Hyperledger Launches First Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on edX.org

Pre-registration now open for Blockchain for Business: An Introduction to Hyperledger free online course

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – (October 10, 2017) Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, announced today the availability of its first free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) — Blockchain for Business: An Introduction to Hyperledger. The free, self-paced online course is offered through edX.org, the nonprofit online learning platform founded in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The course provides an introduction to Hyperledger and its key business blockchain frameworks. Pre-registration is now open with the course becoming fully available on October 25 with the option to add a verified certificate of completion for $99. Verified Certificates are a valuable addition to academic or professional portfolios and can be added to resumes/CVs and LinkedIn profiles.

“Interest in blockchain technology is exploding; Software developers, product teams, and business managers are all desperately eager to figure out how this technology can solve real-world problems,” said Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger.  “This first introductory-level course is carefully designed for both nontechnical and technical audiences, to bring everyone further up the learning curve and get started with it on their own business needs.”

The MOOC is delivered in partnership with edX and the Linux Foundation, responsible for training and certifying more developers on open source software than any organization in the world. It covers key features of blockchain technologies and the differentiators between various types of Hyperledger projects.

The course will provide an understanding of:

  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
  • Current Hyperledger projects and common use cases
  • How to do clean installations of Hyperledger Fabric, and Hyperledger Sawtooth frameworks
  • How to build simple applications on top of Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Sawtooth frameworks
  • How to become involved in and contribute to Hyperledger

“Hyperledger and blockchain are two key skillsets that are increasingly in demand in today’s digital world,” said edX CEO and MIT Professor, Anant Agarwal. “Our global community of learners have told us that they are seeking courses to help them gain the career-relevant skills they need for the modern workplace. We are thrilled to once again partner with the Linux Foundation to offer a course on this popular, in-demand subject that will provide the building blocks needed for success within the exciting and rapidly expanding field of blockchain technologies.”

To find out more, or to pre-register now, go to: https://www.edx.org/course/blockchain-business-introduction-linuxfoundationx-lfs171x

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About Hyperledger

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.hyperledger.org/.

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