Certificate In Web Site Development

Study website development online. Learn about web development tools including HTML, ASP.NET, Visual Basic.NET, E-Commerce and Digital Photography.

Course Code: VIT002
Fee Code: CT
Duration (approx) Duration (approx) 600 hours
Qualification Certificate
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Learn to develop functional database driven websites

Web site development has become a huge industry, and there is high demand for developers who can bring results. IT Staff at ACS are world leaders in web site development, rest assured you will be trained by experts. This certificate teaches the most in demand web development tools like HTML, ASP.NET, Visual Basic.NET, E-commerce and Digital photography.

  • learn programming languages such as ASP.net and VB.net
  • learn to build websites
  • gain useful skills in writing and editing website copy
  • learn to program web sites
  • self paced, 600 hour course, tuition from qualified, experienced and very successful web developers
  • a "results" focused course -we teach you how to build sites that don't just look good; but also get the traffic and sell the goods

Career Opportunities
Web developer, Web specialist, Web programmer

 



Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate In Web Site Development.
 E Commerce BIT100
 Html (Writing a Website) VIT102
 C# Programming BIT211
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 12 modules.
 Networking Foundations BIT103
 Visual Basic.Net BIT101
 Advertising and Promotions BBS202
 ASP.NET BIT200
 Digital Photography BPH202
 Graphic Design BIT205
 Information Security BIT203
 Internet Marketing BIT204
 Javascript BIT202
 Photoshop CS - Beginner To Medium Level VIT202
 SQL For The Web BIT201
 Copywriting BWR310
 

Note that each module in the Certificate In Web Site Development is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


CONTENT of  SELECTED MODULES

Here is an indication of lessons you will find in some of the modules:

Writing a Web Site (HTML)

  1. Introduction to the Internet and HTML
  2. The most important HTML Tags
  3. Simplification through HTML Construction Software
  4. Creating Links
  5. Loading a Site onto the Internet
  6. Adding Graphics
  7. Designing a Web Site that Works
  8. Advanced Features

E Commerce

  1. Introduction - what is e-commerce (more than the internet)
  2. Success and failure - what makes the difference
  3. Promotional strategies - are different on the internet
  4. Optimizing web site potential
  5. Increasing web site exposure
  6. Automating supply of goods, services and cash flow
  7. Managing constant change
  8. Dealing with e-commerce problems

Digital Photography

  1. Introduction To Digital Technology
  2. Equipment
  3. Digital Technology - Colour, resolution, sensors
  4. Digital Cameras
  5. Taking Photographs
  6. Scanners
  7. Uploading Images
  8. The Digital Darkroom
  9. Compositing & Imaging - Production & manipulation of images
  10. Special Effects
  11. Outputs & Applications- Printers, The Internet

ASP.NET

A comprehensive introduction to ASP.NET for students wishing to further develop their understanding of, and ability to creatively use the internet. By the end of this module, the student should be able to easily understand all the major aspects of ASP.NET and use it to produce their own web applications. There are 11 lessons as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. VB.NET Essentials
  3. Web Forms
  4. Web Server Controls
  5. Form Validation
  6. Classes and Namespaces
  7. Creating ASP.NET Applications
  8. ADO.NET
  9. Error Handling
  10. Email from your Applications
  11. Project: Creating an Online Store

Visual Basic.NET

  1. Introduction
  2. Variables
  3. Understanding conditional statements
  4. I/O handling
  5. Controls and Objects – An Introduction
  6. Structured Programming using Modules
  7. Properties, methods, events & classes
  8. Inheritance
  9. Polymorphism
  10. Using controls
  11. Debugging
  12. Developing a complete VB.NET application

 

Tips for Getting Work

  • Success in Web Development doesn't come from getting a qualification!
    • Many of the most successful web developers do not hold university degrees
    • Many I.T. degree graduates have tried and failed to develop a successful career in web development
  • Success comes from what you learn, not what you qualify in
  • Successful web developers need to be prepared to start at the bottom, take work wherever they can find it (even if pay is poor) and build a career from the ground up
  • Few developers ever earn big money working for someone else. If you want a big income; you probably need to be self employed
  • If you are going to be self employed; you need to learn business skills, develop a capacity to find clients and sell your services, and above all, have the right attitude and persistance to develop a business
  • Make sure you learn the type of programming that is in demand; and that you are prepared to keep learning and staying up to date as your career rolls on.

