M2341:Fundamentals of Developing a Business-to-Consumer Solution with Microsoft Commerce Server 2000
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Module 1: Overview of Business-to-Consumer Web Sites (10 topics)
- Introduction to B2C Web Development
- Features of Commerce Server 2000
- Introduction to the Lab Scenario
- After completing this module, you will be able to describe the role that Commerce Server plays in developing a B2C Web site for the Microsoft .NET platform. This includes:
- Describing the characteristics of a B2C Web site.
- Listing the main features of Commerce Server that support the development of a B2C Web site.
- Describing a Solution Site and its practical implications.
- Explaining how Commerce Server interacts with the other .NET Enterprise Servers.
- Understanding the overall structure of the lab scenario.
Module 2: Introduction to Developing with Commerce Server 2000 (9 topics)
- Identifying Prerequisite Software
- Installing Commerce Server 2000
- Using Commerce Server 2000 Solution Sites
- Programming Overview
- After completing this module, you will be able to configure the Commerce Server development environment. This includes: Identifying and configuring the software that is needed to develop a Commerce Server Web site.
- Installing Commerce Server.
- Unpackaging the Blank Solution Site.
- Defining what the general-purpose programming objects are.
- Describing the typical uses for dictionaries in Commerce Server and the kinds of information that are stored in them.
Module 3: Building and Importing Catalogs: (12 topics)
- Understanding Commerce Server 2000 Catalogs
- Creating a Catalog Schema
- Creating a New Catalog
- Importing Existing Catalogs
- Creating Catalog Sets and Custom Catalogs
- After completing this module, you will be able to build and import catalogs. This includes:
- Explaining how Commerce Server uses catalogs.
- Building a catalog schema.
- Using Commerce Server Business Desk to build catalogs.
- Importing catalog files.
- Creating catalog sets and custom catalogs.
Module 4: Displaying and Searching Catalog Data (8 topics)
- Displaying Catalog Data
- Creating a Catalog Search Page
- Using an LRU Cache
- After completing this module, you will be able to create Web pages that display and search catalog data. This includes:
- Using Commerce Server objects to build a Web page that displays catalog data.
- Using Commerce Server objects to build a search-enabled Web page that will search catalog data.
- Use an Least Recently Used (LRU) cache to optimise catalog searches.
Module 5: Identifying and Authenticating Users (12 topics)
- Overview of Identifying, Authenticating, and Profiling Users
- Identifying Anonymous Users
- Identifying and Authenticating Registered Users
- Registering Users
- After completing this module, you will be able to use user and group profiles to identify and authenticate users. This includes:
- Explaining why you would want to identify and authenticate Web site users.
- Building an anonymous identification system by using AuthFilter and MSCSProfile cookies.
- Building a Registered user authentication system by using AuthFilter and
- MSCSAuth cookies.
- Building user profile definitions for Anonymous and Registered users.
- Link catalog sets to Anonymous and Registered user profiles.
Module 6: Creating a Shopping Basket (7 topics)
- Introduction to Shopping Baskets
- Building a Shopping Basket
- After completing this module, you will be able to create a basic shopping basket. This includes:
- Describing the objects that are used to define and display a shopping basket in
- Commerce Server and the role that these objects play in implementing the basic features of a shopping basket.
- Implementing a simple shopping basket by adding and removing items that are selected by the shopper and displaying the basket.
Module 7: Using a Pipeline (10 topics)
- Overview of Commerce Server Pipelines
- Building a New Pipeline
- Working with the Order Processing Pipelines
- Running an Order Processing Pipeline
- After completing this module, you will be able to create a shopping basket that uses pipelines, transactions, and object pooling. This includes:
- Defining the four types of pipelines in Commerce Server and explaining which of these pipeline types support transactions and object pooling.
- Using the Pipeline Editor to create a pipeline configuration file (pcf) that defines the stages and components of a pipeline.
- Defining the purpose, stages, and components of each of the Order Processing pipelines in Commerce Server.
- Running a pipeline by using the RunPipe method of the OrderGroup object.
Module 8: Creating Pipeline Components (8 topics)
- Creating a Scriptor Pipeline Component
- Creating a Compiled Pipeline Component
- Registering a Compiled Pipeline Component
- After completing this module, you will be able to develop both scripted and compiled pipeline components. This includes:
- Adding a Scriptor pipeline component to a pipeline and customizing it by creating VBScript code.
- Using Visual Basic to create a compiled pipeline component.
- Registering a compiled pipeline component.
Module 9: Creating Campaigns with Business Desk (12 topics)
- Introducing Commerce Server 2000 Campaigns
- Targeting Campaign Items
- Creating an Ad Campaign
- Creating a Discount Campaign
- Creating a Direct Mail Campaign
- After completing this module, you will be able to create advertisement and discount campaign items. This includes:
- Providing examples of different types of campaigns.
- Creating a target group by using Business Desk.
- Creating an ad campaign by using Business Desk.
- Create a discount campaign.
- Create a direct mail campaign item by using Business Desk.
Module 10: Implementing Campaigns (8 topics)
- Using the Content Selection Pipeline
- Enabling Pages for Advertisements
- Enabling Discounts on a Web Site
- After completing this module, you will be able to implement a marketing campaign. This includes:
- Creating a Content Selection pipeline (CSP).
- Enabling Web pages to display ads from the CSP.
- Running a discount campaign.
Module 11: Packaging a Commerce Server 2000 Web Site (8 topics)
- What is Contained in a Package?
- Packaging a Web Site
- Security Concerns
- After completing this module, you will be able to package a Commerce Server Web site for deployment. This includes:
- Defining the contents and settings that are contained in a site package.
- Packaging a typical Web site.
- Understanding the security issues that are associated with the packaging and unpackaging of a Web site.
- Understand the basic principles of event-driven programming.
- Use the ASP object model to create a Web site that includes Application-level variables and a global.asa file.
- Create a simple Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) page that includes tables and frames.
- Add server-side scripting to a Web page by using VBScript.
- Use Microsoft ActiveX® Data Objects (ADO) to read and write information to a database. (This is a recommended prerequisite, but not required.)
- Students can satisfy the prerequisites for this course by completing Course 1017A, Mastering Web Application Development Using Microsoft Visual InterDev® 6.