Programme Overview

This instructor-led Blockchain Architecture training is for technical leaders who need to make decisions about architecture, environment, and development platforms. The Certified Blockchain Solution Architecture exam is included with class. The classcovers the following topics:

  • What is Blockchain
  • How does Blockchain work
  • Types of Blockchains
  • How is Blockchain different from what we have today
  • What are use cases for Blockchain
  • What does a Blockchain app look like
  • How do I design a Blockchain app
  • How do I develop a Blockchain app
  • How do I test a Blockchain app

Who Should Attend

This course is for those wanting to understand the main Blockchain Architecture Design and how blocks in a Blockchain interact.


We provide instructor-led in three modalities:

  • Instructors at classroom locations globally
  • Instructors Onsite at your location
  • Via WebEx led by an Instructor with live labs

Course Details


11th , 18th, 25th April 2020, 31st May 2020, 7th, 14th June 2020


3 Days


9:00AM to 5:00PM


Ascendo Academy

Mountbatten 231 Mountbatten Road

Block B, #02-01, Singapore 397999

Registration Closing Date:

29th May 2020

Course fee inclusive of

  • Trainer’s fee
  • 3 days of technical class
  • + 0.1 day of exam preparation
  • Official Printed Courseware
  • Online Labs
  • Meals with Refreshment
  • Examination voucher/registration

Total Course Fee:

SGD 2,500 (Nett)

Funding Level: up to 70% and up to 90% based on funding category

Course Content

What is Blockchain, How Does Blockchain Work & Types of Blockchains


  • Blockchain Basic Principles
  • Centralized and Decentralized Ledgers
  • Mechanics of Blockchain
  • What is a Block?
  • How are Blocks Chained Together?


  • Benefits and Drawbacks of Blockchain
  • Cryptography
  • Public Key Cryptography
  • Cryptographic Hashing
  • Blockchain Consensus
  • Proof of Work Consensus
  • Proof of Stake Consensus
  • Other Consensus Mechanisms Explained
  • Lifecycle of a Public Blockchain Transaction


  • Public vs Private Blockchains
  • Open vs Closed Blockchains
  • Open Source Blockchain Projects
  • Blockchain Smart Contracts
  • Tokens and Coins
  • Using Gas in Ethereum
  • “Blockless” Solution Platforms

How is Blockchain Different Than What We Have Today, What Does a Blockchain Application Look Like? & How Do I Design a Blockchain Application?


  • Types of Networks
  • Centralized Networks
  • Distributed Networks
  • Decentralized Networks
  • Software vs Firmware
  • Blockchain vs Database


  • Blockchain Application Architecture
  • Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • User Interaction Layer
  • Middle/Interface Layer
  • Smart Contracts/Chaincode


  • Guiding Design Principles
  • Personas (User Types)
  • User Stories (Application Interaction)
  • Application Functional Requirements
  • Application Technical Requirements
  • Design Tasks
  • Fundamental Design Questions

How Do I Develop a Blockchain Application?, How Do I test a Blockchain Application? & Use Cases for Blockchain


  • Fundamental Design Concepts
  • Calling External Contracts
  • Error Handling
  • Pull vs Push Payments
  • On-Chain Data
  • Local Testing Recommendations
  • Not Using Agile Development Process
  • Technology Design Decisions
  • Monolithic vs Modular
  • Complexity Models


  • Blockchain Testing Approaches
  • Unit Testing
  • Developer Level Testing
  • Configuration & Environment Testing
  • Load/Performance Testing
  • Volume/Stress Testing
  • Regression Testing
  • Application Bug Classifications
  • User Load Testing
  • Key Blockchain Architecture Testing Questions


  • Real world implementations of Blockchain

Trainer's Profile


With nearly 20 years of experience in IT industry, Dr Rizal is leveraging his knowledge in Blockchain Technologies for more than 3 years now. Despite holding numbers of professional certificate in Blockchain Solution Architect and Blockchain Business Foundations, he went hand in hand by becoming a Blockchain Technologies subject matter expert during his service at Cendee Sdn.Bhd, TruID Sdn.Bhd and KPMG Malaysia.

Dr Rizal acquires tons of skills in IT includes database, operating system, programming languages, web programming, web/application on server, big data and machine learning as well as blockchain itself. He published an article in 2018 that talked about Cryptocurrency, attended a few blockchain-related conference and workshop as well as published a book in 2019 namely as Regulatory and shariah framework of cryptocurrency. In: Halal Cryptocurrency.

Tel: +65 8448 2136
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