MIS 314 - Web Site Development and Management

Ryan McHenry -- Data Analyst, Microsoft

The Web Management ISC certificate provided me useful and marketable skills in both the university and business worlds. During my attendance at Western, I was able to concurrently learn the skills being taught in the ISC program and apply those skills to the job I had at the Outdoor Center. Those skills also separated me from the competition when interviewing for jobs after graduating, making me a more desirable candidate. The variety of topics covered provided me the programming and SQL foundation required to succeed in today’s technology market. I would recommend the Web Management Certificate because of the exciting nature of the topics covered and the invaluable, industry applicable skills that provide an edge against the competition. 

ISC Track: Web Manager

Skills: Server side programming using PHP and mySQL; structured query language (SQL); introduction to database normalization; security; data validation; basic web design principles; site architecture; usability.

Knowledge: Server side programming; database design; security issues; and maintenance management. Understanding web design from the user’s perspective.

Experience: Develop an interactive, database driven web storefront.

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