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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Web Design (4750)

Formerly Web Design (3750, 2750)
Course Category: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
September 2011- Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: describe how information is physically moved across the Internet; describe the use of web browsers and various clients (e.g., email, FTP) within a given context of use; explain ways to access the Internet and search for information on the Web; describe different types of web pages and their uses; identify the tools required for web publishing; describe the function and components of a URL (how it relates to protocols, addresses, and ports); describe the difference between popular client-side and server-side programming languages; demonstrate the ability to create HTML/XHTML/XML pages; explain the function performed by web and application servers in delivering web pages; use CSS to differentiate between logic, content, and presentation; describe the difference between a scripting language and a markup language; create a website; design and implement tables and templates; create and use interactive forms; enhance site elements by using templates and style sheets; design and implement layers, image maps, and navigation bars; enhance a website with media objects and images; identify and use graphics file formats common to the Internet; differentiate between raster and vector images; use basic photo editing tools; prepare digital images for use on the Web; add interactive media to a website through the use of rich Internet applications; perform non-linear video editing; export video output suitable for use on the Web; implement multimedia on the Web; explain the issues involved in copyrighting, trademarking, and licensing; Identify the issues related to working in a global environment; define web-related mechanisms for audience development (attracting and retaining an audience); define e-commerce terms and concepts; describe software design principles; describe design tenets associated with Web 2.0 (e.g., interactive information sharing, interoperability); explain various project management techniques to set goals and perform needs assessment; describe the principles behind usable navigation; identify problems related to legacy clients; describe the mechanics behind dynamic websites and how they differ from static sites; incorporate data/objects held in a relational database into a web page and design for accessibility, taking into consideration Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act; describe components of various copyright and trademark laws; describe the network hardware infrastructure needed to support a website; describe the process of pre-launch site/application functionality testing; describe content management tools; Identify hosting resources and domain management; utilize search engine optimization techniques; describe the concepts of server log analysis and benchmarks. Performance Component: Create the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) (13% ); Create the Template (23% ); Create the Home Page (15%); Create the Form Page (16%); Create the Content Pages (33%).


NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format. In addition, some programs administer a NOCTI/NBS performance component test to assess application of skills.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Web Design (11/13) (11/18 revalidation) (11/23 revalidation). NOTE: An additional 1-2 credits may be awarded based on successful completion of the Performance Component when given in conjunction with the written proficiency examination.