 

Tips for Making Web Sites Successful

The things you need to do keep changing, there are some hints below. If you really want to learn though, you need to do a course like this certificate with an institution like ours that knows how to get the runs on the board.

1. Main Page Content should contain lots of “appropriate” searchable words. We have added varied lists of courses to the bottom of several sites which greatly increases words that can be searched on the main page. It is not as simple as copying our lists though –search engines would simply recognize these as a copy. If you add lists, they need to be synonymous but different words.

2. Proliferate the use of important Key Words. –Make a list of relevant words that people use when they search for a course or distance education. Try to include such words on the main page first; then work them into content on other pages.

3. Metatags – These are hidden words which the site visitor does not see, but search engines can identify. They are put into the pages by web site programmers. They are not as important as they once were for Google, but may still help with some other search engines.

4. Page Titles -Keep these relevant. Often all or most pages have similar titles and relatively simple titles that do not optimize rankings.

5. Content –Quantity is important, but only if it is also quality. When you write things off the net (articles, newsletters etc) add them to the web site

6. Be Different -If search engines recognize your content as being too identical to other sites.

7. Frequent changes –The site must appear to be dynamic. Search engines identify sites that change frequently. The ideal may be to change something on every page weekly, though this is often impractical.

8. Navigation should be easy. Keep words/icons that are clicked on unambiguous, visible and short and movement from place to place around a site should be logical. Pages should cross link to each other so you can move around easily and logically without needing to return to the main page.

9. Minimize clicks through –The more times a person needs to click from the main page, the less chance the page will be visited and given serious attention. Good design allows all important pages and information to be reached and read without more than one or two clicks from the main page.

10. Make it easy to take action –ACS does this with several click here features

11. Capture your visitors (e.g. Click to subscribe to newsletter) then act on what you capture. Be aware of the law though. Several countries have tight laws on how you can capture and use email addresses.

12. Pages should download fast –Include photos, but avoid large images (2-10kb images are OK; 100kb images can be a real problem).

13. Graphics –Images and colour help hold people on a site longer and encourage bookmarking…. But they need to be attractive and professional (& small downloads)

14. Colour –Warm colours (reds, browns, yellows) encourage action more than cool colours. Cool colours relax a person more than warm. Colour schemes that are different attract more attention. Contrasting colours can be used to focus attention where you want.

15. Target what you do. –You need to focus everything you do on the sort of people who are most likely to enroll in courses

16. Do Not Rely Just on the Web. -It’s a well known marketing fact that people are more inclined to buy things if they are seen in 3 or more different places. The internet can be your primary focus, but other marketing activities are needed to raise visibility in secondary places (eg. posters, advertising, trade shows, press releases, magazine articles etc) in order to provide secondary support to the internet.

Use IT expertise in conjunction with Product Expertise We have often found that results suffer if you don’t properly marry a knowledge of I.T. with a knowledge of education and the courses you offer. Giving the work to an IT professional who is briefed on what is required may result in less than perfect selection and use of content (e.g. key words). Giving the job to an education professional with limited IT expertise may result in better choices for content, but poorer use of the content
 

 

 


 

WHY CHOOSE US?

• Reputation and Experience: using I.T. for all courses since 1982, on the internet since 1992, teaching courses online since 1995, developing our own software with in house programmers since 1998
• Industry focus: courses designed to suit industry needs and expectations
• Different focus: develop problem solving skills that make you stand out from others
• Hands on: develop practical as well as theoretical skills
• Lots of help: dedicated and knowledgeable tutors.
• Efficient: prompt responses to your questions
• Reliable: established in 1979, independent school with a solid history
• Up to date: courses under constant review
• Resources:  huge wealth of constantly developing intellectual property
• Value: courses compare very favourably on a cost per study hour basis
• Student amenities: online student room, bookshop, ebooks, acs garden online resources.
Since 1999 ACS has been a recognised member of IARC (International Approval and Registration Centre). A non-profit quality management organisation servicing education.

