The course begins by exploring HTML, the markup language used to structure web page content. The second part of the course focuses on CSS, which is used to style web pages.
The course begins with an induction - either an induction session or
Anytime Induction. The induction explains the nature and structure of the course and the resources available – a comprehensive e-learning course, practice projects, exam practice questions and a personal project.
The core of the course is the e-learning and practice projects. In complement to those, there are six, optional, Key Concept sessions. These sessions explore some of the more interesting and difficult topics through worked examples and practical exercises.
The course concludes with the Microsoft Technology Associate exam: a 45 minute, computer assessed multi-choice exam. The exams can be taken remotely, from your home.
Visit our Microsoft Technology Associate page to find out more about MTA and the benefits of a MTA qualification.
MTA courses are running as flexible learning courses over the summer period, meaning you can study at your own pace. Enrolment will open in May and remain open until July. Exam sessions will be held in June and early September. There will be no Key Concept sessions (as these are optional), though recordings of these will be available.
The amount of learning time varies from person to person, but as an estimate:
- Induction: 1 hour
Key Concept teaching: 0 - 12 hours
E-learning: 19 - 27 hours
Practice projects and exam practice: 12 - 20 hours
Certification exam: 45 minutes.
For a total of between 33 - 60 hours.
Key Concept Session Details
Here's a few details of the Key Concept sessions.
- Key Concept 1:
Introduction to HTML - introduces the HTML markup language that is used to structure web page content.
- Key Concept 2:
Organising Content and Multimedia - explores how to structure content using pages, hyperlinks, comments and tables, and how to add multimedia content to your pages.
- Key Concept 3:
Semantic Elements and Forms - explains how semantic elements can be used to add meaning to parts of your pages and how to use forms to capture data from your users.
- Key Concept 4:
Introduction to CSS - CSS - Cascading Style Sheets - the language that is used to style web pages is introduced.
- Key Concept 5:
CSS Structure - the structure of CSS is explored more fully, you will learn when to use the three different types of styles, what pseudo classes are and how to use CSS to position content.
- Key Concept 6:
More Selectors and Responsive Design - explores more CSS selection methods, such as how to select an element only when a specific class is applied and the descendant selector. The concept of responsive web design is introduced and basic techniques are explored.