Web Design Professional Certification Program

Interested in learning how to create beautiful, meaningful websites? With this program, you will gain expertise in creative design and technical web design skills. You will become a master of the knowledge and technology used to build impactful web sites.

Hours: 470 Hours
Duration: 6 months
Level: Beginner
Average Completion: 3 Months
Language: English
Occupation: Creative Designer/Webmaster
Enrolled: 20 Students

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Web Design Professional Certification Program

Web designers plan, create and code internet sites and web pages, many of which combine text with sounds, pictures, graphics and video clips. A web designer is responsible for creating the design and layout of a website or web pages. It can mean working on a brand new website or updating an already existing site.

6 months of Full Access
6% Predicted 10-Years Job Growth

Is This the Right Career for You?

Working in web design offers a variety of benefits including the satisfaction of creating innovative and useful tools for users, the flexibility of working from home, and the financial security of a high salary. If you enjoy exploring your creativity and want to make a career of designing beautiful and meaning web sites, a career as a web designer is your next career pathway!

1. Start today

Begin your transformation and learning journey right away.

2. Learn your way

Achieve your training at your own pace, according to your own schedule.

3. Get hired today

Complete industry-recognized certification and develop your employment strategy to begin your dream job.

6 Reasons to Complete Your Web Design Professional Certification Program Training With Us


With our programs, you can learn and study at your own pace with access 24/7/365 for the duration of your program. This means you can learn on your own terms and work around your own schedule.


Our online training comes with access to real, live support personnel that will help you through every step from our admissions adviser who will assist you with selecting the right training for you, to our student adviser who will be there with you during your entire training journey.


We have tailored our programs to provide comprehensive training in the technical and soft skills employers are looking for. With direct input and feedback from industry leaders and hiring managers, our program aligns with exactly what you need to successfully enter the workforce.


Our career training not only gives you the knowledge you need but preparation for the certification exams relevant to your desired career path. If you are pursuing an exciting new career in a field with a national certification, our program will both prepare you to sit for the exam but will often include a voucher for the exam cost.

Simulations and Case Studies

Our training programs have been developed with real learners and professionals in mind, so our programs incorporate real-world case studies and virtual simulations that will provide examples and interactions with real-life situations you may encounter during your career. These allow you to learn by experience with circumstances similar to what will be your daily responsibilities on the job.

Engaging and Interactive

Our training curriculum was developed with you in mind, looking at modern day learners and their needs. Our curriculum contains a mix of formats including reading, listening, watching, and interacting that will immerse you into a fun and engaging learning experience you will not only enjoy but not want to end.

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Program Description

If you’re curious about web design and want to pursue it professionally, then this course will provide you with all the necessary skills required to thrive in the industry. It is a web design certification course targeted at entry-level professionals.
What will you learn from this program?
In this comprehensive professional certification program, you’ll learn the following things:
• Fundamental components of Adobe Creative Cloud.
• You’ll learn how to use design elements in InDesign and Illustrator.
• Organizing and managing your files using Adobe Bridge.
• Creating, using, and editing PDFs using Acrobat.
• Basics of website design.
• Basics of developing HTML5 standard sites to meet user needs.
• Writing thoroughly documented websites.
• Creating and preparing websites to “Go Live.”

What to expect after finishing the program?
This web design certification course will equip you with experience using real-world projects, and you will build a compelling portfolio that will give you access to this fascinating industry. At the end of this program you’ll be proficient in:
• Key industry and design concepts, including design aesthetics, wire frames, video and imagers, color, and writing for the web.
• Design and technical skills needed to change a concept into a final product.
• Creating a project plan, along with designing and developing quality websites accordingly.
• Understanding of future trends and workplace Ethics.

Are you a creative person who like working on a computer? Web design may be the perfect field for you. Every business needs to present a new and exciting image to their audience, the public. Good web designers help companies present their best ideas using a combination of technology and designs. Using these tools, you may be the one to help your company or clients get the message to the public.

