- Software Development (C#)
- Provide expertise advice on the new innovations
- Network design
- Software design
As ICT Director for a company in Nigeria, Olalekan Okewale provides expert advice on technology innovations for his company, and helps in its network design and software architecture. "We have included CIW Web Foundations Associate into our curriculum for our students in secondary high-level education so that they can be certified at the end of their training," he says. "CIW has helped me in performing my duties effectively, and it also gives me an edge over competitors when discussing projects with clients." Olalekan says that "people should aspire to learn more in any field they find themselves. Being a professional pays more and allows you to interact better with colleagues. Everyone should make themselves relevant by enrolling in CIW certification courses."
- Specialize in designing brand identities for small creative businesses
Carmia Cronje began her career as a self-employed graphic designer after earning her CIW Web Foundations Associate certification. "CIW gave me the skills I need to design Web sites for my clients," she says. She now specializes in designing brand identities for small creative businesses in South Africa and beyond.
- BSc Computer Networking
Yvonne Anderson was promoted after earning her CIW Web Foundations Associate certification. "Learning to create and edit Web code helped advance my career," she says. "CIW gave me a wider knowledge of Web development and opened the door to further study."
“CIW got me on the right track," says Scott Adams, who credits his CIW certification with validating his skill set and helping him land a high-paying job. "Third-party validation was the key to success, and now I earn well over $100,000 a year. Thanks CIW!" says Scott.
- CIW Associate
- CIW Professional
CIW certification helped Dana Blouin advance from a network technician to a network engineer. "When I was trying for a promotion to network engineer, the CIW certification helped me stand out from other applicants because I had additional certifications on my resume."
Dana, who is a member of multiple professional associations, added that "CIW provided a great foundation for me to move forward with my career and certify skills which are fundamental to every job in the IT industry."
"CIW is critical to my students' success," says instructor Vickie Roge. "CIW has helped my students get jobs in Web development at Brigham Young, Google, Apple and USDA. You have opened the door to their career success!"
"Getting my CIW certification totally changed my life," says Jeanne Hora, who credits CIW with earning her a position as partner at her firm. "Yes, with a family in tow, I had to study very hard, but my teacher assisted with full explanations of any item that confused me. CIW also has a lot of hands-on lessons that also helped in the learning process. I am a big believer in the potential that CIW certifications can provide persons of all ages."
"CIW certifications allowed me to enter the IT field with enough knowledge and skills to be a valuable employee," says James Traver. "CIW gave me formal training on proper standards that I did not have. It also taught me proper terminology and project management skills."
"Because of my CIW certification, I landed my first developer position," says Kevin Stokes. "Study materials for the Internet Business Associate course are the best I have come across."
Paul Dooley learned HTML, CSS and MySQL from CIW, then went on to get Microsoft and Oracle certifications. "CIW introduced me to Microsoft's e-commerce products, and helped me get a promotion," says Dooley.
CIW training helped Scott Sanders start a new career. "CIW certification gave me a very in-depth knowledge of the subjects that I studied," he says. "It helped me keep up with the current trends and the newest technology."
- Master CIW Website Manager
Jared Edis belongs to several professional associations, but credits CIW with enabling him to teach current skills. "It's a great program," he says," and it gave me the official piece of paper I needed to hang on the wall for my job."
- CIW Web Foundations Associate
- CIW Internet Business Associate
- CIW Web Design Specialist
- CIW Web Design Professional
- CIW Database Design Specialist
- CIW Web Development Professional
- CIW Web Security Associate
- CIW Web Security Professional
- CIW Web Security Specialist
- CIW Security Essentials
"CIW delves more into the business side of IT than other certifications," says Jonathan Pierce, whose professional memberships include ISACA, IEEE, PMI and others. Jonathan also earned additional IT certifications including A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, SUSE 11, LPI Level 1, MCT, MCSE, MCSA and MCITP.
"It is also great at showcasing vendor-neutral, relevant skills. CIW is a tremendous resource, and their exams have a very high ROI in the IT industry."
Chris Albritton was seeking a solid foundation in Web site structure, XHTML and CSS. The CIW Site Development Associate course gave Chris the Web design skills he needed at a price that fit his budget. "CIW courses are a great asset for Web designers, developers and programmers. The course material is structured to cover all the necessary basis and provide you will the tools you need," Chris says. "The cost of CIW courses is far less than any other certifications available. I recommend CIW to other fellow developers when I have the chance."
Instructor Jeff J. says simply: "CIW is the No. 1 Web development certification in today's market." The updated coding standards Jeff learned from CIW give him the edge when Web project opportunities arise.
"CIW helped me get an entry-level IT position—and a raise," says Chris Hunt. And he isn't stopping there: Earning CIW certification and attaining a career goal has inspired Chris to obtain his college degree.
Brian Barber was able to obtain a better-paying position as a result of his CIW certification. "CIW certifications are a great way to prove competency in a variety of Web and Database technologies, Brian says, "They have improved my skills and enhanced my career tremendously."
CIW gave Ronald Walls basic Web development and database design skills. These improved his résumé and helped him to get serious job requests from the companies he applied to. He says, "CIW helped me obtain the job I have today. The company was looking for someone who had not just networking experience, but also some database and Web design skills. Having those CIW certifications on my résumé is what helped me get the job over other IT professionals who applied."