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    This competency gives you a good grasp of the Internet technical stack. We broke down what you need to know into smaller, detailed skills:

    Basic skills

    Start here if you're unfamiliar with the Web. We also suggest you turn to our glossary for help understanding Web jargon.

    Understanding URLs and their structure
    With Hypertext and HTTP, URL is one of the key concepts of the Web. It is the mechanism used by browsers to retrieve any published resource on the web.
    Understanding domain names
    Domain names are a key part of the Internet infrastructure. They provide a human-readable address for any web server available on the Internet.
    Understanding links on the web
    Hyperlinks, usually called simply links, are a foundational concept behind the Web. To explain what links are, we need to step back to the very basics of Web architecture. Back in 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, the Web's inventor, spoke of three pillars on which the Web stands:
    What is a web server
    "Web server" can refer to hardware or software, or both of them working together.

    Intermediate skills

    Once you get used to the Web, here are some details you can dive into:

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    Advance skills

    If you are an experienced web author, you might be interested in some specific or uncommon skills.

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