After completing this course, you should be able to:
• Recognize the fundamental components of Adobe Creative Cloud
• Recall how to use design elements in InDesign and Illustrator
• Discuss how to organize and manage your files using Adobe Bridge
• List ways to create, use and edit PDFs using Acrobat
• Understand the basics of website design
• Understand web industry, career options, history, and future
• Understand the basics of developing HTML5 standard sites to meet user needs
• Write thoroughly documented websites
• Create and test appropriately robust HTML5 standard websites
• Understand how to create and “Go Live” with a website
This course provides students with qualified support professionals to guide them through their learning experience. The student support team is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and registration or enrollment questions. Support advisers also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement.
Though you are provided a full 6 months access to your program, the average completion time is only 3 months!

Web Design Professional Certification Program FAQs

To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

Web Design Module 1 - Internet Basics and HTML
• Internet and the Web
• Network Overview
• The Client/Server Model
• Markup Languages
• HTML Overview
• Web Page Template
• Elements
• Lists
• Your First Web Page
• HTML Validation

Web Design Module 2 - Configuring Color and Text with CSS
• Overview of Cascading Style Sheets
• Using Color on Web Pages
• Inline CSS with Style Attributes
• Embedded CSS with Style Elements
• Configuring Text with CSS
• Span Element
• Using External Style Sheets
• Center HTML Elements with CSS
• The Cascade
• CSS Validation

Web Design Module 3 - Visual Elements and Graphics
• Configuring Lines and Borders
• Types of Graphics
• Image Element
• HTML5 Visual Elements
• Background Images
• More About Images
• Sources and Guidelines for Graphics
• Guidelines for Using Images
• Accessibility and Visual Elements

Web Design Module 4 - Web Design
• Design for Your Target Audience
• Website Organization
• Principles of Visual Design
• Design to Provide Accessibility
• Writing for the Web
• Use of Color
• Use of Graphics and Multimedia
• More Design Considerations
• Navigation Design
• Design for the Mobile Web

Web Design Module 5 - Page Layout
• The Box Model
• Normal Flow
• CSS Float
• Hyperlinks in an Unordered List
• Header Text Image Replacement
• Practice with an Image Gallery
• Positioning with CSS
• CSS Debugging Techniques
• HTML5 Structural Elements

Web Design Module 6 - Links, Layout and Mobile
• CSS Sprites
• Three-Column CSS Page Layout
• CSS Styling for Print
• Designing for the Mobile Web
• Viewport Meta Tag
• CSS3 Media Queries
• Responsive Images
• Testing Mobile Display
• CSS3 Flexible Box Layout

Web Design Module 7 - Tables and Forms
• Table Rows, Cells and Headers
• Span Rows and Columns
• Configure an Accessible Table
• Style a Table with CSS
• Input Element Form Controls
• Scrolling Text Box
• Image Buttons and Button Elements
• Style a Form with CSS
• Server-Side Processing
• HTML 5 Form Controls

Web Design Module 8 - Web Development and Multimedia
• Successful Large-Scale Project Development
• Domain Name Overview
• Web Hosting
• Choosing a Virtual Host
• Plug-Ins, Containers and Codecs
• Adobe Flash
• HTML5 Audio and Video Elements
• Multimedia Files and Copyright Law
• CSS3 and Interactivity

Web Design Module 9 - E-Commerce and Web Promotion
• E-Commerce Business Models
• Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
• E-Commerce Statistics
• E-Commerce Issues and Security
• Search Engines
• Search Engine Optimization
• Listing in a Search Engine
• Monitoring Search Listings
• Link Popularity
• Social Media Optimization

Web Design Module 10 - JavaScript and jQuery
• The Development of JavaScript
• Popular Uses for JavaScript
• Document Object Model
• Variables
• Programming Concepts
• Form Handling
• Accessibility and JavaScript
• JavaScript Resources
• Adding jQuery to a Web Page
• jQuery Selectors and Methods

Adobe Creative Cloud Module 1
-- Overview of the Creative Cloud Suite
• Creative Cloud Applications
• Creative Cloud Application Management
• Downloading Apps
• Adding Work to Enhance
• Creating a Cover
• Common Menus and Commands
• Exploring Common Panels

