CIW Site Designer Practice Exam

Our free 15 question CIW practice exam allows you to test your readiness for the Certified Internet Webmaster Site Designer exam. A score of 75% is required to pass this CIW practice exam. This CIW practice exam is in no way intended to represent questions on the actual CIW Site Designer exam, but may help prepare you for the test. This material is my own unique content that I developed after passing the exam. It is not an official CIW exam nor does Clickfire have any affiliation with CIW. The exam covers the 3 sections on the actual exam: Internet, Web Authoring, Networking. —Emory Rowland

1. During the user testing phase of development, testers should always be take from:
A. The most experienced technical personnel employed by the company.
B. The general public.
C. Users already familiar with the application.
D. Users unfamiliar with the application.

2. The color red is represented in hexadecimal code as:
A. 0000FF.
B. 00FFFF.
C. FF0000.
D. FFGG00.

3. Which statement best describes cookies?
A. Sent by the server to all clients.
B. Sent by the server in response to a client request.
C. Sent by the client and stored on the server after the client user has signed a digital certificate.
D. Received by a client immediately after an e-commerce transaction is completed.

4. Which of the following is NOT true of navigation?
A. A good navigation plan should include shortcuts.
B. Common navigational schemes include the items: FAQ, Search, About, and Site Map.
C. The visitor should not have to click more than 3 times to reach a desired page.
D. Icons and logos should be avoided in navigational structures because graphic files increase download times.

5. When mixed together, the colors green and red create:
A. Purple.
B. Cyan.
C. Yellow.
D. Magenta.

6. Which of the following is true regarding graphic file formats?
A. GIF should always be used over JPEG because the file format is lossless.
B. BMP files are the best format for websites, but are rarely used because of expensive Microsoft licensing requirements.
C. JPEG should always be used over GIF because the file format is lossy.
D. The choice of file formats varies according to design goals. GIF may be preferable in some cases, JPEG in others.

7. FTP and SSL are protocols which operate on port numbers:
A. 21 and 443 respectively.
B. 21 and 444 respectively.
C. 23 and 443 respectively.
D. 443 and 21 respectively.

8. Which is true of XHTML?
A. XHTML is based on SGML.
B. XHTML is a reformulation of HTML that meets XML standards.
C. Unlike the stricter XML, XHTML may be malformed or invalid.
D. XHTML is a reformulation of XML that meets SGML standards.

9. Which statement is accurate regarding web development software?
A. Microsoft FrontPage is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) HTML editor.
B. Macromedia Dreamweaver is a WYSIWYG HTML editor.
C. HomeSite is not a WYSIWYG HTML editor.
D. All of the above are true.

10. What is wrong with the following HTML code?

<title>My Page</title>

A. The <html> tag is not closed.
B. The <td> tag is not closed.
C. Both the <html> and <td> tags are not closed.
D. The closing </head> tag should be at the very end of the code.

11. XML stands for:
A. Extended Markup Language.
B. Extenuating Markup Language.
C. Extensible Markup Language.
D. Does not stand for anything. "X" is trendy to place before acronyms.

12. What's wrong with the following CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) statement?

body {
background-color: #ffff97;
font-size: 10pt;
font-family: arial;

A. It should be written in all caps.
B. A hexadecimal code cannot be used as a value.
C. The body element cannot be a selector.
D. None of the above. The statement is correct.

13. Which is NOT true regarding JavaScript?
A. It originated as LiveScript.
B. It can manipulate the DOM (Document Object Model).
C. Statements must end with a semicolon.
D. Capitalization is not important.

14. Java is different from JavaScript in that:
A. A Java applet must be downloaded each time it is viewed. A JavaScript can be cached.
B. Java uses functions. JavaScript does not.
C. Java is used to create interactivity within the browser. JavaScript is not.
D. Java is a client side programming language. JavaScript is server side.

15. Which meta tag is most important in regard to search engine optimization?
A. <meta name="generator" content="mytag">
B. <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="3; url=">
C. <meta name="copyright" content="mytag">
D. <meta name="description" content="mytag">


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