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Web Server Administration

Commerce & Business Administration
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 2280
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
This course introduces students to web server administration. Students learn to install, administer, update and secure an Internet and/or Intranet web site. At least two web servers: Apache and Internet Information Server will be used. Also, students will learn some Linux and Windows Server commands.
Course Content
  1. Basic Linux commands
  2. Basic Windows server commands
  3. Basic Web server hardware requirements
  4. Install and configure a Web server
    • Apache
    • Internet information server
  5. Configure the Domain Name server
  6. Manage Web server tasks such as:
    • User authentication
    • Setup users and groups
    • Manage file system permissions
    • Share resources (such as folders for web publishing)
    • Secure a Web server
  7. Configuration of multiple Web sites on a Web server
  8. Configuration and support of e-mail services
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, seminar and hands-on exercises in the lab

Means of Assessment
Assignments/Projects (Minimum: 4) 20%-30%
Participation   0%-10%
Quizzes 10%-20%
Midterm Examination 25%-30%
Final Examination 25%-30%
Learning Outcomes

The student will be able to:

  1.  use basic Linux commands;
  2. use basic Windows Server commands;
  3. install the Apache Web Server;
  4. install the Internet Information Server;
  5. configure the Domain Name Service (DNS);
  6. administer and manage a web server;
  7. monitor and analyze the web server environment e.g. review logs.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students


Silva.  Web Server Administration. Latest edition. Course Technology.



CSIS1280 or CISY1280


No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU INFO 2XXX (3) 2012/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU CISY 2XXX (3) 2008/09/01 to 2012/08/31
Langara College (LANG) LANG CSIS 1XXX (3) 2008/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2008/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 2XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 2XX (3) 2008/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit 2019/05/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ISYS 1XX (3) 2008/09/01 to 2019/04/30
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2008/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2008/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CSC 1XX (1.5) 2008/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Summer 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.