Course curriculum

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    Welcome!

    • About this course: Blockchain Certification Program - Business Consultant and Program Manager
    • Curriculum Description: Business Consultant & Program Manager Certification Program
    • Generic Learning Management System (LMS) navigation instructions
    • Key pointers for success
    • Metrics for success: Achieving your Blockchain Certification
    • Instructor Bio: Drew Miller
    • Instructor Bio: Surag Sheth
    • Program Manager: Paul Siegel
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    Program Announcements and Notifications

    • Announcement 001 - Slack Channel Notification
    • Announcement 002 - Introductory Webinar (PDF) Available
    • Announcement 003 - PPT of slides: Week 1, Session 1 (pdf format)
    • Announcement 004 - PPT of slides: Week 1, Session 2 (pdf format)
    • Announcement 005 - Technical readings are now marked "Optional"
    • Announcement 006 - Recording of Week 1, Session 2 Available Now
    • Announcement 007 - Week 2 Technical Video Available Now
    • Announcement 008 - Blockchain Use Case For Review Added: Supply Chain / Warehouse Transaction
    • Announcement 009 - Proof of Work and Merkle Tree Video Now Available
    • Announcement 010 - Week 2, Session 1 Slides Available (in PDF)
    • Announcement 011 - Blockchain Application Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (PLEASE DOWNLOAD) (For use during Week 3)
    • Announcement 012 - Metrics for Success REMINDER
    • Announcement 013 - Blockchain Business Consultant & Program Manager - Content Review
    • Announcement 014 - Software Installation Guide
    • Announcement 015 - Content Review of Readings Available (Click here)
    • Announcement 016 - Recording of Week 2, Sessions 1 & 2 Available Now
    • Announcement 017 - Week 3, Day 1 - SLIDES (PDF) Available Now
    • Announcement 018 - Week 3, Day 2 - SLIDES (PDF) + CALCULATOR (EXCEL) Available Now
    • Announcement 018 - Week 3, Day 3 - SLIDES (PDF) Available Now
    • Announcement 019 - Week 3, Day 4 - SLIDES (PDF) AND CASE Available Now
    • Announcement 020 - Week 3, Day 5 - KEY POINTS AND FINAL REVIEW (PDF)
    • Announcement 021 - Review of Classroom Blockchain Design Ideas
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    Calendar, Slack Channel and More

    • Course Calendar
    • Schedule: Live Instruction and Office Hours (Version 3.0 as of June 3, 2019)
    • Slack Channel - Discussion Forum
    • If (and when) you need help...
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    Recordings (of Live Instruction)

    • RECORDING: Kick-off Webinar - Week 1, Session 0
    • RECORDING: Live Instruction - Week 1, Session 1
    • RECORDING: Live Instruction - Week 1, Session 2
    • RECORDING: Live Instruction - Week 2, Session 1
    • RECORDING: Live Instruction - Week 2, Session 2
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    Week 1 - READINGS

    • Week 1 - Focus and Objectives
    • READING 1: What is Blockchain
    • READING 2a: What is Blockchain (1 Slide)
    • READING 2b: Satoshi Bitcoin White Paper
    • READING 2c: Bitcoin Founder (Probably an NSA Employee) (Optional)
    • READING 3: Blockchain Glossary of Terms
    • READING 4: The Truth About Blockchain - Harvard Business Review
    • READING 5: Ethereum Guide 2019
    • READING 6: Guide to Ethereum Blockchain Protocol
    • READING 7: Ethereum Proof of Stake Changes
    • TECHNICAL READING A: Discovering Bitcoin’s Public Topology and Influential Nodes (CoinScope) (2015)
    • TECHNICAL READING B: Tampering with the Delivery of Blocks and Transactions in Bitcoin (2015)
    • TECHNICAL READING C: Hijacking Bitcoin- Routing Attacks on Cryptocurrencies (2017)
    • TECHNICAL READING D: An Empirical Study of Blockchain-based Decentralized Applications (2019)
    • TECHNICAL READING E: Industry 4.0 - What Makes It A Revolution (2017)
    • TECHNICAL READING F: Filecoin - A Cryptocurrency Operated File Storage Network
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    Week 1 - VIDEOS

