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CIT 255 - Web Server Administration


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: CIT 120  

 
Description
This course provides technical information and hands-on activities involved with administering a web server on the internet or an intranet.  Topics include web server and proxy server overview, internet protocols and ISP connection options, HTTP and FTP protocols, web server planning and operating systems platforms, server configuration, publishing documents, server-side programming, network security, web client/server security, e-commerce options and cloud options.


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe the functions of a web server.
  2. Compare different web server platforms.
  3. Employ subnet addressing using IPv4 and IPv6 protocols.
  4. Explain the registration process for a domain name.
  5. Identify the impact of proxy servers on web servers.
  6. Characterize the importance of a DMZ when configuring web servers.
  7. Explain the importance web server security plays and common threats to the web environment.
  8. Identify various e-commerce web server options and requirements.
  9. Determine the advantages and disadvantages of various cloud-related options.
Listed Topics
  1. Web servers and administration
  2. System disasters
  3. IP addressing and subnetting
  4. Windows Server and Linux operating systems
  5. Windows IIS and Apache web servers
  6. Domain Name Service (DNS)
  7. Email systems
  8. Web server security
  9. E-commerce requirements
  10. Cloud-based systems
Reference Materials
Current and appropriate textbook, current and appropriate version of software, multimedia for lecture and demonstration, access to the internet.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/26/2021


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