Webmaster Level 2

Certificate of Achievement (COA)

Webmasters are practitioners of communication via the World Wide Web who are proficient in the technical aspects of Web site design and development, as well as the implementation and administration of Web servers. The Webmaster Level 2 Certificate requires learning standards-based Web site development and basic skills related to servers, routers, security, network management, and systems maintenance. This certificate prepares the student for free-lance or entry-level employment as a Webmaster or Web server administrator.

This certificate prepares a student to become a Webmaster, Web Team Member, Information System Analyst, Information Technology Analyst, or Web server administrator.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • apply file management techniques to the management of multi-level Web sites hosted on a Web server.
  • explain the global infrastructure that supports the Internet and the World Wide Web and how communication through the Web is accomplished.
  • explain the history of electronic communication including the theory and practice of doing business via the World Wide Web.
  • utilize markup languages, including XHTML, web authoring software, and cascading style sheets to develop complex Web sites that are uploaded via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to a Web server.
  • research and implement current World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards including technical recommendations for markup languages, the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), the Web Mobility Initiative (WMI), and other recommendations as they are introduced.
  • plan a structured approach to Web site development that identifies the information dissemination needs of a client and organizes the content effectively and efficiently in order to communicate to an identified audience; then develop and implement an appropriate Web solution.
  • demonstrate basic skills in form validation and processing, server-side programming with hypertext pre-processor (PHP), CGI scripting with Perl, and database-driven Web development.
  • demonstrate proficiency in the process of Web project management on a real-world Web site including design specification, research, production, modification, and presentation.
  • administer a server in a client/server network including managing network security with user and group accounts, creating directory structures and network shares, monitoring and troubleshooting network resources, and establishing policies and procedures for server operations.
  • administer a Web server using appropriate protocols for the Internet and intranets including the installation, configuration, management, and tuning of Web servers; WWW and FTP services; security features; on-line transaction processing; and Web site optimization.
  • analyze risks to a Web server and implement a workable security policy that protects information assets from potential intrusion, damage, or theft, including countermeasures to deploy to thwart potential attacks.
  • install and maintain a firewall to prevent unauthorized access to a Web server, manage secure access to key services while maintaining your organization’s security, and implement firewall-to-firewall Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement may be obtained by completion of the required program with grades of “C” or better or equivalent.