Teachers are encouraged to provide their students with the opportunity become web design certified by taking certification exam offered through WD Certified. The certification exam is intended to recognize students with the highest level of knowledge of the content presented in the IE Class curriculum and likely to be successful in an entry level web design position. Students should review the Study Topics page and the Practice Questions both of which can be downloaded from the links at the top of this page.
The certification exam fee is included with the subscription costs so there are no additional fees in offering the exam. Even if students do not pass the exam, it is a good experience for them to see what areas they need to improve on, and students may have the opportunity to retest at the teacher's discretion after a 30 day waiting period.
The exam consists of 100 questions randomly selected from the following categories in the indicated proportions. Students must score an 80% on the exam to receive a certificate.
|Basic Internet History & Computer Knowledge||10%|
|Web Graphics Concepts||10%|
|HTML 5 & CSS 3||50%|
Preparing for the Exam
To be successful on the certification exam, students should thoroughly study the online lessons, as well as the content introduced in the hands-on labs. Not all the information introduced in the lessons is included on the hands-on labs and worksheets. It would also be helpful for students to study additional content related to the content presented in IE Class as well which will help them develop a deeper understanding of the concepts introduced. A practice test can be downloaded below for students to take in order to get an idea as to the types of questions asked on the certification exam.
Approval Process for Administrating the Exam
The Web Design Certification Exam may only be given in an educational institutional setting and proctored by a certified educator. Potential proctors must have a completed Proctor Agreement form on file before they may be authorized to administer the certification exam. An original Proctor Agreement Form with original signatures must be received by IE Class prior to being authorized to administer any Web Design Certified exam.