CIW's 1D0-520

CIW: Web Design Specialist

The CIW Web Design Specialist certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including implementing and maintaining hypertext-based Web sites using authoring and scripting languages, creating Web content, using Web management tools and digital media tools, applying human-factor principles to design, etc. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for 1D0-520 exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

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The CIW Web Design Specialist is a standalone certification from CIW with the exam code 1D0-520. If you already have CIW E-commerce Specialist certification, you will get CIW Web Design Professional Certification also. The certification is targeted at Web authors, marketing and communication professionals who have knowledge of Web site development and designing. The CIW Web Design Specialist exam is suitable for the individuals who want to develop their skills in Web site designing. You can build upon your basic Web authoring skills to learn the essentials and best practices of Web design, including design theory, tools and technologies. The exam covers Web design elements, Basic Web technologies including Hyper Text Markup Language [HTML], Extensible HTML [XHTML] and extended technologies, image files, GUI site development applications, site publishing and maintenance, etc.

Skills Measured

  • Site Development Essentials
  • Web Design Elements
  • Basic Web Technologies
  • Advanced Web Technologies

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1D0-520 Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there are no minimum or maximum restrictions placed by uCertify. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 3 weeks if you have a good foundation in X/HTML and Internet technologies.

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1D0-520 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Site Development Essentials
    • Identify and manage elements of the web site development process
    • Meet customer expectations with web site project and design
    • Identify ethical and legal issues relevant to Web development and design
  • Lesson 2: Web design elements
    • Web design principles to evaluate and develop a site's aesthetic qualities
    • Web design principles to enable navigation, usability, and accessibility
  • Lesson 3: Basic Web Technologies
    • Use basic HTML and XHTML (X/HTML) to develop a series of Web pages
    • Use X/HTML and extended technologies to enhance Web page structure, format, and usability
    • Create image files, and use images in X/HTML pages and site design
    • Use GUI site development applications to create Web sites
    • Publish and maintain a production Web site
  • Lesson 4: Advanced Web Technologies
    • Use multimedia and plug-in technologies to enhance a Web site
    • Use client-side and server-side programming to enhance Web site functionality
    • Connect Web pages to a database
    • Conduct effective Internet marketing
    • Create syndicated feeds using feed management services

Career Prospects

The CIW Web Design Specialist Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Web designer
  • Creative director
  • Web marketing/ Business Specialist
  • Art director
  • Web and graphic artists
  • Internet consultants


1D0-520 Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the 1D0-520 exams?
If you pass CIW's 1D0-520 exam you will get credit towards the following certifications:
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 150

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?

The CIW exams are administered by Prometric and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Pearson Vue: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Prometric: Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of multiple-choice questions.
What is the Pre-requisites of the exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the CIW Web Design Specialist certification, both CIW and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate have a basic understanding of Internet functionality and tools, and X/HTML.
How many questions are asked on the exam?
The exam contains 70 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
75 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 1D0-520 exam, CIW's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate fails CIW 1D0-520 exam on his or her first attempt, a 24-hour waiting period is required between the first and second sittings of that CIW exam.
  • Candidates who fail the second attempt at CIW 1D0-520 exam are required to wait for a period of no less than thirty calendar days from the date of the previous sitting before any third or subsequent sitting of the same CIW exam.
  • If a candidate passes CIW 1D0-520 exam, the candidate will not be allowed to retake that CIW exam.
What is the validity of the certification?
The CIW certification has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 1D0-520 exam, click here.

At a Glance

1D0-520 Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 4
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 6
Total Questions 30 294
Interactive Quizzes 15 176
Final Test No Yes

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