Certified Digital Marketing Specialist

An in-demand digital marketing discipline, this certification will provide you with the latest techniques and tools to effectively engage and influence through social media. A specialist certification, it focuses on the planning, implementation and measurement of your social media strategy.

Certified professionals will gain the knowledge and skills needed to produce innovative and creative social media strategies that resonate and convert for companies of any size. An internationally recognized certified professional badge will also be available for you to promote on your LinkedIn profile.

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Course Modules

This program consist of ten modules and upon completion of this course you will be awarded an invaluable and career changing specialist certification. This will help you stand out from the crowd as a search-marketing specialist which is validated by the Digital Marketing Institute’s Industry Advisory Council. The modules for this course consist of:

Social Research

The Social Research module will introduce you to the key social media concepts and equip you with the tools and techniques required to discover everything about your audience, competitors, cultural and industry trends. You will understand the principles of social media marketing, distinguish between traditional and social media marketing, understand the dimensions of audience research to define the needs, wants and goals of your audience and analyze data and extract actionable insights.

Content Creation

This module will introduce the concept of engaging with and acquiring customers using the creation and sharing of content. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills to resource a content management function, target your audience, select your platform and make use of social listening and competitor analysis.

Content Outreach

You will be introduced to the concept of content seeding and how to use content effectively over multiple social platforms. The Content Outreach module will help you acquire an understanding of how to promote content and the importance of paid promotion for relevant, highly shareable content.


The Facebook module provides you with a comprehensive understanding of how Facebook works as a platform for community building, content marketing and brand promotion. This module guides you through the various aspects of Facebook for Business such as Facebook Ads. You will also be adept in planning and delivering a Facebook Advertising strategy, including KPI monitoring and ongoing measurement.


This module equips you with the knowledge of how Twitter operates and the value it represents for businesses as a marketing and promotion platform. You will be guided through each step of using Twitter for Business; from customizing your account to building a profile for your business’ Twitter page. The Twitter module will also teach you how to target specific demographics when building your following.


The LinkedIn module gives you a comprehensive understanding of the benefits of using LinkedIn for marketing. You will learn LinkedIn-specific features which will help you facilitate campaign objectives and recognize the importance of having a unified brand presence across company and personal accounts, use features and tools to set campaign objectives and increase ROI along with running ad campaigns that reach, nurture and convert customers.

Instagram & Snapchat

This module will give you core insights into the leading app-based platforms; Instagram and Snapchat. Going beyond basic features and vanity metrics, you will learn how to navigate each platform and discover the features that can be leveraged to deliver real measurable results in unique, creative and interactive ways.

YouTube & Social Video

This module will introduce you to the concept of social video marketing and its growing importance for today’s online consumers. Focusing on YouTube, you will learn how to leverage the creative life cycle for audience development and advertising in order to build sustainable communities for lead generation.

Social Customer Service

This module looks at using social media as a customer service channel, peer-to-peer community conduit and how what is happening online is critically important to businesses. You will learn how to identify challenges and tactical approaches required for social crisis management, develop social networks and understand how to sustain customer engagement, strategize, build, measure and scale an enterprise-level social customer service operation.

Strategy & Planning

The Strategy & Planning module will teach you how to devise an all-encompassing social media strategy using the PROPEL strategy model. You will learn how planning, researching, setting objectives, preparation, execution and learning are the key components of a successful social strategy and ROI.