• 4 weeks

  • 3-4 hours per week

  • Flexible learning

THIS CERTIFICATION IS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO:

  • Understand blockchain security threats.

  • Perform blockchain threat modeling and vulnerability assessments.

  • Design and develop secure blockchain systems and distributed applications.

"Over 88% of senior executives believe that blockchain technology will eventually achieve mainstream adoption." Deloitte, 2020

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed to provide a solid grounding in both theoretical and practical blockchain security.  Through discussion of threats to each layer of the blockchain ecosystem and examples and case studies, you will learn about the main threats to blockchain security and be provided with the tools necessary to assess the security of blockchain systems.


WHAT YOU GET IN THE CERTIFIED BLOCKCHAIN SECURITY EXPERT COURSE

Blockchain security is increasingly being adopted for enterprise use.  As valuable data and functionality is entrusted to blockchain systems, it is essential to ensure that these systems are secure.

A solid grounding in blockchain security is a valuable asset for any role associated with blockchain technology.  Incorporating security into business planning, architectural design, and software development is essential to ensuring that systems relying on blockchain technology are operational, reliable, and secure.

We at 101Blockchains will equip you with a solid understanding of blockchain security threats and design considerations.  This will help you to make the right decisions when selecting, designing, or implementing a blockchain solution.

Register now for this career-boosting opportunity, prepare for your professional future, and join the blockchain revolution!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

MODULE 1: Introduction to the Blockchain 

A fundamental understanding of blockchain technology is essential for understanding blockchain security.  This module discusses some of the fundamental concepts of blockchain technology.

  • Lesson 1: Blockchain Basics
  • Lesson 2: Structure of the Blockchain
  • Lesson 3: The Blockchain’s Blocks
  • Lesson 4: The “Chains” of the Blockchain

MODULE 2: Threat Modeling for the Blockchain

Threat modeling is a useful tool for categorizing and discussing cybersecurity threats.  This module walks through the construction of a threat model designed for blockchain security threats.

  • Lesson 1: Benefits of Threat Modeling for Cybersecurity
  • Lesson 2: The Multi-Layered Blockchain Ecosystem
  • Lesson 3: Introduction to the STRIDE Threat Modeling Framework
  • Lesson 4: Building a Blockchain Threat Model

MODULE 3: Fundamentals Blockchain Cryptography

Blockchain systems are designed to transfer trust from a centralized organization to cryptographic algorithms.  Understanding how these algorithms work and their security assumptions is crucial to understanding the security of blockchain environments.

  • Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Blockchain Cryptography
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to Public Key Cryptography
  • Lesson 3: Public Key Cryptography in the Blockchain
  • Lesson 4: Security of Public Key Cryptography
  • Lesson 5: Introduction to Hash Functions
  • Lesson 6: Hash Functions in the Blockchain
  • Lesson 7: Security of Hash Functions

MODULE 4: Consensus Algorithm Security

Consensus algorithms are essential to maintaining a shared, distributed, and decentralized digital ledger.  This module looks at two of the most common consensus algorithms and how they can be targeted by an attacker.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Blockchain Consensus Algorithms
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to Proof of Work
  • Lesson 3: Attacking Proof of Work
  • Lesson 4: Introduction to Proof of Stake
  • Lesson 5: Attacking Proof of Stake

MODULE 5: Blockchain Node and Network Security

This module highlights the differences between theoretical and real-world security of blockchain systems.  When blockchain environments are implemented on computers and networks, new attack vectors and security issues are introduced.

