Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
CIS 187I
Course Title:
Web Technical Administration
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Course Description

Introduces the webserver environment. Focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the configuration and management of webservers running Linux and Windows server operating systems. Covers Internet connections, file transfers, user/group management and security systems. Investigates web system logs, web content backup strategies, and web site performance. Prerequisites: CIS 121 or instructor permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

On successful completion of this course the student should be able to:

  • Update and configure web server software
  • Effectively use command line commands and GUI tools to organize, backup and update web content users and file systems
  • Ensure web user access and web site performance in conjunction with web system log analysis.
  • Trouble shoot Windows and Linux Web Server issues

Course Activities and Design

This course is presented by means of lecture/discussion sessions, assignments, exams, and lab projects. 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Through exams, projects and class assignments students will be assessed to determine if they are able to:

  • Define the basic components of a web server system.
  • Install a web server operating system.
  • Configure web server software for a variety of users.
  • Work effectively in command line and GUI mode to scan directories, copy or move files, rename files, or see and change attributes
  • Create users and groups.
  • Place users in groups.
  • Assign file system permissions to users and groups.