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This three-day course provides an in-depth understanding and hands-on knowledge of the capabilities of the de facto Internet client-server communications protocol: Common Gateway Interface (better known as CGI).

Course Outline

This course provides an in-depth understanding and hands-on knowledge of the capabilities of the de facto Internet client-server communications protocol: Common Gateway Interface (better known as CGI).

In this course, you will learn about the specifications of the CGI protocol, details regarding its operation, and how to use the Perl programming language to perform common and powerful CGI communications and processing tasks on a Web server.

To get the most from this course, you should have a thorough understanding of and experience with HTML 4.0. Experience with a programming language is not necessary, but will speed your progress.

Performance-Based Objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Output dynamically generated HTML to a Web browser.
  • Process data from an HTML form.
  • Save data to a Web server.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Introduction to CGI
          Topic 1A: CGI: Beyond HTML
          Topic 1B: How a Web Server Functions
          Topic 1C: The CGI Protocol
          Topic 1D: CGI Programming Languages

Lesson 2: Introduction to Perl
          Topic 2A: History of Perl
          Topic 2B: Perl Advantages & Disadvantages
          Topic 2C: The Perl Interpreter
          Topic 2D: Perl File Conventions
          Topic 2E: Using Perl on UNIX

Lesson 3: How Perl Talks to the Browser
          Topic 3A: Perl / Browser Communication
          Topic 3B: Making a CGI Look Like a Web Page
          Topic 3C: Print Using "qq"
          Topic 3D: Printing Multiple Lines

Lesson 4: Perl Variables
          Topic 4A: Variables
          Topic 4B: Scalars
          Topic 4C: Arrays
          Topic 4D: Hashes

Lesson 5: Perl Loops & Logic
          Topic 5A: Loops
          Topic 5B: Logical Operations
          Topic 5C: if€¦
          Topic 5D: Else & elsif

Lesson 6: How the Browser Talks to Perl
          Topic 6A: Environment Variables
          Topic 6B: GET & POST
          Topic 6C: Using CGI.PM
          Topic 6D: Debugging CGIs

Lesson 7: Storing & Retrieving Information
          Topic 7A: Storing Data
          Topic 7B: Appending Data
          Topic 7C: Reading Data

Lesson 8: REGEX: The Match Operator
          Topic 8A: Introduction to Regexes
          Topic 8B: The m// Operator
          Topic 8C: i Modifier
          Topic 8D: Special Characters
          Topic 8E: Character Classes
          Topic 8F: Parentheses

Lesson 9: REGEX: The Substitute Operator
          Topic 9A: s/// Operator
          Topic 9B: More Modifiers
          Topic 9C: Backreferences
          Topic 9D: tr/// Operator

Lesson 10: Subroutines
          Topic 10A: Organizing Data
          Topic 10B: Scoping
          Topic 10C: Functions

Lesson 11: CGI Techniques
          Topic 11A: Outputting Graphics
          Topic 11B: Outputting PDF
          Topic 11C: Redirecting the Browser
          Topic 11D: Using HTML Templates
          Topic 11E: Cookies
          Topic 11F: Sending E-mail Using CGI

Lesson 12: CGI Security
          Topic 12A: Web Server Security

Prerequisites & Certificates

A solid knowledge of HTML 4.0, including forms and form properties, is assumed. In addition, students should be familiar with the process of uploading files to a Web server via FTP (File Transfer Protocol). HTML 4.0 Fundamentals HTML 4.0 Intermediate HTML 4.0 Advanced

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion

Cancellation Policy
10 business day cancellation policy. if the course is confirmed and the student cancels within 10 days of the course, then they get charged and apply a credit for future courses. If they cancel outside of 10 business days, then there are no charges at all.
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I realize that we are constantly dealing with technology, but I still think for a registration fee of almost $3,000, that a hardcover book should be included. I know that the option to print the book on a one-time basis exists.
Reviewed by 2016
Reviewed by 2016
The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Jarod did an excellent job presenting.
Reviewed by 2015
The room was cold. I had to sit next to the space heater. It would be good to tell future patrons to dress warmly AHEAD of time. No suprises.
Reviewed by 2015
He was great and offered his contact info for further questions.
Reviewed by 2015
Howard was a fantastic instructor and the course was exactly what I required.
Reviewed by 2014
The trainer was excellent - the course exceeded my expectations.
Reviewed by 2014
This course provides an excellent overview and a bit of practice on the various functions of SharePoint 2013. I was disappointed at the number of exceedingly long breaks given after each module. I would have preferred less break time and more content to the course. Having never taken a SharePoint course with another provider, I don't know if this is the norm with all providers of just this one in particular.
Reviewed by 2014
I ranked the "Use of Technology" low because for Users who were remote the VM's that were setup were a little wonky. Could be very slow at times and then sometimes they needed to be refreshed to work properly with the lab. In some instances we couldn't follow along as replication would not occur fast enough and we would have our lab cut short (for us remote Users).
Reviewed by 2014
The instructor was good at remembering to acknowledge the online students even though he was facing a classroom of students also.
Reviewed by 2014
Insructor was not so good with the live examples. Also the handouts was not so useful
Reviewed by 2013
The trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and had a lot of valuable experience to share. The problem was that there were way too many workshops that took too long and interfered with getting the maximum benefit from the instructor and the course.
Reviewed by 2013
This was quite informative. It was a great opportunity to have ‘real life’ discussions with certified PMs. The instructor had excellent examples and was able to share his PM experiences with us with concrete examples. In addition, this was a great opportunity to network with private sector/public sector PMs and develop a better appreciation of PM on both sides of the fence. Cheers, CL
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
I did not like the video format
Reviewed by 2013
As a remote attendee, it appeared the instructor paid attention to the "Attendee" and "Chat" windows only a few times throughout the day, so I was not confident that he would see if I sent a message or raised my hand during the course.
Reviewed by 2013
The chairs were not very comfortable and the material contained spelling and grammatical error (a few but still)as well as repetition of words.
Reviewed by 2013
Was a bit slow the last 1/2 day. Of course, for some, this was the last of a 4 day course (not just 2 days).
Reviewed by 2013
I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot. The pace was excellent.
Reviewed by 2013
Reviewed by 2013
The room was excellent on its own - less distraction and no noise around you. There was no direction to the room when I walked in and therefore was not sure if I was heading in the right direction. We were not provided with the direction that there was coffee and fridge on the 3rd floor, and the bathroom floor was dirty.
Reviewed by 2012
This course was great, very informative, had Lionel as instructor and he was also very good.
Reviewed by 2012
Instructor was eager to assist but lacked subject matter expertise. Course time management was very poor. Content provided could have been delivered effectively in a one day course.
Reviewed by 2012
Good Course, good trainer. All questions addressed equally and in a timely professional manner.
Reviewed by 2011
The course content was interesting; however, the instructor didn't have enough knowledge about Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Development and wasn't able to answer questions without google search. In the future CTE needs to make sure the instructors have real on-hands experience and are highly trained in the technologies they are supposed be teaching.
Reviewed by 2011

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