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Knowledge of at least one modern, high-level programming language is required. Prerequisites include: "Blockchain Basics" and "Smart Contracts".

Approx. 15 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Korean, Vietnamese

What you will learn

  • This third course of the Blockchain specialization prepares you to design and develop end-to-end decentralized applications (Dapps).

Skills you will gain

MetaMask clientBlockchainDecentralized ApplicationsTruffle IDESmart Contract

Learner Career Outcomes

43%

started a new career after completing these courses

44%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

20%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 3 of 4 in the
Flexible deadlines
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Intermediate Level

Knowledge of at least one modern, high-level programming language is required. Prerequisites include: "Blockchain Basics" and "Smart Contracts".

Approx. 15 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Korean, Vietnamese

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The State University of New York

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Decentralized Applications (Dapps)

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Dapp Defined4m
Ethereum APIs10m
Practitioner's Perspective: Public Network Architecture5m
3 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Blockchain Server1h 3m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Dapp Defined30m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Ethereum APIs27m
4 practice exercises
Self-Check30m
Self-Check8m
Self-Check30m
Decentralized Applications (Dapps) - Week 130m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Truffle Development

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 57 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Truffle IDE (Part 2) (Compile Demo)9m
Truffle IDE (Part 3) (Migration Demo)5m
Test-Driven Development (Part 1) (Test Demo)7m
Test-Driven Development (Part 2) (Negative Test Demo)4m
Web Interface & Testing (Part 1) (Front-End Demo)8m
Web Interface & Testing (Part 2) (Metamask Demo)8m
Web Interface & Testing (Part 3) (Metamask Demo Con't)3m
3 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Truffle IDE1h 12m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Test-Driven Development14m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Web Interface & Testing32m
4 practice exercises
Self-Check8m
Self-Check6m
Self-Check6m
Truffle Development - Week 230m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Design Improvements

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Design Improvements: Solidity Features (Part 2)7m
Event Handling (Part 1)6m
Event Handling (Part 2) (Coin Demo)5m
Oraclize6m
3 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Solidity Features15m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Event Handling10m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Oraclize12m
4 practice exercises
Self-Check8m
Self-Check8m
Self-Check4m
Design Improvements - Week 330m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Application Models & Standards

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 23 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Dapp Models (Part 2)3m
Dapp Standards (Part 1)6m
Dapp Standards (Part 2)5m
4 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Dapp Models10m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Dapp Standards25m
Assignment Description10m
Decentralized Applications (Dapps): Key Takeaways5m
3 practice exercises
Self-Check8m
Self-Check14m
Application Models & Standards - Week 430m

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About the Blockchain Specialization

This specialization introduces blockchain, a revolutionary technology that enables peer-to-peer transfer of digital assets without any intermediaries, and is predicted to be just as impactful as the Internet. More specifically, it prepares learners to program on the Ethereum blockchain. The four courses provide learners with (i) an understanding and working knowledge of foundational blockchain concepts, (ii) a skill set for designing and implementing smart contracts, (iii) methods for developing decentralized applications on the blockchain, and (iv) information about the ongoing specific industry-wide blockchain frameworks. The specialization covers a range of essential topics, from the cryptographic underpinnings of blockchain technology to enabling decentralized applications on a private Ethereum blockchain platform. It is ideal for programmers and designers involved in developing and implementing blockchain applications, and anyone who is interested in understanding its potential....
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  • This course is for anyone interested in designing and developing Dapps.

  • Mastery of the content of the first course (Blockchain Basics) and second course (Smart Contracts) of this specialization is a prerequisite. Knowledge of at least one modern, high-level programming language is required. Some knowledge of command line interface and JavaScript programming is also necessary.

  • A laptop or a desktop of this specification: 64 bit machine with minimum 4Gb ram, 10Gb free space and Windows 7 or above , or ubuntu 16.04 or Mac os x 10.0+.

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