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Electronic Commerce - Introduction


This course gives the student a good understanding of the history of Electronic Commerce, How the Internet and the Web provide the infrastructure for E-Commerce, Tools and Software used to design, implement, and manage E-Commerce and E-Commerce web sites.

This course is an "E-Learning" course. The course is self-paced and taught by a audio of an announcer reading the leading topic and paragraph of each section. The student then reads and navigates through the remaining materials for each section. Each sub-section has a practice test to help the student review their understanding of that section while preparing for the post course assessment exam.


Students will:

  • Identify the developments and uses of EDI
  • List the advantageous effects of Business-to-Business E-Commerce
  • Differentiate between electronic commerce and traditional commerce
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of using electronic commerce to conduct business activities
  • Understand the international nature of electronic commerce
  • Identify how the growth of the Internet and the World Wide Web have stimulated the emergence of electronic commerce
  • Identify economic forces that have created an environment that fosters electronic commerce
  • List how businesses use value chains to identify electronic commerce opportunities


This unit of the Electronic Commerce course provides student assessment through a pre-course assessment test and a post-course assessment test. Students are able to see test score. Student are able to re-take units to better understand the training. Student can measure pre and post course scores to measure acquired knowledge and understanding of Electronic Commerce.

course quick facts
course code DED266
cost $49.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
90 Days

Nathan Bryant has developed a number of online e-commerce programs, and is a national corporate provider of Professional Grade Training (tm). Nathan has designed online electronic commerce courses for individuals, businesses, and industry leaders who want to learn about e-commerce security issues and strategies as well as a variety of other related issues.