Certified Blockchain Security Professional

Certified Blockchain Security Professional


Blockchains provide a decentralized platform for data processing and storage, potentially revolutionizing many business processes. However, blockchain-based platforms are only useful if they are secure. Blockchains use asymmetric cryptography to ensure the authenticity and integrity of transactions stored on the distributed ledger.

An attacker with access to the private key of a blockchain account can steal cryptocurrency and interact with smart contracts on its behalf. Smart contracts extend the functionality of the blockchain by allowing programs to run on top of the distributed ledger. However, as smart contracts become more common and powerful, vulnerabilities in these contracts have far-reaching implications.

Enroll in this course to learn about the potential vulnerabilities and security risks that exist at each level of the blockchain ecosystem, learn best practices for managing blockchain account keys, and about common smart contract vulnerabilities and how to identify and remediate them.


  • What security benefits do blockchain’s cryptography provide?
  • How do blockchain consensus algorithms work?
  • How does blockchain’s theoretical and real-world security differ?
  • What are potentially exploitable vulnerabilities in smart contracts?
  • What are the pros and cons of different blockchain architectures?
  • How does blockchain technology affect regulatory compliance?
  • What are the benefits of asymmetric cryptography?
  • How do blockchain and public key cryptography work?
  • Do ‘cold’ and ‘hot’ wallets differ?
  • Whare are key generation best practices?
  • Why is private key security important?
  • How does private key security fail?
  • How are exchanges and online wallets both a benefit and risk?
  • What vulnerabilities do smart contracts share with other programs?
  • How does the design of the blockchain affect smart contract security?
  • What vulnerabilities exist in particular smart contract platforms?
  • How does DeFi create new potential vulnerabilities?
  • How can a smart contract security audit identify vulnerabilities?


Courses in this Certificate Program

  • 55 Total Hours
  • OnDemand: 40 Hours
  • LIVE Instructor: 15 Hours
  • Tuition: $2,995
Courses in this ProgramHours Delivery Method
Student Orientation 1 HourLive Online Instructor Led
Blockchain Foundations15 Hours OnDemand - Instructor Supported
Key Management 5 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Blockchain Security10 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Blockchain Security LIVE Workshop5 Hours Live Online Instructor Led
Smart Contract Security10 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Smart Contract Security LIVE Workshop5 HoursLive Online Instructor Led
Live Instructor AMA - Weekly5 HoursLive Online Instructor Led

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Certified Blockchain Security Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of this intensive program, participants will be able to:

Understand the security of blockchain’s fundamental cryptography.

Understand the underlying theory behind public key cryptography

Explore applications of asymmetric cryptography in blockchain

Compare the various methods of private key generation

Contrast various private key storage methodologies

Articulate common cryptographic key management mistakes

Explore the advantages and disadvantages of blockchain consensus algorithms.

Identify the security impacts of blockchain infrastructure, such as nodes and networks.

Discuss the security of smart contracts and their applications.

Define how to develop a secure blockchain-based solution for a business case.

Understand the challenges of smart contract security

Explore common smart contract vulnerabilities via sample code and case studies

Identify best practices for mitigating common smart contract errors

Discuss best practices for smart contract security

Identify key components of a smart contract security audit

Certificate of Completion

Eligible for BCA Certification Exam

  • Certified Blockchain Security Professional
  • The exam fee is included in your tuition


You must have an understanding of computing and a strong sense of blockchain.  Completing a blockchain foundational course is advised. .

Target Audience

The Blockchain Security course is for existing online security professionals, software developers, and technically capable managers to comprehend an enterprise blockchain application’s security implementation. Executives, project managers, and developers aligning their experience with this emerging technology need to be aware of security pros, cons, development, maintenance, and mitigation aspects.

Sample Course Content

COURSE 1: Blockchain Foundations

  • Module 1: Blockchain Background and Basics
  • Module 2: Different Types of Blockchains
  • Module 3: Consensus
  • Module 4: Cryptography and Hashing
  • Module 5: Smart Contracts
  • Module 6: Blockchain Wallets
  • Module 7: Pros and Cons
  • Module 8: Public Blockchain-Based Applications
  • Module 9: Blockchain and Crypto Regulation
  • Module 10: Regulatory Reporting
  • Module 11: Distributed Autonomous Organizations
  • Module 12: Blockchain Today
  • Module 13: The Trilemma

COURSE 2: Key Management

  • Module 1: Key Management Overview
  • Module 2: Key Generation
  • Module 3: Key Management and Storage
  • Module 4: Risks

COURSE 3: Blockchain Security

  • Module 1: Intro to Blockchain Security
  • Module 2: Cryptography, Hash Functions, and Public Key
  • Module 3: Consensus, PoW, and PoS Security
  • Module 4: Advanced Blockchain and Architectural Security
  • Module 5: The Blockchain User & Node Security
  • Module 6: Securing Blockchain NetStake
  • Module 7: Introduction to Smart Contract Security
  • Module 8: Programming Vulnerabilities

COURSE 4: Smart Contract Security

  • Module 1: Intro to Smart Contract Security
  • Module 2: General Programming Vulnerabilities
  • Module 3: Blockchain Vulnerabilities
  • Module 4: Ethereum-Specific Vulnerabilities
  • Module 5: De-Fi Vulnerabilities
  • Module 6: Secure Smart Contract Development & Auditing

Blockchain LAB<
LIVE Instructor-Led Online Blockchain Security Workshop
LIVE Instructor AMA Sessions Weekly

Program Info

  • Dates: Rolling Enrollment
  • Location: LIVE Online Instructor Led & OnDemand
  • Tuition: $2,995
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 55 Total Hours
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Additional Information

  • Guest Lectures & Networking
  • LIVE Instructor Led Workshops
  • Weekly LIVE Instructor AMAs
  • Hands-On Exercises

Exam Voucher Included

  • Certified Blockchain Security Professional
  • Issuing Body: Blockchain Certification Association (BCA)
  • 50 Questions
  • Pass Rate: 80% – two exam attempts

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