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Certified Blockchain Solution Architect (CBSA)

Exam Cost: $300.00

Overview

The Certified Blockchain Solution Architect (CBSA) exam is an elite way to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in this emerging space. Additionally, you will become a member of a community of Blockchain leaders. With certification comes monthly industry updates via email and video. 

The CBSA exam is a 70 question multiple-choice exam that lasts 1.5 hours and is a performance-based evaluation of Solution Architect skills and knowledge. Internet access is not provided during the exam, nor is any course material or study guides.

Audience

Audience

  • Consultants
  • Programmers & Developers
  • University Professors
  • Software Engineers
  • CEO/CTO/CIO
  • Government Officials


Skill Set

A person who holds this certification demonstrates their ability to:

  • Architect blockchain solutions
  • Work effectively with blockchain engineers and technical leaders
  • Choose appropriate blockchain systems for various use cases
  • Work effectively with both public and permissioned blockchain systems

 This exam will prove that a student completely understands:

  • The difference between proof of work, proof of stake, and other proof systems and why they exist
  • Why cryptocurrency is needed on certain types of blockchains
  • The difference between public, private, and permissioned blockchains
  • How blocks are written to the blockchain
  • Where cryptography fits into blockchain and the most commonly used systems
  • Common use cases for public blockchains
  • Common use cases for private & permissioned blockchains
  • What is needed to launch your own blockchain
  • Common problems & considerations in working with public blockchains
  • Awareness of the tech behind common blockchains
  • When is mining needed and when it is not
  • Byzantine Fault Tolerance
  • Consensus among blockchains
  • What is hashing
  • How addresses, public keys, and private keys work
  • What is a smart contract
  • Security in blockchain
  • Brief history of blockchain
  • The programming languages of the most common blockchains
  • Common testing and deployment practices for blockchains and blockchain-based apps

Exam Process

    This exam is a 70 question multiple-choice exam that lasts 1.5 hours (90 minutes) and is performance-based evaluation of Solution Architect skills and knowledge. Performance-based testing means that candidates must answer questions to reflect what they must perform on the job. Internet access is not provided during the exam, nor is any course material or study guides.


      Scores and Reporting

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

           
          Exam Retake Policy

          • Students who fail must purchase a new exam voucher to test again
          • A student who does not pass an exam must wait at least 48 hours to retake the exam
          • A student must wait 14-days for each subsequent attempt
          • A student who has passed a certain exam may not take the same exam (defined as an exam of the same version with the same exam number) again within 12 months of when the exam was passed. A student who wishes to take the exam again in order to re-certify may do so after the 12-month period.


          ID Requirements

          To maintain the highest level of security and authentication, all Blockchain Training Alliance score reports provided at Pearson VUE testing center will include a photo of the candidate. Test Center Administrators are required to take a photograph of each candidate prior to testing. Candidates who do not wish to have their picture taken will need to contact certification@blockchaintrainingalliance.com 14 business days in advance of the exam.

          Carefully review the ID requirements prior to your exam appointment.


          How To Register For An Exam

          You can purchase an exam voucher here or Sign in/Create an account with Pearson VUE. Exam appointments may be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability. The exam/appointment testing time limit noted on Pearson VUE web pages reflects the total appointment time, including an NDA, exam time, and survey.

          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 Business email address as your primary address. Login to your account, select an exam, select a location, and then register for a seat.

          FAQs

          My certificate has my name spelled incorrectly, how can I get this fixed?

          Send an email to  certification@blockchaintrainingalliance.com Be sure to include the correct spelling of your name and copy of government issued ID.

          How often are changes made to the exam?

          Blockchain Training Alliance has an obligation to its membership to maintain the relevancy of its credentials; exams are routinely updated and may happen as often as once a month. These enhancements are the result of a rigorous, methodical process we follow to routinely update its credential exams.

           How often do I need to Recertify?

          Your certification expires two years to the date you take and pass the exam. You learn about can re-certification for the Certified Blockchain Solution Architect (CBSA) here:
          https://blockchaintrainingalliance.com/products/recertification-cbsa

          I lost my coin, can I be issued another one?

          Please contact certification@blockchaintrainingalliance.com to request a new coin and holder. There is a $35 charge for a new token.

          I never received my certificate in the mail/or/How long does it take to receive my certificate in the mail?

          Please allow 2-4 weeks to receive your training package, including certification token.

          Recert

          The Certified Blockchain Solution Architect (CBSA) exam is valid for two years from the day of passing. Because of technology advancements and changes in business demand, Blockchain Training Alliance updates and adds to its training curriculum. These updates help students stay up to date and demonstrate knowledge and skills in this emerging space. 

          Learn more about recertification

          The CBSA re-certification exam is a 30 question multiple-choice exam that lasts 1 hour and is a performance-based evaluation of current Solution Architect skills and knowledge. Internet access is not provided during the exam, nor is any course material or study guides.

          What's Included in the Recertification Package

          The Certified Blockchain Solution Architect (CBSA) recertification bundle includes one year access to:

          • Blockchain Architecture 2020 Course, complete CBSA course with updated videos to include relevant content to updates to Blockchain, use case patterns, use case analysis, and current use cases/the future of Blockchain. These new sections are clearly marked as updates.
          • CBSA certification exam, 30 questions, 1 hr to sit exam
          • One exam retake if needed


          How long is the new certification valid

          The CBSA certification is valid for two years from the day of passing. So far, nothing is required to maintain an active CBSA certification: once you obtain it, it will be valid for the next two years from the day you pass the exam. 

          Where can I locate my certification?

          Once passed, the CBSA certification can be found in your BTA portal under the tab, "Certification" and here you can download, print and share it. 

          Exam Process

            This exam is an online 30 question multiple-choice exam that lasts 1 hour (60 minutes) and is a performance-based evaluation of Solution Architect skills and knowledge. 


              Scores and Reporting

                A passing score is 70%. Exam results are reported PASS/FAIL and you will be provided your percentage. Blockchain Training Alliance does not report scores on individual items, nor will it provide additional information upon request.


                Exam Cost: $300 USD
                Number of Questions: 70 Questions
                Pass Score: 70%
                Time Allotted: 90 minutes to complete exam
                Exam Language: English
                Voucher Expiration Date: One Year from Purchase
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