The undergraduate certificate in Web 2.0 surveys the concepts, tools, and best practices used to build websites, blogs, forums, discussion boards, online communities, and wikis. You will review the various methods of posting information from blogs into webpages using RSS and Atom techniques, and will examine how Web 2.0 has increased global communication, information sharing, and business success in many industries. Prior experience with scripting languages such as JavaScript is recommended.

After completing this certificate, you may consider pursuing your CIW JavaScript Specialist, CIW Web Foundations Associate, or CIW Web Design Specialist certification.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze the architecture, directory structures, document flow, and protocols of the World Wide Web; also differentiate between the technologies, practices, and management issues in Web 1.0 and Web 2.0.
  • Appraise the trends and the potential of Web 2.0.
  • Profile the tools for building blogs, wikis, forums, discussion boards, and other Web 2.0 technologies.
  • Design blogs using Web 2.0 tools for blogging, photo sharing, and social networking.
  • Evaluate the principles and practices to manage the users of Web 2.0 tools and technologies.
  • Analyze social networking and examine its impact on business processes and relationships.
  • Assess the psychological and sociological aspects of Web 2.0.
  • Appraise marketing and branding concepts in relation to Web 2.0.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

WEBD121Web Development Fundamentals3
WEBD122Introduction to Web Analytics3
WEBD220Web 2.0 Fundamentals3
WEBD221Intermediate Web Development (Prerequisite: WEBD121 - Web Development Fundamentals)3
WEBD241Web Development Using JavaScript3
WEBD300User Interface Design3
Total Semester Hours18