Web Server Administration

THOMAS COLLEGE

CM 435

FALL 2001

Instructor: Prof. Judy Hansen-Childers

Office: Room 209

Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM; 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Tuesday: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Thursday: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Friday:  9:00 AM to 10:00 AM ; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

You are welcome to drop by at other times or make an appointment !

Office Phone: 859-1335

Home Phone: 582-7632

E-Mail hansenj@thomas.edu

Snow Phone/Cancellation Line: 859-1140

Class Schedule: Mondays from 2:30 PM to 3:25 PM in Room 222.

 

Texts:

How to Set Up and Maintain a Web Site by Lincoln D. Stein (Addison Wesley Publishing)

Internet Management edited by Jessica Keyes (Auerbach / CRC Press)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Prerequisite: CM 117 and CS 442 or permission of the instructor

As the business use of the Internet continues to expand, IT professionals need to be prepared to develop, maintain, and manage the internal and external web resources of a business that support the company’s strategic plan.  These resources may include a web server, web-based applications, a company’s public website, intranet, and extranet. This course introduces the student to the use and management of web-based technologies as a business resource. Students study how to install, configure, and maintain a web server as well as develop an effective business web presence.  Other topics addressed in this course include:  web security issues, legal issues, AUPs, troubleshooting, databases, and e-commerce.

COURSE OBJECTIVES (Learning Outcomes):

By the end of the course, the student should:

1.      Understand the impact of Internet-based technologies on today’s business.

2.      Be able to install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot a web server.

3.      Be able to design and create an effective business website using HTML.

4.      Be able to develop an effective AUP.

5.      Be familiar with the legal issues surrounding web-based technologies.

6.      Be able to write basic server scripts and link to a database.

 

ASSESSMENT: 

 

The student’s attainment of the learning outcomes will be assessed in the following ways:

 

Objective #1:  The student’s understanding of the impact of Internet-based technologies on today’s business will be evaluated through written assignments and ANGEL participation.

 

Objective #2:  The student’s ability to install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot a web server will be evaluated through lab projects.

 

Objective #3:  The student’s ability to design and create an effective business website using HTML will be evaluated through the student’s business website project.

 

Objective #4:  The student’s ability to develop an effective AUP will be evaluated through a written assignment.

 

Objective #5:  The student’s familiarity with the legal issues surrounding web-based technologies will be evaluated through written assignments.

 

Objective #6:  The student’s ability to write basic server scripts and link to a database will be evaluated through lab assignments.

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

IMPORTANT!! Students are expected to read the assigned material in the texts as well as complete written assignments and labs OUTSIDE OF CLASS.

Each week students will have reading assignments from the texts.  A student’s grade will be based on written assignments, lab projects, class discussion and the business website project. 

IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH A CONCEPT OR OTHER MATERIAL PLEASE SEE ME ASAP!!  (However, I will expect that you have made a good faith effort to attend class and read the assigned material)  J

 

GRADING SYSTEM

A (94 - 100) A- (90 - 93) B+ (87 - 89) B (83 - 86) B- (80 - 82)

C+ (77 - 79) C (73 - 76) C- (70 - 72) D+ (67 - 69) D (63 - 66)

D- (60 - 62) F (below 60)

 

GRADING:

Written Assignments.........................................…………….. 25%

Lab Projects……………………………………………….… 25%

ANGEL Discussion……………………………………...……25%

Business Web site project...........................................….........25%

 

ATTENDANCE:

Students are expected to attend all class sessions and to be prepared to discuss the assigned readings and written homework. If a student must miss a class session, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange other ways of obtaining the information covered in class. Please notify the instructor in advance if you have to miss a class. Students with excessive absences may not receive a passing grade.

 

INTEGRITY OF SCHOLARSHIP:

Students who plagiarize papers and projects or cheat on exams will receive zeros for the work in question.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES:

·        Changes in the syllabus and assignments may be modified as deemed appropriate by the instructor.  All changes will be announced in class.

·        Students with a disability who are requesting academic accommodations should contact Ellen McQuiston at the Center for Academic Support (CAS) and the instructor as soon as possible.

Important Links

 

Apache Downloads

Angel

Apache Software Foundation

  IIS Features

Apache Week

IIS Documentation

About Apache Web Server

Support for IIS

IIS & Web Administration Channel

IIS Resources

IIS Administrator

IIS Software Development

 

Web and Application Development

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SCHEDULE

DATE

TOPICS

9/10

WEB History and Basics 

(read Stein - Chapters 1 & 2; read  Keyes – Chapters 1 & 21)

 

 

9/17

Creating a Business Online Presence

(read Stein – Chapter 5; read Keyes – Chapter 36)

 

 

9/24

Creating a Business Online Presence

(read Stein – Chapters 6 & 7; read Keyes – Chapter 26 & 29)

 

 

10/1

Strategic Issues for Business – Part I 

(read Keyes – Chapters 6, 8, 10)

 

(There is no class on 10/8)

10/15

Strategic Issues for Business – Part 2 

(read Keyes – Chapters 11 & 13)

 

 

10/22

Strategic Issues for Business – Part 3

(read Keyes – Chapters 22, 23, 25)

 

 

10/29

Installing and Configuring a Web Server Part I

(read Stein – Chapter 3; Browse IIS links)

 

 

11/5

Installing and Configuring a Web Server – Part 2

(Browse Apache links)

 

 

11/12

Web Server Management

(read Keyes – Chapters 38, 39, 40)

 

 

11/19

Security Issues

(read Keyes – Chapters 15, 16, 18)

 

 

11/26

Server Scripts and Databases

(read Stein – Chapters 8 & 9; read Keyes – Chapter 37)

 

 

12/3

Server Scripts and Databases

(read Stein – Chapters 10 & 11; read Keyes – Chapter 27)

 

 

12/10

Legal Issues and AUPs

(read Keyes – Chapters 12 & 7)

 

 

Week of 12/17

Business Web Site Presentations

 

 

   

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This syllabus may be changed at the discretion of the instructor.

Last Revised: August 21, 2001