This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce server-side scripts for dynamic web pages using a range of relevant features from different languages.

It applies to individuals working as web designers who apply a wide range of knowledge and skills across different information and communications technology (ICT) environments to support organisations that require broad ICT support.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - create a dynamic web page according to one set of user requirements; - use server-side scripting to retrieve information from a web-hosted database in two (2) different instances; - analyse three (3) language options and the associated advantages and disadvantages based on web document requirements to select most appropriate language, and; - configure one (1) webserver to deliver the website using HTTPS. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the ability to create one (1) script for each of the following: - inserting, updating, and deleting data from a web server database; - implementing security features; - uploading and retrieving images; - managing sessions and creating secure logins, and; - test web document and undertake corrective actions to meet requirements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - server-side technologies and at least three web scripting languages and associated advantages and disadvantages; - server-side web analysis and design parameters; - XHTML standards; - testing tools and processes and associated advantages and disadvantages, and; - control structures and object-oriented programming. - web-programming concepts including the hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) and HTTP Secure (HTTPS), stateless programming; session management; authentication and web security; database vulnerabilities and preventative software configuration and programming practices, and; - organisational procedures to document test results.

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