A Beginner Course To Kickstart Your Blockchain Journey.
This course will help realize your Blockchain dreams.
- Course Materials
- Lifetime Content Access
- Videos contents
- Online Assessments
- Discussion Board Access
- Blockchain Enabled Digital Course Certificate
About the Course
Certified Blockchain Associate (CBA) is the flagship certification program of Kerala Blockchain Academy,
which aims to provide basic knowledge on Blockchain – the most disruptive technologies since the Internet.
The syllabus is designed in such a way that it accommodate latest happenings in the Blockchain space which
will be easily understandable for everyone. While majority of the contents are theoretical, CBA program also
have 5 – 6 hours of lab sessions which aims to provide hands-on experience for the aspiring Blockchain
developers. This program is offered in collaboration with MLG Blockchain, Canada.
WHO IS IT FOR
The course is designed to be non-technical, therefore, should be accessible to anyone with a basic understanding of web technologies. It serves as an introductory course of blockchain for students and professionals helping them understand the basic principles, concepts, potentials and technologies underlying blockchain. The course provides a high-level overview of the primary dimensions of the technology that people from any background can develop the critical skills needed to future-proof their career in blockchain.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Contemporary blockchain concepts like the evolution of currency and ledgers.
- Principles and technologies underlying blockchain
- Difference between a Blockchain and a Distributed Ledger Technology. Different types of Distributed Ledgers Technologies.
- Difference between a Traditional Transaction and a Blockchain Transaction. How Blockchain supersedes the Traditional Architecture
- A high-level overview of Bitcoin blockchain. Understanding Bitcoin working, Consensus Algorithms, Proof of Work, Mining, Cryptographic Puzzle, Concept of Difficulty, and Blockchain Limitations.
- A brief introduction to the Ethereum and other programmable blockchains. Its importance, working, components, consensus algorithms.
- Need for Permissioned blockchains in businesses. Role of Linux Foundation and R3 Consortium in crafting private distributed ledger technologies.
- Understanding the far-reaching implications of blockchain for society and the economy.
- Understanding practical use-cases of blockchain in industry sectors such as Healthcare, Supply chain, Governance, Banking, and more.
Introduction to blockchain
Contemporary blockchain concepts like the evolution of currency and ledgers. Difference between a Blockchain and a Distributed Ledger Technology. Different types of Distributed Ledgers Technologies.
Underlying principles of Blockchain
Principles and technologies underlying blockchain including Hashing, Merkle trees, Public-Key Cryptography, Digital Signatures, Transactions and more Difference between a Traditional Transaction and a Blockchain Transaction.
A high-level overview of Bitcoin blockchain. Understanding Bitcoin working, Consensus Algorithms, Proof of Work, Mining, Cryptographic Puzzle, Concept of Difficulty, and Blockchain Limitations. Proof of Stake Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance Proof of Elapsed Time
Ethereum and Smart Contract deployment demo
A brief introduction to Ethereum and other programmable blockchains. Its importance, working, components, consensus algorithms, Proof of Stake, Delegated Proof of Stake. The theory behind Smart Contracts. How to deploy a simple Smart Contract in Ethereum blockchain.
Hyperledger projects, Tools and Hyperledger Fabric demo
Need for Permissioned blockchains in businesses. Role of Linux Foundation in crafting private distributed ledger technologies. Introduction to Hyperledger projects- Fabric, Sawtooth, Indy, Iroha. Understanding tools like Composer, Caliper, Aries, and more. Demo on how to run Hyperledger network and deploy sample applications.
Role of R3 Consortium in crafting private distributed ledger technologies. The theory behind Corda, its components and working.
Business Applications of Blockchain
Detailed discussion on how blockchain is applied to all aspects of the business including- Supply chain, Finance, Environment, Automobile, Gaming, Healthcare, and Government.
Blockchain related projects
Introduction to IPFS, BigChainDB, Storj, and other technologies complementing blockchains
Potential disruptions by Blockchain
Understanding the far-reaching implications of blockchain for society and the economy. Understanding practical use-cases of blockchain in industry sectors such as Healthcare, Supply chain, Governance, Banking, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this course free?
Yes, this is a free course and you can learn the contents free of cost. There are six modules in this course and you have unlimited access to all of them once you enrol. At the end of the course, if you wish to obtain a verified certificate, then you have to pay INR 5000 + Applicable Taxes extra (for learners from India) or USD 100 + Applicable Taxes extra (for learners from outside India).
02What are the criteria for getting the certificate?
There are six modules in this course and at the end of each module there will be an assessment through MCQ. To get the certificate, you need to complete all the quizzes with at least 60% marks. After completing the quizzes you may pay the fees for acquiring the certificate.
03How and where can I opt for the certificate?
The online form to request the certificate and make the payment will be visible to you once you learn all the modules and attempt all the quizzes. Once you complete the end assessment formalities, you can submit the certificate request form and pay the required fee online. On receiving the payment, we will send the digital copy of your certificate to your registered e-mail address.
04How can I verify the issued certificate?
We will issue your certificate into a Blockchain. The authenticity of your certificate can be verified using https://verify.kba.ai.
05Who will be issuing the final certificate?
If you opt for the certificate, Kerala Blockchain Academy will issue your certificate which is co-stamped by the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala (IIITM-K) and MLG Blockchain.
06How long a learner can access the contents?
Paid candidates will have life long access until the course is live on the website. Unpaid candidates will have FREE access to the course content for two months from the date of enrolment.