National Credential
Credential: Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) Web Foundations Associate  Army eLearning resource
Credentialing Agency: Certified Internet Web Professional Program (CIW)

Certified CIW Web Foundations Associates have validated their understanding of important technologies that affect virtually every business. This certification is ideal for all professionals who use the Internet on the job. To become a CIW Web Foundations Associate, the candidate must pass the CIW Web Foundations exam, and complete the CIW Certification Agreement. Training courses are offered but not required.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: Not Renewable

Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) Web Foundations Associate

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 25B Information Technology Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 25M Multimedia Illustrator MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 37F Psychological Operations Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted E6 Interactive On-Net Operator ASI other          

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Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

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Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

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Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) Web Foundations Associate

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: Not Renewable

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

Certified Internet Web Professional Program (CIW)
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Email: ciwcustservice@ciwcertified.com

Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) Web Foundations Associate

  • Domain 1: Internet Business Foundations
    • 1.1 Identify job roles in the Information Technology (IT) industry, including the responsibilities, tasks and skills they require.
    • 1.2 Identify the infrastructure required to access the Internet, including hardware and software components.
    • 1.3 Define important Internet communications protocols and their roles in delivering basic Internet services.
    • 1.4 Identify the basic principles of the Domain Name System (DNS).
    • 1.5 Identify the functions of Web browsers, and use them to access the World Wide Web and other computer resources.
    • 1.6 Use e-mail clients to send simple messages and files to other Internet users.
    • 1.7 Define and use additional networking and Internet services.
    • 1.8 Demonstrate ways to communicate effectively using Internet technology.
    • 1.9 Identify and configure user customization features in Web browsers, including preferences, caching, cookies.
    • 1.10 Identify security issues related to Internet clients (e.g., Web browsers, e-mail, instant messaging) in the workplace, including certificates, malware, illicit servers, viruses.
    • 1.11 Use different types of Web search engines effectively.
    • 1.12 Identify and use principles of Personal Information Management (PIM), including common applications.
    • 1.13 Efficiently transmit text and binary files using popular Internet services.
    • 1.14 Identify security-related ethical and legal issues faced by IT professionals.
    • 1.15 Relate project management concepts and terms to the IT profession.
    • 1.16 Recognize essential database concepts.
    • 1.17 Conduct a Webcast and related services.
    • 1.18 Distinguish between proprietary and open-source development models.
    • 1.19 Define essential social networking and Web 2.0 concepts.
    • 1.20 Manage career opportunities in the IT industry.
    • 1.21 Represent technical issues to a non-technical audience.
  • Domain 2: Site Development Foundations
    • 2.1 Demonstrate knowledge required to create a Web page.
    • 2.2 Add images and graphical formatting to HTML files, and create and edit images and audio.
    • 2.3 Identify and use design and color principles for Web pages.
    • 2.4 Create a basic HTML form that accepts user input.
    • 2.5 Define Extensible Markup Language (XML), and identify its features and appropriate use.
    • 2.6 Identify essential Web site navigation issues, and ensure page/site accessibility.
    • 2.7 Define and apply essential aspects of the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) standard, including CSS versions 1, 2 and 3.
    • 2.8 Use the most current version of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML5) to create Web pages.
    • 2.9 Identify technologies for enhancing the user's Web experience, including programming languages, multimedia technologies.
    • 2.10 Use GUI-based HTML editing software to create Web pages.
    • 2.11 Test and analyze Web site performance issues.
    • 2.12 Identify steps in the Web site planning and development process.
    • 2.13 Identify essential issues in developing and maintaining a Web site, including project management, testing, legal issues.
    • 2.14 Plan and deliver oral presentations of your Web site, during and after site development.
    • 2.15 Define electronic commerce (e-commerce) and related technologies and concepts necessary to develop a secure, useful interface (i.e., storefront).
    • 2.16 Demonstrate knowledge of languages commonly used to provide database connectivity to Web sites.
    • 2.17 Identify the benefits and drawbacks of running your own Web server versus using a service provider.
    • 2.18 Identify common strategies for managing an end user's experience and improving site creativity.
    • 2.19 Consider copyright and ethical issues when creating Web pages.
    • 2.20 Design Web pages to industry standards.
  • Domain 3: Network Technology Foundations
    • 3.1 Demonstrate knowledge of basic data communications components, and demonstrate technical knowledge of the Internet.
    • 3.2 Identify the role of networking hardware, and configure common hardware for operation.
    • 3.3 Identify the relationship between IP addresses and domain names, including assignment of IP addresses within a subnet.
    • 3.4 Identify the functions and components of servers commonly used on the Internet.
    • 3.5 Identify common Internet security and availability issues, including user-level and enterprise-level concerns.
    • 3.6 Identify common performance issues affecting Internet clients, including analysis, diagnosis.
    • 3.7 Perform basic hardware and system maintenance for network-aware systems.
    • 3.8 Manage fundamental elements of modern network-based client operating systems.
    • 3.9 Configure and troubleshoot wireless networks.
    • 3.10 Demonstrate understanding of virtualization.
    • 3.11 Explain concepts involving personal privacy protection on the Internet.

       

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) Web Foundations Associate examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing for this credential is handled by Pearson VUE. The test centers are located in the U.S. They also have some test centers on military bases.

To find out more, use the following links on the Pearson VUE website:

For more information on the Certified Internet Web Professional Program (CIW) testing process, visit the agency website.

Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) Web Foundations Associate

Additional considerations for the Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) Web Foundations Associate include:

  • There are no education or experience requirements to sit for the exam; however, candidates should have familiarity with an operating system such as Microsoft Windows 7.