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Explore Back-End Web Development


Knowing how to manage a website from hardware to software is a crucial skill for tech careers and for operating your own website. This class covers the final stage of web development, managing the equipment that runs a website.

Students will discover how the internet works from equipment to website. Then they will learn to create and manage a LAMP server, an open-source technology stack. Students will get an introduction to HTML and to the Linex/Ubuntu operating system. We will also cover basic website security. The class requires a Raspberry Pi computer board or an old computer system that is no longer in use so students can remove and erase the operating system.

What You Will Learn

  • Gain an understanding of how the internet works from hardware to website
  • Get familiar with the Linux/Ubuntu environment
  • Learn how to set up a LAMP server
  • Get an introduction to basic HTML
  • Create and use a MySQL/MariaDB database
  • Gain an understanding of how to connect to a database
  • Learn basics of website security


Note: During the first week of Junior Academy, this class is shortened to four days because of the Fourth of July holiday.

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Course Number: CSE-90036
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)