In today's technology-driven economy, almost all professionals require some level of Information Technology (IT) knowledge and skills to better understand their own jobs, their customer's needs, or the technology on which they rely. CIW (Certified Internet Webmaster) is a widely recognized certification for those who demonstrate web design and development skills.
A CIW certification is different than other certifications because it is "vendor-neutral." The emphasis is placed on "job skills" rather than "software or hardware skills." A candidate who obtains a Master CIW Designer certification is able to design with a variety of tools based on the work requirements instead of from the perspective of a particular product or programming language.
CIW has become the industry standard for webmaster certification. The number of CIW certifications earned now exceeds 45,000, including candidates from more than 100 countries. Further information about the Certified Internet Webmaster program can be found on the official CIW website.