COB Certified E-Business Manager E-Learning Only Course

The Certificate in Online Business (COB)         

A Digital Skills Authority Qualification course

COB Certified E-Business Manager E-Learning Only Course $1,350

Get instant access to the industry's leading online e-business course. Subscribe to the (NEW 2021 e-learning only edition) of this globally recognised e-business certification program from the Digital Skills Authorty). Master E-Business and E-Commerce Strategy, Planning & Management, Content Strategy & Customer Experience and Gain an Introduction to Digital Marketing & Advertising

  • 90-days access to around 25-hours of high-impacting interactive online lessons and workshops (compatible with Tablets, Windows & Mac PCs)
  • Downloadable e-learning versions of the Six Official COB Certified E-Business Manager Course Books
  • Digital Skills Authority Remote Live Exam Attendance (Invigilation) - Add $185*
  • Exam attendance in person at an ‘Authorised Testing Centres’, is temporarily unavailable, but is bookable and payable direct to testing centres around the globe**
  • Includes tax @20%
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COB E-Commerce + E-Business Dual Track  

  • Are you making the most of e-business opportunities?

    Increase your profits, enhance your reputation and increase efficiency! This cutting-edge E-Business Management self-study course is the essential training program for organisations and individuals getting their business online or improving an existing presence.

    It has been adapted from our globally established 5-day COB Certified E-Business Manager classroom course

  • Is this self-study course for me?

    The COB Certified E-Business Manager Program is suitable for anyone involved in managing or planning an online space. Whether you are a Business Owner, Department Director, an IT or Intranet Manager, an E-marketing, Web or E-commerce Manager, this course will give you a solid foundation for planning and managing your online space effectively.

  • How will I benefit?

    There are a number of practical benefits to following our non-technical e-business management program. Here are some of them:-

    • Create an e-business plan to attract and retain visitors on your web site
    • Gain a solid foundation of knowledge avoiding investment in several specialist courses
    • Identify, understand and manage risks relating to your online presence
    • Find out how to select appropriate tools and suppliers
    • Learn how to communicate your business requirements more effectively
    • Start an effective digital marketing plan in line with your budget and business needs
    • Understand the roles of different team members
    • Get practical cost-saving tips for online success
    • Complete powerful hands-on exercises
    • Study to become a COB Certified E-Business Manager

Brady Corporation

"The E-Business Management Program is a good mix of theory, real life examples and exercises. I was able to implement quick wins, and prepare structural changes. ". - Mathias Deleu, European CRM & eCommerce Manager, Brady Corporation

South African Post Office

"The experience I had of the COB Certified E-Business Manager Program was remarkable, and very fulfilling. Being introduced to the world of E-Business was worth the investment. The e-business strategy and planning elements were particularly interesting, as it required a shift in mind-set from the traditional strategy management planning. I recommend this course, as it not only taps into the commerce element, but also on how efficiency can be achieved through automation.", - Portia Matsena, then Acting General Manager Commercial, South African Post Office

Saudi Post

"I was astonished by how much I learned during the eBusiness management course. Excellent content. It was very fruitful to my work and helped me to establish a professional e-Business presence for Saudi Post." - Waheed BuSaeed - then E-Business Director, Saudi Post

Royal Canin A Mars Company

"The trainer really brings 'talks that walk' with useful and actionable insights. It refreshed my memory on risk management, legal aspects of ecommerce and also key site design and ergonomy how to.", - Christophe Ferrasse, Global E-Business Leader, Royal Canin - A Mars Company

French Brothers

"I found the COB e-business manager course extremely valuable particularly in terms of online customer experience and e-commerce. As an IT Manager in a smaller organisation, the learning enabled me to deliver strategic and business ideas, as well as technical input to the various teams in my company. Highly-Recommended" - Mark Furney, IT Manager, French Brothers

Zain Telecom

"The Certified E-Business Manager Program is a fruitful course containing a mix of theory and practical exercises. Very informative material, hands-on exercises, techniques...I especially liked the e-commerce and web content strategy days", - Osama Hamatto, E-Sales and Distribution Manager - Zain Telecom

Your online lessons, powerful guides and workbooks will give you the following learning:-

E-Business Strategy and Planning

Learn how to plan effectively for online business to save time, resources and money. This valuable strategy and planning training will help you to develop and plan your e-business strategy.

Your downloadable e-book 'E-Business Strategy & Management Workbook'' and online lessons will give you the following essential learning:-

  • Understand the meaning and scope of e-business and what models fit your organisation
  • Discover different revenue models for online business
  • Learn how to develop your e-business strategic plan
  • Identify and manage e-business risk
  • Introduction to e-project management
  • Discover how to select and work with developers and agencies effectively
  • Gain an experts insight into cost-saving project management tools

E-Commerce Planning

Discover how a profitable store should be implemented or improved for your business!

