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Active Server Pages

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CIS188

       Course Name: Active Server Pages

       Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: CIS 232 and CIS 248, with minimum grade of C.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course introduces Active Server Pages (ASP+). Content includes hands-on activities and lectures to increase familiarity with developing advanced Web applications using Active Server Pages (ASP+); advanced Internet architecture, using advanced Web development tools; the Active Server Page model, processing forms, integrating Web applications with data; and other serverbased applications, configuring Web applications, and using Web services to integrate Web applications.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
•    Describe the architecture of the Internet
•    Describe how to design an advanced Web application
•    Use an advanced Web development tool to create a Web application
•    Locate Internet resources about ASP.NET
•    Explain the ASP.NET model
•    Create and process forms using ASP.NET
•    Explain the ADO.NET model
•    Display and modify data from various data sources
•    Create a Web service to integrate Web applications

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

A.    Advanced Internet Architecture
    1.    Internet standards (HTTP, HTML, XML)
    2.    Internet protocols (TCP/IP, SOAP)
    3.    Overview of the .Net Platform
    4.    Locating Internet resources

B.    Creating a Web application
    1.    Designing a Web based application
    2.    Using Advanced Web Development Tools

C.    Troubleshooting a Web application
    1.    Interpreting error messages
    2.    Creating custom error pages

D.    Overview of ASP+
    1.    Components of the ASP+ Model
    2.    Creating a basic ASP+ page
    3.    Using server variables
    4.    Server-side redirection
    5.    Controlling content sent to the browser

E.    Processing a Form with ASP+
    1.    Creating a form
    2.    Retrieving values from a form
    3.    Retrieving values from a querystring
    4.    Using server controls
    5.    Validating data using server controls
    6.    Populating form fields with data
    7.    Using pagelets

F.    Integrating Web Applications with Data
    1.    Overview of Data Models (ADO+, XML)
    2.    Connecting to a data source
    3.    Building basic SQL queries
    4.    Using data controls
    5.    Data binding
    6.    Using XML data
    7.    Displaying and modifying data 
    8.    Locating Internet resources

G.    Configuring a Web Application
    1.    Global Application Files
    2.    Application Configuration
    3.    Session Configuration
    4.    Maintaining State with Cookies
    5.    Protecting Privacy on the Internet
    6.    Securing data on the Internet
        a)    Page-level authentication
        b)    Authenticating users within the application

H.    Integrating Web applications with other applications
    1.    Creating rotating banner ads
    2.    Detecting browser and client software
    3.    Sending e-mail from the Web application
    4.    Uploading files to the Web server
    5.    Storing and retrieving data from a file
    6.    Locate other third party Web services

I.    Creating and Using Web Services
    1.    Introduction to XML
    2.    Overview of SOAP
    3.    Using Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
    4.    Creating a Web service
    5.    Calling a Web service
    6.    Creating portable Web based applications

J.    Building Web Server Applications
    1.    Business applications
    2.    Commerce applications
        a) Business to Business
        b) Business to Consumer

K.    Current Trends and Topics

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Program demonstrations, hands-on usage, textbook reading, applicable web sites, lecture, class discussions, group work, and guest speakers may be used.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

A.    Attend seminars as scheduled
B.    Read course materials - textbook and current resources
C.    Complete required assignments, projects, quizzes, and tests
D.    Attend and participate in lab as required

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

A. Quizzes to be determined by instructor
B. Exams (essay, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank) to be determined by instructor
C. Evaluation of lab exercises
D. Evaluation of other homework assignments (e.g. student presentations, research papers)

XI.   Other Course Information



If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.