William Ira Knowles, II
B.A. in Management
"One of the great things about Webster is you never feel like you’re just another number in the system. "
This certificate program will provide information systems professionals and managers with the skills needed to understand, develop, analyze, and implement Web services within their company.
Courses will explore how companies can use Web services to improve productivity and enhance their business; present case studies that describe how specific companies are employing Web services to integrate and improve communication within the company, with clients, and with company partners; delve into technical topics, including explanations of core Web services technologies and standards; explore various technologies for locating Web services on a network; identify tools and products that best fit Web service requirements; provide a detailed analysis of Web service security issues; and explore working examples of Web services and Web service clients built using the standards and tools discussed in the certificate program.
Students seeking the graduate certificate in Web services should hold a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by one of the regional accrediting agencies.
The certificate program will be a six-course program of study from the following courses:
This course is designed to be a literacy course that explains Web services, explores the benefits they provide to businesses, and discusses key concepts related to the technology. The course provides a broad overview of new technologies that are involved in the implementation of Web services, introduces Web service strengths and weaknesses, and examines the protocols and technologies involved in Web services.
This course guides the student through the process of creating XML documents and displaying them on the Web. Hands-on exercises are used to learn the essential techniques of handling XML data on the Web. The student will learn how to use data binding and XML Document Object Model scripts to display XML in HTML Web pages. Prerequisite: COAP 5010.
This course examines the key standards that form the foundation for Web services, XML, WSDL, SOAP, UDDI. The course introduces the main ideas and concepts behind core and extended Web service technologies, and summarizes the major architectural approaches to Web services, .NET and J2EE. Prerequisite: COAP 5020.
This course is designed to provide examples of database use in a variety of Web services. The student will have the opportunity to use a variety of tools to create Web Services, including one or more of the following toolkits: ASP.NET, Visual Studio.NET, the J2EE platform, IBM Toolkit, JDeveloper. Students will have the opportunity to work with various database platforms as they create a series of professional projects. Prerequisite: COAP 5020.
This course explains how to implement secure Web services and includes coverage of trust, confidentiality, cryptography, authentication, authorization, and Kerberos. Details on Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), XML Key Management Specification (XKMS), XML Encryption, Hypertext Transfer Protocol-Reliability (HTTP-R) are also discussed. Prerequisites: COAP 5000 and COAP 5010.
Program requirements may differ based upon the enrollment year. Please speak with an academic advisor for specific requirements.