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 Solution Architect Certification 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.
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This Blockchain Certificationexam 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 14 business days in advance of the exam.
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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.
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