Digital Marketing Certified Associate (DMCA)
Course number: CGIDMCA40
The Digital Marketing course will assist you in gaining expertise in various digital Media aspects like Keyword Planning, SEO, Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Email Marketing, Affiliate Marketing and Google Analytics.
OMCA™ (Online Marketing Certified Associate) is an industry-standard credential for digital marketing associates and entry-level marketers. OMCA certification verifies your knowledge of digital marketing concepts and demonstrates an understanding of generally accepted practices across multiple digital marketing disciplines. In this course, you can refresh your knowledge of the skills tested on the exam, from conversion rate optimization and paid search advertising to social media marketing. Learn marketing basics, such as how to write compelling website copy and ads, create engaging content that targets specific audiences, develop your email marketing lists, create strong calls to action, design great landing pages, customize experiences for mobile users, and use analytics tools to assess the performance of your campaigns. This course also counts toward your training requirement for the OMCA certification.
What you will learn:
- Gain a strategic understanding of Digital Marketing
- Understand how to use it for branding and sales
- Understand its advantages & limitations
- Become familiar with Best Practices, Tools & Technologies
- Blend digital with offline marketing
- Plan & manage digital marketing budget
- Manage Reporting & Tracking Metrics
- Understand the future of Digital Marketing and prepare for it
- There are no prerequisites for this course; however, knowledge of marketing and social media sites is helpful.
This course can be taken by anyone interested in understanding how to leverage the power of Digital Marketing to build brand and grow sales.
Post completion of the Digital Marketing course, you can schedule your online OMCA examination. To earn this industry certification, you'll need a passing score on the exam. The OMCA exam is served online with approximately 72 multiple choice questions and allows 75 minutes for completion.
Post class completion, students can appear for the OMCA exam.
Using social media in marketing is practically a requirement in today’s highly connected digital world, but it can be confusing and complex to dive into social media marketing without some foundation in the basics. This course focuses on teaching the principles, best practices, and strategies for incorporating social media into a marketing plan. The first module teaches the various ways that social media can be used for marketing, including defining a clear brand voice, improving reputation, and engaging with customers. The course then looks at the practical way marketers can incorporate social media activities into a focused marketing plan. Learners identify how to integrate their social media with mobile, a hub website, and email marketing. They also learn how to use strategic metrics for tracking success.
This course is designed to help learners develop a solid understanding of the basic concepts and techniques that they will encounter as practitioners in the marketing automation field. Module 1 explores the buying cycle and purchase funnel, along with measuring content strategies and calculating the value of customers, followers, likes, and mobile loyalists. Module 2 introduces the single customer view as it relates to cultivating leads and covers customer relationship management and email marketing, with emphasis on multi-touch campaigns and lead scoring. It also discusses loyalty programs and methods for measuring their effectiveness. Finally, learners will combine this knowledge with business concepts in order to better inform marketing decisions for their firm.
This course offers an introduction to content marketing, a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience. With an emphasis on key concepts, definitions, and metrics, the course examines ways that marketers can tailor their content to meet the specific needs of potential customers as they travel through the sales funnel. Learners will explore how content is used to build brand awareness and establish the brand as a trusted source of expert advice.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) encompasses the practices and metrics of trying to increase a web site’s ranking with search engines. This course will engage learners through a variety of assignments that span the history and technology of the World Wide Web. Students will learn how to leverage both content and technical features in order to increase ranking while also learning about the latest tools to measure performance. These aspects are then incorporated into real-world scenarios that challenge students to apply what they have learned.
This course is designed to help learners develop a solid understanding of the basic concepts and techniques that they will encounter as practitioners in the web analytics field. Topics of major concern that are discussed in Module 1 include a summary of web analytics concepts and important terms, along with the organizations and personnel who use web analytics. The course defines key performance indicators and discusses how they are chosen and implemented. A discussion of segmentation follows, with strategies for how to categorize website visitors. Students will also learn how to plan and assess website business strategies using web analytics. In Module 2, learners will explore reporting and dashboards as they relate to web analytics. Students will gain an understanding of how to plan for and design dashboards and how qualitative research offers deeper business insights. In addition, students will learn how to conduct split and multivariate testing, and implement web analytics best practices.
Paid Search advertising, also called pay-per-click (PPC), is used to pay for traffic to visit a website. In this course, learners will explore search marketing, the search process, and the buying cycle. Also included is how to set up a successful PPC account, how to set and measure goals, and how to optimize keyword usage using a variety of strategies. Learners will then examine components of effective ads and landing pages, how to optimize ad targeting, and when to use search or display advertising. The course then delves into research and analysis considerations, such as report creation, improving quality score, and using A/B and multivariate ad testing. Course material is presented through the use of text, videos, games, and other engaging content.
Conversion Rate Optimization is the process of steady and incremental marketing improvement to yield stronger results. In this course, learners will discover the five key steps to Conversion Rate Optimization and how the process interacts with other facets of digital marketing. Through a variety of instructive techniques, including subject matter expert videos and case-study scenarios, this course provides learners with the knowledge and resources to be more effective professionals.
In the age of smartphones, it is a foregone conclusion that marketing efforts should be accessible on a mobile device. This course offers an introduction to mobile marketing, looking at strategies for reaching target audiences through multiple channels, including websites, email, social media, and mobile apps. With an emphasis on key concepts, definitions, and metrics, the course explores ways that marketers can leverage the unique benefits of mobile devices to drive profitable customer action.
As consumers increasingly turn to the digital marketplace of the Internet, organizations recognize that they can better reach and connect with their customers, clients, or prospects through digital marketing. There are many benefits to effective digital marketing including improved brand perception, more efficient lead generation, and better customer satisfaction levels. That can translate into the sale of more products and services. Creating a digital marketing strategy is crucial to meeting the marketing goals of the organization. This course offers a step-by-step introduction to the process of creating such a strategy, with an emphasis on key concepts, definitions, and metrics.
Google Analytics is the most popular web analytics software on the market. Whether in small business management or as part of a larger marketing effort, an understanding of how to design and execute campaigns in Google Analytics is becoming increasingly important for marketing success. This course will teach learners to use the application’s tools to uncover marketing and sales data, attract web traffic, increase conversions, and create targeted marketing campaigns. The material assumes no prior knowledge of web analytics.
This module contains two full-length OMCA™ practice exams. These exams cover the material presented in Digital Marketing, including: Content Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Paid Search/Paid Advertising, Conversion Rate Optimization, Web Analytics, Digital Marketing Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Mobile Marketing, and Marketing Automation. We recommend taking these practice tests after you have completed all of the courses in the program. Like the OMCA™ exam, each of the practice exams contains 72 questions.