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Diploma in Internet & Web Programming via Online Distance Learning

Enrolment date: 26 April 2024

Benefiting from over 30 years’ practical skills training experience, Fitzwilliam Institute’s Online Diploma in Internet and Web Programming course features:

  • Comprehensive modules covering all aspects of Internet and Web Programming: XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Java Script and Control Statements, Functions, Arrays and Loops, Document Object Model, XML and RSS, Ajax-Enabled Rich Internet Applications, Adobe Flash, and many more.
  • Interactive course expert support, advice and guidance from leading industry professionals. Always ready to help or answer any questions you might have throughout the course, all of Fitzwilliam Institute’s course experts are top industry professionals with many years of successful experience. Our Diploma in Internet and Web Programming contains the core and vital industry key skillset and, on completion, all of our students are industry-ready.
  • Real life Internet and Web Programming briefs. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Internet and Web Programming offers practical and specific skills that can be applied in real world situations. You will gain exposure to invaluable toolkits and resources and prepare a real life Internet and Web Programming project brief, which will enable you to improve your work portfolio.
  • Flexible online learning. Fitzwilliam Institute’s Diploma in Internet and Web Programming course can be completed in your own time, from the comfort of your own home, to suit your lifestyle. You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for 6 months. However, you can complete the course in as little as 3 - 4 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.
  • Internet and Web Programming Jobs, Networking and Volunteer Opportunities. Benefiting from many years of industry experience, we are extremely well placed within the industry. Employers are always looking for Fitzwilliam Institute’s students and alumni. Our website features a comprehensive jobs and volunteer opportunities section.
Enrolment date: 26 April 2024

Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Computer Organization, Machine Languages, Assembly Languages and High-Level Languages, History of the Internet and Worldwide Web, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web, Personal, Distributed and Client/Server Computing, Hardware Trends, Object Technology, JavaScript: Object-Based Scripting for the Web, Browser Portability, C, C++ and Java, BASIC, Visual Basic, Visual C++, C# and .NET, Software Technologies.

Web Browser Basics

Introduction to the Microsoft Edge and Firefox Web Browsers, Connecting to the Internet, Features, Customizing Browser Settings, Searching the Internet, Keeping Track of Your Favourite Sites, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Online Help, Other Web Browsers.

Understanding Web 2.0

What Is Web?, Search, Content Networks, User-Generated Content, Blogging, Social Networking, Social Media, Tagging, Social Bookmarking, Software Development, Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), Web Services, Mashups, Widgets and Gadgets, Location-Based Services, XML, RSS, Atom, JSON and VoIP, Web Monetization Models, Web Business Models, Future of the Web, Where to Go for More Web, Information, Web Bibliography, Web Glossary.

Introduction to XHTML

Editing XHTML, First XHTML Example, W3C XHTML Validation Service, Headings, Linking, Images, Special Characters and Horizontal Rules, Lists, Tables, Forms, Internal Linking, meta Elements.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Inline Styles, Embedded Style Sheets, Conflicting Styles, Linking External Style Sheets, Positioning, Elements, Backgrounds, Element Dimensions, Box Model and Text Flow, Media Types, Building a CSS Drop-Down Menu, User Style Sheets, CSS 3.

JavaScript: Introduction to Scripting

Simple Program: Displaying a Line of Text in a Web Page, Modifying Our First Program, Obtaining User Input with prompt Dialogs, Dynamic Web Page, Adding Integers, Memory Concepts, Arithmetic, Decision Making: Equality and Relational Operators.

JavaScript: Control Statements I

Algorithms, Pseudocode, Control Structures, if Selection Statement, if-else Selection Statement, while Repetition Statement, Formulating Algorithms: Counter-Controlled Repetition, Formulating Algorithms: Sentinel-Controlled Repetition, Formulating Algorithms: Nested Control Statements, Assignment Operators, Increment and Decrement Operators.

JavaScript: Control Statements II

Essentials of Counter-Controlled Repetition, for Repetition Statement, Examples Using the for Statement switch Multiple-Selection Statement, do while Repetition Statement, break and continue Statements, Labeled break and continue Statements, Logical Operators, Summary of Structured Programming.

