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

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.


Price (USD)

Standard: $24.95


Course Code : 99HES02

Release Date : 06/28/2018
Expire Date : 12/31/2020
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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