Question of the Day. What Blockchain Certifications should I take to get enabled in Blockchain? Here is what I am aware.
Over the last month or two I have been “pinged” by several connections and non connections are getting certified in Blockchain. So I figured here is a list of certifications that I have or have noticed. Ill give you a short description and thoughts on the value of the certification. Honestly, Ive not taken any that have had a high level of effort put in to them. However, that appears to be changing. Read Below.
The Blockchain Council.
The Blockchain Council has been around for a while and is ran from overseas. They have numerous certifications (Accreditations really), Certified Blockchain Expert, Certified Ethereum Expert, and at least five more, I have taken the Certified Blockchain Expert (CBE) and it was fairly straight forward online. The only thing suggestion is that they need to edit the exams and remove the numerous errors in grammar. Clearly, English is not their first language or their from the hills of West Virginia.
Cost: $99.00 for the course and certification.
Crypto Currency Certification Consortium. (C4)
C4 has been around a while as well and have taken the CBP exam. Its straight forward and timed quite agressively. I did not see any grammar errors. Whats neat is that you have to pay for the exam with Bitcoin so you have to be able to send this to there wallet…(At least when I took it) . Sort of like eating your own dog food to take the exam. Unlike the others that require fiat currency..
A Certified Bitcoin Professional is knowledgeable about the Bitcoin blockchain, Bitcoin transactions, and how the Bitcoin network operates. CBPs are able to apply Bitcoin technology to their professional area of expertise and understand privacy aspects, double-spending, and other issues that relate to the currency.
Cost: Examination Fee, App Fee and Renewal Fee. Perhaps they could add on another fee..
Exam $99.99, App Fee $34.99 and Renewal Fee $34.99
CIO Foundational Certification
This is one of the gigs that require you take the workshop to get the certification. They also charge for the certification as well. Clearly, targeted towards a C Level Audience. I have not taken the training nor certification but its apparently high priced.
Exam Cost is around $200. Workshop required.
Blockchain Training Alliance
Perhaps the most professionally looking website around Blockchain. Ive not taken any of their courses or certifications. There is one differentiator that they have over the others in my opinion. They have partnered with Pearson to deliver the following exams in a proctoring center which is the way a certification should be delivered. Clearly, if they invested in going with Pearson (Takes a significant investment of resources and time) then the content is likely quality as well.
I am most excited about the Blockchain Solutions Architect Certification since that is what I focus on.
Check out my Pearson Safari Class to get CBSA Certified https://www.safaribooksonline.com/videos/certified-blockchain-solution/9780135411841
Below are the certifications that you can take around . Cost is $300 for each.
1. BTA Certified Blockchain Developer — Hyperledger Fabric (CBDH)
2. Certified Blockchain Solution Architect (CBSA)
3. Certified Blockchain Developer — Ethereum (CBDE)
If there are other certification that you think is worth our time let me know. Id lover to review them..
The Cloud Tech Guy