If you’d like to become a web designer with the right credentials for the current working environment, you’ll need to study Adobe Dreamweaver.
The complete Adobe Web Creative Suite additionally should be understood in detail. This will mean you have knowledge of Flash and Action Script, amongst others, and means you’ll be in a position to take your Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) or an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certification.
Creating a website is only the beginning of what’s needed – to drive traffic, update content, and work with dynamic database-driven sites, you’ll be required to have additional programming skills, namely ones like HTML, PHP and MySQL. A good web designer will additionally gain an excellent grasp of Search Engine Optimisation and E Commerce.
Think about the points below in detail if you’ve been persuaded that that over-used sales technique about a guarantee for your exam looks like a reason to buy:
Thankfully, today we are a little more ‘marketing-savvy’ – and usually we realise that of course it is something we’re paying for (it’s not a freebie because they like us so much!)
For those who want to pass first time, then the most successful route is to avoid exam guarantees and pay when entering exams, focus on it intently and apply yourself as required.
Do the examinations at a local pro-metric testing centre and don’t pay up-front, but seek out the best deal for you when you’re ready.
Paying upfront for examination fees (plus interest – if you’re financing your study) is madness. Don’t line companies bank accounts with your money just to give them a good cash-flow! There are those who hope that you will never make it to exams – so they don’t need to pay for them.
Additionally, exam guarantees often have very little value. The majority of organisations will not pay again for an exam until you’re able to demonstrate an excellent mock pass rate.
On average, exams cost about 112 pounds in the last 12 months through Prometric or VUE centres around the United Kingdom. So don’t be talked into shelling out hundreds or thousands of pounds more for ‘Exam Guarantees’, when common sense dictates that the most successful method is a commitment to studying and the use of authorised exam preparation tools.
Ask any expert consultant and they’ll regale you with many terrible tales of how students have been duped by salespeople. Ensure you only ever work with an experienced industry advisor that asks lots of questions to find out what’s right for you – not for their paycheque! You must establish the very best place to start for you.
With a little commercial experience or qualifications, you could discover that your appropriate starting-point is not the same as someone new to the industry.
If this is your opening stab at IT study then it may be wise to cut your teeth on user-skills and software training first.
Students will sometimes miss checking on something of absolutely vital importance – how their training provider actually breaks down and delivers the training materials, and into how many separate packages.
Students often think it makes sense (with a typical time scale of 1-3 years to achieve full certification,) for a training company to release the courseware in stages, as you pass each element. However:
What would their reaction be if you find it difficult to do everything at the proposed pace? Sometimes their preference of study order won’t fit you as well as an alternative path could be.
Ideally, you want ALL the study materials up-front – enabling you to have them all to return to any point – at any time you choose. This also allows you to vary the order in which you complete each objective where a more intuitive path can be found.
Trainees looking at this market often have a very practical outlook on work, and aren’t really suited to the classroom environment, and slogging through piles of books. If you’re thinking this sounds like you, try the newer style of interactive study, with on-screen demonstrations and labs.
We see a huge improvement in memory retention when multiple senses are involved – educational experts have expounded on this for many years.
Learning is now available on CD and DVD discs, where everything is taught on your PC. Video streaming means you will be able to see the instructor presenting exactly how to do something, followed by your chance to practice – via the interactive virtual lab’s.
Always insist on a training material demonstration from any training college. The package should contain instructor videos, demonstrations, slide-shows and virtual practice lab’s for your new skills.
Many companies provide purely on-line training; while you can get away with this much of the time, imagine the problems if your access to the internet is broken or you only get very a very slow connection sometimes. It’s much safer to rely on physical CD or DVD discs which don’t suffer from these broadband issues.