Member of Study Gold Coast Education Network.

ACS Global Partner - Affiliated with colleges in seven countries around the world.

UK Register of Learning Providers, UK PRN10000112


How can I start this course?

You can enrol at anytime and start the course when you are ready. Enrolments are accepted all year - students can commence study at any time. All study is self paced and ACS does not set assignment deadlines.

Please note that if a student is being assisted by someone else (e.g. an employer or government subsidy), the body offering the assistance may set deadlines. Students in such situations are advised to check with their sponsor prior to enrolling. The nominal duration of a course is approximately how long a course takes to complete. A course with a nominal duration of 100 hours is expected to take roughly 100 hours of study time to complete. However, this will vary from student to student. Short courses (eg. 100 hrs duration) should be completed within 12 months of enrolment. Certificates, Advanced Certificates and Awards (eg. over 500 hours duration) would normally be completed within 3 -5 years of enrolment. Additional fees may apply if a student requires an extended period to complete.
If a student cannot submit their assignments for 6 months to ACS, they should advise the school to avoid cancellation of their student
registration. Recommencement fees may apply.

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We also have Afterpay that will allow you to pay for your course or payment plans in four instalments (if you are in Australia).


What do I need to know before I enrol?

There are no entry requirements that you need to meet to enrol in our courses, our courses are for everyone.
If you are under 18, we need written permission from your parent/ guardian for your enrolment to continue, we can arrange that after you have enrolled.

You don’t need to purchase any additional resources to complete our courses.

We aim to teach you the essentials without you having to purchase any specific computer program.
We recommend that you have access to a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs, so that you can easily complete and submit your assignments.

You sure can. We are here to help you learn whatever your abilities.

Yes, if you are enrolling in a Certificate or Advanced Certificate, you might be eligible for credits if you have evidence of your previous studies or relevant experience. More information is here.

We recommend that you are able to browse websites, send emails and conduct online research. You will need to be able to type and submit your assignments.
If you have limited computer skills, we can make special arrangements for you.

This is possible, it depends on the institution. We recommend that if you would like to use our courses that you contact the institution first. Our Course Handbook is a good resource for this.

Our courses are written in English and we only have English speaking academic staff. If you can read and complete your assignments in English, our courses are ideal for you.

Our courses are designed to build knowledge, hands on skills and industry connections to help prepare you to work in the area, running your own business, professional development or as a base for further study.

This course is aimed at providing you with a solid understanding in your selected discipline. It has been designed to take 600 hours, which includes your course reading, assignment work, research, practical tasks, watching videos and more. When you complete the course, will have a good understanding of the area/ industry you want to work in.

It’s up to you. The study hours listed in the course are a rough guide, however if you were to study a short course (100 hours) at 10 hours per week, you could finish the course in 10 weeks (just an example). Our courses are self-paced, so you can work through the courses in your own time. We recommend that you wait for your tutor to mark and return your assignment before your start your next one, so you get the benefits of their feedback.

The course consists of course notes, videos, set tasks for your practical work, online quizzes, an assignment for each lesson (that you receive feedback from your tutor from) and ends in an exam (which is optional, if would like to receive the formal award at the end), using our custom built Learning Management System - Login.Training.

Our courses are designed for adults to gain professional development and skills to further their careers and start businesses.

Our custom online learning portal allows you to conduct your learning online. There may be practical tasks that you can do offline. You have the option of downloading your course notes or print them to read later.

There is also the option to pay an additional fee for printed course notes and or USB (availability limited to location and deliverability).

Yes, if you don’t have access to the internet, you can receive the course as paper notes or on a USB stick for an additional fee. We can also make alternative arrangements for you to send your assignments to us.

We offer printed notes for an additional fee. Also, you can request your course notes on a USB stick for an additional fee.

Yes, your tutor is here to help you. Simply post any questions you have in your login.training portal or contact the office and we can pass on a message to your tutor.

We are more learning focussed, rather than assessment focussed. You have online quizzes to test your learning, written assignments and can complete an exam at the end of the course (if you want to receive your certificate). You will not receive a pass/ fail on your course work. If you need to add more details on your assignment, we will ask you to resubmit and direct you where you need to focus. If you need help, you can ask your tutor for advice in the student room.

