Blockchain Certification Course


This comprehensive course, combined with Odigia’s Learning Tools, has everything you need to become a Certified Blockchain Specialist.

About the course

Certified Blockchain Professional Curriculum 

ABSTRACT: With all of the buzzwords flying around, it can be difficult to separate Blockchain hype from business reality. This foundational curriculum will enable candidates to understand the essential concepts of the distributed ledger, relevant Blockchain terminology, and real world Blockchain use cases and technical considerations.
This course explores the concept of anonymous consensus and how it is essential to ensuring that the blocks in a Blockchain contain the single version of the truth, as well as learning the mechanics of Blockchain validation and how consensus can eliminate errors that otherwise require third-party reconciliation. How identities work inside of Blockchain and the dependencies that Oracles have on Smart Contracts are covered in detail. A multi-dimensional review of Tokens and Tokenization are detailed. Industry examples and emerging applications, blockchain technologies, and approaches to deploying blockchain will be the focus of this course. At the end of this course candidates will be prepared to engage in the technical management responsibilities necessary to lead a blockchain initiative.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Business Analysts, Team Leaders, Project Managers, Database Administrators, Programmers, anyone in need of understanding Blockchain at a business level.


DURATION: 40 Hours

TESTING: 100 Point Test at the end of each module and a 300-point final certification exam. A score of 80% or higher is needed to move on to the next module.

       This course includes:


3+ hours

lecture videos


quiz questions


certification exam

What will I learn?

Introduction to Blockchain

Start with the basics: what is blockchain, how blockchain works, identity eTransactions, and Smart contracts. 

Understanding Consensus

Learn what makes blockchain unique: proof of work, proof of stake, ripple protocol, plus 7 more consensus algorithms.

Making Blockchain Better

Technology that impacts blockchain: Proof of Proof, segregated witness, side chains, oracles. 

Real World Blockchains and Use Cases

Leading Blockchains and Use Cases: Bitcoin, Ethereum, 6 other blockchains analyzed, 4 use cases examined.

Blockchain Certification Course Outline

Module 1: What is Blockchain?

Section 1.1 – Introduction: A Welcome From the Founder, Paul Tatro

Section 1.2 – Definition

Section 1.3 – What Problem does Blockchain Solve

Section 1.4 – Types of Blockchains

Section 1.5 – Blockchain Advantages

Module 2: How Blockchain works

Section 2.1 – What is Hashing?

Section 2.2 – Characteristics of a Hash

Section 2.3 – Secure Hash Algorithm 256

Section 2.4 – The Solved Hash

Section 2.5 – Connecting Blocks

Section 2.6 – Distributed blockchain

Section 2.7 – Blockchain for Tokens

Section 2.8 – Merkle Root

Module 3: Digital Identities and Transactions

Section 3.1 – What is a Digital Signature?

Section 3.2 – What is Asymmetric Cryptography?

Section 3.3 – Digital Signature VS. Handwritten Signature

Section 3.4 – Types of Keys in a Digital Signature

Section 3.5 – Digital Signature Workflow

Section 3.6 – Digital Signature for Bitcoin

Module 4: Gaining Consensus and Proof of Work Alternatives

Section 4.1 – What is Consensus?

Section 4.2 – The General Consensus Approach

Section 4.3 – The Elements of Consensus

Section 4.4 – Objective of Different Consensus Algorithms

Section 4.5 – Mining Proof of Work

Section 4.6 – Proof of Work Process Flow

Section 4.7 – What does Proof of Work do with Consensus?

Module 5: Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance and Proof of Stake

Section 5.1 – Are Proof of Work Alternatives Needed?

Section 5.2 – Perceived Issues with Proof of Work

Section 5.3 – Byzantine Generals Problem

Section 5.4 – Practice Byzantine Fault Tolerance

Section 5.5 –  Ripple Protocol Consensus Algorithm

Section 5.6  – RPCA – Unique Node Lists (NULs)

Section 5.7  – RPCA – Process Flow

Section 5.8 – Proof of Stake

Section 5.9 – Proof of Stake Flow

Module 6: Other Proofs

Section 6.1 – Proof of Elapsed Time (POET)

Section 6.2 – Proof of Elapsed Time Flow

Section 6.3 – Proof of Activity

Section 6.4 – Proof of Activity Workflow

Section 6.5 – Proof of Burn

Section 6.6 – Proof of Burn Flow

Section 6.7 – Proof of Capacity

Section 6.8 – Proof of Capacity Process Flow

Section 6.9 – Proofs Summary

Module 7: Proof of Proof and Segregated Witness

Section 7.1 – Proof of Proof

Section 7.2 – Poof of Proof Advantages

Section 7.3 – Consensus Blockchains

Section 7.4 – Proof of Proof Processing Goals

Section 7.5 – Proof of Proof Processing Flow

Section 7.6 – Proof of Proof Attack Prevention

Section 7.7 – Segregated Witness

Section 7.8 – Sidechains

Section 7.9 – Sidechain Process Flow

Module 8: Smart Contracts and Oracles

Section 8.1 – Smart Contracts

Section 8.2 – Smart Contract Characteristics

Section 8.3 – Paper VS. Coded Contracts

Section 8.4 – Oracles

Section 8.5 – Challenges for Oracles

Section 8.6 – Types of Oracle Information

Section 8.7 – Software-based Oracle Flow

Section 8.8 – Consensus-based Oracle Flow

Section 8.9 – Hardware-based Oracle Flow

Section 8.10 – Smart Contract Process Flow

=Module 9: Leading Blockchains

Section 9.1 – Blockchain Pedigree

Section 9.2 – Bitcoin Summary

Section 9.3 – Ethereum Summary

Section 9.4 – Distributed Applications

Section 9.5 – Casper Proof of Stake

Section 9.6 – Casper Process Flow

Section 9.7 – Multichain Summary

Section 9.8 – Hyperledger Summary

Section 9.9 – Ripple Summary

Section 9.10 – EOS Summary

Section 9.11 – EOS Blockchain Operating System Features

Section 9.12 – Delegated Proof of Stake

Section 9.13 – Delegated Proof of Stake Workflow

Section 9.14 – Evolving Blockchain Summary

Module 10: Sample Applications and the Future

Section 10.1 – Deciding on Blockchain – Evaluation Criteria

Section 10.2 – Financial Application – Typical Senario

Section 10.3 – Financial Application – Blockchain Senario

Section 10.4 – Possible Financial Application with Blockchain 

Section 10.5 – Provenance Tracking Application – Typical Senario

Section 10.6 – Provenance Tracking Application – Blockchain Senario

Section 10.7 – Possible Provenance Application with Blockchain

Section 10.8 – Data Notary Application – Typical Senario

Section 10.9 – Data Notary Application – Blockchain Senario

Section 10.10 – Possible Data Notary Application with Blockchain

Section 10.11 – The Added Business Value of Blockchain

Section 10.12 – Internet of Things and Blockchain

Section 10.13 – Three Challenges of Blockchain Adoption

Section 10.14 – Blockchain is not for Everything

Section 10.15 – Conclusion

About the book

Blockchain Unchained 

Blockchain is indeed a revolutionary capability that put a new spin on how applications could be built going forward. This is why it is impossible to browse the Internet, pick up a newspaper or magazine and not see a headline referencing Blockchain.

One day, Blockchain will be so mainstream that its skeleton will disappear in the same way that electrical wires are part of every wall, but no one notices anymore. But, before then, you should learn what Blockchain is and how it works. Paul Tatro’s groundbreaking new book, Blockchain Unchained: The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Blockchain, will help you do exactly that.

About the author:

Paul Tatro

Paul A. Tatro is the founder of Blockchain U Online, an Amazon #1 bestselling author, and a software executive with core skills in education, international expansion, sales, sales support, curriculum development, and operational management. 

He has been a member of four start-up teams with two of the start-ups publicly traded on Nasdaq and has extensive experience in Blockchain, public safety, retail, banking, and telecom verticals with enterprise software, first responder, and offender management solutions.

Paul lives with his wife of 40 years, Pam, in Michigan.

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