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Post-Graduate Certificate in Back-End and Blockchain Development

Post-Graduate Certificate in Back-End and Blockchain Development

Build with blockchain. Transform business.

Next Enrolment

September 9th

Tuition

$8,999 (Domestic)

$20,099 (International)

Overview

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Join the first and only technical blockchain certificate delivered by a Canadian university. Create real-world blockchain solutions as you build upon your existing knowledge and prepare to confidently launch your career.

What is Blockchain Development?

Blockchain is decentralized, transparent, and mostly unalterable. It improves data integrity through using an entire network of computers to record and validate transactions. This technology became popular within commerce, but its potential is being realized across numerous industries, including supply chain management, healthcare, finance, and public administration, specifically with electronic voting systems.

What you will learn

You’ll learn to go beyond understanding cryptography and data structures, by gaining the confidence to advise organizations on how blockchain can offer significant business value and knowing when and when not to implement the technology. You’ll develop the knowledge and competencies to be strategic about implementing blockchain technologies from concept to deployment at your organization. Aside from critical technical skills, you will build and practice foundational cross-functional skills like complex problem solving, business acumen, and social perceptiveness.

Program Benefits

Created in collaboration with industry executives, this full-time 9-course program allows you to create real-world blockchain solutions as you collaborate with like-minded peers. The program concludes with a unique capstone course, allowing you to further demonstrate your knowledge and graduate with a diverse portfolio of work. After completing the program, you’ll be prepared for real blockchain job functions, helping you secure your next career opportunity and greater success.

Format: Full-Time, blended
Delivery: Online coursework + required live online sessions
Live Session Schedule: Weekday evenings (Mon-Thurs 7:45 – 9:45 PM, EST)
Program Length: 8 months
Term Starts: Fall

 

Introducing Live Online Learning

To make our programming even more accessible, and to ensure the safety of students and instructors, we are now offering the in-class course components for professional programs completely online.

Career Potential

Blockchain has become one of the most revolutionary technologies bearing significant benefits to businesses and individuals. The role of intermediary institutions like those used in banking, ride sharing, Spotify, hedge funds, and more, are diminished by this powerful technology.

Blockchain provides an unmatched level of encryption that makes transactions virtually immutable. This has intensified the demand for blockchain skills today. Now is the time to increase your blockchain development skills and elevate your career.

Industry Information

Join a growing community of blockchain developers who improve the validity and transparency of transactions. There are many ways your blockchain development skills can drive business innovation and improvement:

  • Tracking sensitive products through the entire supply chain
  • Verifying personal identity
  • Building smart contracts across numerous sectors
  • Managing budget and finances
  • Supporting direct transactions in the sharing economy
  • Safeguarding elections and good governance
  • Improving self-ownership and monetization of online data
Get hired for jobs like:

Blockchain Developer
Blockchain Engineer
Software Developer- Blockchain Technologies

Gain these skills:

Complex Problem Solving
Critical Thinking
Communication and Collaboration
Judgement and Decision Making

Who should take this program?

The Post-Graduate Certificate in Back-End and Blockchain Development is ideal if you are a recent post-secondary graduate or international student with working knowledge of JavaScript, pursuing a career in blockchain development.

This program is also suited for you if you want to enhance your career and have an educational background in computer science, network technology, computer engineering technology, web development, and other related fields.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the certificate, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Analyze appropriateness of blockchain for business use through development of a simplified qualification matrix.
  • Select the most suitable consensus mechanism and platform in developing a blockchain solution.
  • Design and develop a decentralized application on public and private blockchain in various sectorial contexts (e.g. currency, real estate, health).
  • Define specifications for, and administer, performance testing for blockchain solutions.
  • Collect and review metrics in diagnosing performance bottlenecks for blockchain technologies.
  • Comply with specific standards and processes established for sharing of data and its security.
  • Describe product development, product lifecycle management and client communication as it relates to back-end development
  • Identify and use the appropriate products, tools and frameworks required to build and maintain a software application.
  • Effectively troubleshoot issues related to rapid application and plugin development, artifacts, testing, building and deploying, security, performance turning, and dynamic and static typing.
Enrolment Requirements

To be admitted to Post-Graduate Certificate in Back-End and Blockchain Development, applicants must have:

  • Baccalaureate degree or diploma in computer science, network technology, web development, or similar
  • Official transcript(s) from all previously attended institutions (note: if transcript is not in English please provide English-translated copy)
  • Completed online application form including Statement of Interest
  • Proof of English language proficiency, unless: a) first language is English, or b) previously completed one year of full-time study in country or institution where English is the official language of instruction

Courses

CSBC1000 Fundamentals for Back-End and Blockchain Development

Be introduced to the backend technologies including blockchain in general and learn about the fundamental building blocks for a back-end application. You will understand the mechanics behind developing a robust backend application using the modern methodology for project management and version control. You will also learn about how blockchain is redefining the back-end which is dominated by the traditional RDBMS databases.

