Certified Digital Marketing Professional
Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing
Whether you’re a complete beginner, business owner or marketing professional looking to upgrade to digital, this course – Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing is perfect for you.
The course is our cornerstone certification and can provide you with an introduction to key digital specialisms, from mobile and social media marketing to Email, PPC and SEO.
Certified Digital Marketing Professional
This program provides an in-depth and comprehensive introduction to the core essentials of digital marketing. Validated by the Digital Marketing Institute‘s Industry Advisory Council, the learning content is informed and designed by experts and offers learners the opportunity to gain a globally recognised professional certification. Covered within this program are the structural foundations of digital marketing, including strategy & planning, search, social media, PPC, email marketing, analytics and much more.
Future-proof your career by gaining the latest and most up-to-date digital marketing skills needed to thrive in today’s ever-evolving digital economy. By becoming a Certified Digital Marketing Professional, you will be prepared to take up a more evolved role in the overall marketing field and ensure you know the tools and skills needed to create a cohesive, effective online strategy.
This certification is recommended for a variety of professionals including Marketing Executives, Managers, IT Managers and Senior Management. It is also ideal for small business owners or anyone involved in the planning, implementation or measurement of digital strategies, along with anyone keen to pursue a career in digital marketing. Becoming a Certified Digital Marketing Professional will benefit you regardless of your skills and experience and will empower you to maximize the impact of your marketing through powerful digital tools.
What will I accomplish?
Upon successful completion of a 3 hour Pearson VUE computer-based examination, candidates will be awarded the world’s most widely recognized digital marketing certification.
Certified professionals will gain the confidence needed to create and steer a revenue-generating digital marketing strategy for companies of any size. An internationally recognised certified professional badge will also be available for you to display upon on your LinkedIn profile.
There are ten modules in this program:
- Introduction to Digital Marketing
- Search Marketing: SEO
- Search Marketing: PPC
- Digital Display Advertising (DDA)
- Email Marketing
- Social Media Marketing (Part 1)
- Social Media Marketing (Part 2)
- Mobile Marketing
- Strategy & Planning
Introduction to Digital Marketing
The Introduction to Digital Marketing module explores how to harness the power of digital within the context of your organization’s marketing strategy. You will gain an understanding of the core principles of digital marketing through a foundational introduction to each, be able to distinguish between traditional and digital techniques, whilst also gaining insight into creating, implementing and measuring effective digital marketing campaigns.
Search Marketing: SEO
This explores the concept of search engine optimization and how you can use key techniques and tools to enhance your website’s organic ranking on search result pages. Key terminology and technical insights are explored as you learn how to cultivate an SEO strategy.
Search Marketing: PPC
This Search Marketing module demonstrates the importance of Pay-Per-Click advertising in driving quality traffic to a website. You will learn the terminology and technical skills needed to setup a Google AdWords account, conduct keyword research and run an effective PPC campaign.
Digital Display Advertising
This module dissects how to create and implement effective digital display advertising campaign. It covers the core concepts, terminology and campaign aspects that should be considered whilst establishing, maintaining and optimizing digital display advertising.
The Email Marketing module discussed how to construct and deliver an effective email marketing campaign. You will learn how to write engaging email content, split test email design templates and test varying campaign to achieve optimal open and click through rates.
Social Media Marketing (Part 1)
The first Social Media Marketing module covers the key concepts and terminology used in social media marketing and its primary platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. You will learn how to define goals, set KPIs for your social media campaigns, engage with customers effectively and ensure you understand the suitability of different social media platforms for your objectives.
Social Media Marketing (Part 2)
The second Social Media Marketing module expands upon the topics and platforms introduced in the first. You will understand the challenges involved in implementing an effective social media strategy for your business and explore advanced platforms, such as Facebook Insights and Twitter Analytics which possess scheduling, managing and reporting features.
This module will enable you to create and deliver effective mobile marketing campaigns. Explored within this module are the key concepts that underpin mobile marketing, the value of immediacy, mobility, personalization and mobile optimization.
The Analytics module will help you develop the knowledge and skillset required to measure, monitor and optimize digital marketing activity. You will gain a technical understanding and insight required to build an online reporting function for your business.
Strategy and Planning
You will understand how to adopt a structured approach to creating a formal digital marketing plan for your organization or business through this module. It encompasses budgeting, resource allocation and channel selection.
Our Partner – Digital Marketing Institute (DMI)
The Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) is the global certification standard in digital education.
To date, over 20,000 people in over 80 countries have graduated with a DMI qualification.
The Digital Marketing Institute collaborates with global digital experts to define and develop the skills and qualifications required of today’s digital professionals.
The Industry Advisory Council (IAC) representing the world’s largest and most influential digital brands, validates all Digital Marketing Institute course content. By providing expert review and recommendations on a regular basis, the Council ensures that graduates of the Digital Marketing Institute have learned the most up to date digital skills, core competencies and knowledge needed to thrive in their digital careers. The Council supports syllabus content by preserving its technical accuracy, clarity, continued relevance and provide expert recommendations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone can apply for the Professional Diploma. A background in a related discipline is not required; the aim of the Professional Diploma is to enable you to learn everything you need to know at a foundation level, so you can kick start your digital career. You could be a business owner, a traditional or digital marketing professional, a recent graduate, or simply looking to change your career. The only prerequisite is that you have an interest in digital marketing and want to progress your career.
No, in the sense that it is not a programming course, and you will not have to learn any coding. The Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing focuses on the commercial aspect of online marketing.
The Digital Marketing Institute is the global certification body for Digital Marketing education. This award has been credit rated by SQA at Level 8 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). SCQF level 8 corresponds to level 5 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
The Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing costs RM5,618 to study online or RM5,830 for a 6-day instructor-led workshop with online support, excluding examination fee USD$200.
The Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing is assessed by one three hour exam; these are administered by our computer-based testing partner, Pearson Vue, via its global network of test centers. The exam is split into three sections; candidates need to achieve a minimum of 60% in each section to pass the exam.
Your examination fee for first time sitting is USD$200 and it is not included in the course fee. The candidate pay examination fee directly to Pearson VUE when you book your online examination. The subsequent re-sits due to failed attempts will incur a fee of approximately USD$75 or local currency equivalent payable directly to the center when you book your examination.
The next intake will commence on August 5, 2017. Full day on Saturday, 6 times weekly from 9am to 5pm at KDU Glenmarie Campus, Shah Alam. There will be 48-hour instructor-led workshop plus 30-hour online video and e-learning support.
You may also opt for Study Online with 30-hour online video plus e-learning support, and commence anytime that is convenient for you.
The following 2017 & 2018 intakes are confirmed:
1st Intake (Saturday Class): August 5, 12, 19, 26, Sep 9, 23.
2nd Intake (Sunday Class): October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 6.
3rd Intake (Saturday Class): November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 9, 16.
4th Intake (Saturday & Sunday Class): January 27, 28, February 3, 4, 10, 11.
5th Intake (Sunday): April 8, 15, 22, May 6, 20, Jun 10.
6th Intake (Saturday & Sunday Class): August 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26.
7th Intake (Saturday Class): November 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 15