can come up with.

    The official course materials can be found from computerprep, but they are expensive. Try searching amazon, there isn't a lot, but you can find some good stuff.
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  3. Arnge

    Arnge New Member

    Well thank you , but i meant some web materials .

    like PDF files and laps. if you tell me the course guide line i think i can get them online my self.
  4. Maxelcat

    Maxelcat Bit Poster

    I got all my materails for Foudations and Site designer (one of the eight courses from the next level) for £800. This was from a college in London - I do the foundations as home studey (with email/phone support) and the Site designer with 1-1 2hr tuition sessions and lab work at the college.

    Just about to do the foundation exam, and I have to say its proved really worth whilte.

    The best thing is that I got the actaul CIW v5 folders. I think some of the more expensive course give you a load of "Their own" stuff.....

    I didn't need any extra software, what I needed came with the books.

    I was a bit disappointed with how the course spends so much time on stuff that doesn't really seem that relevant to making sites - eg networking, but I guess the idea is to get a good foundation. The xhtml, css bit was 95% old hat to me, and probably will be to you too!

    Certifications: CIW Associate

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