This specialization focuses on demystifying the blockchain technology by helping you understand the foundational constructs, benefits and opportunities of blockchain technology. You will be prepared to weigh the risks and challenges as you consider implementing this technology within your organization.
Learners will be challenged to apply the principles of money to a currency of their own choosing and compare that to the trajectory of bitcoin. They will also apply the disruptive capabilities of blockchain to new industries and existing financial functions to demonstrate how blockchain can simplify and improve existing business functions.
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
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Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
It takes approximately 15.5 hours to complete the three courses in this specialization.
What background knowledge is necessary?
This course is designed for individuals who have no prior knowledge of blockchain. Since the course is designed for working professionals, there is an expectation that learners have some familiarity with essential business functions.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Yes, the courses in this Specialization are designed to be completed in the following order:
Introduction to Blockchain: Evolution and Technology Concepts
Introduction to Blockchain: Benefits, Values and Opportunities
Introduction to Blockchain: Using and Securing Cryptocurrencies
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
No, this Specialization is not eligible for university credit.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Upon completion of this Specialization you will understand the foundational concepts of blockchain technology and be prepared to weigh the risks and challenges as you consider implementing blockchain technology within your organization.