Day 1: Introductions – Survey of the wants and needs – Discussion of  objectives and key points – Discussion of exercise – Overview of syllabus

Day 2: Case study: building a website from scratch, including GNU, Ubuntu, GIMP, LibreOffice, forking, domain name registration, nameservers, selecting an ISP, WHM, cPanel, LAMP, CentOS, WordPress, setting up the webspace, building the site with graphics, text, audio, and video, FTP, FileZilla

Day 3: Case study: Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Google Adwords, subdomains, affiliate marketing, search engine optimization, website statistics, email accounts, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, DNS

Day 4: Questions and review of material:

. Laws and regulations

. Affliate marketing

. PayPal


. Social media

. CreateSpace

Exercise due: Friday, May 6, 2016 @ 5pm – email to

Course guidelines:

  1. Learning is a journey – we travel together: each of us is responsible for being a prepared and successful traveler
  2. Participation is expected – you will be asked to share personal experiences and observations – everybody has something to share; every story is important, and is a learning experience; come prepared to ask questions, discuss class material, and respect the opinions of others
  3. Attendance policy: life happens – communication is necessary to the learning process – contact Nigel Brooks via voice or text at (415) 430-5218 or email at as soon as possible
  4. The course can be tailored to the specific needs of the participants – course is interactive and transformational

If you have or think that you have a disability, including a learning disability, please make an appointment with Disability Resources as soon as possible so that you can get accommodations and instructor notification forms.

Disability Resources Services is located at:

24th Street campus in SES130; phone number: (602) 243-8027

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