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It’s the most rapid time of Blockchain technology adoption ever, with the global blockchain market size likely to grow from $411.5 million in 2017 to $7,683.7 million by 2022 (according to a report from Research and Markets).

As the continued growth in adoption of blockchain technology spurs creation of new opportunities to gain and demonstrate skills, the Linux Foundation has announced the LFD271 – Hyperledger Fabric Fundamentals training course.

Interested students can now enrol for the course.

Additionally, Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator and Certified Hyperledger Sawtooth Administrator exams will be released later in the year. A Professional Certificate Program – Blockchain for Business – was launched earlier this year on edX along with a free course entitled Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications.

“After seeing more than 100,000 students take our free introductory Hyperledger course, we knew it was time for more advanced training options, and certification exams to demonstrate the extent of professionals’ knowledge,” said Linux Foundation General Manager, Training & Certification Clyde Seepersad.

LFD271 – Hyperledger Fabric Fundamentals

The Hyperledger Fabric Fundamentals course introduces the fundamental concepts of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, as well as the core architecture and components that make up typical decentralized Hyperledger Fabric applications.

Students will work with Hyperledger Fabric, Hyperledger Fabric Certificate Authority and the Hyperledger Fabric SDK. In addition to the reading material, the two day, self-paced course includes a set of hands-on lab exercises that guide students towards setting up a Hyperledger Fabric business network and through the various stages in the lifecycle of a decentralized Hyperledger Fabric-based application.

LFD271 is designed for developers and application developers. Developers will learn how business logic is implemented in Hyperledger Fabric through chaincode (Hyperledger Fabric’s smart contracts) and review the various transaction types used to read from and write to the distributed ledger. Application developers will be shown how their applications can invoke transactions using the Hyperledger Fabric JavaScript SDK.

The course instructor, Jonathan Levi, is a hands-on computer scientist, applied cryptographer and mathematician, as well as the founder of HACERA, the blockchain technology company.

The course is available now at a limited time, introductory cost of $199 (regularly $299).

Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator Exam
The Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator (CHFA) is aimed at effectively building a secure Hyperledger Fabric network for commercial deployment. In order to pass the exam, professionals must demonstrate the ability to install, configure, operate, manage, and troubleshoot the nodes on that network. Completion of LFD271 may help serve as preparation for the CHFA exam, but is not required.

Exam topics will include:
• Application Lifecycle Management
• Installing and Configuring the Network
• Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
• Membership Service Provision
• Network Maintenance and Operations

Certified Hyperledger Sawtooth Administrator Exam
The Certified Hyperledger Sawtooth Administrator (CHSA) will be able to effectively build a secure Hyperledger Sawtooth network for commercial deployment. To pass the exam, professionals must demonstrate the ability to install, configure, operate, manage, and troubleshoot the nodes on that network.

Exam topics will include:
• Installation
• Configuration
• Permissioning, Identity Management & Security
• Lifecycle
• Troubleshooting

Both the CHFA and CHSA exams will be available to take before the end of the year. As with all Linux Foundation certification exams, the exams will be available remotely from virtually any location with a stable internet connection and webcam.

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