How To Become A Certified Webmaster

How to become a certified webmaster

Web 2.0 technologies are developed to ensure that learners have an easy time grasping website building tools. However, in case you want to handle major websites as a webmaster or as a developer, then an in-depth understanding of the technologies that handle both client-side and server-side scripting are vital.

Though initially an uphill task for newbies, there are numerous tools online that ensure users are well prepared for a career in web development or as webmasters. Although most certified professional webmasters can comfortably work as freelancers – there is a lot of work to be done for businesses, companies and individuals. Certification is often required as an indication of professionalism in the industry, and some of the advantages of having certification include a good/competitive salary, proof of competency, easy path to promotion and more.

Here are some tips to get you started on your way to becoming certified:

1. Online “Legitimate” Free Or Paid Tutorials

Take advantage of the many free offers online that provide the necessary free information you need to train. You need to be very careful in selecting a legitimate website to go to. Perform some research and ensure that their certifications are being honored. Some websites that you can comfortably use include YouTube, and w3schools,  among others.

2. Local Training Program

Check out universities and technical schools in your locality that offer certification for website design, website programming and other related courses. There might be some institutions that require prerequisites. These schools may also offer online courses. However, it’s up to you to choose whether you want student-teacher interaction or whether online courses are fine.

3. Company Offered/Sponsored Training For Certification

Since webmaster tools are being updated regularly it’s also a must that their employees are updated regarding these tools as well. In case you are already working with an organization as a webmaster, ensure that you are regularly brushing up on new and emerging technologies such as HTML5.

4. Experience

More often than not, we learn when we mess things up.  You may not be an expert yet but as long as you have an idea on how it works and try doing it yourself, you will definitely learn. However, remember that your skills must be proven through certification and a portfolio of successfully completed projects.

By Dr. Ataollah Etemadi