The CIW Internet Business Associate course prepares you to work effectively in today's business environment. In this course, you will learn about the tasks involved in various Web Technology job roles, and you will learn the skills and technologies to perform them. The career opportunities that demand these common Web-based skills are endless.
Once certified, you have proven that you have foundational knowledge of important technologies that affect virtually every business. This certification is ideal for all students and professionals who use the Internet on the job.
12 Months Online 24x7 Access : You can study and learn at your pace, on your time. Each Self-Study Kit includes everything you need to learn, practice, and prepare for your CIW certification exam.
Exam Study Guide : The exam study guide provides condensed study material on the specific skills objectives you need to master for the exam.
Virtual Labs : Virtual labs are designed to teach, in an engaging manner, about the most important, cutting-edge concepts. The labs are easy to use and provide hands-on experience in one easy-to-access location.
Movie Clips : Movie clips provide supplementary instruction in a multimedia format, and enhance the CIW course-book narrative and labs.
Course Mastery : Course Mastery is an online tool that delivers CIW course review questions. This tool is based on research in learning and memory, and it reduces training time and boosts retention of material in the learner's memory to provide 100-percent mastery of all content.
Lesson Quizzes : Lesson quizzes are composed of 20 randomly selected questions drawn from the pool of Course Mastery questions. They are in the Test Portal engine and act and feel like a Practice Exam, but are based on the lesson content instead of the exam objectives.
Online Exercises : Online Exercises review knowledge of the topics presented in the course and help reinforce learning. The Exercises are presented in a variety of formats including flash cards, matching exercises, true-false questions, crossword puzzles and fill-in-the-blank exercises.
Practice Exams : Web-based CIW practice exams provide a personalized study plan to help focus your study and determine skills mastery as you prepare to take a CIW certification exam. Practice Exams feature multiple study modes for adaptive learning, personalized study plans and progress reports, study questions, reference tools, and simulations of actual testing processes.
Internet Business Associate prepares students to work effectively in today's business environment. In this course, you will learn about the tasks involved in various Information Technology (IT) job roles, and explore career opportunities in the IT industry. You will also learn about Internet connection methods, Internet protocols, the Domain Name System (DNS), cloud computing and mobile devices. You will study the basic functions of Web browsers, the components of Web addresses and browser use in the business world. You will learn how browser plug-ins and add-ons can improve your Web-browsing experience, and you will use browsers to download and manage files.
You will learn about databases as they relate to Web search engines, and you will use search engines to conduct basic and advanced Web searches. This course also teaches you to use local and Web-based (cloud-based) e-mail clients, and it provides guidelines for communicating effectively over the Internet using Web technologies and social networking tools. You will also learn about Internet research and collaboration tools, software development tools, and the patent and licensing practices that accompany software applications.
In addition, you will learn how to protect your privacy and personal information on the Internet. This topic includes protecting your reputation by limiting the information you post online. This course also discusses the risks associated with being connected to the Internet, and the security measures that can keep your computer system and your personal information secure. You will also learn about the use and control of cookies. Finally, you will study the fundamental elements of project and program management, and the importance of acquiring these skills for all IT job roles.
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 7 before taking this course. The CIW Web Foundations courseware does not provide entry-level computer literacy. Rather, it builds upon computer literacy training and certifications such as Microsoft Office Specialist.
Introduction to IT Business and Careers Information Technology (IT) IT Job Roles IT Industry Career Opportunities Technical Concepts and Training Technology Adoption Models Business Modeling Data Modeling The Importance of Standards That's a Hot Site
Internet Communication Communicating via the Internet Modern Web Technologies Social Networking Messaging Blogging Communicating Effectively over the Internet Convergence and Unified Communications Technologies Web 2.0 Travel Guide?
Introduction to Internet Technology Internet Technology Overview of Networks Overview of the Internet Connecting to the Internet Internet Protocols Domain Name System (DNS) Cloud Computing Computing in the Cloud
Web Browsing Introduction to Web Browsing Basic Functions of Web Browsers Installing a Web Browser Web Addresses How Browsers Work Browser Choices Browsing Techniques Browser Elements Configuring Web Browser Preferences Proxy Servers Troubleshooting Internet Client Problems Working the Help Desk
Multimedia on the Web Introduction to Multimedia on the Web Objects, Active Content and Languages Objects and Security Issues HTML5 vs. Plug-ins Introduction to Plug-in Technology Data Compression and Decompression Plug-in Installation Types of Plug-ins Firefox Add-Ons Types of Viewers Miscellaneous File Formats Downloading Files with a Browser The Right Tools for the Job
Databases and Web Search Engines Introduction to Data Searching Tools Overview of Databases Introduction to Web Search Engines Registering a Web Site with a Search Engine Types of Web Searches Basic Web Searching Techniques Boolean Operators Advanced Web Searching Techniques Using Web Searches to Perform Job Tasks Unexpected Web Search Results Web Search Strategies Evaluating Resources Organizing Internet Research Citing Copyrighted Online Resources To Be Valid or Not to Be Valid?
Business E Mail and Personal Information Management Introduction to Business Electronic Mail (E Mail) How E Mail Works E Mail Configuration Requirements E Mail Message Components Creating and Sending E Mail Messages Receiving and Viewing E Mail Messages E Mail in the Workplace E Mail Problems and Solutions Personal Information Management (PIM) Mastering the Art of E-Mail
Protecting Yourself Online Introduction to Protecting Yourself Online The Right to Be Forgotten Spam Cookies Configuring Browser Security Authentication Encryption Malware (Malicio us Software) Virus Detection and Prevention Spyware and Virus Removal Updates and Patches Locking Your Computer Typosquatting Protecting Company Resources Firewalls Security-Related Ethical and Legal Issues Legal Protection
Internet Services and Tools for Business Internet Resource Tools Mass E-Mail and Texting Services List Servers File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Managing Downloaded Files Virtual Network Computing (VNC) Remote Desktop Connection Peer-to-Peer Networks Troubleshooting Using TCP/IP Tools Open-Source Development Proprietary Software and EULAs Software Patents These Are Sensitive Files
IT Project and Program Management Overview of IT Project and Program Management Resources for Technical Data Project Management Fundamentals Project Management Skills Project Management Phases The Project Triangle Project Management Software Creating Project Schedules Documenting Projects Planning and Scheduling Meetings Browsers in the Business World Reviewing Projects Quality Assurance Business Implications of IT Projects Project Management Institute (PMI) Program Management Concepts We Need an Intranet!
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