Your downloadable e-book 'E-Commerce Planning and Implementing a Profitable Store' and online lessons, will deliver the following powerful learning:-

  • What is E-Commerce?
  • E-Commerce advantages and disadvantages
  • Why do customers buy online?
  • Online store considerations and choosing the right storefront solution
  • Developing requirements for stock, tax, shipping and accounting
  • Secure online payments - requirements pitfalls and benefits
  • Introduction to web merchandising and the art of online selling
  • Introduction to e-commerce law

Content Strategy and Customer Experience

Engage your customers to buy, subscribe and interact!

Your downloadable e-book 'Content Strategy & Customer Experience Workbook', and online lessons give you access to the following essential learning:-

  • Learn how to plan, prepare and publish engaging, marketable, valuable and accessible web site content, that will attract and retain users and customers.
  • Understand, target and engage your audiences effectively
  • Learn how to powerfully present your ideas, information and other content online to maximise sales
  • Learn optimal web writing and search engine optimisation techniques

Digital Marketing

Learn how to market your online store, products and services effectively to your target audience, in an engaging way.

Your downloadable e-books 'Email Marketing Best-Practice Guide' and 'Introduction to Digital Marketing & Advertising', and online lessons will give you the following essential learning:-

  • Learn how to develop your marketing plan
  • Find out what traditional marketing and digital marketing channels will work best for your organisation
  • The art of effective messaging
  • Introduction to digital advertising
  • Search engine marketing
  • Banner and video advertising
  • Viral and affiliate marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Introduction to social media marketing and online PR

What else?

Along with your course you'll have access to online quizzes, hands-on exercises, revision practice questions, and useful time and cost-saving templates.

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How long will the course take?

The length of time it takes to complete the course, depends on each individual. The modules, exercises and books take around 25-hours to complete, with an expected total of 35-hours of total study.

The COB Certified Manager certifications are industry-developed, globally recognised qualifications from the Digital Skills Authority.

COB stands for Certificate in Online Business™ and there are three 'Certificates in Online Business'.

Established since 2008, leading brands from all around the world send delegates on the COB Certified courses.

About the Exam

Each online course account is registered to one student only who is issued with a unique candidate number. Individuals cannot attend an exam without either attending a classroom course or purchasing the relevant self-study or e-learning course.

To ensure the authenticity of our examination process, delegates taking their exam are required to produce their unique candidate number and proof of identity.

The exam consists two practical written parts:-

  • 1hr 30 minutes questions and answers - Part A
  • 1hr 30 minutes e-commerce case study - Part B
  • The pass mark is 70%

Taking the Exam

NEW Virtual Exam Invigilation Option

Sitting your exam remotely is suitable when access to a physical location is not available or practical. Delegates will need a reliabe up-to-date computer with webcam, broadband internet connection and a smartphone with camera. Fees are $185

In Person at an Authorised Testing Centre

For Hand-Written Examinations in person, our Authorised Testing Centre partners include universities, professional institutes and government organisations around the globe. Browse centres from the links below:

Our Authorised Testing Centre partners include universities, professional institutes and government organisations around the globe. Browse centres from the links below:

Exam Invigilation Fees - Paid direct to Authorised Testing Centre (ATC)Fees range from $75 - $250 depending on the ATC

A detailed comparison of our e-learning programs is included within our downloadable guide. Download COB Certified E-Learning Courses Guide (PDF 1.7MB)

Our classroom courses, e-learning and self-study courses have helped startups and SME business as well as owners, directors, managers and teams at leading organisations such as:-
  • Saudi Post
  • John Lewis
  • Royal Canin A Mars Company
  • Schneider Electric
  • Croatia Airlines
  • National Australia Bank
  • Kenwood Electronics
  • Roary the Racing Car - Chapman Entertainment
  • Oman Ministry of Education
  • Skype
  • House of Fraser
  • Hutchison 3G
  • South African Post Office
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Dune Group
  • Zain Group
  • Warner Music Group
  • Orange
  • Brady Corporation
  • Historic Scotland
  • Saudi Stock Exchange
  • Information Technology Authority - Sultanate of Oman
  • SABIC - Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
  • Thales-Raytheon

What do our clients say about the learning from this course? Classroom Training testimonials » Self-Study Reviews » (* Self-study course rating based on 75% of shared learning across our three box sets)

E-Learning images

Above: Sample Screenshots of E-Learning

E-Business Strategy, Planning & Management          E-Commerce Planning and Management          E-Commerce Planning and Management

Introduction to Digital Marketing and Advertising          Email Marketing Best-Practice Guide          Search Engine Optimisations for Web Content Writers, Publishers and Merchandisers

The above books are delivered as low resolution downloadable media. Customers wanting high-quality colour printed versions of these reference and workbooks, should choose the self-study box set version of this course


  • Access is for one individual only per subscription. Sharing of of login details or multiple user viewing per subscription, is strictly prohibited
  • Subscripton fee is per person, and entitles the subscriber only to purchase and book their exam using the unique candidate number provided by us
  • Copying, distribution and sharing of the downloadable books or online materials are strictly prohibited. Doing so would be infringing the legal copyright of Digital Skills Authority Ltd, all rights reserved
  • Subscription to your online course is acceptance to start our service to you immediately. Your subscription may not be cancelled or refunded.
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