Web Foundations

Web Foundations


CIW Web Foundations Associate Career Track

The CIW Web Foundations Associate Career Track consists of three foundational courses and corresponding certification exams that prepare you for many technology-related careers. This series covers the tasks involved in various Web technology job roles, and teaches you the skills and technologies to perform them. In this series you will learn the fundamentals of information technology (IT), cloud computing, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) coding, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Web page and form development, Web page security and encryption, networking basics, Internet protocols, and network security.

CIW Web Foundations Associate Career Track Information

What do students get from the CIW Web Foundations Associate Career Track?

The CIW Web Foundations Series

The CIW Web Foundations Associate Career Track provides foundational technology skills and knowledge that are useful in many career fields. This track teaches you the skills for entry-level technical positions. It also provides a sampling of various IT careers for those who are still considering their career choices. This entry-level track gives you the foundation and flexibility to continue on to any of our other CIW Career Tracks.

For those who already have a profession, the CIW Web Foundations Associate Career Track provides a great way to boost your current technical skillset and give you a competitive edge in the workplace. Many professionals can benefit from completing the CIW Web Foundations Associate Career Track, including IT professionals, business professionals, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, marketing professionals, graphic artists and more — anyone who works with computers to perform their job tasks.

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Skills and Knowledge

The CIW Web Foundations Associate courses teach the following topics and skills:

  • Introduction to IT business and careers
  • Internet communication
  • Introduction to Internet technology
  • Web browsing
  • Multimedia on the Web
  • Databases and Web search engines
  • Business e-mail and Personal Information Management
  • Protecting yourself online
  • Internet services and tools for business
  • IT project and program management
  • Markup language and site development essentials
  • HTML5 coding
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and graphical elements
  • Hyperlinks
  • HTML tables
  • Web forms
  • Video, audio and image techniques
  • Extending HTML
  • GUI HTML editors and mobile Web sites
  • Introduction to networking
  • Networking components and standards
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Internet services
  • Hardware and device connectivity
  • Network and cloud security risks


Job Roles

  • Entry level IT developer
  • Entry level IT support technician
  • IT service desk analyst
  • Technical support representative level 1
  • Administrative assistant
  • Client support specialist
  • Entry level web design
  • Front desk analyst
  • Web advisor
  • Jr. IT specialist
  • Data entry specialist
  • Office assistant
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Career Tracks

The courses and certifications in the CIW Web Foundations Associate Career Track also prepare you to take courses in the following CIW Career Tracks: