Blockchain Career Track

Blockchain Career Track

Your first step to building on Web3

The Blockchain Career Path program offers an immersive educational journey into blockchain and Web3 technologies, tailored for existing and aspiring developers. This comprehensive, self-paced program is designed to build foundational knowledge, covering topics such as Web3 applications, various blockchain types, the synergy between AI and blockchain, Bitcoin’s evolution, and smart contract mechanisms. Enhanced with interactive, live instructor-led AMA sessions, the course not only prepares participants for the W3CB Blockchain+ Certification Exam but also serves as a crucial prerequisite for advanced developer tracks. This approach sets learners on a path to success in the rapidly evolving blockchain industry, accommodating a wide range of skill levels and backgrounds.  (Not a developer? – Review the Web3 Career Path program)

Course Descriptions:

Web3 Foundations Course: Understand the concept and potential of Web3, learn about its technical structure, and how to adapt this technology to various entities. Acquire exposure to a number of actual use cases and tokenomics.

Blockchain Foundations Course: Gain a solid foundation of blockchain technology, explore its usage across business areas, understand the differences and nuances of various blockchain types, and comprehend the functioning of smart contracts.

Blockchain & Bitcoin Intensive Course: Embark on a journey through the revolutionary world of Bitcoin. Learn about its history, cryptography, technical limitations, the role of Bitcoin in payments, and digital identity.

Blockchain Development Decision: Master key strategies and decision-making tactics for implementing blockchain solutions. This course offers deep insights into platforms, security, and hosting, suitable for both technical and non-technical backgrounds. Discover the pros and cons of various choices and open doors to new opportunities.

W3CB Certification Exam Competencies:

Review Web3 Certification Board (W3CB) Exam Competencies for the Blockchain+ Certification.

Courses in this Certificate Program

  • 19 Hours
  • OnDemand: 15 Hours
  • Self-Study: 4 Hours
  • Free with NDF Access
Components of this CourseHours Delivery Method
Student Orientation1 HourLive Online (optional)
LIVE Instructor AMA - bi-monthly1 Hour+Live Online (optional)
Web3 Foundations3 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Blockchain Foundations6 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Bitcoin Intensive6 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Blockchain Development Decision5 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
EXAM: W3CB Blockchian + Certification Exam1 HourAI/Human Remote Proctored Exam
Additional NDF Tokens Required

Upcoming LIVE Instruction Dates

How this course works:

You complete the courses within this program at your own pace and attend weekly instructor AMA sessions and other live events as your schedule permits. You start when you are ready, and should you fall behind, we will send notifications encouraging you to log in and continue to completion. Upon completion, you are prepared to take the W3CB Blockchain + Certification exam.

Learner Outcomes

Key Career Track Takeaways:

  • Comprehensive Web3 Knowledge: Understand Web3’s concept, potential, and technical structure, including its application in the Metaverse and DeFi systems.
  • Blockchain Technology Fundamentals: Gain a solid foundation in blockchain basics, including different types, consensus mechanisms, and the role of smart contracts.
  • Bitcoin Expertise: Acquire in-depth knowledge about Bitcoin’s history, cryptography, technical aspects, and its application in payments and digital identity.
  • Strategic Blockchain Implementation: Master decision-making strategies for implementing blockchain solutions, considering platforms, security, and hosting.
  • Exposure to Real-World Use Cases: Gain practical insights into actual use cases of blockchain and Web3 technologies across various industries.
  • Understanding Blockchain in Payments: Learn about blockchain’s role in revolutionizing payment systems and its implications in financial transactions.
  • Blockchain and AI Synergy: Explore the integration and combined benefits of AI and blockchain technology, enhancing decentralized applications.
  • Data Management Skills: Develop skills in managing data within AI and Blockchain systems, crucial for developing robust blockchain applications.
  • Regulatory Insight: Understand the regulatory landscape of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, including compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Preparation for W3CB Certification: Equip yourself with the competencies required for the Web3 Certification Board (W3CB) Blockchain+ Certification Exam, validating your expertise in the field.

Certificates of Completion

Prepared to sit for the Blockchain+ Certification Exam from the Web3 Certification Board (W3CB)

Review Topic Areas and Exam Competencies on W3CB.org.
W3CB Exam Fee are included.

Prerequisites

No prior blockchain or computer programming experience is required. A 10th-grade reading and math proficiency is recommended.

Blockchain Career Track Program Content

Web3 Foundations

Module 1: Understanding what Web3 is
Module 2: Why Web3
Module 3: Web3 and the Metaverse
Module 4: Blockchain Fundamentals
Module 5: Understanding DeFi
Module 6: Challenges, Risks and Ethics of Web3
Module 7: What comes after Web3?

Blockchain Foundations

Module 1: Blockchain Background and Basics
Module 2: Different Types of Blockchains
Module 3: Consensus
Module 4: Cryptography and Hashing
Module 5: Smart Contracts
Module 6: Blockchain Wallets
Module 7: Pros and Cons
Module 8: Public Blockchain-Based Applications
Module 9: Blockchain and Crypto Regulation
Module 10: Regulatory Reporting
Module 11: Distributed Autonomous Organizations
Module 12: Blockchain Today
Module 13: The Trilemma

Blockchain & Bitcoin Intensive

Module 1: Bitcoin Overview
Module 2: Technical Limitations & Mining Introduction
Module 3: Mining
Module 4: Bitcoin vs Protocols 2.0, 3.0, 4.0…etc.
Module 5: The New Database
Module 6: Payments, Voting and other Use Cases
Module 7: What’s next?

Blockchain Development Decision

Module 1 – Development Essentials
Module 2 – Platforms
Module 3 – Hosting and Mining Decisions
Module 4 – Associated Technologies
Module 5 – Development Languages
Module 6 – Security and Implementation Goals
Module 7 – Risk Management
Module 8 – Digital Transformation & Summary

Career Track Information

  • Dates: Rolling Enrollment
  • Location: OnDemand & LIVE Online
  • Tuition: Free - Join NDF
  • No Tuition Assistance Available
  • 19 Total Hours
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Additional Information

  • Module Quizzes and Knowledge Checks
  • Guest Lectures & Networking
  • Student Orientation
  • LIVE Online Instructor AMAs
  • LIVE Workshops
  • 1 EXAM VOUCHER – W3CB CERTIFICATIONS

Certification Competencies

The material covered in this course contributes to 100% of the Focus Areas as defined in the Web3 Certification Association (W3CB) Exam Competencies.

Level 1 Blocckahin + Certification Exam

Advanced Certification Track

BLOCKCHAIN ENTERPRISE PROFESSIONAL 

  • AI Essentials
  • Web3 Foundations
  • Blockchain Foundations
  • Blockchain & Bitcoin Intensive
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Web3 Foundations Level 1 Certification
  • Blockchain Development Decision
  • Key Management
  • Blockchain Enterprise Strategy
  • Fundamentals of DeFi & Primitives
  • Non-fungible Token Essentials
  • Tokenomic Essentials
  • Understanding L1 and L2 Blockchains
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Blockchain Enterprise Advocate Level 2 Certification
  • Introduction to DevOps
  • Information Security and Cyber Risk Awareness
  • Risk Management for Blockchain-Based Technology Companies
  • Data Protection Regulation: GDPR, CPRA/CCPA
  • OFAC Compliance Essentials
  • Introduction to Blockchain Scrum Master
  • Blockchain Architecture 101
  • Blockchain Architecture 201
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Blockchain Enterprise Professional Level 3 Certification