Each module (short course) is completed with one exam.

Exams are optional, however you must sit an exam if you would like to receive a formal award. You will need to find someone who can supervise that you are sitting the exams under exams conditions. There is an additional cost of $55 (AUS) $50 (O/S) for each exam.
More information is here

There are practical components built into the course that have been designed to be achieved by anyone, anywhere. If you are unable to complete a task for any reason, you can ask your tutor for an alternative.

When you complete the course work and the exams (6 exams) and you will be able receive your course certificate- a Certificate. Otherwise, you can receive a Letter of Completion.

You can bundle the short courses to create your own customised learning bundle, Certificates or Advanced Certificates. More information is on this page.

Yes, our courses are built to be applicable for people living anywhere in any situation. We provide the fundamentals, and each student can apply their own unique flair for their own interests, region and circumstances with the one-on-one guidance of a tutor. There is also a bit of student directed research involved.

Employers value candidates with industry skills, knowledge, practical skills and formal learning. Our courses arm you with all of these things to help prepare you for a job or start your own business. The longer you study the more you will learn.

ACS has an arrangement with OAMPS (formerly AMP) who can arrange Professional Indemnity from Australian and New Zealand graduates across all disciplines. Ph: 1800 222 012 or email acs@oamps.com.au.


Who are ACS Distance Education?

ACS Distance Education have been educating people for over 40 years.

We are established and safe- we have been in education for over 40 years.
We are focused on developing innovative courses that are relevant to you now and what you will need to know in the future.
We are focused on helping you learn and make the most of your experience.
You can enrol at any time, you can work on your course when it suits you and at your own pace.
We are connected to many industry bodies and our staff participate in continuous improvement and learning activities to ensure that we are ahead of what learning is needed for the future.

Our courses are not accredited by the Australian Government. However many of our courses are recognised and held in high regard by many industry bodies.

Our courses are written by our staff, who all have many years experience and have qualifications in their speciality area. We have lots of academic staff who write and update our courses regularly.


How do I enrol my staff/ sponsored students?

Yes, you can do a request for a bulk enrolment and request an invoice on our Invoice Request Form

We can prepare an invoice, quote or proforma invoice. Simply complete your details on our Invoice Request form

We can arrange bulk discounts for your course enrolment, please get in touch with us to discuss your needs.

Yes, we have many students who are in locked facilities, such as prisons or hospitals. We can cater by also offering paper notes at an additional cost.


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Course Contributors

The following academics were involved in the development and/or updating of this course.

Josiane Joubran

CSC consultant with IBM, Software QA Engineer, Course Writer and Tutor. Josiane is an I.T professional with extensive experience with computer hardware and engineering in Lebanon and Australia. Josiane has a B.Eng., Grad.Dip.I.T., Master Info.Tech., MCP,

Sarah Jury

Over 15 years working in small business, I.T., education and science. Sarah has a PGCE(Post Compulsory Education), BSc(Hons) (Genetics), DipComp(Open), CertWebApps(Open).
She has designed and created several Web sites for different organisations.

Dr. Sherif Sakr

Research Scientist and University Lecturer in Computer Science and Engineering. Sherif has a PhD in Computer Science, MSc, BSc.





Tutors

Meet some of the tutors that guide the students through this course.

Helen Rex

Dip.I.T., Cert IT, part B.A.

Helen started her career as a chef before travelling extensively in Europe while living in the U.K. She moved from cooking to the financial markets where she started her career in Information Technology.
With over 25 years experience in information technology primarily in the financial markets, local government and animal health sectors. Helen moved from working in IT to the education sector where she has been involved
in tutoring, course development and learning management systems.
She is currently living in rural New South Wales with her family and enjoying studying law part time.

Josiane Joubran

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Lachlan Allan

BA (Hons) Business Administration, BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Lachlan has experience in the hospitality, banking and utilities sectors in managerial positions in the UK. Following a career change after moving to Australia, he is also experienced in the medical engineering field where he was an engineer responsible for devices at hospital sites and laboratories

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