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Blockchain Essentials

Blockchain Essentials

Discover the fundamentals of blockchain; what it is and how it works for business. Learn about IBM's blockchain strategy and platform.

Take your first step in this interesting field and commence your blockchain journey.

Blockchain Essentials Highlights

  Course duration

Duration

  • 1 week, online
    3-4 hours/week
  Course Fee

Fee

US$ 99 - US$ 199

Course duration

Duration

  • 1 week, online
    3-4 hours/week
Course Fee

Fee

US$ 99 - US$ 199

Blockchain is radically improving supply chains, banking, and other business networks, as well as creating new opportunities for innovation. Blockchain technology saves time, removes the costs associated with intermediaries, and reduces the risk of fraud and tampering. By utilizing blockchain, business networks work together to exchange assets in the form of goods and services between participants.

During this course, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of blockchain; what it is and how it works. You will explore the concept of identity and become familiar with various active networks in operation today. And you will learn about IBM’s blockchain strategy and its platform.

For individuals keen to begin their exploration into this interesting field, Blockchain Essentials provides the ideal start to your blockchain journey.

This course comprises three purposely designed modules that take you on a carefully defined learning journey.

It is a self-paced course, which means it is not run to a fixed schedule with regard to completing modules or submitting assignments. It is anticipated that you will be able to complete it within 3-4 hours. However, as long as the course is completed by the end of your enrollment, you can work at your own pace. And you will be encouraged to stay connected with your learning community and mentors through the course discussion space.

The materials for each module are accessible from the start of the course and will remain available for the duration of your enrollment. Methods of learning and assessment will include videos, reading material, and online exam questions.

As part of our mentoring service you will have access to valuable guidance and support throughout the course. We provide a dedicated discussion space where you can ask questions, chat with your peers, and resolve issues. Depending on the payment plan you have chosen, you may also have access to live classes and webinars, which are an excellent opportunity to discuss problems with your mentor and ask questions. Mentoring services may vary package wise.

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will earn your IBM Certificate.

You will understand:

  • Have an understanding of blockchain and distributed ledger systems in a business environment.
  • Be familiar with important concepts and key use cases of blockchain for business.
  • Understand how assets can be transferred in a blockchain network.
  • Understand the role of Linux Foundation's Hyperledger project.
  • Be familiar with IBM's blockchain strategy.
  • Individuals keen to understand the fundamentals of blockchain.
  • Developers seeking to extend their knowledge to include blockchain.
  • Individuals keen to extend their understanding of blockchain for business.

No experience required.

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Blockchain Essentials

FAQs

Blockchain is a system of recording information in a way that makes it difficult, if not impossible, to change, hack, or cheat the system.

A blockchain is essentially a digital ledger of transactions that is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of computer systems on the blockchain. Each block in the chain contains a number of transactions, and every time a new transaction occurs on the blockchain, a record of that transaction is added to every participant’s ledger.

Blockchain technology provides a dynamic shared ledger that can be applied to save time when recording transactions between parties. It also removes costs associated with intermediaries, and reduces risk of fraud and tampering.

There are no prerequisite requirements for taking this course. However, it is beneficial for learners to have knowledge of at least one modern, high-level programming language.

The grading scheme for Blockchain Essentials is as follows: 

The minimum pass mark for the course is 70%, where the review questions are worth 40% and the final exam is worth 60% of the course mark.

Blockchain Essentials is provided 100% online. You will therefore need access to the internet to be able to use the course materials. When you enroll for this course, you be able to access the course materials from the course link in your dashboard immediately.