  • Lesson 1: Implementing the Blockchain
  • Lesson 2: Attacking Blockchain Nodes
  • Lesson 3: Attacking Blockchain Networks

MODULE 6: Smart Contract Securtiy

Smart contracts enable the development of programs that run on the blockchain.   This module explores some of the most common vulnerabilities that have been discovered in smart contracts.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Smart Contract Security
  • Lesson 2: General Programming Vulnerabilities
  • Lesson 3: Blockchain-Specific Vulnerabilities
  • Lesson 4: Platform-Specific Vulnerabilities

MODULE 7: Testing Blockchain Systems

This module discusses some of the important considerations that should be kept in mind while evaluating blockchain systems.  A real-world case study is provided as an example of how these different factors can lead to a hack of a blockchain platform.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Blockchain Testing
  • Lesson 2: Architectural Considerations
  • Lesson 3: Design Considerations
  • Lesson 4: Implementation Errors

MODULE 8: Enterprise Blockchain Security

This last module provides an introduction to some of the leading enterprise blockchain platforms, Corda and Hyperledger.  It provides a description of how these projects are designed and some of their features that impact the security of the digital ledger.

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Enterprise Blockchain Platforms
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to Corda
  • Lesson 3: Corda Security Considerations
  • Lesson 4: Introduction to Hyperledger
  • Lesson 5: Hyperledger Security Considerations

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from the instructor

    • How to use this course

    • Before you start...

    • Download Course Presentation

  • 2

    Module 1: Introduction to the Blockchain

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: Blockchain Basics

    • Lesson 2: Structure of the Blockchain

    • Lesson 3: The Blockchain’s Blocks

    • Lesson 4: The “Chains” of the Blockchain

    • Summary

    • Interactive Exercise

  • 3

    Module 2: Threat Modeling for the Blockchain

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: Benefits of Threat Modeling for Cybersecurity

    • Lesson 2: The Multi-Layered Blockchain Ecosystem

    • Lesson 3: Introduction to the STRIDE Threat Modeling Framework

    • Lesson 4: Building a Blockchain Threat Model

    • Summary

    • Interactive Exercise

  • 4

    Module 3: Fundamentals Blockchain Cryptography

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Blockchain Cryptography

    • Lesson 2: Introduction to Public Key Cryptography

    • Lesson 3: Public Key Cryptography in the Blockchain

    • Lesson 4: Security of Public Key Cryptography

    • Lesson 5: Introduction to Hash Functions

    • Lesson 6: Hash Functions in the Blockchain

    • Lesson 7: Security of Hash Functions

    • Summary

    • Interactive Exercise

  • 5

    Module 4: Consensus Algorithm Security

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: Introduction to Blockchain Consensus Algorithms

    • Lesson 2: Introduction to Proof of Work

    • Lesson 3: Attacking Proof of Work

    • Lesson 4: Introduction to Proof of Stake

    • Lesson 5: Attacking Proof of Stake

    • Summary

    • Interactive Exercise

  • 6

    Module 5: Blockchain Node and Network Security

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: Implementing the Blockchain

    • Lesson 2: Attacking Blockchain Nodes

    • Lesson 3: Attacking Blockchain Networks

    • Summary

    • Interactive Exercise

  • 7

    Module 6: Smart Contract Security

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: Introduction to Smart Contract Security

    • Lesson 2: General Programming Vulnerabilities

    • Lesson 3: Blockchain-Specific Vulnerabilities

    • Lesson 4: Platform-Specific Vulnerabilities

    • Summary

    • Interactive Exercise

  • 8

    Module 7: Testing Blockchain Systems

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: Introduction to Blockchain Testing

    • Lesson 2: Architectural Considerations

    • Lesson 3: Design Considerations

    • Lesson 4: Implementation Errors

    • Summary

    • Interactive Exercise

  • 9

    Module 8: Enterprise Blockchain Security

    • Introduction

    • Lesson 1: Introduction to Enterprise Blockchain Platforms

    • Lesson 2: Introduction to Corda

    • Lesson 3: Corda Security Considerations

    • Lesson 4: Introduction to Hyperledger

    • Lesson 5: Hyperledger Security Considerations

    • Summary

    • Interactive Exercise

  • 10

    Certification and next steps

    • Certified Blockchain Security Expert Course Evaluation

    • Certifcation Process

    • Final Exam

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Bonus Material

    Exclusive, in-depth interviews with the world's top enterprise blockchain experts

  • Respected Certificate

    Official completion certificate: Printable Diploma & LinkedIn accreditation

  • Personal Guidance

    Weekly Training Spreadsheet, Email Guidance, and Premium Support

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

After months of training and research about blockchain, I've finally found a Blockchain Certification Program that is focused on the business aspect.

