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CIRS Self-Study, Training Guide and Workbook 4th Edition 2019 Printable Ver.4.0.1

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This program is developed as a Self-study Training program to assist you in preparing for the Certified Internet Research Specialists (CIRS) examination. The book is most suitable as a Practical Guide or Reference for mastering the art of Online Research or Online searc ...Read more
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This program is developed as a Self-study Training program to assist you in preparing for the Certified Internet Research Specialists (CIRS) examination. The book is most suitabl...


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This program is developed as a Self-study Training program to assist you in preparing for the Certified Internet Research Specialists (CIRS) examination. The book is most suitable as a Practical Guide or Reference for mastering the art of Online Research or Online search by anyone that uses the Internet as a primary tool for information gathering - Learning topics in this book will serve to assist you in applying the practical approach in building complex search queries and using search tools. Providing you with the latest job-ready skills and techniques covering a wide array of advanced online research topics including Internet Technology, Websites & Web Browsers, Research Methods includes fundamentals of conventional research. The approach explained the industry’s research standards, conventions, and methods applied by traditional research practitioners, practical approach in building complex search queries and using search tools, the business of research, internet law & ethical issues of the internet.

These are a set of 2 books bundle as a Self-Study Training Guide and Q&A Workbook to prepare students for the CIRS Certification Exam.

This program consists of four (4) Modules and (42) Chapters, providing you with the latest job-ready skills and techniques.

[Note: This is a downloadable PDF version and not in print - all book purchases are Non-Refundable ]

Details of CIRS Exam Syllabus

How the Books are Designed?

Book is well-designed for someone who is starting a career involving extensive online research with a very little technical background, you will find that the book will start you with the basic concepts and gradually take you to the expert levels fairly quickly - this is due to the use of simple English combined with plenty of screenshots captured as exhibits – It contains hundreds of practical examples, easy to follow illustrations, diagrams, charts, graphs and several lists of information resources and links.

01

NETWORKS & INTERNET TECHNOLOGY – CIRS Exam Module 1

This module consistS of (8) Chapters

This module gives you an understanding of the technology that makes the Internet and how the web pages are accessed and displayed in a web browser? - The course is custom designed so that online researchers can make a better sense of when to apply specific search queries? And how to best structure it in a given situation?

CHAPTER 1-1 | THE NETWORKS TECHNOLOGY
  • NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
    • Illustration of a Simple (Basic) Home Network Connected to the Internet
    • Local Area Network (LAN) 
    • Wide Area Network (WAN)
    • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
    • Illustrations of Wide Area Network
  • NETWORK CONNECTIVITY DEVICES
    • PC’s or Workstations or Clients
    • A Server (Central Server)
    • Routers
    • Hubs
    • Switch
    • Access Point
    • Network Cards (NIC)
    • A Network Server
02

RESEARCH METHODS and ONLINE RESEARCH – CIRS Exam Module 2

This module has two 2 separate sections [includes nineteen (19) Chapters]

We have split this module into two segments.

  • The Internet Research - Methods and Techniques, and,
  • Conventional Research Methods and Methodologies.

The Internet Research - Methods and Techniques is considered the core segment of Internet research teaching. The segment is focused on web search techniques and identifies various challenges, methods and inherent barriers to online research. It gives students an overall understanding of search engine behavior and functionality. The students learn to build complex web search queries and perform a precision search with confidence.

The Research Methods and Methodologies segment of the course is typical conventional research methods and methodologies that are fundamental for any type of research work. This segment is covering knowledge of the industry’s research standards, conventions and methods applied by traditional research practitioners.

CHAPTER 2-1 | SEARCH ENGINES AND KEYWORDS SEARCH
  • CHARACTERISTICS OF A TRUE SEARCH ENGINE
  • THE FIVE METHODS OF WEB SEARCH
    • What are the Main Search Engines?
    • Specialized Search Engines
    • Meta-search Engines
    • Websites & Web Portals
    • Subscription Database of Deep Web
      • Web Search Query Builders – Approach and Components
      • Keywords and Phrase Search
      • Proximity Search
      • Precision Searches
      • Search Queries Vs. Search Terms
      • Search Query Operators
        • Specialized Search Tools of Main Search Engines
  • KEYWORDS AND PHRASE SEARCH
    • Broad Search Keywords
    • Narrow Search Keywords
    • The Primary Keywords and Secondary Keywords
      • Identifying Primary Keywords
      • Importance of Secondary Keywords in Precision Search
  • BUILDING KEYWORDS & PHRASE FOR SEARCH
    • Core Elements of a Keywords Search Query
    • Types of Search Query based on Search Query Phrase Structure
      • Short Tail Keywords or Broad Keywords Query
      • Long Tail Keywords or Long Keywords Query
      • The Advantage and Disadvantage of Long and Short Tails for Search
03

BUSINESS of RESEARCH - CIRS Exam Module 3

This module consists of (5) Chapters

The Business of Research is an important module for those Research Professionals that are interested in setting up their independent research services practice as Independent Research Specialists. The main objective of this module is to provide a basic understanding of how to set-up an Independent Research Services Business and how to effectively manage small business operations? - The topics are intended to familiarize students with essential elements of business management that provide valuable insight into SMB (Small to Medium Size Business) operational issues, along with the business risks attached and both the advantages and disadvantages of working independently.

