Product Release Schedule for 2017 – This Is Going To Be a Busy Year!

Product Release Schedule for 2017 – This Is Going To Be a Busy Year!

Happy New Year! In 2016, we released CIW User Interface Designer and CIW Data Analyst certification; the second and third of seven new certifications in the brand new CIW Web and Mobile Design series. Upon release, we conducted webinars for these new certifications. A recording of those two webinars can be viewed by clicking below.

CIW UI Designer Video CIW Data Analyst Webinar Video

In addition to the webinars, both certification courses have a course overview video that can be viewed by clicking below.

CIW User Interface Designer Product Video CIW Data Analyst Product Video

This year, we are excited to announce that we will be releasing CIW Social Media Strategist in January 2017, with CIW Multimedia Specialist, CIW Mobile Application Developer, and CIW E-Commerce Services Specialist all being scheduled for release throughout 2017. These four certification courses will finalize the CIW Web and Mobile Design series.

In addition to finishing this new certification series, we are excited to announce that we will be releasing a new update for the CIW JavaScript Specialist certification also in 2017. The CIW JavaScript Specialist certification is one of the most popular web certifications and one of the most wanted-skills amongst web designers and web developers.

CIW is committed to a vision of preparing students and professionals for the growing web and mobile design environment. In this high-demand field, CIW certifications ensure that certification holders possess the edge they need to succeed in today’s web technology-driven world. We look forward to serving all students and professionals who are pursuing IT careers and aspirations in 2017. The CIW team is wishing all of you the best in your professional and academic endeavors. 2017 is going to be a great year!


CIW User Interface Designer Certification

CIW User Interface Designer Certification

The CIW User Interface Designer Certification is Available Now!

CIW is committed to a vision of preparing students and professionals for the growing web and mobile design environment. In this high demand field, CIW certifications ensure that certification holders possess the edge they need to succeed in today’s technology-driven world.

The CIW User Interface Designer certification is the second of seven brand new certifications in the new CIW Web and Mobile Design series. This certification focuses on the development of compelling visual experience Web sites on multiple platforms, including mobile, tablet, and desktop. Utilizing information obtained from external sources, such as the client, as well as a business’ internal sources, students learn how to design and develop an effective user interface.

This course teaches a myriad of different strategies and tactics to achieve the ideal user interface, including wireframes, color schemes, tones, design templates, formatting, and typography. Students will also study techniques to further the effectiveness of their user interface, such as branding considerations, responsive design, user analysis, usability concepts, and testing procedures. These methods are vital to publishing and maintaining a Web site on any platform.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to User Interface Design
  • User Interface Design Process
  • User-Centered Web Design
  • User Interface Design Principle and Legal Guidelines
  • Color, Typography, Layout and Wireframing
  • Designing a Basic Web Site
  • Navigation Concepts
  • Designing and Developing a Professional Web Site
  • Site Publishing, Maintenance, Security, and SEO Strategies

Skills Taught:

  • Obtain information from the client, including obtaining detailed information from relevant parties (e.g., sales and marketing).
  • Create a wireframe.
  • Deploy appropriate color schemes and tones.
  • Describe and use current typical design templates.
  • Summarize proper use of formatting and typography.
  • Recognize user analysis techniques.
  • Apply essential usability concepts, including clarity, ease of use, simplicity, detectability and typography.
  • Describe usability testing procedures, including the importance of testing
  • Design for multiple platforms (e.g. mobile phone, tablet, traditional desktop).
  • Identify elements that make a compelling visual experience.
  • Discuss branding considerations in relation to user interface design.
  • Implement responsive design (e.g. progressive enhancement, feature detection).
  • Design pages for a cloud-based storefront.

Target Audience:

  • Web Designers
  • Internet Consultants
  • IT Professionals
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Web and Graphic Artists
  • Business Professionals

CIW User Interface Designer Product Video

To take a more in-depth look at the CIW User Interface Designer certification, click the image below to be taken to our product video.

CIW User Interface Designer Product Video

CIW User Interface Designer Webinar

To find out even more about the CIW User Interface Designer certification, take a look at our archived webinar that focused on this course. This webinar was hosted by CIW’s Vice President of Product Development, Todd Hopkins, and CIW’s Vice President of Educational Programs, Tzipora Katz. Click the image below to view it.

CIW UI Designer Video


The CIW Data Analyst Certification is Available in May!

The CIW Data Analyst Certification is Available in May!

CIW is committed to a vision of preparing students and professionals for the growing web and mobile design environment. In this high demand field, CIW certifications ensure that certification holders possess the edge needed for success in today’s technology-driven world.

The CIW Data Analyst certification is the third of seven brand new certifications in the new CIW Web and Mobile Design series. This versatile certification aims to develop your ability to utilize and extrapolate data obtained from a variety of sources in order to make appropriate business decisions. These sources cover Customer Service Management applications, transaction data, social media, marketing sources, etc.

This course instructs on how to obtain and use data to analyze all aspects of a company's operation. It teaches how to deploy tools, including Hadoop, R Project, and customer database solutions, for capturing and analyzing data. Using these tools, you will study methods for analyzing data and create appropriate dashboards, executive summaries, reports and charts.


This certification targets:

  • Web Designers
  • Internet Consultants
  • IT Professionals
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Web and Graphic Artists
  • Business Professionals

Skills Taught:

  • Identify typical sources of institutional knowledge, including Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications, transaction data, social media, marketing sources.
  • Compare and contrast structured and unstructured data.
  • Deploy specific tactics for working with cloud-based data, including cloud-native data, migrating data to or from the cloud.
  • Summarize ways that data is used to drive business decisions.
  • Deploy tools for capturing and analyzing data, including Hadoop, R Project, and custom database applications.
  • Extrapolate information using data obtained from new and traditional data sources, including Web and social media logs, marketing, sales, technical support, customer relations.
  • Determine relationships between organizational efforts and business outcomes.
  • Identify ways to capture and represent data, including creating dashboards (e.g., executive summaries), creating reports and charts, using traditional and Web-based tools.

CIW Data Analyst Product Video:

To take a more in-depth look at the CIW Data Analyst certification, click the image below to be taken to our product video.

CIW Data Analyst Product Video

CIW Data Analyst Webinar:

To find out even more about the CIW Data Analyst certification, take a look at our archived webinar that focused on it. This webinar was hosted by CIW’s Vice president of Product Development, Todd Hopkins, and CIW’s Vice President of Educational Programs, Tzipora Katz. Click the image below to view it.

Watch the CIW Data Analyst Webinar Video


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