Online Short-Course | In collaboration with The Linux Foundation

Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications

Discover how distributed-ledger blockchain technologies are changing industries and what this emerging space means for you and your company.

Blockchain is a powerful distributed-ledger technology that is poised to revolutionise the way entire industries do business from supply chain tracking to real-estate transaction processing and everything in between. With that potential there is a lot of hype to contend with. This program will teach business professionals what blockchain is, possible use cases and applications to help them better understand blockchain landscape and how they might leverage this technology in their own industry.

Skills in blockchain are being reported as the top job-skill in demand. This program would provide a great first step in verifying candidates have fundamental understanding of blockchain technologies.

The Blockchain for Business Professional Certificate programme from The Linux Foundation includes the following courses:

Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications

Understand exactly what a blockchain is, its impact and potential for change around the world, and analyse use cases in technology, business, and enterprise products and institutions.

Blockchain for Business - An Introduction to Hyperledger Technologies

A primer to blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Learn how to start building blockchain applications with Hyperledger frameworks.

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No Need to Travel

15 January 2019

R1330.00

5-8 Weeks

3-4 hrs effort per week

What a blockchain is

Blockchain impact and potential for change around the world

Understand how blockchain is applied to all aspects of business

Demonstrate some of the immediate blockchain use cases in technology, business, and enterprise products and institutions

Chapter 1. Introduction to Blockchain This section covers some of the technical aspects that comprise a blockchain and explain why blockchain is different and “works” in comparison with technologies of the past.

Chapter 2. Governance and Consensus This section covers the various methods of blockchain governance that currently exist in the marketplace as well as how consensus fits into governance. It also covers various levels of governance and how it works with both public and permissioned blockchains.

Chapter 3. Blockchain Problem Solving This section takes a look at the very specific features of blockchain that solve problems that have been difficult to solve in the past with more centralized architectures.

Chapter 4. Blockchain Use Cases This section covers various use cases of blockchain. It examines the problem, and then depicts a blockchain use case that solves the problem. Final Exam

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