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This article by Lynn Robbins was prepared for the January 10,
2001 edition of U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights reserved.
If you want to be successful in later life, spend time
early in your career doing something hard and lonely. This is the
advice of Jeffrey J. Fox in his well-received book "How to Become
a CEO: the rules for Rising to the Top of Any Organization"
1998). Fox thinks that you should "regularly practice something
Spartan and individualistic." Something like splitting wood or
reading Shakespeare. "But do it by yourself. This will give you
a feeling of toughness, a certain self-elitism," he promises.
"It will mentally prepare you for the battle of business."
Web design would qualify for this. It is difficult — and it is
a solitary activity. It could help you in your current job. And for
those who are chafing at their current occupation, taking web design
classes can also offer a new career. Here is the array of classes
that you can take to learn web skills.
January 26, also offered starting Thursday, February 15, 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. Also starting April 2, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Five or 10 sessions. Cost: $540.
Learn Hyper Text Markup language and create web documents that include
forms, frames, and tables.
February 5. Eight sessions. Cost: $480. Apply graphic design concepts
to the world wide web. Create and modify graphics using Adobe
starting March 19. Eight sessions. Cost: $480. Create web graphics
and add "eye-candy" to web sites — buttons, images, titles,
animated GIFs, banners, and more.
6:30 to 9:30 p.m., starting February 13. Ten sessions. Cost: $660.
A certificate is awarded. Learn the technical side of the Internet —
basic Unix and NT server administration, use of FTP and Telnet,
tracing IP routing, configuring web access statistics
and addressing security issues.
and Saturdays, all day, April 5 to May 12, 11 sessions. Cost: $540.
This highly technical
course is designed for people with some programming experience.
609-586-9446; fax, 609-890-6338; E-mail: ComEd@mccc.edu, website:
www.mccc.edu. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., January 8
to 29, six sessions. Cost: $360. Learn the "Who, What and Why"
of web design. The course focuses on planning and strategy, site
and effective use of search engines.
your home or office. Communicate with instructor via e-mail or chat
room. Call 732-906-2556 or www.ed2go.com/middlesex.
Introduction to the Internet; Creating Web Pages; Dreamweaver;
Marketing Your Business on the Internet; CGI Programming for the Web;
Web Graphics with Paint Shop Pro; Advanced Web Pages; JAVA Programming
Achieving Top Search Engine Positions for Your website. Courses start
February 14, March 14, April 11, or May 9, with 12 sessions over 6
weeks. Cost: $100. A letter of completion is awarded.
Internet Institute. Monday sessions are at the Piscataway campus,
and Wednesday sessions at Newark campus. Register online at
Or call 800-432-1565. Mondays or Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m., starting
January 22, 11 sessions. Cost: Approximately $1,500 for certificate,
with individual sessions for $360 each. Certificate awarded.
Gain a foothold in the competitive online marketplace with an overview
of E-business, marketing strategies, E-technology,
security and legal issues, management and leadership, and practical
advice for entrepreneurs. The ultimate goal of the program is
or Newark. Register online at www.internet.rutgers.edu/II or
call 732-445-7924. Several 30-hour sections scheduled from January
through May: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 6-9 p.m. or
Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or 2-5 p.m. Cost: $1,454 for most
Create a website from scratch. This program introduces students to
the tools of the trade. Topics include HTML tags, web graphics, and
Several web-related certificate programs are held in the evening or
on the weekend — available in web scripting, web graphics, Unix,
Visual BASIC, and web testing.
or go to www.tesc.edu. Sixteen-week program, May 7-August 25. Cost:
Gain skills to compete in the global marketplace — learn
to create an electronic enterprise, develop products and services,
market with electronic media, and apply basic management and marketing
classes at 4250 Route 1 North. Call 732-355-0600 or go to
Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., starting January 23. Ten sessions, 30
hours. Cost: $2,095. Certificate awarded, endorsed by Association
of Internet Professionals and World Organization of Webmasters among
others. Learn how the Internet works,
the fundamentals of HTML and networking, and how to conduct business
on the Internet.
Also a CIW web design program for $2,350 focusing on design software
including Dreamweaver, Flash, and Front
4:30 p.m., January 20 and 27. Cost: $365. Certificate awarded. Get
step-by-step instructions on building a website — HTML, site
navigation, layout controls, embedded images, image maps,
go to njit.edu. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., starting
3 or March 3, four sessions. Many NJIT courses are also offered
Cost: $995. Certificate awarded.
Become a web author and publish your own site. This program covers
HTML, graphics, advanced design, multimedia. Also publishing
techniques such as meta tags and banner swapping.
to 4:30 p.m. starting April 1. Four sessions. Cost: $995. Certificate
Become familiar with web programming — Perl, CGI,
Java, ASP, VBScript, and database management — in an introductory
April 28. Four sessions, $995. A certificate is awarded.
Understand the many roles of a web manager — web
server and site configuration and administration, FTP administration,
web scripts, gateways, forms, log file analysis, server security,
and digital commerce.
Road. Call 609-520-5111 or go to www.dowjones.com/training. Monday
and Tuesday, January 15 and 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., also February 5
and 6. Two sessions. Cost: $595. Certificate awarded. Design and
effective web pages. The course covers HTML, graphics and multimedia,
forms, tables, frames, and informational lists.
17 to 19, also February 7 to 9. Three sessions. Cost: $795.
awarded. Make your website interactive using Dynamic HTML. Learn to
use the Document Object Model, cascading style sheets,
scripts that generate content at runtime, data binding techniques,
scroll bars, layering, 3D animation and XML.
Dow Jones offers several other web related courses focusing on
Java, web graphics and administration.
the Internet are given at 100 Canal Pointe Boulevard. Call
or go to www.newhorizons.com/courses. One to two day courses cost
about $245. Certificates are awarded. Courses are also offered on
disc for $69.95, or on the web; prices vary.
Madison. Call 800-338:3887 or go to www.fdu.edu/web-skills Tuesdays
and Thursdays, 5:45 to 9:30 p.m., starting January 16, with eight
sessions, or Saturdays all day with four sessions. Cost: $925. A
is awarded. Create web pages and use file transfer protocol software.
The course also covers tables, graphics, layout effects, and meta
p.m., starting February 13, also Saturdays. Eight or four
sessions. Cost: $925. Certificate awarded. Enhance your website with
or Saturday 9:00-5:30 p.m., starting April 13. Cost: $925. Certificate
awarded. Understand the WWW from the server perspective — domain
names, access speeds, virtual directories, security,
web database concepts, traffic analysis, Active Server Pages, XML,
— Lynn Robbins
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