12 Classes

36 Hours

CSBC1010 Database Design and Principles

This course offers an introduction to traditional databases and the real-world use cases around them. You will learn how to differentiate between blockchain and traditional databases. You will also learn the hands-on fundamentals to architect a traditional database (RDMS & NoSQL) based applications and integrate them with server-side programming.

12 Classes

36 Hours

CSBC1020 Blockchain Applications for Industry

Building on the prior courses, you will be introduced to leverage the learnings from backend development and apply that to the blockchain-based application development. You will learn about various industry-wide standard blockchain applications and how to develop an approach for any blockchain-based use case.

12 Classes

36 Hours

CSBC1030 Server-Side Programming and Tools

Learn and apply some of the best practices for writing a server-side application using the industry-standard tool-kit. You will learn how to approach and design a server-side application. Introduction to APIs allows you to learn about the 3 tier architecture of any web application and how to architect a standard platform-agnostic application development.

12 Classes

36 Hours

CSBC1040 DevOps and Deployment

Build upon the application development process you learned in prior courses and take it one step further to deploy your application for real users. You will learn about the fundamentals of cloud computing and how to deploy any application on the cloud for private or public use. You will also learn the various deployment methodologies such as containerization and DevOps.

12 Classes

36 Hours

CSBC2000 Essentials of Blockchain Development and Security

Learn the fundamentals of blockchain technology. In this course, you'll explore the world of blockchain applications and how to get started with building your own. You'll also learn about the various applications of blockchain in real-world use cases.

12 Classes

36 Hours

CSBC2010 Smart Contracts and Decentralized Applications

Leverage what you know about server-side and back-end development to design a blockchain smart contract. In this course, you'll explore public blockchain application modeling, and create and deploy your own decentralized application based on Ethereum. In the process, you'll be introduced to Solidity, Ethereum's application development language, and expand your knowledge of cryptocurrency and ERC20, the technical standard used for smart contracts on Ethereum.

12 Classes

36 Hours

CSBC2020 Private and Consortium Blockchain for Enterprise

Explore the many blockchain use cases in private enterprise. In this course, you'll learn how to design, develop, deploy, and govern an enterprise blockchain DApp using Hyperledger Fabric. As part of this course, you'll delve into the fundamentals of scaling and securing a DApp to ensure it integrates seamlessly with other enterprise systems.

12 Classes

36 Hours

CSBC2030 Blockchain Development Capstone

A final course where students work end-to-end on a blockchain solution for a business, as part of their own start-up venture, or otherwise as an independent project. Students who choose to work with a business will have the project provided to them by the university and do not have to find the project themselves.

12 Classes

36 Hours

Instructors

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Tomisin Jenrola

BSc

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Andy Leung

MSc, BSc

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Victor Li

MA, CFA

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Govind Mohan

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Dhruvin Parikh

BE

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Tarun Sharma

MSc, MBA

Advisory Council

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Alisa Acosta

BSc, BEd, MA, PhD. Director of Education, Blockchain Research Institute

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Alexandru Gogan

BEng., MSc, MBET. Director of Engineering, Sherpa

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Aly Kassam

MBA, BSc. Director of Product, OneLedger Technologies Inc.

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Henry Kim

PhD, MEng, BASc. Associate Professor of Decision Technologies, Schulich School of Business, York University

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Marek Laskowski

PhD. Chief Technology Officer, Novera Capital

Sotirius Liaskos

York University

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Marc Lijour

Vice President, Capacity & Innovation Readiness, Information and Communications Technology Council

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Lana McGilvray

Founding Partner, Purpose Worldwide

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Ross McKee

BA, LL.B. Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

William Mougayar

Kin Ecosystem

Omid Sadeghi

York University

Shagufta Sayani

Ernst & Young

Jamiel Sheikh

Chainhaus

Post-Graduate Certificate in Back-End and Blockchain Development

Fall 2021

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$8,999.00 (Domestic)

Fall 2021

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$20,099.00 (International)

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Technology Requirements for Remote/Online Courses

Please review the technology and software requirements you will need to access our courses remotely.

Computer Requirements for this Program

This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program. We recommend your device meets or exceeds the following specifications:

  • 16GB RAM
  • 500GB free disk space
  • Intel Core i7 Quad-Core, or equivalent
  • Linux or macOS (MacBook)

At a minimum, your device must meet or exceed the following specifications:

  • 8GB RAM
  • 250GB free disk space
  • Intel Core i5 Quad-Core, or equivalent
  • Linux, macOS (MacBook), Windows 10 Enterprise 10 Enterprise 64-bit, or Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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