Diego Geroni, Z&A Consulting SCS

"The Enterprise Blockchain Professional Certification Program is a valuable source of skills and practical knowledge for any industry professional. I would like to express my appreciation for 101 Blockchains’ well-structured and practical online course content! Using common management and business concepts, it delivers so much, especially the many different use cases that can be applied straight away. Recommend this Professional Certification to any individual and organization who wants to innovate with trust and transparency in this new era of business digitalization."

I recommend taking this course for any professional willing to add value to his company/business

Lamine Zenakhri, COO, Integra Technosystems

"The Enterprise Blockchain Professional course held by 101 Blockchains has proven to be very well taught and organized, it uses simple language for people who have very little knowledge in technical issues related to Blockchain to make them understand the technical aspects of the different Blockchain platforms. This course is dedicated to professionals who want to leverage their company's capabilities and value by using and adopting solutions based on Blockchain Technology. At the end of course, I feel I have a much clearer understanding of blockchain technology, and the different platforms use cases, and how each platform can solve specific problems. The course platform is well organized, stable and easy to use. I personally recommend taking this course for any professional willing to add value to his company/business"

I am recommending!

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"101 Blockchains helped me get up to speed on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Practical information from people with hands on experience coupled with state of the art infographics. I am recommending!"

Good structure and easy to understand!

Markus Einert, Head of Business Support, Deutsche Telekom

"Very good training for basic Blockchain understanding + deeper insights in specific topics. I like this structure's setup and practical examples."

I highly recommend it

Jackie Burgoa, Senior Digital Strategist, TREM Group

"If you are interested in the paradigm shift and business disruption blockchain technology is creating, then this certification course is for you. I have spent quite sometime reserching blockchain and although there is a lot of information out there, there is no doubt this course brings it all together. It is well organized. It is clear in its delivery and obviously a lot of thought went into it. I highly recommend it."

All business leaders should do this course

Peter Lee, Workplace Transformation Leader, Singapore

"The Certified Enterprise Blockchain Professional course make a complex subject easy to understand and it allowed me to learn at my own pace, at my own time. I found the course contents to be just right, covering the basic fundamentals enough for business users to understand the concept, then going into the characteristics of the various blockchain platforms, and capping off with how and which industries are using this technology. Enrico does a great job explaining the blockchain basics and I like the postman analogy which is very easy to grasp. The course has cleared up some earlier misconceptions I had about blockchain, and I am now better informed and confident to apply it in my business. I recommend this course to all business leaders as blockchain will be another tool in your toolbox that you will be using in the near future."

Easy to Understand!

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"101 Blockchains makes blockchain simple. Their content is easy to understand and spot-on accurate. They are a trusted source for blockchain education for anyone, with or without technical background. I often recommend 101 Blockchains to my friends, acquaintances, and clients who are just diving into blockchain digital transformation."

Certificate is essential to my growth efforts!

Bartholomeus van den Bergh, CEO, Meiermarken GmbH

"Insights from 101 Blockchains were quick and easy to understand from the very start. And the Enterprise Blockchain Professional course was a great way to give me an up-to-date good grounding in the basics of Blockchain. This certificate is essential to my growth efforts."

WHY LEARN BLOCKCHAIN WITH US?

  • TRUSTED

  • STRATEGIC

  • PRACTICAL

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

  • Software Architects & Engineers

  • Software Developers & IT Managers

  • Enterprise & Cloud Architects

  • CIOs & IT Managers

  • Blockchain Developers

CLOSE THE SKILLS GAP

The Certified Blockchain Security Expert course was created to give students the right set of practical skills to leverage the high demand for blockchain engineers, developers and IT practitioners.

LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE

Experience flexible online learning supported with structured modules.

