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Course Fee:

$799 CAD + tax

Duration:

3 modules, 36 hours per module

Intakes:

All year round

Delivery:

Online – Asynchronous

More Info:

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The Mastering Blockchain, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Certificate Accelerated Program provides learners with the knowledge, strategies, tools and skills needed for using blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in the workplace.

Blockchain and cryptocurrency skills are required in various fields, including government, health care, education, financial services, logistics, real estate, startups, oil and gas, the non-profit sector and business. Using a digital pedagogical approach that integrates theory and practical application, learners use blockchain tools, techniques and platforms to gain an understanding of this technology.

Learners are provided with the essentials of blockchain technology, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, including its origin, what it is, how it is being used, how to use it and how it can be used to add value to businesses and society. Also covered are important advanced topics, such as smart contracts, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and how they transform entire industries.

This program includes three modules for a total of 108 hours. Graduates of the Mastering Blockchain, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Certificate Accelerated Program are qualified to write the Global Blockchain Professional (GBP™) exam from the Foundational Technologies Institute.

Who is this Course for?

Any student enrolled in a bachelor’s, master’s or post-secondary diploma program trying to diversify their portfolio in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. Students enrolled in finance, digital marketing, accounting or business administration programs.

Key Takeaways:

  • Identify the origin of blockchain technology
  • Define blockchain and its purpose
  • Define key terms that relate to blockchain technology
  • Identify features related to blockchain technology
  • Define a distributed database and its function
  • Differentiate between Bitcoin and blockchain
  • Defining & understanding Cryptocurrencies
  • Identify blockchain’s value proposition as a technology and as a disruptor
  • Identify the current impact of blockchain technology on all aspects of business and society

This course contains Three modules:

This course provides learners with the foundational knowledge of today’s blockchain technology platforms and outlines how this technology provides value to the world of business and society.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the origin of blockchain technology
  • Define blockchain and its purpose
  • Define key terms that relate to blockchain technology
  • Identify features related to blockchain technology
  • Define a distributed database and its function
  • Differentiate between Bitcoin and blockchain
  • Identify blockchain’s value proposition as a technology and as a disruptor
  • Identify the current impact of blockchain technology on all aspects of business and society

This course provides learners with information on various types of Blockchain Networks including public, private, consortium, and permissioned networks. Learners are provided with the ability to break down what Blockchain networks are used for, the value they bring to business and society and how networks differ from each other.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define types of blockchain networks and identify the environment they are best suited to
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of public, private, consortium and permissioned networks in the blockchain ecosystem
  • Differentiate between the public, private, consortium and permissioned blockchain networks
  • Provide examples of the type of network that would suit different types of businesses and reasons for using that specific network

This course provides learners with an introduction to popular blockchain platforms including Hyperledger, Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon the completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify five Hyperledger frameworks
  • Breakdown how Hyperledger leverages open standards and open governance to support business solutions
  • Differentiate between Hyperledger and permissionless blockchain technologies
  • Define how tokens represent real assets and how they are utilized
  • Identify the value of Bitcoin as it relates to the digital economy
  • Identify the characteristics of smart contracts and define how smart contracts can bring value to business and society

Admission Requirements:

  • You need a computer (with at least 8 GB RAM and 100 GB free pace) Linux, Mac or Windows
  • Access to the internet
  • English language proficiency
  • Experience in blockchain technology is useful but not necessary.

How to Apply:

For more information about this certificate course or to register go here.
If you are a current UCW student who wants to apply contact micro‑[email protected].

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