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BTA Certified Blockchain Solution Architect (CBSA)

The BTA 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. Your certification will come with monthly industry updates via email and video. Certifications will be registered on a blockchain platform where professionals and employers can easily verify their certificates on a trusted network, using a unique cryptographic hash given to each certificate holder.

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 how to:

  • 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 and of and the tech behind common blockchain
  • 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

Prerequisites

It’s recommended that professionals seeking the CBSA certification should attended the Blockchain Architecture Training course or have extensive Blockchain implementation knowledge and experience.

Required Exams

The CBSA exam is a 70-question multiple-choice exam that lasts 1.5 hours and is a performance-based evaluation of Blockchain solution architect skills and knowledge. A passing score is 85% (60 questions answered correctly). Your score will be presented immediately following the completion of the exam from Pearson VUE. 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. Internet access is not provided during the exam, nor is any course material or study guides.

You can purchase an exam voucher from the Blockchain Training Alliance or through Pearson VUE. Exam appointments can be made in advance or on the day you wish to test, subject to availability. The exam/appointment testing time 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. When you log into your Blockchain Training Alliance or Pearson VUE account, select an exam, select a location, and then register for a seat.

  • A student who does not pass an exam on the first try 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 to re-certify may do so after the 12-month period.

Recommended Courses

Recommended Courses

The following course is recommended to help you develop the skills and knowledge required to pass the CBSA exam.

Recertification

Your certification expires two years to the date you take and pass the exam. Re-certification can occur after a 12-month period by following the standard enrollment process and passing the current exam.