CIT 4400 Web Architecture and Administration

IT architecture involves both the science of engineering systems and the art of combining these systems using industry and de facto standards. It is the architecture that defines the components and establishes the rules that allow hardware and software products from many vendors to interoperate seamlessly and scale globally. This course identifies the components and standards in a preeminent IT architecture, the world-wide web. While studying the client-server architecture generally, and the web specifically, students will develop and demonstrate an understanding of the architectural components and foundational administrative activities necessary in both the Linux/Apache and Windows/IIS based platforms that serve web content to any browser-based client. Web-based technologies outside the mainstream, like the Internet of Things, will also be explored.