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The Blockchain Foundation Certification training course is designed to provide candidates a well-rounded understanding of blockchain concepts. It covers the potential for blockchain applications that can be used for solving real business problems in industry, and an overview of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies as a use case of blockchain.
This is a blockchain technology course with some practical exercises to experience two of the most popular cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin and Ethereum. Candidates will understand blockchain technology well enough to put their knowledge to use in real life. The course exposes candidates to real-life blockchain and crypto trading with the purpose of using this knowledge in business opportunities. After completing the course, candidates will be equipped with fundamental blockchain knowledge, and comfortable with cryptocurrency concepts. This knowledge can be used as a starting point in the journey of blockchain opportunities.

Blockchain Foundation Certification

Course Code

GTBCF

Duration

2 Days

Course Fee

POA

Accreditation

N/A

 

The Cloud Credential Council (CCC) is an international member-based organization mandated to drive cloud readiness through effective competence development. The CCC has established critical cloud certifications for key IT roles to cultivate cloud-ready IT professionals. The certification scheme was developed after several years research investment in over 20 roles led by industry experts in conjunction with the leading technology vendors in the cloud computing arena.

Target Audience

This is a foundation course for blockchain, intended for anyone who wants to quickly understand and expand their knowledge of how blockchain and Bitcoin work as well as how they are applied in business. The target audience includes but is not limited to:

  • Technology enthusiasts
  •  Investment bankers and advisors
  • Consultants and service providers
  • Entrepreneurs interested in blockchain opportunities
  • Supply chain managers
  • Corporate executives looking to connect corporate strategy to technology
  • CXO’s, board members, and business operation heads
  • Government officials looking to better understand blockchain capabilities
  • IT architects, software engineers, programmers, and developers
  • Security professionals and administrators
  • Venture capitalists and investors

Attendee Requirements

  • Requirements involve having a basic understanding of the Internet and an open, curious mind.

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Course Description

The Blockchain Foundation Certification training course is designed to provide candidates a well-rounded understanding of blockchain concepts. It covers the potential for blockchain applications that can be used for solving real business problems in industry, and an overview of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies as a use case of blockchain.
This is a blockchain technology course with some practical exercises to experience two of the most popular cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin and Ethereum. Candidates will understand blockchain technology well enough to put their knowledge to use in real life. The course exposes candidates to real-life blockchain and crypto trading with the purpose of using this knowledge in business opportunities. After completing the course, candidates will be equipped with fundamental blockchain knowledge, and comfortable with cryptocurrency concepts. This knowledge can be used as a starting point in the journey of blockchain opportunities.

Course Outline

Syllabus

Module 1. Blockchain overview

1.1 Introduction to Blockchain

• History of Ledger
• History and origin of blockchain
• Blockchain definition
• Why blockchain is a disruptive technology?
• Block chain v/s traditional database
• Foundation of the blockchain – node, blocks, and transactions

1.2 Features of Blockchain Technology

• Characteristics of blockchain
• Benefits of blockchain
• Components of blockchain technology
• Ledgers – centralized, decentralized and distributed
• Cryptographic assets
• Business network
• Consensus in blockchain – working and parameters
• Immutable ledger of transparency

1.3 Types of blockchains

• Public, private, and hybrid blockchain
• Permissioned and permission-less blockchain
• Open and closed blockchain
• Selecting a suitable blockchain type

Module 2. Applications and Uses of Blockchain

2.1 Applications of Blockchain Technology

• Evolution of Web Platform – Web 3.0
• Blockchain ecosystem overview
• Steps to create and implement a blockchain

2.2 Blockchain Use Cases

• Finance services
• Supply chain management
• Insurance
• Healthcare
• Government
• Oil & natural gas
• Legal

Module 3. Working of Blockchain Demystified

3.1 Working of Blockchain

• Tiering of blockchain technology
• Working of blockchain
• Deep dive into blocks and transactions – types, inputs and
outputs & transaction chain
• Securing blockchain using cryptography algorithms
• Symmetric and asymmetric encryption
• Cryptographic hash functions
• Digital signature & multisignature
• Different types of consensus algorithms
• Proof of Work (PoW) and Proof of Stake (PoS)
• Merkel tree
• Bitcoin Improvement Protocol

3.2 Mining

• Blockchain mining
• Role of miners
• Mining transaction in blocks
• Spending the transaction
• Mining difficulty
• Mining & hashing power
• Mining pools and solo mining

Module 4. Crypto Economics

4.1 Overview of Crypto Economics

• What is currency and features of currency
• Birth of cryptocurrency
• Generation of cryptocurrency
• Features of cryptocurrency
• Types of cryptocurrencies
• Tokens
• Scripts
• Problem of double-spend - 51% attacks, Race attacks, Finney attacks

4.2 Crypto Trading

• Current stock market and its problems
• Crypto coin trading exchange
• Community
• Address and wallet
• Cryptocurrency wallet type
• Securing wallet
• Deterministic wallets (ex. BIP32)

4.3 Ethereum

• Introduction to ethereum

• Differences between bitcoin & ethereum
• Overview of decentralization using the ethereum network
• Components of ethereum
• Wei, Ether, Gas
• Smart contracts – overview, features and use case
• Ethereum virtual machine
• Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)
• Decentralized applications or DApps
• Initial Coin Offerings (ICO)
• ICO regulations
• Security challenges of ICO
• UTXOs

Module 5. Blockchain Alliances

5.1 Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA)

• Introduction to EEA
• Focus 1: Configurable consensus
• Focus 2: Privacy
• Focus 3: Rules based access control

5.2 Hyperledger (Digital Asset Holdings)

• Introduction to hyperledger
• Hyperledger consensus algorithm
• Setting up channels, policies, chain codes
• Hyperledger composer
• Focus 1: Finance proof of concept
• Focus 2: Healthcare proof of concept
• Focus 3: Supply chain proof of concept

Module 6. Future of Blockchain

6.1 Other Blockchain Frameworks

• Overview of Stellar, Steemit,

6.2 Way Forward

• Timeline of blockchain developments

• High level summary of blockchain risks and challenges
• Internet of Things (IoT) meets blockchain
• Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
• Blockchain and cybersecurity
• Business continuity planning and blockchain
• Misconceptions about blockchain

Exam

Exam Type:  Multiple Choice
No. of Questions:  40
Duration:  60 minutes
Additional Time Provisions:  15 minutes additional time for candidates who speak English as a second language.

Prerequisite:  There are no required prerequisites. We recommend that participants possess basic knowledge of
computer science to understand the concepts in this certification.
Supervised (Proctored):  Yes (Web/Live)
Open Book:  No
Pass Score:  65%
Delivery:  Online

Learning Path
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  • Attend a public course, if there is one available. Please check our schedule, or register your interest in joining a course in your area.
  • Private onsite Team training also available, please contact us to discuss. We can customise this course to suit your business requirements.

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