Web Infrastructure Certificate

Learn how to administer web servers in a Linux or Windows environment. Topics include managing and securing servers, creating virtual hosts, enabling/disabling web services, implementing e-commerce applications, load balancing, and network troubleshooting to maximize system up-time. This certificate provides the core concepts for a webmaster to be successful.

  • Work with commonly used Internet host systems including setting up and configuring a Linux and/or Windows web server environment, day-to-day and occasional server administration, command line and graphical user interface usage for troubleshooting tasks.
  • Configure and secure key internet and intranet services, such as name service, file transfer, e-mail, and web server configuration.
  • Learn about Web servers themselves, considering factors such as operating systems, Web server software, security concerns, securing on-line transactions, and server performance and management.
  • Understand the information security strengths and weaknesses of various web scripting languages, flaws in software systems, vulnerabilities inherent in common Web and other server and client (i.e., browser) implementations, and ways to secure Internet servers and services.

Note: Some courses in this certificate program may have prerequisites. Please click on the course name for a description and prerequisite information. If prerequisites are listed that are not currently part of the certificate program please call a CPS Counselor at 888-545-3459 for more information.


Course #TitleCredits
CMIT 130Networking Fundamentals3
CMIT 140Intro to Operating Systems3
WEBD 220Internet and Web Architecture3
CBYR 335Software and Website Security3
PLUS 2 of the following electives:
NETW 250Windows Server Administration I3
NETW 260Linux System Administration I3
 Total 18

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The U.S. government's Gainful Employment Program regulations provide students with the information they need to make informed educational choices including total program costs, loan repayment rates, and career outlooks. As part of the recent regulations on information disclosure for Gainful Employment (GE, 2011), eligible institutions must make available a standard group of information for all programs defined by the GE regulation. For Champlain College, a private, not-for-profit post-secondary institution, all certificate programs fall under the GE definition.

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