Blockchain Foundation («BLOCKF»)

The Blockchain Foundation course provides an overview of this new and rapidly growing technology. At the same time, you will get prepared for the certification exam, which will take place at the end of the second day.
Duration2 days
Course documentsOfficial course material ICO-CERT
Price informationIncluding official course materials, snacks during breaks and exam fees in the amount of € 210.

Course facts

  • Basic understanding of the topic «Blockchain» (Distributed Ledger Technology) as well as the resultant applications by using the example of crypto currencies  
  • Understanding of the most important terms and procedures in the blockchain area
  • Introduction to cryptology (cryptography and cryptanalysis) and the basics of digital currencies
  • Basic knowledge of Smart Contracts on the Blockchain and an introduction to Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

Blockchain and its most famous application Bitcoin are on everyone's head. But what is exactly behind the Blockchain technology (Distributed Ledger Technology), which is seen as a disruption of various industries?

1st day
A Basic Problem – The Byzantine Generals
Clarification of important terms and procedures

  • Fundamentals of IT Security
  • Distributed Systems
  • Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain
  • The basic principle of a blockchain

2nd day
Cryptology – Cryptography, and Cryptanalysis

  • Principle of Kerckhoff
  • Symmetric Cryptosystem
  • Asymmetric / Public-Key Cryptosystem
  • Digital signatures and identities
  • Cryptographic Hash Functions
  • Anonymisation and pseudonymization
  • Basic principle of the blockchain with signature

Examination and certification at the end of the second day

  • Multiple choice exam in English language
  • Duration: 45 minutes, no aids allowed
  • Number of questions: 30
  • At least 20 of the 30 questions must be answered correctly to pass the exam (65%)

Consists of the following modules

  • Blockchain Foundation
  • Blockchain Foundation Exam

In didactic terms, the starting point of the training is the problem of the Byzantine generals. This forms the common understanding of the problem for a solution scenario with a blockchain. Based on these scenarios the problems occur and the solutions are worked out. Within this framework, existing basic information technology is always used and explained (e.g. hash functions, digital signature, etc.) 
The depth depends on the technical knowledge of the participants

This course is targeted at Innovation Managers, Developers, CIOs, Development Managers, IT Consultants, Executive Management and individuals who want to learn more about Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technology.

General interest in the topic. No technical skills required. 

The certification exam (multiple-choice test), which is conducted by the International Certification Organization (ICO-CERT), takes place at the end of the second day of the course.

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