JavaScript: Functions

Program Modules in JavaScript, Programmer-Defined Functions, Function Definitions, Random Number Generation, Example: Game of Chance, Another Example: Random Image Generator, Scope Rules, JavaScript Global Functions, Recursion, Recursion vs. Iteration.

JavaScript: Arrays

Arrays, Declaring and Allocating Arrays, Examples Using Arrays, Random Image Generator Using Arrays, References and Reference Parameters, Passing Arrays to Functions, Sorting Arrays, Searching Arrays: Linear Search and Binary Search, Multidimensional Arrays, Building an Online Quiz.

JavaScript: Objects

Introduction to Object Technology, Math Object, String Object, Fundamentals of Characters and Strings, Methods of the String Object, Character-Processing Methods, Searching Methods, Splitting Strings and Obtaining Substrings, XHTML Markup Methods, Date Object, Boolean and Number Objects, document Object, window Object, Using Cookies, Using JSON to Represent Objects.

Document Object Model (DOM):Objects and Collections

Introduction, Modeling a Document: DOM Nodes and Trees, Traversing and Modifying a DOM Tree, DOM Collections, Dynamic Styles, Summary of the DOM Objects and Collections.

JavaScript: Events

Registering Event Handlers, Event onload, Event onmousemove, the event Object and this Rollovers with onmouseover and onmouseout, FormProcessing with onfocus and onblur, More FormProcessing with onsubmit and onreset, Event Bubbling, More Events.


XML Basics, Structuring Data, XML Namespaces, Document Type Definitions (DTDs), W3C XML Schema Documents, XML Vocabularies, MathML and Other Markup Languages, Extensible Stylesheet Language and XSL Transformations, Document Object Model (DOM).

Ajax-Enabled Rich Internet Applications

Traditional Web Applications vs. Ajax Applications, Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) with Ajax, History of Ajax, Ajax Example Using the XMLHttpRequest Object, Using XML and the DOM, Creating a Full-Scale Ajax-Enabled Application, Dojo Toolkit.

Adobe Flash

Flash Movie Development, Learning Flash with Hands-On Examples, Creating a Shape with the Oval Tool, Adding Text to a Button, Converting a Shape into a Symbol, Editing Button Symbols, Adding Keyframes, Adding Sound to a Button, Verifying Changes with Test Movie, Adding Layers to a Movie, Animating Text with Tweening, Adding a Text Field, Adding ActionScript, Publishing Your Flash Movie, Creating Special Effects with Flash, Importing and Manipulating Bitmaps, Creating an Advertisement Banner with Masking, Adding Online Help to Forms, Creating a Website Splash Screen, ActionScript.

Adobe Flash: Building an Interactive Game

Object-Oriented Programming, Objects in Flash, Cannon Game: Preliminary Instructions and Notes, Adding a Start Button, Creating Moving Objects, Adding the Rotating Cannon, Adding the Cannonball, Adding Sound and Text Objects to the Movie, Adding the Time Counter, Detecting a Miss, Adding Collision, Detection, Finishing the Game.

Enrolment date: 26 April 2024
Enrolment date: 26 April 2024

On successful completion of this course you will receive a Professional Diploma qualification that is certified and awarded by the ICM (Institute of Commercial Management).

The Institute of Commercial Management was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading Professional Examination and Certification Bodies in the world today. Fitzwilliam Institute have developed and provided practical skills training courses in liaison with the Institute of Commercial Management qualifications and certifications framework for over 25 years. The Institute of Commercial Management certifications and continual professional development training awards are recognised by leading industries, bodies and professions.

Enrolment date: 26 April 2024
next start date: 26th April 2024

Duration: You will have full access to online resources and subject expert support for 6 months. However, you can complete the course in as little as 3 - 4 months, by dedicating 6-8 hours of study per week.

Course Fees: 995.00 EUR

To secure your place on the course the full fee is required. All fees must be paid in full before the course begins. Please note, the full course fees are inclusive of all course materials and certification costs.

Enrolment intake is strictly limited on this course. Early application is advised. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Enrolment date: 26 April 2024

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