Sarah Smith is learning current Web development skills with CIW. Why? "Because I will be changing careers here soon," she says. CIW provides knowledge and skills to help you start a career, advance a career, or change to a new career that you can love.
Shane Johnson credits his CIW training with making him a better Web designer. "CIW helped me with best practices," he says, which are essential when working in the collaborate environment of a Web development team.
"CIW has helped sharpen my development strategy, has kept me in tune with the industry standard, and has helped me coordinate and implement my projects very effectively," says Web developer Samuel Fred. Added confidence in his career—and a pay raise—were icing on the cake.
Sidoni Paolo is a member of Italy's Associazione Informatici Professionisti (Association of Information Technology Professionals). "The updated course and very good quality test have helped me keep my skills current. CIW is a good example of IT certification programs." As an added bonus, Sidoni earned a career advance and salary increase as a result of certification.
CIW helped Olga Semenova gain current technology skills and knowledge by introducing her to various programs and trends in Internet business.
"I got to know the structure of the Web development industry," she says. "CIW also brought many various pieces of information together in my mind. CIW is a very good program for those who wish to enter the Web technology field. It provides structured information about various topics. By doing labs I gained valuable hands-on experience. Now I can install various programs, create a simple Web site, even troubleshoot Internet connections. Overall I feel myself now much more capable of doing things with computers."
Semenova now utilizes her skills by serving as Webmaster for her public speaking group.
"The CIW certification provided me with a great foundation of knowledge that I continue to use in my career as a Web developer," says Randy Morris. "My employer recognized that I had tools and knowledge that their current and previous developers do not have."
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Martin Procter says that CIW increased his awareness and knowledge of the Internet publishing environment. "CIW gave me a much wider range and understanding of the back and front ends of Web publishing, and it reinforced the Web editing skills that I already had. CIW has given me the certification that I lacked for the work that I was doing. It has also encouraged me to think about applying to take on the next level of CIW training. I highly recommend the CIW Web Foundations Associate series because it provides an immense and detailed working of Internet development and the networking environment."
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CIW helped Bryan Wood take his IT career to the next level. "CIW Web Foundations hits the nail squarely on the head," Bryan says. "It made sense of a complicated subject to a user who had little experience prior to the class. I was able to achieve higher certifications, and went from an intern to Intermediate Tier 1 Support in 18 months!" Bryan can't wait to jump into other certifications.
Brian Watson gained a better understanding of Web technology and coding from his CIW training. "CIW filled in the blanks in my knowledge, and was exactly what I wanted from a great, intense course. I've received larger Web site projects at work thanks to CIW."
Certification is what sets Ronick Thomas apart from other technicians in his field. "I think that certification in Web technologies is the way to go," he says. "CIW is a clear-cut choice to get people on the right path."
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IT support technician Helmut Schonwalder used CIW to build upon his existing skills, as well as improve his income.
"If I had to start out again with Web creation, I would this time around start with CIW, because it provides an excellent base," he says. "The course was not easy at all, yet it thought me so much, in addition to what I already knew."
Webmasters Association member Steven Clutten gained insight into new technologies with his CIW training.
"CIW has taught me a great deal about Web technologies, and how to approach a multitude of IT problems," he says. "All the courses I have taken are very interesting and engaging, compelling me to learn more and more. CIW has widened my perspective to what is available. And I've managed to get to do some work from home so far."
When Elvin Ferrer was looking to update his education and make a career change, he chose CIW help him achieve his goals. Elvin now has the IT, Web and security skills he needs, and the certification to prove it. "I have learned a lot, and added a bonus—recognized certification—to my resume."
Ann Taylor, an Internet retailer, gained technical skills from her CIW studies. "I now have a broader understanding of e-commerce platforms, tables, and system integration. CIW provided a comprehensive, in-depth and insightful learning program that allowed me to vastly expand my knowledge and skills within my field of e-commerce."
CIW gave Christi Nickerson an in-depth knowledge of HTML, CSS and associated technologies.
"CIW made it possible for me to show that I know what I'm doing, even before my portfolio was fully developed," she said. "Pride in having my certifications keeps me striving to stay on top of latest developments in my field. CIW sets the industry standard and allows designers to prove they have the knowledge needed to succeed in their careers."
Hussam Meqdad's area of interest is network security. He says CIW has provided him with general knowledge of security, as well as ways to improve and enhance the security of networks. "Thanks for CIW!" Hussam says. "It has kept me up-to-date with all programs and ways to secure networks."
"CIW taught me the best practices in Web site development and maintenance," says Charles Dairo, who has now added HTML5 to his list of professional skills. Charles is also pleased that the CIW exams cover useful and relevant topics. "CIW gave me additional knowledge to help further my career."
"It is a great thing to be CIW-certified," says Okewale Olalekan, a member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE). "CIW gave me unique skills in the use of the Internet, and it helped me with techniques in how to be professional. CIW helped me to be a master of what I like doing most."
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"CIW added skills to my current IT security arsenal," says Ryan Bedaise. "CIW is a good certification body." Ryan is a member of several professional organizations including the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), and ISACA.