Certified Digital Marketing Specialist – Social
Become a globally recognised Certified Digital Marketing Specialist – Social.
Develop a detailed understanding of key social media specialisms including content marketing, and platforms on which you can promote your content.
This course – Specialist Diploma in Social Media Marketing is suitable for people who are responsible for the planning, execution and management of social media campaigns, social media specialists, enthusiasts, executives or anyone who would like to enhance their digital marketing knowledge base in this area.
Specialist Diploma in Social Media Marketing
Certified Digital Marketing Specialist – Social
Social media has grown to become one of the primary communication channels online and is now an integral component of a successful digital marketing strategy. However, it is a broad discipline and encapsulates a number of different specialisms that should be considered.
Designed by the Digital Marketing Institute, this Specialist Diploma in Social Media Marketing programme explores them and equips you with the essential skills required to create and implement social strategies as part of a wider general digital marketing strategy.
Why should I earn this certification?
The Digital Marketing Institute has collaborated with leading industry experts through their esteemed Industry Advisory Council to define a certification informed by innovative techniques and best practices. The program focuses on a number of specialisms including content marketing and content outreach through a number of modern and relevant social media channels.
This certification is recommended for professionals who are responsible for the planning, execution and management of social media campaigns. It is for social media specialists, executives or similarly any individual who would like to enhance their digital marketing knowledge in this area. It has been designed specifically for professionals to engage as a social media specialist within an overall digital marketing domain.
What will I achieve?
Upon successful completion of a 3-hour Pearson VUE computer-based examination you will be awarded a globally recognised professional certification in social media marketing.
You will have become social media specialists by learning how to reach and build relationships with their ideal target audience on the most powerful social media platforms. In addition, you will understand be able to apply the tactics needed to create, run and measure a customer-centric social media strategy.
Blended Learning Mode & Online Learning Mode
This Social Media Marketing Programme is offered in Blended Learning Mode and Online Learning Mode. Blended Learning is the instructor-led 6-day workshop plus 30-hour video lecture and online support. Online Learning is offered at a slightly cheaper course fee but minus 6-day face-to-face workshop, the rest is the same as Blended Learning.
There are ten modules in this program:
- Introduction to Social Media Marketing
- Content Creation
- Content Outreach
- Future Trends
- Social Media Strategy & Planning
Introduction to Social Media Marketing
The Introduction to Social Media Marketing module introduces professionals to the key principles and channels in social media marketing. You will gain an overview of how to develop a cohesive and effective social media marketing strategy encompassing them.
This module introduces you to the concept of engaging and acquiring customers through the creation and sharing of media content. You will understand the value of social amplification and what makes content shareable within networks.
The Content outreach module introduces you to the concept of content seeding and how to use content effectively through social platforms to achieve maximum results from it. You will also understand paid promotion and its value.
The Facebook module provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how Facebook can be used most effectively as a platform for community building, brand promotion and content marketing. You will learn how to build a Facebook specific strategy and how to measure it accordingly.
This module dissects how Twitter operates and the potential value it presents as a promotional and marketing platform. By the end of this module you be able to build a Twitter profile for your business and understand how to build your following whilst incorporating targeting specifics.
The LinkedIn module gives you a comprehensive overview of the benefits of using the platform for marketing purposes. You will learn LinkedIn-specific features which will help you to facilitate campaign objectives.
Upon completion of this module you will gain understanding of the benefits of incorporating Google+ into your social media marketing strategy and how to establish both a personal and business Google+ page. You will also know how to leverage platform-specific features to push your brand. The importance of Google Analytics is also illustrated within this module.
The YouTube module provides learners with a comprehensive understanding of how YouTube works as content sharing platform. You will learn how to use the platform for a call-to-action and how it can be incorporated into a wider marketing strategy.
This module examines the latest trends in social media and explores new platforms on which you could share your content.
Strategy & Planning
The Strategy and Planning module is the cornerstone module of the program. It ties together the previous modules and introduces the Digital Marketing Institute’s 3i methodology to planning and implementing a social media strategy.
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
The Specialist Diploma in Social Media Marketing is suitable for people who are responsible for the planning, execution and management of social media campaigns. Social media specialist, enthusiasts, executives or anyone who would like to enhance their digital marketing knowledge base in this area would excel on this course. This diploma is suitable for any level of skills or experience and is designed to prepare you to engage specifically with social media marketing within an overall digital marketing domain.
Digital Marketing Institute (DMI) qualifications are world class. DMI offers courses in over 80 countries and the courses are recognized by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. This allows you to take your Digital Marketing Institute qualification with you, no matter where your existing career may take you.
Yes. We offer both Blended Learning and Online Learning. Blended Learning is the 6-day Face-to-Face workshop plus 30-hour video lecture and online support. Online Learning is offered at a slightly cheaper fee but minus 6-day face-to-face workshop, the rest is the same as Blended Learning.
The Specialist Diploma in Social Media Marketing costs RM6,678 to study online or RM6,996 for a 6-day instructor-led workshop with online support excluding examination fee of USD$200.
The Specialist Diploma in Social Media 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 October 14, 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): October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2017
2nd Intake (Sunday Class): January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, March 4, 2018
3rd Intake: (Saturday Class): May 5, 12, 19, June 9, 23, 30, 2018
4th Intake (Sunday Class): September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 5, 2018