What courses you may take to master blockchain

8 June 2018

In a modern world of exponentially invading cryptography and decentralized network technologies the list of top upscale specialties is added with qualifications and skills in blockchain and distributed ledger. Jered Kenna, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tradehill and Money & Tech, notes that skilled blockchain experts may have an income netting more than $200,000 a year.

He says that the market lacks qualified blockchain professionals with the demand growing sharply, and existing experts often receive up to five job offers every day.

What courses are there?

As the employment market suffices blockchain developers and other associated specialists, an increasing number of universities and companies are coming on stage with their training offerings to meet the growing demand in the profession. Some courses are free of charge and some may cost on average $10 thousand. Universities offer their own full-time programs for students either as a standalone course or within the framework of a more general technical curriculum.

Coursera

CourseraCoursera was founded by Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, professors of Stanford University, as a venture-backed educational technology company operating as a kind of intermediary for enthusiasts seeking to obtain education in various technological fields. Through Coursera students may apply for a number of programs offered at the universities in the United States and other countries, including Switzerland.

Through Coursera applicants may consider a possibility to take a course titled ‘Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies’ offered by Princeton University. This is a comprehensive program focusing on such topics as general idea of Crypto and Cryptocurrencies, decentralization achieved by Bitcoin, Mechanics of Bitcoin, instructions and guidance on how to use and store Bitcoin, Bitcoin mining, regulatory questions and other issues. The program is a 11-week training course delivered in English.

Udemy

UdemyUdemy is another online platform focused on connecting tutors and students, which is its key differentiator from conventional educational programs offered by colleges and universities. Udemy provides content created by tutors to sell it for profit, offering various instruments and tools for users to create their own course and earn money from tuition fees.

Through Udemy, beginners may take a course titled ‘Blockchain Technology: A Guide To The Blockchain Ecosystem’, upon the completion of which students will have complete understanding of the operating principles of blockchain and all related aspects. Besides, students will be able to understand the blockchain technology and the ecosystem as a whole.

The course includes 1 hour video on demand, 1 article, full permanent access, mobile and TV access and a Certificate of Completion. The course costs $19.99, but at the moment it is offered at a discounted price of $9.99. The money return guarantee is 30 days.

Cornell Blockchain

Cornell BlockchainCornell Blockchain is a project created by Cornell University, a private and statutory Ivy League university based in Ithaca, New York. Cornell Blockchain provides educational programs with certification in the fields of blockchain technologies. The educational course covers such topics as Introduction to Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Markets, The principle of Bitcoin and Blockchain operation, Mining, Types of Blockchain, Understanding Consensus, Bitcoin and Ethereum, Altcoins and others.

RMIT

RMITThe Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) was founded in 1887 by Francis Ormond, a Scottish-born Australian pastoralist, member of the Parliament of Victoria and philanthropist in the areas of education and religion. The University is located in Melbourne, Victoria. The University is one of the most upscale educational institutions across the Australian continent.

It has become the first university in the country to provide a program of training blockchain technology to students. The program includes an 8-week short online course developed jointly with Accenture, a blockchain focused company, and Stone and Chalk, an independent fintech hub. The students will have an opportunity to learn more about blockchain and how to use it for the benefit of a business.

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