B9lab has announced the launch of its online course for CTOs, covering blockchain technology and decentralised infrastructure. Available globally, the course was developed in response to requests for a technical course for non-programmers.

Elias Haase, co-founder of B9lab, said: “Blockchain has the potential to change the way companies, customers and authorities interact in many industries. Companies, and especially CTOs, need to understand the nature of the technology to understand and plan for the potential impact on their business.”

Conducted online, the course teaches participants about the theory behind blockchain and introduces many different protocols for public as well as private blockchain networks. It covers the protocols Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger among several others. Beyond the technological landscape the material also goes into change management and future trends, both socially and technologically. Optionally, participants can learn more about how to deploy smart contracts and install different clients and frameworks.

Co-founder, Damien Ducourty commented: “Our Developer course has been very successful and we wanted to give all the technical stakeholders the opportunity to get an extensive understanding of the different frameworks, protocols and trends in blockchain. Of course they will be certified, if they maintain good results throughout the course.”

The certificates are verified through the Ethereum Network, showcasing one of the current successful uses of the technology. The certificates have been integrated into LinkedIn and anyone can click through to see the unique B9lab verification and certification.

The pass mark requires an average of 80% or more on both coursework and examinations. Support is provided real time by course directors, who have been part of the blockchain community from the beginning and witnessed the technology evolve. There are also opportunities for collaboration and information exchange through multiple communication channels. The CTO course is the newest addition since the successful Ethereum Developer course. So far, B9lab’s online Academy has served over 2000 students from 75 countries.

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