Certified Blockchain Developer

Course Code: 312-81

EC-Council’s blockchain certification courses are curated by experts to support the growing demand for skilled blockchain professionals. These programs have been designed to meet the industry requirements of developers, business leaders, and fintech professionals in this rapidly growing area.

Our blockchain certification courses consist of three knowledge and competency areas: development, implementation, and strategy. During the course, students get exposure to multiple blockchain implementation concepts and a unique guideline for sustainable and scalable blockchain development using quantum-resistant ledgers.

The course aims to provide developers with a comprehensive understanding of blockchain technology, including its impact and applications in business and finance. Students will learn about cryptography, cryptomining, quantum computing, blockchain project implementation, Ethereum, and more.



At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • The structure and elements of a blockchain network, including how decentralization works
  • Hashing and consensus algorithms and their role in blockchain networks, including proof-of-work (PoW) and proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanisms
  • The benefits of using blockchain technology and how to determine whether blockchain is the right solution for your business
  • Blockchain scalability issues and how to resolve them
  • Digital currencies, including different types of cryptocurrency assets, the tokenization process, and how leading cryptocurrencies (e.g., Bitcoin, Altcoin, Litecoin, Zcash) work
  • The structure and components of the Bitcoin network and how it worksSetting up mobile and IoT device security.
  • Bitcoin’s limitations, variants, and clients
  • Bitcoin cryptomining and its relation to PoW consensus mechanisms
  • The processes and tools used in cryptomining, including cryptomining algorithms like Equihash and CryptoNight
  • Blockchain development in Python, JavaScript, and Java
  • The elements of the Ethereum ecosystem
  • How to work with Solidity and Ethereum, including how to use Solidity IDEs like Remix and EthFiddle and create private blockchain networks using Ethereum
  • How to build secure smart contracts with Ethereum and Solidity, including vulnerabilities in smart contracts and how to mitigate them.
  • Formal verification of smart contracts.

Candidate must:

  • Understand object-oriented programming.
  • Know how to work with asynchronous JavaScript code.
  • Be familiar with front-end and back-end web applications development using JavaScript
  • Blockchain engineer
  • Blockchain developer
  • Blockchain solution architect
  • Blockchain consultant
  • Web3 developer
• Explaining Distributed Ledger Technology.
• Discussing Blockchain Components.
• Understanding Cryptographic Techniques.
• Analyzing how cryptographic techniques ensure the security and integrity of data stored on the blockchain.
• Evaluate the transformative effects of blockchain technology on traditional financial systems and institutions.
• Understanding Bitcoin Protocol.
• Analyzing Bitcoin Transactions.
• Planning and Designing Blockchain Projects.
• Development Methodologies
• Discussing Security Challenges.
• Exploring best practices for writing secure smart contracts and auditing contract code to prevent vulnerabilities.
• Explaining the process of cryptomining, including proof-of-work algorithms, mining pools, and block rewards.
• Discussing the hardware and software required for cryptomining and evaluating the economic feasibility of mining operations.
• Introduction to Ethereum blockchain Platform, including its architecture, smart contract capabilities, and decentralized applications (dApps).
• Exploring tools and frameworks for developing and deploying smart contracts on the Ethereum platform.
• Discussing alternative cryptocurrencies (altcoins) such as Litecoin, Ripple, and Monero, and comparing their features and use cases to Bitcoin.
• Explaining the concept of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).
• Analyzing how artificial intelligence (AI) technologies such as machine learning and neural networks can be integrated with blockchain to enable new applications and services.
• Exploring the use of AI algorithms for blockchain data analysis, including pattern recognition, anomaly detection, and predictive modeling.
• Discussing the concept of Blockchain as a Service (BaaS).
• Comparing different BaaS deployment models, including public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud, and their implications for scalability, security, and compliance.
• Providing an overview of Hyperledger, an open-source blockchain platform hosted by the Linux Foundation, and its various frameworks such as Fabric, Sawtooth, and Indy.
• Evaluating Open-Source Solutions.
• Introducing Python programming language and its libraries for building blockchain applications, including web3.py for interacting with Ethereum blockchain.
• Demonstrating how to write and deploy smart contracts on blockchain networks using Python-based development tools and frameworks.
• Exploring JavaScript programming language and its frameworks for building decentralized applications (dApps) and frontend interfaces for blockchain platforms.
• Discussing Java programming language and its ecosystem for developing enterprise-grade blockchain solutions, including Hyperledger Fabric and Corda.
• Introducing Blockchain IDEs.
• Demonstrating how to write, test, and debug smart contracts using blockchain IDEs and associated tools for automated testing and code analysis.
• Exploring use cases of blockchain technology in supply chain management, including provenance tracking, inventory management, and logistics optimization.
• Introducing blockchain-powered IoT platforms and protocols.
• Defining decentralized applications (dApps) and discussing their characteristics, including decentralization, transparency, and immutability.
• Speculating on the potential impact of blockchain technology on various industries.
• Discussing the potential impact of quantum computing on blockchain security.
• Exploring post-quantum cryptographic techniques and protocols.
Length of exam 90 minutes
Number of questions 50 questions
Question format Multiple choice questions
Passing grade 70%
Exam availability English
Testing center ECC-authorized testing center