Website Development Foundations Certification
This stimulating and informative course is perfect for employees in your organisation who have responsibility for your company website and who are looking to take the next step in their career. It is equally useful if you have new team members who are starting out in these fields and are looking to expand upon their knowledge and skills.
Web development is regarded as a fast-growing field, and this is only likely to increase, as more and more businesses rely on their web presence, in order to attract and retain customers.
Therefore, ensuring that team members who have responsibility for web development are knowledgeable in the most up-to-date processes and technologies is a vital consideration for your business.
What’s Covered in the Course?
The following is covered in detail, plus much more:
- A history and overview of the internet – how it was developed and how its use has changed and evolved to the key importance that it has in today’s business world;
- A useful guide to the terminology and language used in this field, such as client-side, server-side and types of coding;
- An easy-to-follow guide to setting up a basic web page and creating a simple HTML document, plus how to effectively use HTML, when designing different parts of a web page;
- How to format and design a web page, in the most attractive and eye-catching fashion, including using styling code in internal and external style sheets, using CSS;
What are the Benefits of the Course?
There are plenty of advantages to employees taking the Website Development Foundations Certificate. Here are a few of them:
- Clearly-structured, easy-to-follow course material, organised into comprehensive modules;
- Your business will benefit from having employees with the appropriate skills and knowledge about web development, in order to take your business forward;
- Your team member needn’t worry about having the right qualifications, in order to apply, as there are no entry requirements for the course;
- Students can study at their own pace, in a place and at a time that best suits them.
- What ARPANET was and how it is linked to the invention of the Internet
- How the Hypertext and Hyperlink concepts are fundamental to the way our Web works
- How the Domain Name System was invented to translate unreadable web addresses into mnemonic phrases
- How the World Wide Web was invented as a way to ease the communication within a scientific organisation
- The difference between a web page, web site and web application
- How web servers are used to store data and information relating to the web site
- The terms ‘client-side’ and ‘server-side’, and what they mean
- The three main languages in building web sites and how they are used
- What is Hypertext Markup Language and why it is used to build websites
- What are the mandatory basic elements in an HTML document
- What is the purpose of the head and body elements in a website as well as the difference between the two
- What is nesting and why it is fundamental for any scripting language
- Some of the more advanced elements that can be structured using HTML
- The difference between a block element and an inline element and why this matters for the layout
- How many versions of HTML existed and why the latest one excites web developers
- The main HTML elements that help us create basic web layouts
- What Cascading Style Sheets is and why it is used to style web pages
- The differences between the different version of CSS and which is the latest
- How CSS can be inserted in HTML documents using internal and inline style sheets
- The steps to creating an external style sheet and how to link it with HTML
- What the HTML classes and ids are and how to use them with CSS
- How to write CSS code according to the CSS syntax rules
- What selectors are used for as well as the different kinds of CSS selectors that you can use
- The difference between a pseudo class and a pseudo element
- How points, pixels and percentages are used as basic units of measure in Web Development
- What properties are in the context of Cascading Style Sheets and what they are used for in CSS code
- What the idea behind the CSS Box Model is and why every CSS element can be thought of as a box
- The difference between margins, padding and borders in the context of the Box Model
- How to style an HTML web page using colour
- What the RGB abbreviation stands for in the context of colour theory and how to apply it in CSS
- How to add gradients and shadow effects to CSS elements
- How to create a custom horizontal navigation bar using HTML and CSS
- What the Document Object Model is and how it links to HTML code
Who can take the Website Development Foundations Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 10 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 10 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Website Development Foundations Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 12 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.