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Course Code Course Title Credit Units Prerequisite : : : : CCIM02 Introduction to E-Commerce 3 units (3 hours lecture) CSCI05

Course Description The course introduces students to frameworks and models for e-commerce; technologies, security, payment mechanisms and digital money; new market mechanisms; auctions; cookies; access logs and privacy.; online communities; cyberplaces; social level issues. Course Objective At the end of the term, the student is expected to understand electronic commerce and the different hardware and software technologies needed to implement it. Specifically, the student should be able to: 1. Differentiate between electronic and traditional commerce. 2. Understand the general structure of the network of networks supporting the internet and e-commerce. 3. Discuss the protocols that move commerce across the internet. 4. Differentiate internets, intranets and extranets. 5. Identify the hardware and software requirements for an e-commerce package. 6. Define important computer and e-commerce security terms. 7. Understand the threats and countermeasures to eliminate or reduce threats. 8. Explain how to protect the e-commerce channels. 9. Explain how electronic cash systems are implemented. Course Outline I. Introduction

1. What is electronic e-commerce? 1.1 traditional commerce 1.2 electronic commerce 1.3 international electronic commerce 2. The internet and the world wide web 3. Economic forces and electronic commerce 4. Value chains in e-commerce Quiz 1 II. The Internet and Web as infrastructure for e-commerce 1. Technology overview 2. Packet-switched networks
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3. 4. 5. 6. Quiz 2 Prelims Examination III.

Mark up languages and the Web Web clients and servers Internets, Intranets and Extranets Internet connection options and tradeoffs

Web-based tools for e-commerce 1. Web server hardware and performance evaluation 2. Web server software feature sets 3. Web server software tools 4. Other web server tools

Quiz 3 IV. Electronic Commerce Software 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Quiz 4 Midterm Examination V. Security threats to e-commerce 1. Security overview 2. Intellectual property rights 3. E-commerce threats Quiz 5 VI. Implementing Security for E-commerce 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. VII. Protecting e-commerce assets Protecting intellectual property Protecting client computer Protecting e-commerce channels Ensuring transmission integrity Protecting the commerce server E-commerce requirements Hosting services Basic packages Midrange packages Enterprise solutions for large firms

Electronic Payment Systems 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The basics of electronic payment systems Electronic cash Electronic wallets Smart cards Credits and charge cards

Quiz 6 Final Examination
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Textbooks & References 1. Electronic Commerce, Gary P. Schneider and James T. Perry (2000) Grading System Average Quiz Class Standing Major Examination Prelims 40% 10% 50% 100% Midterms 40% 10% 50% 100% Finals 40% 10% 50% 100%

FINAL GRADE = 30% Prelim Grade + 30% Midterm Grade + 40% Final Grade

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