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Secure E-Commerce – NEW (posted Spring 2021)

NOTE: Because the National CTC is an NSF ATE center grant, access to the complete curriculum is limited to educators of North American secondary and post-secondary institutions.

To request the complete curriculum, please email Mark Dempsey at mdempsey@collin.edu.
Please put "curriculum request" in the subject line and in the body of the email provide the following information: name, job title, phone number, email, and academic institution.

 

Description:  This course covers topics including electronic commerce technology, models and issues, with emphasis on security issues. Supporting technology such as cryptography, digital signatures, certificates and public key infrastructure (PKI). Security-conscious programming for web-based applications. Exposure to interaction between technical issues and business, legal and ethical issues.

Course Outcomes:  By the end of this course, students will be able to…
• Create a sample secure web development environment, with exposure to current technologies including JSON, PHP, JavaScript, html, and SQL.
• Evaluate how cryptography can be used to support confidentiality and integrity of electronic transmissions and transactions and integrate SSL into the sample site.
• Implement electronic transaction and payment systems in a sample e-commerce site
• Implement basic network and system security and a typical electronic commerce setting of networks and hosts.
• Describe user interface and design issues and their interaction with technical issues.

Textbook:  None – all resources are online

Topics
Week 1 - Introduction and Tools
Week 2 - HTML and CSS
Week 3 - Javascript
Week 4 - Databases and SQL
Week 5 - PHP
Week 6 - Server Setup
Week 7 - Installing WooCommerce
Week 8 - Midterm
Week 9 - Spring Break
Week 10 - Security
Week 11 - Cryptography
Week 12 - Secure Socket Layer / TLS
Week 13 - Frontend / Payment
Week 14 - OAuth 2 / Authorization and Authentication
Week 15 - PHP Security
Week 16 - Final Exam

Please remember this curriculum is copyrighted material and is intended for public education use only.

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