EXIN Blockchain Foundation is a foundation level certification. It validates a professional’s knowledge about blockchain as a ledger with potential as a worldwide, decentralized record for the
registration, inventory, and transfer of assets: finance, property, products and intangible assets such as votes, software, health data and ideas. The certification covers the basic concepts of blockchain, the potential fields of application, the potential value for the organization and the technology driving blockchain.
This certification is tailored to professionals in both business and IT who have, or aim to have, a professional role in blockchain as a cryptographic and smart contract solution.
1. Blockchain Basics
1.1 Blockchain Technology1.1.1 explain how a blockchain works.1.1.2 explain what a node is.1.1.3 identify the role of a node in a network.1.1.4 explain what tokens are.1.1.5 differentiate between public, private and hybrid blockchains.1.2 Additional Blockchain Elements1.2.1 explain how cryptography is used in a blockchain.1.2.2 explain how private and public keys are used in a blockchain.1.2.3 explain how hashes are used in a blockchain.1.2.4 explain the purpose ledgers have in a blockchain.1.2.5 explain the role mining has in a blockchain.1.3 Structure of a Blockchain Network1.3.1 recognize the types of consensus algorithms from a description.1.3.2 identify advantages and disadvantages of different consensus algorithms.
2. Blockchain Challenges
2.1 Challenges for a Blockchain2.1.1 identify blockchain vulnerabilities.2.1.2 identify the risks community fractures and feuds pose to a blockchain.2.1.3 identify the risks fraud and scams pose to a blockchain.2.2 Blockchain Risk Mitigation2.2.1 explain how the additional blockchain elements can be used to mitigate blockchain risks.2.2.2 explain the role of the public witness in a blockchain.
3. Applications of a Blockchain
3.1 Blockchain Use Case3.1.1 explain in which scenarios a blockchain is useful.3.2 Blockchain Technology Supporting Businesses3.2.1 explain how cryptocurrencies are used.3.2.2 identify the blockchain technology used in a scenario.3.2.3 differentiate between blockchain networks.3.3 Blockchain Technology Supporting People3.3.1 explain the use of smart contracts.3.3.2 explain the use of decentralized applications (DApps).3.3.3 explain the role of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO) and sophisticated smart contracts.3.4 Expanding Blockchain Applications3.4.1 describe possible applications for a blockchain with regard to identity.3.4.2 identify the possibilities of combining a blockchain with internet of things (IoT) or artificial intelligence (AI).3.4.3 identify the use of decentralized marketplaces and exchanges facilitated by blockchain technology.3.5 Blockchain and the World Economy3.5.1 describe the role a blockchain can play in the supply chain.3.5.2 describe the role a blockchain can play in cross-border money transfers.
4. Blockchain Innovations
4.1 Innovations in Blockchain Technology4.1.1 explain what digital fiat currency and disruption in banking and currency are.4.1.2 explain how blockchain technology can change insurance.4.1.3 explain the use of blockchain technology for the protection of intellectual property rights (IP) and providence.4.1.4 explain how blockchain technology may change governments.4.1.5 identify applications for blockchain technology in e-mail and the trust layer for the internet.