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    Web Server Technology
    COMP S834
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    Web Server Technology
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2019
    Course Level
    Postgraduate
    Length in Terms
    2 terms
    Credits
    10
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    14,450
    Future Terms
    Spr 2021
    Quota and Schedule
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2019
    Postgraduate 2 terms 10
    English
    14,450
    Spr 2021

    Course Coordinator: Dr Keith LK Lee, BEng, PhD (HKU)

    Course Developer: Dr Patrick Ma, Consultant

    This 10-credit optional course is one of eight courses in the MSCIT programme. This course teaches students the underlying principles and technologies of the Web and its future directions.

    Aims
    This course aims to:

    • Provide students with a sound foundation of knowledge in World Wide Web technologies;
    • Enable students to choose and evaluate the methods and options available for designing Web applications and services;
    • Enable students to set up and maintain Web services;
    • Enable students to write computer programs for use in Web services.

    Contents
    The course covers the following topics:

    • Components of the Internet
    • Internal structure of the Web server
    • Scripts and forms
    • Web robots, indices, and search engines
    • Databases and state management mechanisms
    • Web service performance
    • Web caching and document distribution
    • Evolution of HTML and interactive Web services
    • Security and the Web
    • E-commerce and cryptography

    Learning support
    There will be regular tutorials throughout the course.

    Assessment
    There will be four assignments and a final examination. Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Enviroment (OLE).

    Online requirement
    This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your tutor and the Course Coordinator as well as other students. To access the OLE, students will need to have access to the Internet. The use of the OLE is required for the study of this course.

    Equipment
    You will need access to a computer with a minimum configuration of:

    • PC with 1 GHz processor
    • 2 GB RAM
    • Internet access

    Software
    Microsoft Windows 7 or above.

    Set book(s)
    There are no set books for this course.

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