INT420 - Internet II

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Subject Title
Internet II

Subject Description
This subject expands the skill base acquired by students who have successfully completed ULI101, INT213, DAT702 and OPS235. Students will learn to install, configure, and maintain the Apache web server. Students will also learn how to install Secure Sockets Layer and how to set up secure environments using public key cryptography. Students will learn basic Perl programming as it applies to writing CGI scripts. Students will learn interactive web page scripting, implementing CGI with Perl that interacts with MySql database. Students will learn how to create a simple e-commerce program on the Apache server.

Credit Status
1 Credit for CNS/CTY Diploma Programs

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Install Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) on the Apache Server

2. Write CGI scripts in Perl

3. Interact with a MySQL database

4. Install, configure, and maintain the Apache Web Server

5. Use prewritten Perl CGI scripts

6. Implement secure electronic communication using public key cryptography

7. Create interactive web sites
8. Construct and maintain a simple e-commerce website

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline

  • Understanding HTTP
  • Installing, configuring and maintaining Apache web server
  • Advanced concepts in HTML (Forms and SSI's)
  • Writing and using CGI scripts
  • Secure Scripting
  • SSL and encryption
  • Web security

Mode of Instruction
Classroom lectures and discussions are supplemented by lab sessions with the instructor, reinforced by assigned readings and assignments between classes.
It is the student's responsibility to save documents, articles and notes that the instructor has provided on BlackBoard or in class. Students will not be able to access BlackBoard as of the last day of the students class.

Prescribed Texts
Beginning Perl Web Development: From Novice to Professional, Steve Suehring, Apress (2006) publishing,
ISBN#: 9781590595312

Reference Material
Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web, 2nd Edition
by Elizabeth Castro, Peachpit Press (Pearson), ISBN#978-0201-7356-80

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding legible, tidy work. Written materials should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.


  • Students must retain a duplicate of all assignments.
  • Computer assignments should be documented to the instructor's standards.
  • Assignments must be handed in on the scheduled due date. Late assignments are penalized.
  • For particulars, please obtain standards, dates, etc. from your instructor.
Absenteeism and Tests
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism will impact on their ability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • If you miss a test, you must provide the reason in writing to the instructor prior to the next scheduled class. If your reason is accepted, you will be permitted to write a make-up test. Otherwise, you will be given a zero for the test. You must submit an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time of expected absence and the specific reason for your absence, or other appropriate documentation.
Term Work and Final Exam
  • Students must attain a combined grade of at least 50% on term work and the final exam. Students must pass the final exam in order to pass the subject
  • For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.
Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignments (minimum of 3) 35%
Tests (minimum of 2) 35%
Exam 30%

Approved by: Denis Gravelle