Certification

Web Professional Certification

WebProfessionals.org Web professional certification is a powerful opportunity for individuals aspiring to be or already working as a Web professional. Working with experts within industry, education and government, WOW has created a series of vendor neutral industry standard certification exams.

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People who are interested in certification can gain the education necessary via several means, including traditional instruction with our Education Alliance partners, online courses recommended by WebProfessionals.org, independent study, professional experience, and a hybrid of the above.

Apprentice Exams

The first level of certifications is the Certified Apprentice. This exam measures a fundamental skill level for those individuals studying and working to become Web professionals. Apprentice level exams are the same exams offered for the associate level. If you pass the exam at 50% you rank as an apprentice. 70% or higher automatically gives you an associate level certification.

The following exams are available at the apprentice level:

  • Certified Web Designer Apprentice (CWDSA-apprentice): Web Designer Apprentices are familiar with the visual arts and are learning to create images and designs that capture and keep visitors’ interest. They present aesthetically enticing designs that meet the requirements and preferences of their audience.
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  • Certified Apprentice Webmaster (CAW-apprentice): WOW Certified Webmaster apprentices understand the basic breadth of topics that fall under Webmastering. Apprentice Webmasters know about the majority of subjects within the Associate Webmaster criteria, but with less depth into the individual topics.
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  • Certified Web Developer Apprentice (CWDVA-apprentice): Web Developer Apprentices are familiar with the fundamentals of creating web site structure and interactivity. They are learning to use database tools and custom applications to prepare sites for dynamic presentation of content to the visitor.
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  • Certified Web Administrator Apprentice (CWAA-apprentice): Web Administrator Apprentices are aware of the fundamental concepts for the hardware and software infrastructure supporting Internet communications. The CWAA-apprentice possesses a basic understanding of servers, routers, security, network management, and systems maintenance.
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Associate Level Exams

Associate certifications reflect that the individual has a proficient level of understanding with regards to the exam topics.

  • Certified Web Designer Associate (CWDSA): Web Designer Associates are proficient in the visual arts and creating the images and designs that capture and keep visitors’ interest. They present aesthetically enticing designs that meet the requirements and preferences of their audience.
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  • Certified Associate Webmaster (CAW): WOW Certified Web Associates are proficient at blending the art of HTML-coding with the visual arts to create pages that are content-rich and visually pleasing. They are proficient at page layout, image creation and manipulation, interactivity, content creation, project and business management.
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  • Certified Web Developer Associate (CWDVA): Web Developer Associates are proficient at creating web site structure and interactivity. They use database tools and custom applications to prepare the site for dynamic presentation of content to the visitor.
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  • Certified Web Administrator Associate (CWAA): Web Administrator Associates are responsible for the hardware and software infrastructure supporting Internet communications. These technology professionals possess a strong understanding of servers, routers, security, network management, and systems maintenance.
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Professional Level Exams

The topmost level of WebProfessionals.org certification are the specialized certifications for those highly experienced Web professionals. These individual exams cover a wide variety of expertise and are meant for those who have already demonstrated generalist proficiency at the CPW level in all areas of the Web.

  • Certified Professional Webmaster (CPW): Webmasters are practitioners of web communication. They are responsible for all aspects of an organization’s web presence, including web content development, technical operations, and business management. They may have specific areas of expertise, but are most valuable as generalists who can manage all aspects of web operations.Note! The Certified Professional Webmaster exam (CPW) is achieved either by passing the four Associate-level certifications or by passing the CPW exam directly. These certifications are meant for experienced industry professional who have been working in this field.
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  • Certified Professional Web Designer (CPWDS): Professional Web Designers are masters of the visual arts and creating look and feel that drives a successful website, that capture and keep visitors’ interest and usable designs that meet or exceed the requirements and preferences of their audience.
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  • Certified Professional Web Developer (CPWDV): Professional Web Developers are masters at optimizing web site structure and interactivity. They use database tools and custom applications to enable the site to deliver the highest quality experience to the user.
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  • Certified Professional Web Administrator (CPWA): Professional Web Administrators are masters at acquiring and configuring the hardware and software infrastructure behind successful sites. These technology professionals possess expertise in servers, routers, security, network management, and systems maintenance.
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Additional WebProfessionals.org Exams

  • Certified E-Commerce Manager (CECM): E-Commerce Managers are masters at developing and executing web marketing and e-commerce strategies and operations. They understand customer and organizational needs and define and manage the goals and needs of the site.
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  • Certified Web Consultant (CWCSB): Small Business Certified Web Consultants are professionals in designing, building and overseeing Web sites for medium or large companies or personal businesses as the Web manager or project manager.
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  • Certification Benefits
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  • A certification roadmap (Apprentice-Associate-Professional with learning objectives)
  • Questions & Answers
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