Introduction to the Web

Get an introduction to the web, how it works and the basic protocols required to use it.

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Course description

This course provides a brief review of the history of the internet and how it leverages IP for routing, TCP for message delivery, DNS for domain name translation, and HTTP and HTTPS protocols for exchanging messages between clients and servers. Improve or refresh your knowledge of the TCP/IP suite, HTTP and TLS.

Course syllabus

Introduction to the WebDuration: 10:45

Review the origins of the World Wide Web, communications, protocols and standards.

Client-Server ModelDuration: 11:15

Review communication at different layers and client-server messages.

Common ProtocolsDuration: 17:36

Review of the IP, TCP, UDP, DNS, HTTP and HTTPS.

TCP/IPDuration: 15:46

Review of the TCP/IP protocol suite.

DNSDuration: 16:39

Review of the domain name system.

HTTPDuration: 23:40

Review of the HTTP communications.

HTTPSDuration: 19:28

Review of HTTP and TLS.

Meet the author

Manuel Leos Rivas

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Manuel earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Systems Engineering at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Mexico and a Master of Sciences in Information Security Engineering with focus on Incident Response at the SANS Technology Institute. He holds around 40 cybersecurity-related certifications.

He started working full-time in the information security field in early 2000. Since 2012, Manuel has worked as a security expert, including supporting over a thousand WAFs to protect a variety of web applications. Starting in 2016, Manuel committed part of his personal time to improve the OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set, becoming an active rule developer. Since then he has contributed numerous new rules, fixed false positives and false negatives and assisted with many other improvements.

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