 

Learn from industry experts who will share their knowledge and experience with you

Senior Instructor

Howard Poston

Howard is a cybersecurity researcher specializing in cryptography. He has several years of experience in researching, teaching, and speaking about blockchain security topics. Howard can be reached via his website at howardposton.com

Certified Blockchain Security Expert (CBSE) Certification FAQs

  • Can anyone sign up for the course?

    Yes! This course is open for every professional that wants to become a Blockchain Security Expert. This course is designed to provide software architects, engineers, software developers, IT managers, enterprise and cloud architects, Blockchain Security Professionals, Blockchain Solutions Architects, Blockchain Developers, Smart Contract Developers, advanced knowledge and the skillset required for successful enterprise blockchain implementation.

  • What is included in the CBSE certification course?

    The CBSE certification course contains four weeks of training materials to help candidates prepare effectively for the Certified Blockchain Security Expert certification by 101 Blockchains. The course features three to four one-hour sessions each week to allow opportunities for flexible learning to all aspiring candidates. Candidates also get access to bonus training material and guidance by top enterprise blockchain experts to prepare effectively for the 101 Blockchains CBSE certification exam.

  • Is there any recommended prerequisite for the CBSE certification exam?

    Candidates should note that 101 Blockchains does not present any specific prerequisites for the Certified Blockchain Security Expert certification exam. Any professional aspiring to learn the fundamentals and implementation of enterprise blockchain security can enroll in the 101 Blockchains CBSE certification course. However, a prior understanding of security fundamentals and the importance of blockchain security can be helpful in the learning process.

  • What are the important domains covered in the CBSE certification exam?

    The 101 Blockchains CBSE certification course is a comprehensive resource designed to help all candidates prepare effectively for the certification exam. The CBSE certification exam tests the knowledge, skills, and abilities of candidates in the following areas - Blockchain introduction, Blockchain threat modeling, Basics of blockchain cryptography, Security practices with consensus algorithms, Blockchain node and network security, Security practices with smart contracts, Testing of blockchain systems, and Enterprise blockchain security.

  • Is there validity to the Certified Blockchain Security Expert certification?

    No, the Certified Blockchain Security Expert (CBSE) is a credential given by 101 Blockchains, a world-leading and trusted provider of research and training in the field of Enterprise Blockchain. The certification is granted upon completion of all the course requirements and will add significant value to your professional profile, especially for those pursuing a career in the Blockchain field.

  • What is the format of the Certified Blockchain Security Expert (CBSE) certification exam?

    The Certified Blockchain Security Expert (CBSE) exam consists of 20 Multiple-Choice questions.

  • How many attempts can I make for the certification exam?

    We grant unlimited attempts to pass the certification exam.

  • What is the passing score for the Certified Blockchain Security Expert (CBSE) certification exam?

    You need to score a minimum of 70% to pass the Certified Blockchain Security Expert (CBSE) certification exam.

  • How much time will I get to complete the 101 Blockchains CBSE Certification course?

    The 101 Blockchains CBSE Certification course contains learning materials with a total duration of 15 hours. Candidates can commit three to four hours each week to learn and prepare for the CBSE Certification exam with this 101 Blockchains CBSE training course, and complete the course in almost four weeks. However, the 101 Blockchains CBSE certification training course is available with unlimited access for one year. Therefore, candidates could rewatch the CBSE certification course online video lectures for a whole year and strengthen their knowledge for the exam.

  • How do 101 Blockchains give a guarantee to pass the Certified Blockchain Security Expert certification exam through the CBSE training course?

    The 101 Blockchains CBSE certification training course not only focuses on comprehensive coverage of all exam objectives but also on providing reliable guidance and support for all candidates. The personalized attention to the needs of each candidate through a weekly spreadsheet and guidance through emails delivers a competitive advantage to the preparation of all candidates registering for the 101Blockchain CBSE certification training course. Also, top industry experts have contributed their inputs in the creation of the CBSE certification training course. Therefore, the 101 Blockchains CBSE certification course ensures the success of all candidates.

  • What are the abilities validated in the CBSE certification exam?

