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Definitive Apache for Engineers

A 3 day
training course

Apache training course description

A hands on training course covering installation, configuration and management of the Apache web server.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Install Apache.
  • Configure Apache.
  • Manage Apache.
  • Build static and dynamic web sites with Apache.
  • Secure Apache.

Apache training course details

Who will benefit:
Technical staff working with Apache.
UNIX fundamentals
TCP/IP Foundation.
3 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Apache training course contents

Installing Apache
What is Apache? Apache versions, history, downloading Apache, source distribution, compilation, binary distribution, installation, platform considerations.
Hands on: Downloading and installing Apache.

Controlling the Apache server
Running Apache, automatic Apache start, starting, stopping, restarting Apache. Checking Apache status.
Hands on: Server control.

Serving webpages, setting the document root, applying configuration changes, Configuration files, httpd.conf, syntax, directives, modules, utilities, turning features on/off.
Hands on: basic Apache configuration.

More configuration
MIME, URL mapping, content negotiation, indexing, performance tuning.

log file content, configuration, log file locations, error logging, browser errors, error page configuration, forbidden index pages.
Hands on: Log files.

File permissions, .htaccess, protecting files with passwords, password files, authentication, restricting access by IP address.

Secure HTTP
HTTPS, installing mod_ssl, certificates, configuring mod_ssl, http and https coexistence

Virtual hosts
Multiple sites on one server, separate configuration files, IP based, name based, port based, virtual host names, enabling, defining, configuring, aliases, testing, https virtual hosts.
Hands on: Virtual hosts.

Dynamic sites
Dynamic sites, CGI, PHP, PERL, CGI programs, example CGI scripts, Apache and CGI, CGI parameters, CGI issues, PHP, mod_php, Perl and Apache, mod_perl, installing mod_perl.
Hands on: CGI, PHP and Perl with Apache.

What are modules, standard modules, loading modules, mod_speling, mod_rewrite, other special purpose modules, URL rewriting, redirection, URL transformation, browser dependent pages.
Hands on: Working with modules.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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