CIW Perl Specialist

CIW Perl Specialist
Price: £320.00

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Course Description

CIW Perl Specialist is a home study training course that teaches students how to fully use the features of the Perl programming language in web application development. These specialised web language skills can help you begin or grow a career in advanced web development and technologies.

CIW Perl Specialist focuses on the fundamental concepts of the Perl programming language. In this course, you will learn the basic syntax and control structures needed to write Perl scripts. Topics such as data types, flow control, arrays and hashes, regular expressions, and subroutines will be discussed. You will learn how to interact with text files and how to access command line arguments and environment variables. You will also learn about packages and modules, and you will be introduced to database connectivity using Perl. Finally, you will receive an overview about debugging Perl scripts.

Although the knowledge that you gain in this course is designed to widen your understanding of server scripting in general, you will focus on the Perl language in particular.

Course Objectives

This course will enable you to:

  • Define uses and operation of the Perl interpreter, including but not limited to: basic scripting, print function, variables
  • Direct program flow using statements, loops and Boolean expressions
  • Use regular expressions to search and manipulate strings
  • Use arrays to store and manipulate program data
  • Use hashes to organise and manipulate program data with keys
  • Use subroutines to make code more logical and easier to debug
  • Use files to store, read and write data
  • Process command line and external data using environment variables and arguments
  • Use packages and modules to organise, reuse and export program code
  • Implement and create object-oriented programming techniques in Perl
  • Define database programming, including but not limited to: use of modules and SQL to access external data
  • Use Perl debugging features to identify programming errors

Course Components

This course includes the following components:

  • Courseware Study Book
  • Supplemental Materials
  • Practice Exams
  • Certification Exam Voucher (Optional)

Download the Course Components document for full details.

Course Duration & Support

CIW Perl Specialist is designed as an instructor led course but can also be used as a home study learning course for individuals who do not have the flexibility to attend traditional classroom training. When used as a home study course you can complete it in your own time and the approximate total study time is 100 hours. Technical support for this course is provided directly by CIW via their student web portal.

Practice Exams

Practice exams are included with this course. They are provided online and are designed to help assess knowledge on specific objectives and reinforce learning. They include Objective Reviews and Quizzes, Reinforcement Tests, Self-Assessment Tests and a time-limited test that consists of a random selection of questions covering all learning objectives. The Practice Exams most closely simulate the experience of the Certification Exam.

Certification Exam

On completion of this course you can apply for the internationally recognised CIW 1D0-437 examination which, if passed, awards the student with the CIW Perl Specialist Certification. This exam has a time limit of 75 minutes, consists of 50 questions and the passing score is 75%. Exams must be sat at one of the 89 registered Prometric testing centres in the UK. You can purchase a Certification Exam Voucher with this course or at a later date. Certification Exam Vouchers are valid for one year from date of purchase.

Pre-Course Requirements

The CIW Perl Specialist course is designed for students with a good understanding of IT, computers and the Internet including knowledge of HTML and XHTML, developing web pages and configuring networks to a level consistent with that found in the CIW Web Foundations Series but no prior knowledge of the Perl programming language is necessary; however, students should be able to demonstrate web scripting knowledge equivalent to that found in the CIW JavaScript Specialist course. Students should also be familiar with the Microsoft Windows operating system before taking this course as it does not provide entry-level computer literacy. Note: This course is not compatible with Apple computers.

Detailed Course Information

We recommend that you download and read the following documents before purchasing this course.

Perl Specialist: Detailed Course Description
Perl Specialist: Course Components
Perl Specialist: Exam Objectives
Hardware and Software Minimum Requirements


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