The EC-Council E-Commerce Architect exam (212-32) focuses on the standards, technologies, and practices for different models of e-business. The test covers the fundamental business concepts as they relate to E-Commerce, such as customer relationship management, e-procurement, security and staffing issues, planning, metric identification techniques for measuring the success of E-Commerce initiatives, marketing strategies on the World Wide Web, and information on E-Commerce software, hardware, and service providers. Before taking the 212-32 test, you should practice the following:

  • Use client/server technology to connect computers to one another.
  • Use different types of protocols for performing various activities on the Internet.
  • Read and know about the security issues and legal aspects of e-commerce.
  • Know about e-mail marketing of products.
  • Transfer text and binary files using popular Internet services.
  • Identify steps in the Web site planning and development process.
  • Create a Web page and add images to the Web page.
  • Create a basic HTML form that accepts user input.
  • Identify, analyze, and diagnose common performance issues affecting Internet clients.
  • Identify the managerial issues in e-commerce and e-tailing.
  • Understand different types of e-tail markets and various issues of disintermediation, reintermediation, and channel conflicts in e-tailing.
  • Understand the characteristics of Internet surfers and the relationship between companies and their customers.
  • Understand the role of consumer market research and organizational buyer behavior model.
  • Understand the methods and strategies of advertisements and the economic issues related to advertisements.
  • Understand the benefits of the push technology.
  • Understand the major types of B2B models.
  • Know about different types of marketplaces and understand the development issues of marketplaces and exchanges.
  • Know about dynamic pricing and its trading mechanisms.
  • Understand the role of outsourcing in e-commerce.
  • Understand the role of auctions, type of auctions, and fraud and hazards of auctions.
  • Understand the role of e-commerce in travel and tourism industry.
  • Understand G2C, G2B, and other government initiatives.
  • Understand different kinds of attacks on e-commerce systems and networks, and the measures to secure them.
  • Understand the process of payment through credit cards and alternatives to credit cards such as smart cards.
  • Understand the process of the formulation of the e-commerce strategy.
  • Understand the measures of securing privacy.
  • Understand intellectual property and other issues, and the measures taken to protect buyers and sellers from these issues.
  • Understand the role of m-commerce and wireless technologies in e-commerce.

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