Webmaster will likely not teach you anything about Version Control Systems like CVS, SVN and the rest. At least that is my experience here with the people that do that particular computing course at the (national) University here (the private ones really suck here by the way).
It's original intention is for big(ger) projects that require more than one developer. However, you can use it also as a backup because both systems contain the actual files and I personally helped out people that lost/damaged their website because of their own (or ISP) fault.
They really think you are some kind of magician when you can deliver within seconds the correct version (or any version of any file since you use the VCS of your choice). With proper commenting for each change you make these systems can save you a lot of work and time.
When you are swallowed by a big software house this kind of know-how will definitely be in your favor.
As suggested before, try the VisualSVN server (use it's default settings) and try to work with it through TortoiseSVN. You will get the hang of it soon enough and at that moment you will think how you could ever have done serious coding without.
Let those systems do the thinking about which version of which file should go where and how. Don't burn up (too many) of your braincycles on that
Ok, preaching is over....please leave money in the collection boxes when you leave