Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications

Take this course to propel your career and solve business problems with blockchain skills. 14 Weeks 2 - 3 Hours per week
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About this course

Many roles in a variety industries require blockchain technology skills to increase efficiency and solve business problems associated with data privacy, security, information sharing, and inclusion. Enhance your empoyability or excel in your current role while learning about these game-changing technologies.

The first segment of this course covers all the main concepts of what Blockchain is. It discusses how it began as a triple ledger system first introduced for the administration of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, and how it is now applied to all aspects of business including government, banking, supply chains, and a host of other industries.

It also analyzes the concept of transparent ledgers, both public and permissioned, and focuses on using cryptography to achieve consensus, immutability, and governance of transactions. This is all part of Blockchain’s ability to provide “trusted data from untrusted sources,” disrupting traditional accounting methodologies and international trade.

The course then dives into the various methods of blockchain governance that currently exist in the marketplace as well as how consensus fits into governance. It explores how to reach consensus through proof-of-work or proof-of-stake.

Other aspects of the course include examining the very specific features of blockchain that solve problems that have been difficult to overcome in the past with more centralized architectures.

The final part of the course takes a deep dive into the various use cases of blockchain, complete with analyzing real examples of how different industries are executing the technology and improving their business. Examining a problem, and then depicting a blockchain use case that solves the problem, will help gain an understanding of how blockchain is applied to real-world situations.

What you’ll learn

  • What a blockchain is
  • Blockchain impact and potential for change around the world
  • Understand how blockchain is applied to all aspects of business
  • Demonstrate some of the immediate blockchain use cases in technology, business, and enterprise products and institutions

Meet Your Instructors

Ernesto Lee

CTO at Blockchain Training Alliance
Ernesto is CTO of Blockchain Training Alliance. He has extensive knowledge in developing content and providing training in Blockchain. His skills include building Hyperledger Chaincode for developer courses and building Solidity-based Smart Contracts for Ethereum networks. Ernesto also has 20 years of extensive experience with various aspects of computer programming, analysis, development, implementation, testing, maintenance, and support. Extensive experience with client/server architectures, data communication, GUI applications design and development in Java on WebLogic Server, WebCenter Portal, Apache Spark, Apache Hive and Apache HBase.

Kris Bennett

Senior Instructor at Blockchain Training Alliance
Kris is a Senior Instructor at Blockchain Training Alliance. He has delivered Blockchain training worldwide, bringing this emerging technology to different markets. Kris has developed high quality course content ensuring the instructional material is comprehensive and relatable to real-world solutions. His skills include developing an Architecture training course and contributing his expertise to a certification exam. Kris also has a 20-year background in custom software design, delivery, and consulting.

Rosa Santos

Director of Education at Blockchain Training Alliance
Rosa is the Director of Education at Blockchain Training Alliance. She serves as a primary resource on all Blockchain training and education for the company. Rosa manages and integrates the educational team’s efforts to provide high quality education standards. This is essentially done by implementing, developing and maintaining the full cycle of all training and education materials and learning platforms. Rosa also has a 10-year background in Journalism.
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Duration

14 weeks

Experience Level

Introductory

Learning Partner

Linux Foundation

Program Type

Professional Certificate

Subject

Business & Management Computer Science IT
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