How to find your right blockchain education provider

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How to find your right blockchain education provider

The market for educational offerings in the area of Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technologies and Crypto Financial Technologies is diverse, large and confusing.

Many education providers offer courses with a different focus, quality, and depth. Finding the right blockchain course can be a challenge. In this article, we provide some key questions you should answer in preparing for your search.

How much time do I want to spend and do I need a certificate?

Directly related to the decision of how much time do I want to invest in my blockchain education is the question of whether you simply want to acquire new knowledge for yourself or need a credential. Basically, a distinction can be made between courses without any proof, courses with a certificate of attendance, certificate courses, apprenticeships, ETCS courses or a degree (Bachelor or Master). If your goal is to end up with a Master’s degree, this will certainly take a few years. With many providers, a distinction can be made between full-time and part-time studies. And here it certainly plays a role whether it is a recognized provider or course instructor or a state university. Courses (with or without certificate) are offered for a few hours, over a period of days or weeks. Reputable providers inform you in advance about the exact teaching times, so that you can decide for yourself whether it is practicable for you, for example, next to your job and family.

What financial resources do I want to invest?

The cost factor is directly linked to the duration of the training or further education. Here, the range goes from a free entry-level “taster” course to around 7500 euros per semester for a blockchain Master. But beware, often free courses still have costs for taking the exam, contact information for personal inquiries, the documents or for receiving the certificate.

What prerequisites and prior knowledge do I bring with me and what are my learning goals?

The offerings in the current blockchain education market cover the entire spectrum, from absolute beginner courses to in-depth specialist courses. The requirements naturally increase with the level of detail. In most cases, however, it is sufficient to have relevant professional experience and an interest in the blockchain topic. Do you already have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar in your pocket, or are you simply fundamentally interested in blockchain technology? Do you simply want to continue your education out of curiosity or are there specific topics that you need, for example, in your job? What exact content should the course cover – basics or special topics?

How do I learn best or which learning-teching format do I prefer?

The main focus in the blockchain education market is on online offerings. In principle, this is a great way to educate yourself while working, for example. On the other hand, 140 hours of monotonous video material can be really tiring. Here it is important to pay attention to the up-to-dateness of the teaching material. Producing instructional videos costs a lot of time and money, and at the same time, knowledge in the blockchain field is constantly changing, so many of the video courses offered are outdated. In addition, there are also some classic face-to-face training courses. Here, you should find out whether the courses are guaranteed to take place. Where will you mostly learn from – at home on the PC or with your mobile on the road? Video material can sometimes put a strain on your mobile data flat rate.

Basically, a mix of methods (text, video, practical exercises, experiments, etc.) is recommended. Courses with innovative learning-teaching methods, which can be adapted to your own needs, are more promising and more fun.

Once you have answered these questions for yourself, you can find the right blockchain education course for you.

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