HTML & CSS Coding Specialist Certification

HTML (the Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are two of the core technologies for building Web pages. HTML provides the structure of the page, CSS the (visual and aural) layout, for a variety of devices. If you’re thinking of becoming a serious web developer, knowing HTML and CSS will make it easier for you to learn other coding languages, too. This HCCS certification exam is a great place to validate your HTML and CSS structure and styling capabilities before moving on to another language like JavaScript.

What are the benefits of getting a HTML and CSS Certification?

The unique peculiarity of the HCCS Certification is the assessment modality, which consists of a real live coding environment, offers candidates the ability to write proper code and perform task-based questions. This technology is called LITA (Live in the Application) and Knowledge Pillars is one of the very few organizations able to provide this very advanced assessment solution.

Validate your ability to work with the Hyper Text Markup Language and Cascading Style Sheets before moving onto other languages like JavaScript. Show potential employers your ability to build responsive and modern real-world websites using HTML and CSS. If you want to become a Junior Developer, Website Editor, Social Media Manager, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Content Editor or Content Producer, this certification is the best way to lay the foundation and prove to potential employers that you have the skills needed to perform the relevant coding tasks that will bring web pages and applications to life.

Exam Details

Number of questions: 35

Time limit: 50 minutes

Passing score: 75%

Format: Linear and Live-in-the-App

The examination procedure
The students will have to answer all the question within the given timeframe.

They are free to ignore as many questions as they want. They will have the option to flag the questions and then review them at the end of the test (within the 50 minutes timeframe). All unanswered questions will be marked as incorrect.

When the test finishes the result of the examination is sent to Knowledge Pillars server for storing.

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Exam Objective Domains

It is recommended that candidates have at least 150 hours of instruction or hands-on experience with HTML and CSS programming language before taking this exam.

This exam consists of 5 key areas covering HTML and CSS up to an intermediate level. Candidates will be tested on the fundamentals of HTML, including its uses and limitations as well as placing elements on a page, such as text, links, tables, and media. The exam also tests the candidate’s ability to work with the fundamentals of CSS and will be expected to have a clear understanding of how HTML documents can interact with CSS in a coherent and professional manner. 

Skills Measured:

Unit 1 – HTML Fundamentals and Related Theory

Unit 2 – Constructing Webpages with HTML

Unit 3 – CSS Fundamentals

Unit 4 – Combining HTML with CSS

Unit 5 – Advanced HTML/CSS Features

    Objective Domain

      Unit 1 – HTML Fundamentals and Related Theory

      • Understanding the purpose of HTML 5 and its relationship with the internet/web browsers
      • Knowledge of HTML tags and how they can be nested within each other
      • Understanding the use of body, heading, and paragraph tags for text display
      • Knowledge of meta information and the purpose of the head tag
      • Understanding the proper use of hyperlinks
      • Knowledge of the DOCTYPE declaration in HTML and its purpose
      • Understanding the use of semantic HTML tags (header, nav, main, article, section, aside, etc.)
      • Understanding the purpose of HTML attributes and how they are used in tags.

      Unit 2 – Constructing Webpages with HTML

      • Understanding the basic structure of an HTML document, including the DOCTYPE, head, and body tags.
      • Utilizing different HTML elements, such as headings, paragraphs, lists, and tables, to structure content.
      • Understanding the use of inline text formatting with appropriate HTML tags, such as bold, italic, and underline.
      • Quoting external sources with the blockquote tag.
      • Adding comments to HTML documents for improved code organization and readability.
      • Adding images and other media to webpages using the img tag and src attribute.
      • Creating hyperlinks to other webpages, email addresses, and other resources.
      • Understanding HTML lists, both ordered and unordered, and how to use them effectively on webpages.
      • Understanding the basic structure of HTML tables and their properties, such as rows, columns, headers, and data cells.

      Unit 3 – CSS Fundamentals

      • Understanding the purpose and benefits of CSS in web development
      • Knowledge of CSS syntax, selectors, declarations, and properties
      • Understanding the CSS box model and arranging HTML items with padding, margins, and borders.
      • Understanding CSS font styling, colors, and font-families
      • Knowledge of CSS borders, backgrounds, margins, and padding
      • Enhancing website text and appearance with CSS
      • Knowledge of CSS icons (local files & external references)
      • Differentiating between inline CSS, internal/external stylesheets.

      Unit 4 – Combining HTML with CSS

      • Understanding how to link CSS stylesheets to HTML documents
      • Using class and id selectors to apply styles to HTML elements
      • Understanding the inheritance of styles in HTML and CSS
      • Using the CSS box model to position and size HTML elements
      • Understanding the CSS display property and how it affects the layout of HTML elements
      • Using CSS to create responsive designs that adapt to different screen sizes
      • Utilizing CSS frameworks, such as Bootstrap, to streamline development and reduce repetitive tasks
      • Troubleshooting CSS issues and debugging code to improve cross-browser compatibility.

      Unit 5 – Advanced HTML/CSS Features

      • Implement HTML tables for organizing data in a tabular form
      • Use HTML forms to accept input from users and send it to a server
      • Utilize HTML5 multimedia elements, such as audio and video, to enhance user experience
      • Use HTML APIs to interact with different web services, such as Google Maps or Facebook
      • Understand and implement accessibility best practices using HTML ARIA attributes
      • Utilize advanced CSS selectors and pseudo-classes to style specific elements on a page
      • Apply CSS3 animations and transitions to add interactivity to a website
      • Implement CSS grid and flexbox for advanced layout control
      • Create reusable components with HTML custom elements and CSS shadow DOM.
        Technical Requirements

        The minimum system requirements are:

        • Operating system: Windows 7/8/10 OS, MacOS X 10.0x or newer, Linux OS
        • Minimum RAM: 1GB or more depending on the Operating System
        • Minimum processor: 1.0 Ghz or more depending on the operating system and the architecture
        • A color monitor with minimum display resolution: 1366px by 768px
        • Internet access
        • The latest version of the Chrome browser
        • Automatic updates, notifications, other popup windows, and anything that can disrupt the examination process should be disabled

        HTML & CSS Coding Specialist

        Number of questions: 35
        Time limit 50 minutes
        Passing score 75%
        Format Linear and In-App
        Practice Test Yes »

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