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Blockchain business foundations

Instructor-led CLASSROOM

11 November 2019

20 hrs / 1 week

Mon - Fri: 8:30 - 12:45

Price: 1'895.00 CHF

Duration:  20 hrs: 5 half-days / 1 week

Delivered by: Instructor-led  Classroom

Language: English

Capacity: Groups of 4 - 8 participants 

Available: At our classrooms or on site at your location

Info

Dates

December 2019  

20 hrs / 1 week

Mon - Fri: 8:30 - 12:45

OVERVIEW

The course prepares for an international certificate. The Certified Blockchain Business Foundations (CBBF) exam is an elite way to demonstrate exam taker’s knowledge and skills in this emerging field. Exams are conducted at selected exam centers worldwide.          

The CBBF exam is a 70 questions multiple-choice exam that lasts 1.5 hours and is a performance-based evaluation of basic Blockchain skills and knowledge.

AUDIENCE

This exam is designed for non-technical business professionals who require basic knowledge about Blockchain and how it will be executed within an organization. The exam preparation course is also an entry level blockchain program for technology professionals who will then be seeking to gain deeper understanding of Blockchain technology implementation or programming.

 

Target Course Audience Include

  • IT Leadership   

  • Key Business Managers

  • CEO/CTO/CIO

  • Network Operations

  • Business Analysts

  • IT Consultants

  • Project Managers

  • Systems Integrators

  • Help Desk / Service Desk

  • Managed Service Providers

  • Solution Providers

  • Sales Staff

  • Government Officials                  

 

A person who holds this certification demonstrates the knowledge of:

  • What is Blockchain? (What exactly is it?)

  • Non-Technical Technology Overview (How does it work?)

  • Benefits of Blockchain (Why should anyone consider this?)

  • Use Cases (Where and for what apps is it appropriate?)

  • Adoption (Who is using it and for what?)

  • Future of Blockchain (What is the future?)

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand what blockchain is.

  • Understand blockchain's impact and potential for change around the world.

  • Understand how blockchain is applied to all aspects of business.

  • Demonstrate immediate blockchain use cases in technology, business, enterprise products and institutions.

  • To get ready for the CBBF exam.

 

TOPICS

Blockchain technology is changing how business is executed. It’s important to understand why blockchain is different and how it works in comparison with technologies of the past.

 

The first segment 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.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Session One: What is Blockchain?

  • Technology Overview

  • History of Blockchain

  • Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin) & Blockchain

Session Two: Non-Technical Technology Overview

  • Cryptography for Executives

  • Key Concepts

  • Public Ledgers

  • Hashes, Block Hashes

  • Distributed & Peer to Peer Technologies

  • Digital Tokens

  • Smart Contracts

  • Bitcoin Mining

  • Authorization & Authentication

  • Security 

Session Three: Benefits of Blockchain – Myths & Facts

  • Benefits of Blockchain – Myths & Facts

  • Value of Blockchain

  • Value of Smart Contracts

  • Role & Value of Digital Tokens

  • Common misconceptions about Blockchain

  • Limitations

Session Four: Use Cases

  • When is it appropriate or not appropriate to use Blockchain

  • Digital Wallets & Payment Systems

  • Money Transfers

  • Transaction Tracking & Management

  • Record Keeping

  • Asset Management

  • Financial Settlements

  • Securities Transactions

  • Contracts

Session Five: Industry Adoption

  • Who is using it and for what?

  • Financial Services Industry

  • Banking Industry

  • Securities & Trading Industry

  • Real Estate Industry

  • Education

  • Technology Industry

  • Legal Industry

  • Insurance

  • Healthcare

  • Supply Chain

  • Manufacturing

  • Retail

  • Governments

 

Session Six: Implementation

  • How do I get started?

  • Requirements Definition & Business Use Case

  • Proof of Concept Development

  • Tools & Technology Infrastructure

  • Deployment Strategy

  • Costs What does it cost to use this technology?

 

Session Seven: Future of Blockchain

  • What is its future?

  • Industry by Industry Outlook

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