This module also includes topics that explain several steps required from the time the client research proposal is drafted and later how it gets executed and ultimately delivered to the client. Other aspects of business operations such as Accounting, Billing, Project Pricing and Projects Costing are also included in this module.

CHAPTER 3-1 | INTERNET RESEARCH BUSINESS
  • WHAT IS RESEARCH WORK?
  • PURPOSE OF PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH
  • SKILL REQUIREMENTS OF A MODERN-DAY INTERNET RESEARCHERS
    • Internet Researcher Skills
      • Soft Skills
      • Technical Skills
        • Data Collection and Data Management
        • Computer Skills and Working of Search Engine
  • Internet Research and Information Demand
    • Business and Industry Specific Research Reports
      • Information and Data Required - by the Shareholders and Employees
      • Job descriptions and business reports data requirement
      • Business Reports and Information Reporting
        • List of Typical Research and Analysis Reports in Businesses and Industry
          • Business Feasibility
          • Investment Feasibility (Financial Feasibility)
          • Market and Marketing Feasibility
          • Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat (SWOT) Analysis
    • Business Management Reports (Internal Data and External Data)
    • Management Reports used in Businesses – Summary Chart
      • Business Management Reports Categorized
        • Formal or Informal Reports
        • Internal or External Reports
        • Informational or Analytical Reports
    • Popular Research Areas in Businesses
      • Business Competitive Intelligence
      • Company Research
      • Accounting and Financial Research
      • Market and Industry Research
      • Investigative Research
      • Legal Research
      • Technology Research
    • Industry and Businesses Need for Research & Data
  • Research as a Services Business
    • Professional Research Industry
      • Forrester Research
      • IDC Research
      • Northern light
    • Global Outsourcing
  • Large Corporate Enterprise & Small to Medium Size Businesses (SMB’s)
  • Academic Research
    • The Art Disciplines
    • The Science Disciplines
    • The Discipline of Philosophy
    • The Discipline of History
    • The Disciplines of Humanities
  • Scientific Research
04

INTERNET LAW and ETHICS - CIRS Exam Module 4

This module has two ten (10) Chapters]

Internet Law also referred to as "Cyber Law" encompasses all transactions and activities on the internet. The collaborative nature of the internet and its vast expansion has led to numerous legal challenges making "Internet Law" a critical perspective concerning the internet. The objective of this module is to introduce research specialists to the domain of legalities on the internet and teach them how to minimize their liabilities and mitigate legal risks.

This module is about Internet Ethical Issues of the Internet compliments the legal framework of legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations. In conducting effective internet research, having a thorough understanding of the ethical challenges facing internet research, and tackling them accordingly is a necessity. Ethical issues challenge researchers in many ways. These usually involve consumer rights and responsibilities towards them and society. It explains the language of right and wrong, moral decisions - what is good and bad? Etc.

CHAPTER – 4.1 | INTRODUCTION TO CYBER LAW OR INTERNET LAW
  • INTERNET LAW: DEFINITION
  • NEED FOR INTERNET LAWS
  • LEGAL ISSUES IN EMERGING INTERNET TECHNOLOGY
  • KEY AREAS WITHIN INTERNET LAW
  • ONLINE RESEARCH AND INTERNET LAWS
  • IMPORTANCE OF CYBER LAWS KNOWLEDGE IN ONLINE RESEARCH

Inclusive Online Training Resources for Exam Preparation

Online resources provide a variety of tools you can use to supplement the Official CIRS Courseware. [The following resources are available to registered students that have purchased Training Material]:

Exam Guide

Exam Guide

A guide that is all about suggesting approach and tips for passing your exams. The topics in this guide are based on feedback and most common questions asked by other candidates. It identifies topics that most students find difficult to comprehend and suggest the best approach to overcome difficulty barrier.

Online Mock Exams

Online Mock Exams

Registered students can practice real mock exams that simulate the exact same final exam pattern and similar questions. Questions are rotated at random in each section of the exams as you will find in real exams with exam re-takes. 

Online Exam Preparation Support

Online Exam Preparation Support

Students are given an online chat support by appointment to orient them and guide them for study programs and to answer their concerns and questions about the CIRS examination. [This is not a tutoring support, but a live guide from our Course Development and Examination Board volunteer members]

Unlimited Access to Research Paper & Videos

Unlimited Access to Research Paper & Videos

Access to the Association online available research papers and subject related video clips - These are a collection of links from external sources. Students will find these useful as references that assist in clarifying and learning concepts and topics that are part of the CIRS exam curriculum.

Supplemental Notes

Supplemental Notes

These are the learning material that is included as information and notes that either compliment the main topics in the syllabus or assist with difficult and complex topics that require elaboration or further explanations for students.

Online Exam Practice Questions

Online Exam Practice Questions

Registered students can practice real mock exams that simulate the exact same final exam pattern and similar questions. Questions are rotated at random in each section of the exams as you will find in real exams with exam re-takes. 

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