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Learner Career Outcomes

42%

started a new career after completing these courses

45%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

17%

got a pay increase or promotion

100% online

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of content, about 2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Chinese (Simplified)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Module 1: Blockchain Foundations

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 20 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Introduction1m
Consensys Introduction1m
Lesson 2: The Brief, Brief History of Blockchain2m
Lesson 3: What is Decentralization?1m
Decentralization3m
Lesson 4: Ledgers, Distributed Ledgers, and Consensus3m
Lesson 5: The Paper Blockchain2m
Why Blockchain?2m
5 readings
The Brief, Brief History of Blockchain20m
Supplemental Reading: The Brief, Brief History of Blockchain10m
The Move to Decentralization7m
Supplemental Reading: The Move to Decentralization8m
Supplemental Reading: What is a Blockchain?10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 2: The Technical Side

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Lesson 1: Public Key Cryptography4m
Lesson 2: Cryptographic Hash Functions6m
Digital Signing3m
Lesson 4: Anatomy of a Block5m
Lesson 5: The Chain of Blocks1m
Lesson 6: Nodes and Networks2m
4 readings
Why Do I Need a Public and Private Key on the Blockchain?10m
Hash Functions10m
Supplemental Reading: Hash Functions20m
Bitcoin-Digital Signatures-Khan Academy10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Module 3: Blockchain in Use

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 27 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Lesson 1: Consensus Mechanisms and Trust Frameworks4m
Lesson 2: Public, Private & Consortium Blockchains3m
Blockchain Interoperability7m
Lesson 3: When to Use a Blockchain5m
Lesson 4: Implications of Blockchain on Business5m
5 readings
Trust Frameworks and Consensus Mechanisms10m
Public, Consortium, Private Blockchains & Interoperability10m
Supplemental Reading: Public, Consortium, Private Blockchains & Interoperability10m
Supplemental Reading: When to Use a Blockchain10m
Supplemental Reading: Implication of Blockchain on Traditional Business15m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: Further Topics

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Lesson 1: Cryptocurrency Tokens6m
Lesson 2: Wallets, Exchanges & Transactions6m
Lesson 3: Bitcoin and Ethereum3m
Bitcoin vs Ethereum4m
Lesson 4: Smart Contracts & The EVM5m
Lesson 5: Decentralized Apps3m
Lesson 6: Blockchain Platforms & Extensions4m
Lesson 7: Blockchain Solution Architecture4m
4 readings
Cryptocurrency Tokens15m
Introduction to Ethereum20m
Supplemental Reading: Bitcoin and Ethereum10m
Smart Contracts12m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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