Chapter 11. FAQ

Read this FAQ for information about the Webserver class.

Q: What is the purpose of the webserver class?
Q: Who should take the webserver class?
Q: Is there a required book for the webserver class?
Q: Is there a test given for completion the webserver class?
Q: Is there a grade given for the webserver class?
Q: Do I need to have previous Linux experience for the webserver class?
Q: Do I absolutely need a Rackspace account?
Q: Is it mandatory that I use CentOS as the install platform?
Q: Are there other recommended books or resources?

Q:


What is the purpose of the webserver class?

A:

See the course introduction for more details.

Q:


Who should take the webserver class?

A:

The class is designed for a person who has had a basic introduction to Linux. If you want to learn how to install and configure a web server via a cloud-based virtual machine, along with many elements that go with it, the course is for you.

Q:


Is there a required book for the webserver class?

A:

No. There is no required book. The information presented online, the exercises, and the references provided, will serve as the necessary educational material.

Q:


Is there a test given for completion the webserver class?

A:

No. Project completion is the goal of the course. The chapter check points will serve as "mile markers" for completion of the class.

Q:


Is there a grade given for the webserver class?

A:

This class is a "pass/fail" class. Satisfactory completion of all chapter check points will be necessary for Continuing Education credit.

Q:


Do I need to have previous Linux experience for the webserver class?

A:

A basic introduction to the Linux operating system, the Shell, and command line are assumed for this class. Review is provided for those who are weak in this area.

Q:


Do I absolutely need a Rackspace account?

A:

Rackspace is the preferred cloud provider. This course and all the supporting materials are based upon use of a Rackspace virtual machine launched through their interface. While it's possible to use AWS (Amazon Web Services) or another cloud provider, those options are not supported. If you choose to go that route and have problems or questions, you will be on your own to solve/answer those issues.

Q:


Is it mandatory that I use CentOS as the install platform?

A:

This course and all the supporting materials are based upon a CentOS 6.4 installation platform. While it's possible to use a different OS (Ubuntu, Debian, Solaris, etc.etc.), those options are not supported. If you choose to go that route and have problems or questions, you will be on your own to solve/answer those issues.

Q:


Are there other recommended books or resources?

A: