Web3 Foundations

Web3 Foundations

Unleash the Internet’s promise.

Web3 represents an exciting, emerging evolution in technology. Building on the foundation of Web2, Web3 introduces critical elements of trust, control, and the management of interactions both among individuals and within the wider digital world.

The Web3 Foundations Course is thoughtfully divided into three comprehensive sections. Initially, the course provides a general introduction to what Web3 is, as well as exploring the integral features and elements that constitute this technology. This portion of the course is designed to be a general overview and does not delve into technical specifics.

Subsequently, the course incorporates a technical introduction to Web3. This part of the curriculum illuminates the technical stack, elaborates on the skills and competencies required to navigate within this technological adaptation, and provides several practical exercises and projects to construct your first Web3 application.

In its final segment, the course continues with a general discussion concerning the technology, broaching the subject of how to implement applications for a variety of stakeholders, including individuals, companies, organizations, and governments. Much like the initial part, this section does not necessitate a technical skill set.

Key Takeaways:

  • Having a basic understanding of Web3
  • Learning about tokenomics
  • Understanding the technical structure of Web3
  • Learning about how to adapt the technology to your organization
  • Exposure to a number of actual use cases

Courses in this Certificate Program

  • OnDemand: 3 Hours
  • Optional Live: 2+ Hours
  • Tuition: $99
Components of this CourseHours Delivery Method
Student Orientation1 HourLIVE Online (Optional)
Web3 Foundations3 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Live Instructor AMA - bi-monthly1 HourLIVE Online (Optional)

Upcoming LIVE Instruction Dates

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Web3 Foundations Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of this intensive program, participants will be able to:

Explore the origins of blockchain and understand how the technology will disrupt many industries

Position your mindset to the web3 way of operating online;

Comprehend and articulate blockchain applications, or DApps (decentralized applications);

Course and tuition credit towards advanced blockchain Certification tracks.

Certificate of Completion – Web3 Foundations – 3 Hours

20% Focus Area Certification Exam Competencies for:

  • Web3 Foundations Level 1 Certification
  • Certifying Body: Web3 Certification Board (W3CB)

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No prior blockchain or computer programming experience is required. A 10th-grade reading and math proficiency is recommended.

Module 1: Understanding what Web3 is

  • Overview of Web3 features and architecture
  • The history of Web1 and Web2
  • Characteristics of Web3
  • Decentralization
  • Terminology

Module 2: Why Web3

  • Data is the New Oil
  • Why Web3 Matters
  • The Purpose of Web3
  • The flow of Talent to Web3
  • The transfer of Value from Web2 to Web3

Module 3: Web3 and the Metaverse

  • What is the Metaverse
  • Technologies of the Metaverse

Module 4: Blockchain Fundamentals

  • Blockchain is Not Bitcoin
  • Blockchain Definitions
  • History of Blockchain
  • Properties of Blockchain
  • 10 Key Concepts of Blockchain
  • How does Blockchain Work?
  • Consensus Types
  • Mining and Verification
  • Smart Contracts

Module 5: Understanding DeFi

  • What is DeFi
  • DeFi vs Traditional Finance
  • DeFi Activities
  • DeFi Risks

Module 6: Challenges, Risks and Ethics of Web3

  • Advantages of Web3
  • Challenges of Web3
  • Speed of Web3

Module 7: What comes after Web3?

  • What is Web3
  • Is there a Web4 and what is it
  • Is there a Web5

Course Information

  • Dates: Rolling Enrollment
  • Location: OnDemand & LIVE Online
  • Tuition: $99
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 3 Total Hours
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Additional Information

  • Module Quizzes and Knowledge Checks
  • Guest Lectures & Networking
  • Student Orientation
  • LIVE Online Instructor AMAs
  • Certification Exam Prep

Certification Competencies

The material covered in this course contributes to 20% of the Focus Areas as defined in the Web3 Certification Association (W3CB) Web3 Foundations Level 1 Certification Exam Competencies.

Review all W3CB Focus Areas – Web3 Foundations Certification Exam.

Additional Courses and Career Track Options

The following courses cover the remaining Focus Area materials for this Certification exam:

Blockchain Foundations

Blockchain & Bitcoin Intensive

Demystifying AI and Blockchain



Web3 Foundations Career Track

The Career Track includes:

  • Web3 Foundations
  • Blockchain Foundations
  • Blockchain & Bitcoin Intensive
  • AI Essentials for Non-Technical
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Web3 Foundations L1 Certification

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