CIW Security Essentials Certification
The CIW Security Essentials allows any web professional to gain an understanding in the fundamental Security skills with regards to web technologies. This covers both server side and client side technologies. Additionally, CIW Security Essentials professionals are masters in foundational network security skills and knowledge involving such skills.
The following is part of the Curriculum of this CIW Certification:
- Establish and Implement an effective security policy
- Identify security threats
- Develop countermeasures using firewall systems
- Attack-recognition technologies
- authentication procedures
- encryption standards
- system ports and protocols
- detect and respond to unauthorized access
The following skills are covered by this CIW Certification:
- Fundamentals of securing a network (internet and intranet) and Web Security
What are the Pre-requisites of this CIW Certification?
There are no pre-requisites mentioned by CIW.However we recommend full preparation for the exam and familiarity with the aforementioned technologies. Additionally, candidates should have working knowledge of all aforementioned technologies.
Who is this CIW Certification for?
The CIW v5 Security Essentials certification is ideal for all professionals who develop and secure IT networks. This involves internet networks, intranets, LAN’s, wLAN’s (wireless LAN’s) and so forth.
It is particularly designed for individuals working in the following fields:
- Network development
- Network security
CIW Certification Exams in General
What Do They Cost?
Each CIW Certification is composed of one or more exams. The fees for each of the exams is listed below:
|CIW Exam Title||
CIW Exam ID
|CIW v5 Foundations||1D0-510||
|CIW v5 Foundations – Site Development Module||1D0-51B||
|CIW v5 Site Designer||1D0-520||
|CIW v5 E-Commerce Designer||1D0-525||
|CIW Application Developer||1D0-430||
|CIW Perl Fundamentals||1D0-437||
|CIW Database Design Specialist||1D0-541||
|CIW Enterprise Specialist||1D0-442||
|CIW Server Administrator||1D0-450||
|CIW Internetworking Professional||1D0-460||
|CIW Security Professional||1D0-470||
How do I take the exams?
Exams are carried out by both Pearson VUE and Prometric in a number of Test Centers around the world.
Follow the links below for the websites of Pearson VUE and Prometric:
- Pearson VUE:
How do I prepare for the exams?
There are various methods of preparing for the CIW Certification. Self study options using the resources provided by CIW and ComputerPrep are available and so is training through CIW Authorized Training Partners (ATP) and Authoriized Academic Partners (AAP).
- CIW Learning Resources – CIW offers a variety of learning methods that suit help you prepare for your exam. These are:
- Official CIW Self-Study Exam Preparation Kits
- Official CIW e-Learning and Online Test Preparation http://www.ciwcertified.com/training/default.asp
- Exam Guides and Curriculums – For each CIW exam, there is an Exam Guide present as well as a Curriculum that guides you with your studies. The links are available in the Resources section
- Practice Exam – When you think you’re ready to take the exam you can find out by using the CIW Certification Practice Exams.
- Self Study Books – CompuPrep offers several self study books that are very useful when preparing for CIW Exams
What certifications and exams come under the CIW Security Essentials Certification?
|Required CIW Exam||CIW Exam ID||CIW Certification Award|
|CIW v5 Security Essentials||CIW Exam 1D0-571||CIW v5 Security Essentials|
Resources for the Exams
1. Practice Exams
2. Exam Guides by Certificate
3. Exam Policies
4. Training Options
5. Training Resources
Recommended Resources for this CIW Certification
Official CIW educational programs and materials are available for CIW exam candidates.
- CIW Authorized Academic Partners (CIW AAPs)
- CIW Authorized Training Partners (CIW ATPs)
- Official CIW assessment and exam prep
Computer Prep Relevant materials
The Official CIW Exam Guide
CIW Certification Renewal Policy
CIW has no such policy as opposed to several other Certification Providers. However, CIW routinely retires several exams and replaces them. For updated information visit the CIW Website.
Link to Official CIW Certification Website