Blockchain Architect with Live Workshop

Blockchain Architect with Live Workshop

Master Blockchain from Conception to Real-world Implementation: Unleash the Potential of Blockchain in Business and Beyond with Live Workshops

Blockchain Architect with Live Workshop is an immersive, comprehensive course that takes you on a journey through the complex world of blockchain architecture. This course provides a well-rounded view of blockchain’s inner workings and real-world applications, starting from foundational aspects to advanced complexities, and then exploring the lifecycle of a blockchain solution. With a special focus on security, risk management, solution design, and sustainability, this course is meticulously designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the blockchain landscape effectively. Engage with live workshops to reinforce concepts, interact with experts, and gain hands-on experience.

Questions we will explore:

  • How does blockchain’s layering function, and how can different types of blockchain networks be differentiated?
  • What are the key considerations in designing a blockchain solution, and how does governance impact real-world blockchain projects?
  • How can enterprise and consumer use cases for blockchain be identified and differentiated?
  • What are the potential security threats and vulnerabilities in a blockchain, and how can they be managed?
  • How does the regulatory landscape affect blockchain implementation, and what changes can be expected in the future?
  • What is the lifecycle of a blockchain solution, and what steps are involved in transitioning from a PoC to an MVP?
  • What are the sustainability concerns associated with blockchain, and how might the advent of quantum computing impact its future?

Courses in this Certificate Program

  • 16 Total Hours
  • OnDemand: 13 Hours
  • LIVE Instructor: 3 Hours +
  • Tuition: $795
Courses in this ProgramHoursDelivery Method
Student Orientation1 HoursLIVE Online (optional)
Blockchain Architecture 1014 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Blockchain Architecture 2014 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Blockchain Architecture 3015 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Blockchain Architecture Workshop3 HoursLIVE Online
Live Instructor AMA - bi-monthly1 Hour +LIVE Online (optional)

Upcoming LIVE Instruction Dates

There are no upcoming events.

Blockchain Architect Program Objectives

  • Grasp the fundamental concepts of blockchain, its types, architectural principles, and potential applications.
  • Analyze and evaluate when to use blockchain technology based on potential use cases and limitations.
  • Understand the intricacies of development languages and tools used in blockchain development.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of blockchain security, threats, vulnerabilities, and risk management.
  • Understand the legal and regulatory landscape of blockchain technology and anticipate potential changes.
  • Comprehend the process of designing a blockchain solution, considering various factors including governance models.
  • Understand the lifecycle of a blockchain solution, from needs analysis to MVP release.
  • Grasp the concept of SSI and its significance in blockchain applications.
  • Explore the transition from Web 2 to Web 3, and understand the future implications of blockchain technology.
  • Gain insights into the sustainability issues and threats to blockchain, including the potential impact of quantum computing.

Certificate of Completion – Blockchain Architect with Live Workshop – 16 Hours


You must have an understanding of computing and a strong sense of Blockchain. Completing a blockchain foundational course is recommended, but not required.

Target Audience

The Blockchain Architecture course is for existing architects, software developers and technically capable managers to comprehend an enterprise Blockchain application’s practical development and implementation. Executives, project managers, and developers aligning their experience with this emerging technology need to be aware of the various Blockchain aspects and its governance and development.

Program Content

Blockchain Architecture 101 Course Content

Module 1 – Intro to Blockchain

  • What is a blockchain?
  • Layer 0, 1, 2
  • How does it work?
  • Immutability
  • Group Consensus
  • Wallets and Keys
  • Types of Blockchain Networks
  • Permissioned vs Permissionless
  • Pure vs Hybrid
  • Public Network vs Private Network
  • Interoperability
  • What is the history of blockchain?
  • Blockchain Use Cases
  • How do I know when to use blockchain?
  • When should I avoid blockchain?
  • On-Chain Data vs Off-Chain Data

Module 2 – Development Languages and Tools

  • Languages
  • Toolsets
  • Resources, knowledgebases, and head-starts

Module 3 – Consensus Deep Dive

  • What is the Byzantine’s Generals Problem?
  • Proof of Work
  • Proof of Stake
  • Delegated Proof of Stake
  • Alternative Consensus Mechanisms
  • Proof of Authority, Space, Importance, History, PoET
  • Participant Consensus (on permissioned platforms)

Module 4 – The Blockchain Trilemma

  • What is the Trilemma?
  • How can it be addressed? / how is it being addressed?

Module 5 – Blockchain Security Overview

  • What security benefits does blockchain bring?
  • What security concerns does blockchain introduce?

