Introduction to E-Commerce
Learn the basics of e-commerce infrastructure, communication, and security technologies with this free online course.
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E-commerce the process of buying and selling of goods or services via the internet - is essential for modern businesses. This course will give you an introduction to e-commerce and discuss the environmental challenges and strategic challenges that organizations face. These include demand risk, innovation risk, and inefficiency risk. You will also study how the Internet, especially the Web, can be a useful device for reducing these risks.
Next, you will study important topics areas encompassing electronic commerce technology which include Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), circuit and packet switching, routing, addressability, and IP addresses. You will also learn about national information infrastructure, message distribution infrastructure, electronic publishing infrastructure, business services infrastructure, and the electronic commerce applications where all this infrastructure sits. The course will then discuss PDF or Portable Document Format and HTML or Hypertext Markup Language.
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Module 1: E-Commerce - An Introduction
E-Commerce: An Introduction - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to E-Commerce
E-Commerce: An Introduction - Summary
Module 2: E-Commerce Technology
Electronic Commerce Technology - Learning Outcomes
Electronic Commerce Technology - Summary
Module 3: E-Commerce Topologies and Security
Electronic Commerce Topologies and Security - Learning Outcomes
Electronic Commerce Topologies
Secure Electronic Transactions
Electronic Commerce Topologies and Security - Summary
Module 4: Introduction to E-Commerce Assessment
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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Ecommerce is the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet and mobile applications. It involves the transfer of money and data to execute these transactions. Ecommerce allows people to buy and sell products on a global scale, twenty-four hours a day. With Alison's free online ecommerce training courses, you will learn how these types of business transactions are conducted.
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