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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 1 Computer Applications, Information Technology or Graphic Design


This certification exam was developed based on a product task analysis that defined the skills required to use Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 as an application specialist. This exam measures the examinees' ability to complete web site design and editing activities such as site design and page layout planning, organize and modify content, and evaluate and maintain a web site. This exam consists of 41 performance-based and multiple choice exam items. The exam is delivered in a simulated Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 application environment, and examinees must complete the exam within a 50 minute time limit.

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Approximate percentage of examination by content area:15% Section 1 Setting Project Requirements: 1.1 Identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for a Web site; 1.2 Identify Web page content that is relevant to the Web site purpose and appropriate for the target audience; 1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of standard copyright rules (related terms, obtaining permission, and citing copyrighted material); 1.4 Demonstrate knowledge of Web site accessibility standards that address the needs of people with visual and motor impairments; 1.5 Make Web site development decisions based on your analysis and interpretation of design specifications;1.6 Understand project management tasks and responsibilities.15% Section 2 Planning Site Design and Page Layout: 2.1 Demonstrate knowledge of best practices for designing a Web site (maintain consistency, use styles, use standard fonts, and use Web-safe colors); 2.2 Produce Web site designs that work equally well on various operating systems and browser versions/configurations; 2.3 Demonstrate knowledge of page layout design concepts and principles; 2.4 Identify basic principles of Web site usability, readability, and accessibility; 2.5 Demonstrate knowledge of flowcharts and storyboards to create Web pages and a site map (site index) that maintain the planned Web site hierarchy.15% Section 3 Understanding the Macromedia Dreamweaver Interface: 3.1 Identify elements of the Dreamweaver interface; 3.2 Use the Insert bar; 3.3 Use the Property Inspector; 3.4 Use the Assets panel; 3.5 Use the Files panel.21% Section 4 Adding Content: 4.1 Define a Dreamweaver site; 4.2 Create, title, name, and save a Web page; 4.3 Add text to a Web page; 4.4 Insert images and apply alternative text on a Web page; 4.5 Link Web content, using hyperlinks, email links, and named anchors; 4.6 Insert rich media, such as video, sound, and animation in Flash format; 4.7 Insert navigation bars, rollover images, and buttons created in Fireworks on a Web page; 4.8 Build image maps; 4.9 Import tabular data to a Web page; 4.10 Import a Word or Excel document to a Web page; 4.11 Create Forms.21% Section 5 Organizing Content: 5.1 Set and modify document properties; 5.2 Organize content by using tables; 5.3 Organize Web page layout with absolutely-positioned div tags and CSS styles; 5.4 Modify text and text properties; 5.5 Modify images and image properties; 5.6 Modify Flash movies on a Web page; 5.7 Create Web page templates; 5.8 Use basic HTML tags to set up an HTML document, format text, add links, create tables, and build ordered and unordered lists; 5.9 Add head content to make a Web page visible to search engines; 5.10 Use CSS to implement a reusable design.13% Section 6 Evaluating and Maintaining a Site: 6.1 Conduct basic technical tests; 6.2 Identify techniques for basic usability tests; 6.3 Identify methods for collecting site feedback; 6.4 Manage assets, links, and files for a site; 6.5 Publish and update site files to a remote server.
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