Blockchain Architecture 201 Course Content

Module 1. Blockchain Security Deep-Dive

  • Threats and Vulnerabilities
    • Smart Contract
    • Protocol level
    • Network level
    • Real world attack examples

Module 2 – The Regulatory Landscape

  • Government Regulations
  • Blockchain Legal Issues
  • Looking forward

Module 3 – Risk Management

  • Enterprise Risk
  • Geopolitical Risk
  • Market Risk
  • Reputational Risk
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Compliance Risk

Module 4 – Blockchain Solution Architecture Considerations

Modeled on sample solution design document

  • Executive Overview
  • Problem Statement
  • SMART Goals and the Definition of “Success”
  • Guiding Principles
  • Solution Design and Architecture
    • Platform Selection and Concerns
    • Network Considerations
    • Solution Design (Assets, Participants, Transactions, Queries, Events)
  • General Timeline of Events
  • Potential Risks
  • Data Dictionary

Module 5 – Blockchain Governance Concerns

  • Governing Shared IT Infrastructure
  • The “I’m okay, You’re okay” review process
  • Consortiums, DAOs, and decentralized governance models

Module 6 – Blockchain in the Real World

  • An overview of some real-world blockchain projects
  • What impact are they having?
  • Are there lessons that can be learned?

Blockchain Architecture 301 Course Content

Module 1 – The Lifecycle of a Blockchain Solution

  • Needs Analysis
    • Aligning Business Objectives with Technical Capabilities
  • Use Case Identification
    • What are the signs / ‘symptoms’ of a good use case?
    • How do I prioritize potential use cases?
  • PoC Design and Construction
    • Selecting language, tooling, and dev-ops procedures
    • Managing a PoC development effort
    • PoC Exit Criteria
  • Moving from PoC to MVP
    • MVP Release Planning

Module 2 – Consumer vs Enterprise Blockchain Use and Adoption

  • The Blockchain Iceberg
  • Enterprise Use Cases and Concerns

Module 3 – Identity Management and the Blockchain

  • What is SSI?
  • Why is SSI important?

Module 4 – Web 2.5

  • What is Web2?
  • What is Web3?
  • What does the future actually look like?

Module 5 – Blockchain Interoperability Deep-Dive

  • Integrating Blockchain with Blockchain
    • Integrating public/permissionless with private/permissioned
  • Integrating Blockchain with Centralized Technology
    • Databases and Blockchains
    • Blockchains & LOB systems

Module 6 – Blockchain Sustainability

  • Carbon Footprint
  • eWaste
  • Geopolitical sustainability issues
  • The threat of Quantum Computing?
  • Blockchain as Currency?

Module 7 – Where to go from here?

  • How to get started
    • Tech vs Non-tech
  • Certification(s)
  • The Web3 job market
  • Good sources of learning and additional information

LIVE WORKSHOP – 4 Hours – Offered on a monthly basis

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Program Info

  • Dates: Rolling Enrollment
  • Location: LIVE Instructor Led Online
  • Tuition: $795
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 16 Total Hours
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Additional Information

  • Module Quizzes and Knowledge Checks
  • Guest Lectures & Networking
  • Student Orientation
  • LIVE Online Instructor AMAs
  • Certification Exam Prep

Certification Competencies

Content within this course contributes to 10% to 20% of the Focus Areas as defined in three Web3 Certification Association (W3CB) Exam Competencies, including Blockchain Smart Contract Developer Level 1 Certification, Ethereum Developer Level 2 Certification, and Master Blockchain Developer Level 3 Certification.

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Certification Program Options


  • Introduction to Blockchain Scrum Master
  • Blockchain Development Decision
  • Introduction to DevOps
  • zk-SNARKS Essentials
  • Smart Contract Security
  • Solidity Smart Contract Developer (EVM)
  • Understanding L1 and L2 Blockchains
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Blockchain Solidity Smart Contract Developer Certification


  • Ethereum Enterprise Strategist
  • Setting up Your Ethereum Developer Environment
  • Ethereum DApp Developer
  • Blockchain Architecture 101
  • Blockchain Architecture 201
  • Scrum Methods for Blockchain
  • Scrum Master Architecting Solutions by Combining Agile Methodologies
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Ethereum Developer Certification Level 2


  • Prerequisite: Certified Blockchain Security Professional
  • Prerequisite: Blockchain Smart Contract Developer I
  • Prerequisite: One (1) Protocol Certification
  • Blockchain Architecture 301
  • Scaling Agile Solution for Blockchain to a team-of-teams
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Master Blockchain Developer Certification Level 3