If you ask some people, they’ll tell you that blockchain technology — an entirely reimagined approach to records, ledgers, and authentication that is helping to protect trust in transactions — is as dramatic as the creation of the Internet. Countless organizations across industries are aligning around it and there is huge demand for training and certification focused on the tools and building blocks that drive the blockchain ecosystem.
The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project has created many of these key tools and is providing leadership around these complex technologies. At top business schools ranging from Berkeley to Wharton, students are flocking to classes on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Additionally, job postings related to blockchain and Hyperledger are taking off, with knowledge in these areas translating into opportunity.
“In the span of only a year or two, blockchain has gone from something seen only as related to cryptocurrencies to a necessity for businesses across a wide variety of industries,” said The Linux Foundation’s Clyde Seepersad, General Manager, Training & Certification, in introducing the course Blockchain: Understanding its Uses and Implications. “Providing a free introductory course designed not only for technical staff but business professionals will help improve understanding of this important technology, while offering a certificate program through edX will enable professionals from all over the world to clearly demonstrate their expertise.”
Hyperledger offers numerous other training and certification options, and its certifications are respected across industries. The project has just introduced a new certification for Hyperledger Fabric and also offers certification for Hyperledger Sawtooth—with both platforms playing central roles in the blockchain ecosystem.
The following courses are key to building your blockchain and Hyperledger skills:
Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications (LFS170) — Understand exactly what a blockchain is, its impact and potential for change around the world, and analyze use cases in technology, business, and enterprise products and institutions.
Blockchain for Business – An Introduction to Hyperledger Technologies (LFS171) — This course offers a primer to blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Learn how to start building blockchain applications with Hyperledger frameworks.
Hyperledger Fabric Fundamentals (LFD271) — Teaches the fundamental concepts of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.
Hyperledger Fabric Administration (LFS272) — This course will provide a deeper understanding of the Hyperledger Fabric network and how to administer and interact with chaincode, manage peers, operate basic CA-level functions, and much more. It will help prepare you to pass the Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator (CHFA) exam.
Hyperledger Sawtooth Administration (LFS273) — This course offers insight into the installation, configuration, component lifecycle, and permissioning-related information of a Hyperledger Sawtooth network. It will help prepare you to pass the Hyperledger Sawtooth Administration exam.