Become a Certified Social Media Marketing Professional
Gaining a digital marketing certification will assure you have the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel as a social media professional.
We work with digital industry experts, such as Google and Facebook, to design and develop our courses and the standards that define the digital skills and capabilities required of all professionals.
Our certifications deliver best current practice, theory and applied skills in digital, and are recognised and respected across the industry.
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Here's what we will cover in this course
The Social Research module will introduce you to the key social media concepts and equip you with the research tools and techniques needed to discover everything you need to know about your audience, competitors, cultural and industry trends.
The Content Creation module equips you with the knowledge and skills to resource a content management function, to target your audience, select your platform and make use of social listening and competitor analysis.
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 equips you with the knowledge of how Twitter operates and the value it represents for businesses as a marketing and promotion platform.
The LinkedIn module gives you a comprehensive understanding of the benefits of using LinkedIn for marketing purposes. You will learn LinkedIn-specific features which will help you to facilitate campaign objectives.
Going beyond basic features and vanity metrics, you will learn how to navigate app-based platforms; Instagram and Snapchat, and discover the features that can be leveraged to deliver real measurable results in unique, creative and interactive ways.
The Marketing Automation module aims to empower digital marketers to automate their marketing processes in the areas of lead management, lead generation, lead nurturing, sales enablement, social media marketing automation and customer evangelism.
Through the Strategy & Planning module you will learn how planning, researching, setting objectives, preparation, execution and learning are the key components of a successful social media strategy and ROI.
The DMI Specialist Program is aimed at:
Become A Certified Social Media Marketing Professional
- 50 hours of training via online video lectures, quizzes & practical exercises
- 24/7 access to online course content
- A global and industry-validated certification
- 12-month exclusive access to the DMI Power Membership portal
- Weekly DMI Power Membership email will give you access to the interactive industry-validated content library with articles, e-books, toolkits, expert interviews, webinars, videos, and presentations to get you job-ready.
- The exam fee is included in your course fee.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone can apply for the Specialist Certificate in Social Media Marketing. A background in a related discipline is not required – the aim of the Social Media Marketing Specialist Certificate is to allow you to learn everything you need to know about social media marketing; and to kick-start a new and exciting career.
The 50-hour program teaches you everything you need to know to become a social media marketing expert. Each of our ten modules are taught by expert industry professionals, who will take you through the core social media specialisms and teach you the principles of effective social communication.
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.
You may be a business owner looking to take your online marketing to the next level or you may be someone looking for a change of career. The only prerequisite is that you have in an interest in a social media marketing career.
This specialist 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.
Our qualifications are world class. This allows you to take your Digital Marketing Institute qualification with you, no matter where your exciting career may take you.
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 centres. Candidates need to achieve a minimum of 60% to pass the exam.
Your examination fee is included in the course price but subsequent re-sits due to failed attempts will incur a fee of approximately €60 or local currency equivalent payable directly to Pearson Vue when you book your repeat attempt.