    • VIDEO - PART 1: Blockchain Technology Foundations
    • VIDEO - PART 2: Blockchain Technology Foundations
    • VIDEO - PART 3: Blockchain Technology Foundations
    • VIDEO - PART 4: Blockchain Technology Foundations
    • VIDEO - PART 5: Blockchain Technology Foundations
    • VIDEO - PART 6: Blockchain Technology Foundations
    • TECHNICAL VIDEO A: Ethereum 101 FREE PREVIEW
    • VIDEO ADDED - Proof of Work and Merkle Trees
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    Week 2 - READINGS

    • Week 2 - Focus and Objectives
    • Reading 00: Blockchain Use Case For Supply Chain / Warehouse Transaction
    • READING 8: Blockchain In Financial Services
    • READING 9: Blockchain in Banking and Financial Services
    • READING 10: Distributed Ledgers and Regulatory Compliance
    • READING 11: Smith and Crown Security Token Overview
    • READING 11b: Blockchain as Integrator
    • READING 12: Blockchain in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
    • READING 13: Hyperledger - Case Study - ScanTrust and Coffee Beans
    • READING 14: Potential for Blockchain Transforming Health Records HBR
    • READING 15: BurstIQ Whitepaper on Blockchain and Medical Records
    • READING 16: Blockchain and Digital Assets
    • READING 17: What Smaller Companies and the Middle Market are doing with Blockchain
    • READING 18: Whether_Blockchain_use case on medical insurance
    • READING 19: Blockchain Technology in Energy
    • READING 20: Blockchain and International Trade
    • READING 21: Ethereum for Business Applications and Comparisons to HL Fabric
    • TECHNICAL READING G: The State of Ethereum 2.0
    • TECHNICAL READING H: Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance
    • TECHNICAL READING I: ChainLink
    • TECHNICAL READING J: BigchainDB - A Scalable Blockchain Database
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    Week 2 - VIDEOS

    • VIDEO - PART 1: Blockchain Business Applications
    • VIDEO - PART 2: Blockchain in Supply Chains
    • VIDEO - PART 3: Blockchain in Banking & Financial Services
    • VIDEO - PART 4: Blockchain in Real Estate / Digital Assets
    • VIDEO - PART 5: Blockchain in Healthcare and Digital Identity
    • VIDEO - PART 6: Other Blockchain Business Applications
    • VIDEO - PART 7: Summary of Blockchain Business Applications
    • TECHNICAL VIDEO B: Ethereum 102
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    QUIZZES

    • Week 1 Quiz - DUE SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019 (MIDNIGHT EDT)
    • Week 2 Quiz - DUE SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019 (MIDNIGHT EDT)
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    Week 3

    • Week 3 - Focus and Objectives
    • DOWNLOAD 001: Blockchain Application Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (PLEASE DOWNLOAD) (For use during Week 3)
    • READING 22: Estimating ROI of Blockchain Applications
    • READING 23: Blockchain Interoperability
    • READING 24: Blockchain Service Offerings for High Tech Industry_090718
    • READING 25: Digital Empowers Report
    • READING 26: How Blockchain is Poised to Revolutionize Digital-Customer-Experiences
    • READING 27: Hyperledger - Case Study - Walmart and Food Safety with Blockchain
    • READING 28: Innovating with Blockchain
    • READING 29: Market Guide for Blockchain
    • READING 30: Riding the Blockchain Wave for High Tech
    • READING 31: 2018 Hyperldeger Fabric Performance
    • READING 32: Hyperledger Architecture
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    Week 3 - SLIDES (PDF) + EXCEL SHEETS ...

    • Week 3, Day 1 - SLIDES (PDF)
    • Week 3, Day 2 - SLIDES (PDF) + SPREADSHEET (EXCEL)
    • Week 3, Day 3 - SLIDES (PDF)
    • Week 3, Day 4 - SLIDES (PDF) + CASE
    • Week 3, Day 5 - ADDED SLIDES, KEY POINTS AND FINAL REVIEW (PDF)
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    Final Examination - June 21, 2019, 12 noon EDT

    • Final Exam
    • Review of Classroom Blockchain Design Ideas