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Web Server and Website Security
Course Description

A rash of recent high-profile cyber attacks have highlighted the need for web security, and companies are taking notice. In today's world, a company's website is its lifeblood, interfacing with customers and housing vast stores of valuable information.

This course provides the skills needed to secure websites and web server systems. It teaches how to prevent website break-ins, perform ongoing monitoring, and detect and recover from attacks.

The course features hands-on work on an Apache-based web server running in the Amazon cloud environment. The student works to manage server security settings, protect active websites, set up website encryption, and harden security for dynamic website components including PHP, CGI, and databases.

All skills and knowledge gained are directly applicable toward the CompTIA Security+ certification.

Career Implications

Cyber crime is on the rise, and workers with web security skills are now in very high demand. In fact, information security is one of the fastest growing career paths in any industry, and one that continues to add jobs.

A recent report from CNN Money ranks information security as the 8th best career field, with overall employment expected to increase by 27% in the next 10 years, and a median salary of USD $99,700. Career opportunities abound in both the public and private sectors.

Subjects Covered

For a complete list of subjects, please refer to the course outline.

The "Web Server and Website Security" course covers all web-related objectives needed to achieve CompTIA Security+ certification.

Preview
To see a demo of the course, please refer to the preview.
Structure
6 lessons, 6 quizzes, 1 final exam.
Average Running Time
15-20 hours.
Related VIASINC Courses

Students who complete this course may wish to pursue more in-depth technical network training by taking one of the VIASINC Network Engineering courses. There is also a big demand for cyber security workers that have Linux and Open Source skills due to the widespread availability of open source security tools.