CPD Certified Fundamentals of Blockchain Exam

Formalise your knowledge of Blockchain for just £47

People who have passed the CPD Certified Fundamentals of Blockchain exam demonstrate a firm understanding of the basics of Blockchain.

CPD certificate holders prove that they have a legitimate & indepedently verified understanding of Blockchain, including all of its periphery components, as outlined in the "Course Content" section below.

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About The Exam

30 Multiple Choice Questions

Your CPD Certified Fundamentals of Blockchain exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions, selected at random from a larger pool of questions spanning all of the topics outlined under the "Course Content" section listed at the bottom of this page.

Timed Assessment

Your CPD Certified Fundamentals of Blockchain exam will be time restricted to 20 minutes. And if you're unable to answer 30 questions before your alloted time runs out, you will be graded based on the questions you have been able to answer.

Instant Grading

On completion of your exam, you will recieve instant online grading, so you'll know whether or not you have passed immediately.

Pass Grade 70%

The pass grade for the CPD Certified Fundamentals of Blockchain exam is 70%, achieving a grade lower than this will require an exam resit.

Unlimited Resits

Your CPD Certified Fundamentals of Blockchain exam comes with unlimited resits. So if you do not happen to pass on your first attempt, you can review the learning material once more, and then resit the exam when you feel you are ready.

Downloadable Certificate

On the succssful completion of your exam you'll be presented with your CPD accredited certificate of achievement, which you can download and share with prospective employers to prove that you have a fundamental understanding of blockchain and it's periphery components.

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Course Content

A Fundamental Understanding of Blockchain

Before Blockchain
  • The World Wide Web
  • Laying the groundwork

  • Satoshi Nakamoto & Bitcoin
  • What are cryptocurrencies
  • Centralised, decentralised & hybrid cryptocurrencies
  • The advantages & disadvantages of cryptocurrencies
  • Double spending
  • Coins vs Tokens
  • Wallets
  • Exchanges

Cryptocurrency ICOs
  • ICO
  • An example of an ICO
  • ICO due diligence

  • Cryptography key terminology
  • Encryption
  • Encryption: Hashing
  • Encryption: Hashing verification
  • Encryption: Symmetric
  • Encryption: Asymmetric
  • An introduction to networks
  • Client-server / centralised networks
  • P2P / decentralised networks

  • Tiers of blockchain technology
  • Blockchain: Key terminology
  • What is Blockchain
  • Blockchain blocks: A set of records
  • Blockchain blocks: A Hash of the block
  • Blockchain blocks: A hash of the previous block

Blockchain Security
  • Blockchain security
  • Consensus algorithms
  • Proof-of-work
  • Proof-of-stake

Types of Blockchains
  • Types of blockchain
  • Public blockchains
  • Private blockchains
  • Consortium blockchains

Smart Contracts & Dapps
  • Smart contracts
  • Smart contracts: Example
  • Solidity
Blockchain - Major Contributors
  • Pioneers in Blockchain
  • Ethereum
  • Hyperledger

Blockchain Ecosystem & Use-cases
  • Blockchain ecosystem
  • Blockchain ecosystem: Currencies
  • Blockchain ecosystem: Fintechs
  • Blockchain in healthcare
  • 5 real world blockchain use-cases

Blockchain Applicability
  • Determining when to use blockchain

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