This course fulfills CPE objectives.

After this course, learners should be able to:

  • Recall general facts concerning the origins of Ethereum, including broad timelines of key events.

  • Explain Ethereum in simple terms, including the role smart contracts and DApps play.

  • Recognize, at a high level, how the Ethereum Virtual Machine works and its basic components.

  • Identify characteristics of the proof-of-stake consensus mechanism and how it differs from proof-of-work.

  • Distinguish between the distinct layers of blockchain technology.

Course curriculum preview

Here's what you'll learn in this course.

    1. Course Intro

    2. Agenda & Course Objectives

    1. The Ethereum Timeline

    2. Review Question #1

    1. Ethereum is...

    2. Smart Contracts

    3. Decentralized Apps (Dapps)

    4. Review Question #2

    1. The Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)

    2. Proof-of-Stake

    3. Ether is...

    4. Review Question #3

    1. The Layers of Blockchain

    2. The Blockchain "Trilemma"

    1. Course Outro

About this course

  • 16 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content
  • 1.0 CPE Credit (Information Technology)
  • Prerequisites: Blockchain 101

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    QAS Self Study

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