Blockchain - What You Need to Know

Course Overview:
What is bitcoin? Is it a currency relegated only to buying hotdogs from technically literate street vendors or reserved only for illicit services on the dark web? Why are investors now calling it "digital gold"? And how does all of this relate to blockchain and distributed transaction ledgers? Although only a curiosity when first launched in 2009, bitcoin and its blockchain technology are now being rapidly adopted by e-commerce systems and bleeding over into general accounting. In this course, you'll learn the basics of blockchain, who is using it now, and how distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) could revolutionize the financial industry.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

1. Recognize the relationship between blockchain and bitcoin
2. Identify the key components of blockchain and how they apply to distributed transactions
3. Identify real-world applications that leverage blockchain distributed ledger technologies (DLTs)
4. Determine current and future implementations of blockchain technology

Content Partner:

SmartPros Ltd.

SmartPros Ltd. is a leader in online and offline continuing education for
accounting, finance and engineering professionals. With over 2,000 hours of
content, SmartPros has been providing mandatory continuing education
products since 1981. SmartPros provides services and content to its
professional and corporate clients, in a variety of media including Web, CD
ROM, and video. In the accounting market, SmartPros also has a predominant
news and information portal which receives 200,000+ visits per month and
provides services to over 100,000 subscribers. SmartPros' customers include
50% of the Fortune 500, as well as the major firms and associations in each
of its professional markets.

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

Familiarity with general accounting processes / Awareness of common Internet-related technologies

Speaker / Author:

Joshua Hester is the Program Director of Kaplan IT Training. Joshua has written, talked, taught and breathed code for over twenty years, and is an on-off trainer and writer on the IT industry, including cybersecurity, agile management methodologies and mobile development using open-source technologies. Joshua earned a BA in English from Colgate University and holds an M Ed from Kaplan University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional, Linux Professional, Microsoft Office and Azure Specialist, Certified Ethical Hacker, and holds certifications for A+, Linux+, Network+, i-Net+, Mobile Security and Java.

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows 2000 or higher


Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $24.95


Course Code : 99HES02

Release Date : 06/28/2018
Expire Date : 08/06/2020
Credits :
CPE 1.00
QAS 1.00

Length : 50min
Course Level : Basic
Course Type : Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Information Technology

Theme : Miscellaneous

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