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BCS Blockchain Foundation Certificate - Virtual Classroom

Course Overview

The BCS EXIN Foundation Certificate in Blockchain will validate your knowledge of Blockchain as a ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralised record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of assets. These include finance, property, and products.

This Blockchain training covers common concepts of Blockchain, the potential fields of application, the potential value for the organisation and the technology driving Blockchain.

The BCS EXIN Foundation Certificate in Blockchain training will validate your knowledge about:

  •    Blockchain Basics
  •    Blockchain Challenges
  •    Applications of a Blockchain
  •    Blockchain Innovations

Blockchain is a list of records made up of encrypted information. One of the most well-known examples of Blockchain in action is Bitcoin transactions.  

If you would prefer to start at an entry-level point, consider first enrolling onto the BCS EXIN Essentials Certificate in Blockchain training course. 

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
  • 1-year BCS membership included
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
  • 1-year BCS membership included
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Course Details

Why study the BCS Blockchain Foundation course with e-Careers? 

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 605,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training.

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates. 

You will also benefit from:

  •    Exam Pass Guarantee*.
  •    1-year BCS membership included (worth £92)
  •    Fast-track your learning with our Virtual Classroom course.
  •    Enhance your career prospects.
  •    Learn from expert trainers, with vast experience in this field.
  •    We offer interest-free payment options.

BCS Membership Benefits

This course benefits from 1 years BCS membership worth £92, which is eligible from the moment you pass your first exam.

Benefits of this associate’s membership include:

  •    Professional recognition
  •    Career development
  •    Networking 
  •    Knowledge and best practice 
  •    Exclusive discounts and offer

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How does the Exam Pass Guarantee work?

We have found our Virtual Classroom training has provided higher pass rates, which has made us confident to offer an Exam Pass Guarantee, so you know we’ll support you until you are certified.

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free.

All we ask is that you:

  •    Attend all class days and complete all assignments
  •    Take the exam within 30 days of completing your Virtual Classroom training
  •    Request your course re-enrolment within 30 days of the failed exam attempt

Please Note:

Students retaking the course are required to use any materials or books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement materials.

*Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam; this would need to be purchased at an additional cost.

Is the BCS Blockchain Foundation course suitable for me? 

This Blockchain training course has been developed to service both business and IT professionals, who work in, or are looking to work within, a professional Blockchain job role.

This course would also benefit individuals who have an interest in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies and are looking for specific knowledge of Blockchain.  

What jobs can I apply for after my BCS Blockchain Foundation training? 

Blockchain training will support the advancement of your career progression, in a range of jobs, especially within the Cryptocurrency world. There are many jobs where you can use the knowledge gained from this course to support your current career, or work towards a new career in this section.

Jobs that would benefit from this training:

  •    QA Engineer - £50k   
  •    Blockchain Analyst - £60k   
  •    Blockchain Project Manager - £60k
  •    Blockchain Engineer - £90k
  •    Blockchain Developer - £93k

(Source: Payscale)

BCS Blockchain Foundation Syllabus

Learning Outcomes

Candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of Blockchain in the following areas:

  •    Blockchain Basics
  •    Blockchain Challenges
  •    Applications of a Blockchain
  •    Blockchain Innovations

Blockchain Basics (37.7%)

  •    Blockchain Technology
    • Explain how a Blockchain works.
    • Explain what a node is.
    • Identify the role of a node in a network.
    • Explain what tokens are.
    • Differentiate between public, private and hybrid Blockchains.
  •    Additional Blockchain Elements
    • Explain how cryptography is used in a Blockchain.
    • Explain how private and public keys are used in a Blockchain.
    • Explain how hashes are used in a Blockchain.
    • Explain the purpose ledgers have in a Blockchain.
    • Explain the role mining has in a Blockchain.
  •    Structure of a Blockchain Network
    • Recognise the types of consensus algorithms from a description.
    • Identify advantages and disadvantages of different consensus algorithms.

Blockchain Challenges (17.5%)

  •    Challenges for a Blockchain
    • Identify Blockchain vulnerabilities.
    • Identify the risks community fractures and feuds pose to a Blockchain.
    • Identify the risks fraud and scams pose to a Blockchain.
  •    Blockchain Risk Mitigation
    • Explain how the additional Blockchain elements can be used to mitigate Blockchain risks.
    • Explain the role of the public witness in a Blockchain.

Applications of a Blockchain (32.5%)

  •    Blockchain Use Case
    • Explain in which scenarios a Blockchain is useful.
  •    Blockchain Technology Supporting Businesses
    • Explain how cryptocurrencies are used.
    • Identify the Blockchain technology used in a scenario.
    • Differentiate between Blockchain networks.
  •    Blockchain Technology Supporting People
    • Explain the use of smart contracts.
    • Explain the use of Decentralised Applications (DApps).
    • Explain the role of Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAO) and Sophisticated smart contracts.
  •    Expanding Blockchain Applications
    • Describe possible applications for a Blockchain with regard to identity.
    • Identify the possibilities of combining a Blockchain with Internet of Things (IoT) or Artificial Intelligence (AI).
    • Identify the use of decentralised marketplaces and exchanges facilitated by Blockchain technology.
  •    Blockchain and the World Economy
    • Describe the role a Blockchain can play in the supply chain.
    • Describe the role a Blockchain can play in cross-border money transfers.

Blockchain Innovations (12.5%)

  •    Innovations in Blockchain Technology
    • Explain what digital fiat currency and disruption in banking and currency are.
    • Explain how Blockchain technology can change insurance.
    • Explain the use of Blockchain technology for the protection of intellectual property rights (IP) and providence.
    • Explain how Blockchain technology may change governments.
    • Identify applications for Blockchain technology in e-mail and the trust layer for the internet.

BCS Blockchain Foundation Exam Details 

Exam format - Multiple-choice.

Number of questions – 40.

Duration - 60-mins.

Supervised - Yes.

Open Book - No.

Pass Mark – 26/40 (65%).

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