Adobe Creative Cloud Module 2
-- Adobe Bridge
• Organizing and Managing Your Files
• Adobe Bridge Workspaces
• Taking Advantage of Metadata in Adobe Bridge
• Locating Files
• Using Keywords
• Metadata Template
• Saving Collections
• Using Automation Tools
• Getting Files from Your Camera

Adobe Creative Cloud Module 3
-- Photoshop CC
• Getting into Photoshop CC Basics
• Messing with Mode Matters
• Making Selective Changes
• Using the Photoshop Pen Tool
• Resolution Basics
• Creating a Good Image
• Working with Painting and Retouching Tools
• Using Layers
• Saving Photoshop Images for Print and the Web

Adobe Creative Cloud Module 4
-- InDesign CC
• Getting Started with InDesign CC
• Touring the Workspace
• Working with Documents
• Working with Text and Text Frames
• Page Layout
• Drawing in InDesign
• Understanding color
• Clipping Paths, Alignment, and Objects
• Exporting to PDF and Printing
• Digital Documents Using EPUB

Adobe Creative Cloud Module 5
-- Illustrator CC
• Discovering Illustrator CC
• Using the Selection Tools
• Creating Basic Shapes
• Pen Tool and Placing Images
• Using Type in Illustrator
• Using Layers
• Transform and Distortion Tools
• Transparency
• Filters and Effects

Adobe Creative Cloud Module 6
-- Acrobat
• Essential Acrobat Information
• Creating PDF Files
• Adding Interactivity to PDF Files
• Editing an Extracting Text and Graphics
• Commenting and Annotation Tools
• Securing Your PDF Files

Adobe Creative Cloud Module 7
-- Adobe XD
• Experience Design Workspace
• Working with Artboards
• Adding Shapes, Paths, and Custom Shapes
• Working with Objects
• Importing and Exporting from XD
• Adding Text to Your XD Project
• Taking Advantage of Symbols and UI Kits
• Creating Interactivity in Adobe XD
• Sharing Your XD Project

Adobe Creative Cloud monthly access will be provided at no cost for the duration of the program.
All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere. Technical requirements are:

Internet Connection
• Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
Hardware Requirements
• Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
• Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

Software Requirements
• Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
• Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
• Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Adobe PDF Reader


The Web Professionals Certified Web Designer Apprentice (CWDSA-apprentice) examination measures fundamental competencies for aspiring or practicing Web Designers. The examinee must demonstrate basic knowledge of Internet concepts, HTML5, CSS3 and WYSIWYG (visual) editors, Web graphics, Web multimedia, Web site design, Web site management, and basic legal issues at the standard defined by this test specification. The skills and knowledge measured by this examination are derived from an industry-wide and worldwide job task analysis which was validated through a survey of hundreds of designers. The results of the survey were used in weighting the domains and ensuring that the weighting is representative of the relative importance of that content to the job requirements of a Certified Web Designer Apprentice. The intent is to certify individuals in a body of knowledge that is identified and accepted as the baseline or foundation of any Web Designer.
The exam contains 70 questions. Examinees have 60 minutes to complete the exam. The exam is currently only available in English and available at testing centers throughout the U.S.
Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.


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The WebProfessionals.org Certified Web Designer Associate (CWDSA) examination measures more than just the essential competencies for aspiring or practicing Web Designers. The examinee must demonstrate working knowledge of Internet basics, HTML including HTML5, CSS3 and WYSIWYG editors, Web graphics, Web audio and video, Web site design, Web site management, and basic legal issues at the standard defined by this test specification. The skills and knowledge measured by this examination are derived from an industry-wide and worldwide job task analysis which was validated through a survey of hundreds of designers. The results of the survey were used in weighting the domains and ensuring that the weighting is representative of the relative importance of that content to the job requirements of a WOW Certified Web Designer Associate. The intent is to certify individuals in a body of knowledge that is identified and accepted as the baseline or foundation of any Web Designer.


• 100% Online, Self-Paced
• Open Enrollment
• Admissions and Student Support
• Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content
• Industry Certification Exam, when applicable
• Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion