BCS Blockchain Foundation Certificate – Virtual Classroom


Course Overview

Our BCS EXIN Foundation Certificate in Blockchain training course will teach and validate your knowledge of Blockchain as a ledger, and you will learn of Blockchain’s potential as a worldwide, decentralised record for the registration, inventory, and transfer of assets.

Throughout this Blockchain training course, you will learn Blockchain concepts and understand the potential areas of application and benefits to organisations.

The BCS EXIN Foundation Certificate in Blockchain validates your knowledge of:

  • Blockchain Basics
  • Blockchain Challenges
  • Applications of a Blockchain
  • Blockchain Innovations

So, what is Blockchain? It’s a list of encrypted information stored in records. One of the best examples of Blockchain in use is with Bitcoin transactions.

Are you brand new to this sector and want to start at the basics? First, consider enrolling on our BCS EXIN Essentials Certificate in Blockchain training course before moving onto the Foundation course.

This course benefits from 1 year BCS membership worth £92 and our Exam Pass Guarantee*.

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Is the BCS Blockchain Foundation course suitable for me?

Our BCS Blockchain training course was developed to serve both IT Professionals working with Blockchain elements, and to help organisations better understand this new technology.

This Blockchain training course would also be beneficial to those with an interest in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.


How with the BCS Foundation Certificate in Blockchain benefit me?

This training course will give you a good understanding of Blockchain and the areas to use it.

You will also benefit from:

  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
  • Fast-tracking your learning with our Virtual Classroom course
  • Enhance your career prospects
  • Learn from expert trainers with vast experience in this field
  • We offer interest-free payment options

We’re proud of our excellent rating on Trustpilot, with over 13,000 reviews from our past students.

BCS Membership Benefits

This course benefits from 1-year BCS membership worth £92, which is available when you pass your first exam.

Benefits of Associate Membership include:

  • Professional recognition
  • Career development
  • Networking
  • Knowledge and best practice
  • Exclusive discounts and offers

Read the full membership details.


What jobs can I apply for after my BCS Blockchain Foundation training?

Blockchain training will advance your career progression in a range of jobs, especially within Cryptocurrency.

Many jobs would benefit from the knowledge you will gain from this Blockchain training course, including:

  • QA Engineer – £50k
  • Blockchain Analyst – £60k
  • Blockchain Project Manager – £60k
  • Blockchain Engineer – £90k
  • Blockchain Developer – £93k

(Source: Payscale)

Why Us

Why study the BCS Blockchain Foundation course with e-Careers?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 9,000 students.

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.

*Exam Pass Guarantee to give you peace of mind to succeed

Our virtual classroom training has provided high pass rates, which has made us confident to offer an Exam Pass Guarantee. Have peace of mind, knowing we’ll support you until you are certified.

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending our training course, you can attend the same training again for free.

All we ask is that you:

  • Attend all class days and complete all assignments.
  • Take the exam within 30 days of your Virtual Classroom training.
  • Request your course re-enrolment within 30 days of the failed exam attempt.

Please note: Students retaking the course must use any materials or books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement(s).

Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam; this would be an additional cost.

New to Blockchain? Why not start with our BCS EXIN Essentials Certificate in Blockchain training course.

Syllabus & Exams

BCS Blockchain Foundation Syllabus

Learning Outcomes

Candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of Blockchain in the following areas:

  • Blockchain Basics
  • Blockchain Challenges
  • Applications of a Blockchain
  • Blockchain Innovations

Blockchain Basics (37.7%)

  • Blockchain Technology
    • Explain how a Blockchain works.
    • Explain what a node is.
    • Identify the role of a node in a network.
    • Explain what tokens are.
    • Differentiate between public, private and hybrid Blockchains.

  • Additional Blockchain Elements
    • Explain how cryptography is used in a Blockchain.
    • Explain how private and public keys are used in a Blockchain.
    • Explain how hashes are used in a Blockchain.
    • Explain the purpose ledgers have in a Blockchain.
    • Explain the role mining has in a Blockchain.

  • Structure of a Blockchain Network
    • Recognise the types of consensus algorithms from a description.
    • Identify advantages and disadvantages of different consensus algorithms.

Blockchain Challenges (17.5%)

  • Challenges for a Blockchain
    • Identify Blockchain vulnerabilities.
    • Identify the risks community fractures and feuds pose to a Blockchain.
    • Identify the risks fraud and scams pose to a Blockchain.

  • Blockchain Risk Mitigation
    • Explain how the additional Blockchain elements can be used to mitigate Blockchain risks.
    • Explain the role of the public witness in a Blockchain.

Applications of a Blockchain (32.5%)

  • Blockchain Use Case
    • Explain in which scenarios a Blockchain is useful.

  • Blockchain Technology Supporting Businesses
    • Explain how cryptocurrencies are used.
    • Identify the Blockchain technology used in a scenario.
    • Differentiate between Blockchain networks.

  • Blockchain Technology Supporting People
    • Explain the use of smart contracts.
    • Explain the use of Decentralised Applications (DApps).
    • Explain the role of Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAO) and Sophisticated smart contracts.

  • Expanding Blockchain Applications
    • Describe possible applications for a Blockchain with regard to identity.
    • Identify the possibilities of combining a Blockchain with Internet of Things (IoT) or Artificial Intelligence (AI).
    • Identify the use of decentralised marketplaces and exchanges facilitated by Blockchain technology.

  • Blockchain and the World Economy
    • Describe the role a Blockchain can play in the supply chain.
    • Describe the role a Blockchain can play in cross-border money transfers.

Blockchain Innovations (12.5%)

  • Innovations in Blockchain Technology
    • Explain what digital fiat currency and disruption in banking and currency are.
    • Explain how Blockchain technology can change insurance.
    • Explain the use of Blockchain technology for the protection of intellectual property rights (IP) and providence.
    • Explain how Blockchain technology may change governments.
    • Identify applications for Blockchain technology in e-mail and the trust layer for the internet.

BCS Blockchain Foundation Exam Details

Exam format: Multiple-choice.

Number of questions: 40.

Duration: 60-Mins.

Supervised: Yes.

Open book: No.

Pass mark: 26/40 (65%).

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