Blockchain Foundations Microcredential digital badge from the Blockchain Certification Association

Blockchain Foundations

Exam Cost: $99.00 USD
Number of Questions: 30 Questions
Pass Score: 70%
Time Allotted: 60 minutes to complete exam
Exam Language: English
Voucher Expiration Date: One Year from Purchase
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BCA Microcredentials and Certifications are the independent method for validating your blockchain credentials with specific market knowledge.  

The Blockchain Foundations Certification microcredential assessment provides a basis for foundational knowledge as it relates to blockchain.

As a foundational assessment the Blockchain Foundations microcredential exam is intended for anyone interested in validating their blockchain knowledge.  Existing students to seasoned industry professional, and everyone in-between.  10th grade reading and math skills are required

Blockchain and DLT origins and history

What can and cannot be done with data on a blockchain

Basic understanding of different types of cryptography 

Private and Public Key functionality and purpose

Firm grasp of hashing 

Understanding the importance of a consensus mechanism, and how it works. 

Differences between Proof of Work and Proof of Source

Differing types of wallets, how they work and security implications 

Smart Contract basics

Transaction capabilities of existing blockchains

Benefits and drawbacks of this technology

Decentralization implications and regulation

Official scores for exams come immediately following the exam. A passing score is 70%. Exam results are reported PASS/FAIL and you will be provided your percentage. Blockchain Certification Association does not report scores on individual items, nor will it provide additional information upon request.

  • Students are allowed to retake the test one time at no additional cost.
  • Applicants who wish to retake the test beyond the 1 additional time, must purchase a new voucher.

To take any BCA exam, an applicant must provide photo Identification at the start of any exam.

Any applicant that is unwilling or unable to provide a valid government issued ID will not be allowed to take the assessment.

You can register to take the exam here on the BCA website. 

Please use your Legal name as displayed on your government issued IDs. Your first name, last name, the use or not of a middle initial, and your email address must match exactly in these two profiles. Please also use your personal email address as your primary address.

How frequently is the exam updated?

Blockchain Certification Association conducts a quarterly review of all exams.  Based on that review, we can modify them quarterly.  However, our policy is to modify them at a minimum annually.

Will I need to update my certification?

Each certification has a term of 2-years from the date of passing the exam.  However, with a fast changing market, the value of the certification is subject to change.

I did not received my certificate?  How can I access it online?

If you pass your exam, you can immediately access your certificate.  In the event that you lose your certificate, you can login and print a new copy of it.

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