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Complete the Blockchain Architecture course and, optionally, get accredited as a Certified Blockchain Architect by passing the certification exam. You can purchase the course now and get the exam later, or you can get them together at a discount as part of the Certification Bundle.

Upon completing the course you will receive a digital certificate of completion, as well as a digital training badge from Acclaim/Credly. Upon getting certified you will also receive an official Blockchain Architect digital accreditation certificate and certification badge from Acclaim/Credly, along with an account that can be used to verify your certification status.

The Blockchain Architecture course is comprised of the following 3 course modules, each of which has an estimated completion time of 10 hours:

  • Module 1: Fundamental Blockchain
  • Module 2: Blockchain Technology & Architecture
  • Module 3: Blockchain Technology & Architecture Lab

Choose the Certification Bundle to receive the entire course together with the online-proctored certification exam and a set of practice exam questions, all at a bundle discount.

Upon purchasing this course, you will automatically receive access via the Online Interactive eLearning platform. To provide you with the greatest flexibility, you will also have the option to access the course materials via two additional eLearning formats, at no extra cost. All three eLearning formats are briefly described below. A more detailed comparison can be found here.
  1. For everyday learning: An online interactive eLearning platform with individual lessons, as well as interactive and automatically graded exercises and practice questions.
  2. For learning on-the-go: A study kit platform with access to full course documents that support online/offline synching, annotations, comments, custom bookmarks and cross-document searches.
  3. For your reference: A set of printable PDF documents that you can keep (for all course workbooks and posters).
All three forms of access are subject to Arcitura’s *. Upon purchase, access to the online interactive eLearning platform (1) is provided within one business day. Access to the study kits (2) and the PDF documents (3) is provided upon request.

Shown below are the digital contents and the topic outline for each course module:

Module 1: Fundamental Blockchain

This course module provides a clear, end-to-end understanding of how blockchain works. It breaks down blockchain technology and architecture in easy-to understand concepts, terms and building blocks. Industry drivers and impacts of blockchain are explained, followed by plain English descriptions of each primary part of a blockchain system and step-by-step descriptions of how these parts work together.

Course Module Contents

  • Workbook Lessons (100+ pages)
  • Video Lessons (for all topics)
  • Mind Map Poster
  • Symbol Legend Poster

  • Blockchain Models Poster
  • Consensus Types Poster
  • Practice Exam Questions
  • PDFs of Workbook and Posters (printable)

Topics Covered

  • Benefits and Challenges of Blockchain
  • Blockchain Business Drivers and Technology Drivers
  • Understanding Blockchain’s Decentralized Model
  • Blockchain Value Propositions
  • How Blockchain Can be Used for Different Industries
  • Blockchain Applications, Networks and the Distributed Ledger
  • How the Distributed Ledger Can Relate to Relational Database
  • Fundamental Components of a Blockchain Architecture
  • Transactions, Records and Pools
  • Blocks, Chains and Block Headers
  • Blockchain Users, Full Nodes and Partial Nodes

  • Step-by-Step Understanding of the Record and Block Lifecycle
  • Step-by-Step Understanding of How the Merkle Tree Works
  • Step-by-Step Understanding of How Consensus Works
  • Consensus Algorithms (PoW, PoS, PoA, DPoS, LPoS, PoI, PoET, PoC, PoB, Round Robin)
  • Public vs. Private / Permissionless vs. Permissioned Blockchains
  • Coins, Tokens, Smart Contracts
  • Basics of Crypto Hashing and Cryptography
  • On-Chain, Off-Chain and Cross-Chain Activity
  • Understanding Soft Forks and Hard Forks
  • Common Blockchain Metrics

Module 2: Blockchain Technology & Architecture

This course module delves into blockchain technology architecture and the inner workings of blockchains by exploring a series of key design patterns, techniques and related architectural models, along with common technology mechanisms used to customize and optimize blockchain application designs in support of fulfilling business requirements.

Course Module Contents

  • Workbook Lessons (100+ pages)
  • Video Lessons (for all topics)
  • Mind Map Poster

  • Patterns and Mechanisms Poster
  • Practice Exam Questions
  • PDFs of Workbook and Posters (printable)

Topics Covered

  • Common Blockchain Technology Mechanisms and Artifacts
  • Node Monitor, Automated Node Deployer, Node Placement Monitor
  • Consensus Processor, Block Maker, Identity Federator
  • Hashing Engine, Chaining Engine, Identity Verifier, Wallet
  • Node Repository, Ledger Replicator, Live Node Migrator
  • Integrity and Validation Blockchain Design Patterns
  • Block Singleton, Sidechain, Block Validation Consensus

  • Scalability and Reliability Blockchain Design Patterns
  • Auto-Scaling Nodes, Guaranteed Minimum Full Nodes
  • Geo Scaling, Block Size Update
  • Security and Privacy Blockchain Design Patterns
  • Forced On-Chain Transactions, Federated Chain
  • User Data Protection
  • Utility Blockchain Design Patterns
  • Transaction Record Tagging
  • Lightweight Node, Node Task Abstraction

Module 3: Blockchain Technology & Architecture Lab

This course module presents participants with a series of exercises and problems that are designed to test their ability to apply their knowledge of topics covered in previous modules. Completing this lab will help highlight areas that require further attention and will further prove hands-on proficiency in blockchain technologies, mechanisms and security controls as they are applied and combined to solve real-world problems.

Course Module Contents

  • Lab Exercise Booklet
  • Mind Map Poster

  • Practice Exam Questions
  • PDFs of Exercise Booklet and Poster (printable)

Topics Covered

  • Reading Exercise 3.1: AGT Research & Development Project Mini Case Study Background
  • Lab Exercise 3.2: Permissioned Multi-Organization Blockchain Architecture
  • Lab Exercise 3.3: Geographically Distributed Consensus Processing Architecture
  • Lab Exercise 3.4: Mapping Business Goals to Blockchain Benefits
  • Reading Exercise 3.5: REAN Association Mini Case Study Background
  • Lab Exercise 3.6: Property Sale and Transfer Transaction Processing
  • Lab Exercise 3.7: Mobile Device Support
  • Lab Exercise 3.8: Consensus Processing Architecture
  • Lab Exercise 3.9: Immutable Property Title Registry Log
  • Lab Exercise 3.10: Blockchain-Enabled Real Estate Community Environment

  • Lab Exercise 3.11: Business Goals to Blockchain Benefits Mapping
  • Reading Exercise 3.12: Val2U Financial Mini Case Study Background
  • Lab Exercise 3.13: Reliable Consensus Processing Architecture
  • Lab Exercise 3.14: Off-Chain Funds Transfers
  • Lab Exercise 3.15: Malicious User Countermeasures
  • Lab Exercise 3.16: Business Goals to Blockchain Benefits Mapping
  • Reading Exercise 3.17: MLHT-Tech Mini Case Study Background
  • Lab Exercise 3.18: Decentralized Data Sharing
  • Lab Exercise 3.19: Medical Center Business Data Filtering
  • Lab Exercise 3.20: Patient Visit Record Codes
  • Lab Exercise 3.21: Business Goals to Blockchain Benefits Mapping

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