TEMPE, Arizona, July 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to demand from Web developers worldwide, the creators of the CIW certification program have today announced new certifications.

CIW now offers 12 new certifications in Web foundations, design, development and security. CIW has also adopted a new three-tiered hierarchy for its credentials: Associate, Specialist and Professional.

These are the most popular courses from CIW. Our students will appreciate the separate certifications for the technologies they have mastered, and so will employers, said Malcolm Crowe, Professor at University of the West of Scotland.

The new CIW certification exams will be available at Prometric and Pearson VUE testing locations worldwide by July 30, 2010. CIW's new certifications include:

CIW Associate certifications - Site Development Associate - Internet Business Associate - Network Technology Associate CIW Specialist certifications - Web Design Specialist - E-Commerce Specialist - JavaScript Specialist - Perl Specialist - Database Design Specialist - Web Security Specialist CIW Professional certifications - Web Design Professional - Web Development Professional - Web Security Professional

CIW has led the industry in validating Web-based skills, said Gwen Britton, Senior Product Manager of Information Technology Programs for Western Governors University.

For years, CIW has helped put people on a lifelong learning path, not a vendor's product treadmill, said James Stanger, Ph.D., President of Certification Partners. Now, CIW more closely reflects the technologies and best practices that Web experts require to master their profession.

Stanger, CIW's Chief Certification Architect, spearheaded the changes and anticipates more developments on the horizon for CIW, including significant partnerships to further help professionals validate their skills and improve job prospects.

For more information about the changes to CIW, visit http://www.ciwcertified.com.

About CIW

Born in 1997, CIW has become the most popular vendor-neutral Web technology education program in the world. Built for the Web industry by the Web industry, CIW courses and certifications are designed using leading technological standards, rather than any one specific software or hardware vendor. CIW's skills objectives have been adopted by corporations, governments and academic institutions worldwide. Subject matter experts design CIW curriculum based on technology-dependent job roles. CIW-certified individuals around the globe have validated their expertise in Web technologies by taking CIW exams. For more information, please visit http://www.ciwcertified.com. CIW is offered by Certification Partners, LLC.

Jim Koch Director of Marketing Certification Partners, LLC +1-800-228-1027 jkoch@certification-partners.com

SOURCE: Certification Partners, LLC

CONTACT: Jim Koch, Director of Marketing of Certification Partners, LLC,1-800-228-1027, jkoch@certification-partners.com