Blockchain Architecture

The Cyber Center is offering Blockchain Architecture training. Blockchain is becoming one of the most exciting technologies disrupting business and industry alike. The technology is in its beginning stages, but understanding the available platforms, hosting, associated technologies, languages, and security is paramount to the success of any PoC or enterprise deployment. Corporate executives, decision makers, stakeholders, and developers seeking to align their efforts with blockchain need to be aware of the various aspects of the technology and its development.

The three-day course will be taught at the Cyber Center on December 13, 14, and 15, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The tuition is $2,695.

For more information and to register, contact cybertraining@augusta.edu.

Who Should Take This Course

  • Software developers
  • Corporate executives seeking to connect corporate strategy with blockchain technology
  • Government executives looking to better understand blockchain opportunities
  • Supply chain managers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Technology enthusiasts

Prerequisites

  • A strong understanding of computing and of blockchain

Objectives

  • Identify the decisions and participants in a successful blockchain implementation
  • Learn about various blockchain platforms: Open-source and commercial
  • Understand the hosting and mining options
  • Awareness of associated technologies
  • Understand the primary programming languages
  • Determining the decisions surrounding the security of blockchains
  • Learn about the architecture for building a private or hybrid blockchain

Course Outline Day 1 – Blockchain Decision Process

  • Blockchain platforms
  • Hosting decisions
  • Associated technologies
  • Development languages
  • Security and implementation goals
  • Risk management

Course Outline Day 2 – Blockchain Architecture

  • Blockchain architecture overview
  • Business and technical components of blockchain architecture
  • Business components or considerations of a blockchain
  • Technical components of a blockchain
  • Blockchain architectural options
  • Two vital and inseparable parts of blockchain
  • Construction of a blockchain
  • Use of a blockchain: Fulfill business or other types of needs

Course Outline Day 3 – Architecture of a PoC Private (Permissioned) Blockchain

  • High-level description of a PoC private (permissioned) blockchain
  • Identity, privacy, and security
  • Blockchain structure and distributed peer-to-peer network
  • Cryptography and blockchain algorithms
  • Independent module: Hybrid blockchain