Certificate in E-Commerce Course Outline

Course Outline


Web Technology
  • Understanding the basic technical terminologies of web as hypertext, URL, etc.
  • Illustrating concepts of web browser and the role of Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • Explaining the steps for upload and download of files both by HTTP and FTP.
  • Describing the various components of e-mail as address, signature, attachments, etc.
  • Detailing the usage of web based e-mail and the concepts of digital signature
E-Commerce Introduction
  • Understanding the concepts and evolution of e-commerce
  • Explaining the application of e-commerce technology in retail and other industries
Business Models
  • Describing concepts and types of B2B (Business to Business) e-commerce model
  • Illustrating challenges and basics of B2C (Business to Consumer) e-commerce model
  • Understanding the application of e-procurement
  • Explaining the features and data standards for EDI
  • Computing the feasibility for EDI implementation
  • Understanding Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and integration with EDI
  • Describing the application of XML in EDI
  • Detailing the strategy development process for e-commerce projects
  • Understanding e-commerce project economics by cost Matrix, SLA and ROI
  • Describing planning and milestones insertion for implementing e-commerce project
  • Illustrating the website hosting, software and hardware needs for implementing an e-commerce project
  • Describing the basics of HTML and web design tools for web page development
Web-site Design
  • Explaining the design principles to follow as usability and ease of use
  • Describing the CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) for stylizing the web site
  • Understanding the concept of CMS (Content Management Systems) for content management
  • Describing the technical terminologies for web security as VPN, SSL, digital certificate, firewall, IPS, IDS, etc.
  • Enlisting various security tools for authentication and authorization for website
  • Explaining the concept and technique for client-server and message security as encryption, security protocols for client-server environment
  • Illustrating techniques for securing the database and web server against attacks
  • Detailing the concept of session hijacking and the need for website auditing
Electronic Payment Systems
  • Understanding the various types of e-payment and it’s process flow.
  • Explaining the working and advantages of payment gateway
  • Describing concepts of internet banking and inter-banking system as NEFT, RTGS
  • Illustrating the Secure Electronic Transaction (SET) for credit card transaction
  • Detailing the need for website testing and various testing tools
  • Describing the process of unit and integration testing for website testing
  • Explaining the need and techniques of performance and accessibility testing
  • Understanding the basics of search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Illustrating the various on-site and off-site optimizations techniques
Regulations and compliance
  • Describing the legal issues for e-commerce website including cyber laws and IT Act
  • Explaining the importance of privacy and techniques to manage it
Future Trends
  • Understanding the new emerging technologies affecting the e-commerce landscape as mobile commerce, app stores and HTML5

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