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Introduction to E-Commerce

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Learn the basics of e-commerce infrastructure, communication and security technologies.




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Major advances in technology have seen e-commerce becoming extremely viable for business and also very convenient for consumers. Various topologies and security plans allow producers and consumers to sell and purchase with ease. This course introduces the learner to various topologies used within e-commerce, the infrastructure required and security needed to make e-commerce possible.

This course will be of great interest to business professionals, as well as any learner wanting to expand their knowledge and understanding of e-commerce.

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Having completed this course the student will be able to: - Describe the term 'e-commerce'. - Describe TCP/IP. - Describe the infrastructure that e-commerce is built on. - Explain the functions of “cookies” in e-commerce.

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Course Reviews

Amer E.
one year ago
Amer E.

It was a great experience

Hussien S.
one year ago
Hussien S.

The course is very interested

one year ago

very easy to understand

one year ago

Very good basic information about ecommerce

Ifeyinwa A.
2 years ago
Ifeyinwa A.

Wow, it's really educative.

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