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CIW Social Media Strategy Specialist

Course code: DLC014

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Discover the importance of social media in business, all from home! 

The CIW Social Media Strategy Specialist course has been designed by industry experts to help you make the most of social media in your business. 

This course will allow you to:

  • Learn to understand, analyse and present data 
  • Build and monitor your own social media campaigns
  • Develop your business social media plans
  • Prepare for the CIW Social Media Strategy Specialist 1D0-623 examination

This course is perfect for: 

  • Those who want to improve their knowledge of professional social media
  • Marketing, PR and business professionals 

This course is 1 of 7 courses that make up the CIW Web and Mobile Design Professional qualification series; each course leads to an individual qualification. 

With everything you need at the click of a button in your own personal online platform, you can learn whenever and wherever is most convenient to you. 

Join over 60,000 people that have studied with us and enrol with us today. Home learning couldn’t be easier!

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2Course Content
Business Uses of Social Media
Creating Successful Social Media Campaigns
Crowdsourcing an Crowdshaping Strategies 
Creating and Using Folksonomies 
Social Media Metrics 
Gamification in Relation to Social Media (including peer-based endorsements)
Gathering and Analysing Data 
User-tracking Techniques
Virtual and Brick-and-Mortar Businesses Using Social Media and Web Technologies
Data Reuse Strategies 
Strengths and Deficiencies of Social Media Strategies
3Other Information

In order to gain the full qualification you will be required to sit the CIW Social Media Strategy Specialist 1D0-623 examination. 

Included within this course, you will be provided with the following to help prepare you:

  • Pre-Assessment
  • Course Mastery questions
  • Movie clips
  • Online Exercises
  • Hands-on-Labs
  • Supplemental Materials
  • Practice Exams.

Please note: You are responsible for booking and paying for your exam at your chosen exam centre

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year from enrolment to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines. This course has approximately 120 hours self-study time.

Study Method

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you.

Please Note - Digital Course Materials: As the Official CIW Course Materials are a digital license, we cannot offer refunds once the access code has been issued to students.

All the resources you need will be provided in a digital format, and you will also be provided with a FREE hard copy of the CIW course books (delivered within 5-10 working days).

Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course you will be able to apply for the internationally recognised CIW Social Media Strategy Specialist 1D0-623 examination. You must pass the examination with 76.36% or more in order to gain the qualification. This exam must be sat at a Pearson Vue testing centre within the UK or via the PSI Remote testing system. 


Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements for this course?

In order to enrol onto this course, students must have an understanding of:

  • the use of internet technologies within business
  • HTML5 and CSS3 coding
  • user experience development

It is suggested that students study the CIW Web Foundations Associate Course, the CIW Advanced HTML5 & CSS3 Specialist course and the CIW User Interface Designer course - or equivalent - in order to have a good knowledge basis for this course. 

What are the computer requirements for this course?

For the best results, we recommend that you complete this course on a PC that holds a Windows Operating System. It will work on an Apple Mac using software such as Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop 7, VMware fusion or CrossOver Mac, however we do not support any issues that may occur with PC-Based software running on a Mac.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You have a year to complete this course from the start of your enrolment, giving you enough time to study at your own pace.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Online learning platform
  • Online Support
  • CIW course books (delivered between 5-10 working days)
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I have to sit an exam?

If you wish to achieve the complete qualification, you must take the CIW Social Media Strategy Specialist 1D0-623. It is your responsibility to pay and book this at your chosen exam centre. Your exam must be sat at a registered Pearson Vue testing centre. You can locate testing centres and schedule examinations on the Pearson Vue Website.

The CIW Social Media Strategy Specialist 1D0-623 course is one of the seven courses that make up the CIW Web and Mobile Design Professional qualification series. Each course leads to an individual CIW exam. These are listed below:

  • CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3 Specialist 
  • CIW User Interface Design Specialist 
  • CIW Social Media Strategy Specialist 
  • CIW Mobile Applications 
  • CIW E-Commerce Specialist 
  • CIW Data Analyst 
  • CIW Multimedia Specialist 
Are there any additional costs?

Yes. If you decide to sit the CIW Social Media Strategy Specialist 1D0-623 examination, you will be required to pay to take your exam at your chosen centre.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
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Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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