    The Certified Blockchain Security Expert certification exam by 101 Blockchains tests the in-depth understanding of threats to blockchain security. The certification also validates the fluency of candidates in addressing critical tasks for blockchain threat modeling and assessment of vulnerabilities. With CBSE certification, you will also get recognition for the skills and knowledge of best practices for the design and development of blockchain systems and distributed applications with desired levels of security.

  • What are the important topics for the CBSE certification exam?

    The important topics in the CBSE certification exam include the following- Structure of blockchain, Multi-layered blockchain ecosystem, Development of blockchain threat model, Basics of blockchain cryptography, Public-key cryptography and hash functions, Proof of Work and Proof of Stake, Attacks on blockchain nodes and blockchain networks, Smart contract security and vulnerabilities, Blockchain testing, Architectural and design considerations, Enterprise blockchain platform security, and Corda and Hyperledger security considerations.

  • What are the roles and responsibilities of a Certified Blockchain Security Expert?

    The primary responsibility of a Certified Blockchain Security Expert is to leverage their understanding of blockchain security and related concepts for ensuring the security of valuable data and functionalities entrusted to blockchain systems. The CBSE-certified candidates will also have to incorporate blockchain security into various aspects such as business planning, solution development, and architectural design. Most importantly, the Certified Blockchain Security Expert has to ensure the best use of their fluency and knowledge of blockchain security threats and design concerns for ensuring desired specifications of security, operations, and reliability in blockchain systems.

  • What are the benefits of CBSE certification for my career?

    The rising adoption of blockchain technology has been one of the foremost reasons to pursue blockchain certifications by renowned vendors. 101 Blockchains has earned considerable credibility in blockchain technology education and research, and the CBSE certification aligns with the reputation of 101 Blockchains in the blockchain professional community. An industry-leading blockchain security certification can provide an adequate boost to the career prospects of many aspiring enterprise blockchain security professionals.

  • What are the reasons to emphasize the importance of CBSE certification in the existing market?

    Many enterprises realize the value of blockchain technology in the existing market. The technology has surpassed all myths and misconceptions to become a futuristic trend that is in the hands of enterprises right now. Therefore, the design of large-scale blockchain systems also points out the need for blockchain security to safeguard crucial and sensitive data and other functionalities of blockchain systems. Therefore, there could be no better time than now to focus on the importance of CBSE certification as tangible proof of the blockchain security skills of an individual. The certification helps candidates strengthen their skills in blockchain security while helping enterprises choose the right candidates for safeguarding their blockchain infrastructure.

  • Can I purchase an exam voucher from 101 Blockchains?

    Yes, aspiring candidates can purchase an exam voucher for the Certified Blockchain Security Expert certification on 101 Blockchains for $399, which also provides the access to the CBSE certification training course and other learning materials required for the CBSE certification exam.

  • Will I receive certification from 101 Blockchains?

    Yes, you will get certified as a Certified Blockchain Security Expert by 101 Blockchains when you complete all the course requirements, including the exam and a hands-on assignment. It’s a global recognition that will classify you as a worldwide Certified Enterprise Blockchain Security Expert.

  • Will I get expert support for my queries?

    Yes, our team of experts is available 24/7 to resolve any queries. You can also join our LinkedIn Community and connect with experts and learners.

  • How to prepare for the CBSE certification exam?

    The candidate needs to prepare themselves by following the recommended path for the CBSE certification preparation. First, take note of the exam objectives for the 101 Blockchains CBSE certification exam along with all the modules and sub-topics in the exam. Next, create a well-designed and reasonable preparation plan with achievable milestones. Now you can register for the CBSE certification exam on 101 Blockchains and start preparing with the CBSE training course.

  • What is the average salary of a Certified Blockchain Enterprise Expert?

    According to Intelletec.com, the average annual salary of a blockchain security engineer is approx. $200,000.

  • I am a non-technical/fresher candidate; Can I take the CBSE certification exam?

    Yes, non-technical or fresher candidates can take the CBSE certification exam, albeit with the condition of fulfilling all the 101 Blockchains CBSE certification training course requirements before the exam.