I took the 2nd Web Design Skills Test Level 2 in 2013.

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As announced, I took the Level 2 Web Design Skills Test in Ikebukuro on September 1.

What I did the day before the exam

I had studied the practical skills to a certain extent in the book of anticipatory questions published by Creek & River, but I hardly touched the practical skills.

I've been looking at the websites of people who have taken the course in the past, and they say that it is better to be able to use software such as Flash or Fireworks. I'm not too confident about software, since I usually write with vim. So I used FlashMX, FireworksMX, and DreamweaverMX, which I had on hand for some reason. They are old, but I guess the operability is not so different from the latest versions.

By the way, if you don't have these software, you can download a free trial version from Adobe, which might be better for you. I was a pain in the ass to download, that's all.

For now, as a demo, I made a self introduction page with tables, lists, definitions, structuring, CSS background coloring, animations, and everything in between. It's already 3:00 in the morning. I'm going to bed.

Up to the start of the test

The briefing was to start at 10:00 a.m., but as usual, I arrived too early and spent about an hour at a nearby McDonald's for a final check.

I think the 3rd level was in a conference room like place in front of Tokyo station, but this time it was a place like a computer school at the west exit of Ikebukuro station. Last time, there was a barrier between all the desks so that I could concentrate, but this time there was no barrier at all. I could see everything next to me and in front of me.

However, the room itself was quite stylish and looked like a modern computer school.

The briefing of precautions ends at 10:10. But the exam starts at 10:30. Well, what am I doing this time 。。。。。。 I always think, if we have to wait so long, shouldn't the meeting time be later?

examinations in academic subjects

In total, there are 40 questions; the first 15 are two-choice questions in which the explanation is right or wrong, and the next 25 are four-choice questions.

Based on past information, the passing line is 70 points or higher. If so, I calculate that I can get about 10 questions wrong.

The details of the exam questions are omitted, but they can be summarized as follows. CSS: 6 questions Server: 4 questions Usability/Accessibility: 4 questions Layout/Navigation: 3 questions Legal: 3 questions HTML/XHTML: 3 questions Cloud: 2 questions JavaScript: 2 questions Advertising/Billing: 2 questions Image format: 2 questions Security: 2 questions LAMP: 1 question PHP: 1 question TCP/IP: 1 Q1 Web Standards: 1 Q1 Working Environment: 1

(I'm missing two questions for some reason, but that's the charm lol)

This seems to put a little heavy emphasis on CSS (probably from flat design), cloud computing, usability, and other recent trends. The server seemed to have nine questions at one time, which was quite alarming, but I guess it was a little less than that.

Also of note is that there was only one question, and it was a bit of a bumpy ride, with an unexpected PHP grammar question and only one web standard question.

Self-scored 34/40 questions! I'm sure this one will be fine.

practical test

Let me say this at the outset. This one was a bust!

I think I scored about 60 on my own. Yes, no.

To write the content briefly: Q1: make a rollover image Q2: make a banner Q3: make a layout Q4: make a structured text * Q5: make a form and complete.

It looks so easy when I write it like this. It's frustrating.

Where we had trouble was in the implementation of the rollover function, and we could not create a list in a form. Other than that, there are likely to be a few point deductions here and there if the layout method is quite forced or if you can see the details.

I guess the biggest loss was the rollover, where I had a hard time. It took me quite a while to realize that there is a feature in Dreamweaver that makes this easy to implement. You can't be in a hurry.

Dreamweaver helped me one more thing, I first learned how to write a SELECT on a form from the help here.

My advice to prospective students would be to practice at least 3 turns of structuring a simple site with HTML + layout with CSS + image creation.


I thought I could do pretty well, but it turns out that my knowledge is still very shallow. I thought I could do pretty well, but it turns out that my knowledge is still quite shallow.

But SELECT in Form, which is a practical skill, isn't used much nowadays, is it? You can just Google it and that's it. I felt a bit unreasonable because I had to remember such things.

The acceptance announcement will be in exactly one month. Well, let's wait for now.