INSTITUTE
Berkeley

STARTING DATE
TBD

FEE
3850 ₺ + VAT

DURATION
6 Weeks

DELIVERY PARTNER
Pearson Turkey

ESTIMATED EFFORT
3-5 Hours per week

About This Course

Bitcoin has been a buzzword for a while, but very few have taken the chances to take a plunge. This can be attributed to lack of awareness on the technical mechanisms of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. There is a plethora of opportunities related to ICOs, provided the right technical foundation has been set up.

Would you like to understand the technicalities of Cryptocurrencies and apply it to your own work floor or personal life? Take part in this professional certification program offered by Berkeley in collaboration with PearsonX. PearsonX offers more than the theoretical concept of the ICO – we provide you with the support necessary to learn the basics of Python, one of the most progressive programming languages, in order to empower you to create your own Blockchains. This course is truly a revolutionary offering that is ready to welcome technology lovers onboard for an exciting journey that will drive the change and innovation in today’s economy.

What You Will Learn

You will have opportunities to learn about cryptographic hash functions, Bitcoin Script, privacy, and hash commitment schemes, as well as its roots in the Cypherpunk movement and Libertarian ideals.

The interactive in-class sessions are going to keep you engaged and will challenge you to think about the controversial topics on the course through peer debates and discussions.

You will be inspired by the most prominent regional success stories and receive a hands-on experience through several exercises prepared by our hand-picked facilitators.


 

Course Syllabus

This engaging and rigorous Cybersecurity Fundamentals course from the RIT will cover the introductory topics on Cybersecurity. You will learn about the following:

Unit 1: Bitcoin Protocol & Consensus: A High Level Overview

Unit 2: Blockchain History: From the Cypherpunk Movement to JP Morgan Chase

Unit 3: Bitcoin Mechanics & Optimizations: A Technical Overview

Unit 4: Bitcoin In Real Life: Wallets, Mining, and More

Unit 5: Game Theory & Network Attacks: How to Destroy Bitcoin

Unit 6: Ethereum & Smart Contracts: Enabling a Decentralized Future

Job Outlook

  • Blockchain-related jobs are the second fastest growing in today’s labor market, currently with 14 job openings for every 1 blockchain developer (Source: TechCrunch)
  • Demand is off the charts for blockchain talent, and the capital is waiting to back it up. More than $3.7 billion has been raised through ICOs in the United States alone (Source: TechCrunch)
  • DTCC's Fintech Symposium recently noted the lack of available talent for blockchain industry jobs, and their desire to help invest in blockchain jobs and helping people to develop the necessary skills to fill those jobs
  • According to Forbes, the average salary of a blockchain engineer in Silicon Valley is $158,000. Programmers who have experience in Solidity (language for creating smart contracts) is in short supply and high demand

Who Will Support

RUSTIE LIN

Course Instructor
Blockchain at UC Berkeley edX Lead, Instructor

MENGYI (GLORIA) WANG

Course Instructor
Blockchain at Berkeley edX Instructor