Well, I finally got around to sitting my final cert last week at
Talking of gripes with CIW, in particular it’s worthy of note, I wasn’t fond of their tutor support (or lack of it, they answered e-mails but not with solutions to issues). Most issues I tended to resolve myself at the popular Stackoverflow.com or through some very helpful contacts I’d made along the way. Big thanks to @WardellDesign in particular for all your efforts and patience!.
The retake policy CIW have is also questionable (always, always read the small print), which stated you had one attempt at the exam or you’d have to pay a fee which isn’t cheap (You’d already paid for the first attempt in the initial course fee). I also had to pay again for the exam each time by credit card to get reimbursed by CIW sometime later (usually involving me having to chase it up with a call and e-mail). Fortunately for me, I sailed all 4 exams on the first attempt so that wasn’t a great concern.
On to some server side stuff now, beginning with PHP & MySql.