Certified Blockchain Associate

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Classroom-based training for CBA has been discontinued until further notice.
Please visit our Online Learning Center at https://elearning.kba.ai/ to enrol in our self-paced certification courses.


Basic Computer Skills


Self Paced (Online Mode)
30 Hrs (Classroom Mode / Virtual Mode)


Based on Online Evaluation


Certified Blockchain Associate (CBA) is the flagship certification program of Kerala Blockchain Academy, which aims to provide basic knowledge on Blockchain – the most disruptive technologies since the Internet. The syllabus is designed in such a way that it accommodate latest happenings in the Blockchain space which will be easily understandable for everyone. While majority of the contents are theoretical, CBA program also have 5 – 6 hours of lab sessions which aims to provide hands-on experience for the aspiring Blockchain developers. This program is offered in collaboration with MLG Blockchain, Canada.


The 30 hours Certified Blockchain Associate (CBA) program runs virtually in both instructor-led and self-paced model. The virtual instructor-led classroom training runs for a total of 10 days with 30-hours of estimated effort while self-paced training calls for more comfy learning at own pace.


The prerequisite for joining the CBA program is basic computer skills.


Certification is based on Continuous Evaluation through online quizzes and final project idea presentation.

Course Outline

Contemporary blockchain concepts like the evolution of currency and ledgers. Difference between a Blockchain and a Distributed Ledger Technology. Different types of Distributed Ledgers Technologies.

Principles and technologies underlying blockchain including Hashing, Merkle trees, Public-Key Cryptography, Digital Signatures, Transactions and more Difference between a Traditional Transaction and a Blockchain Transaction.

A high-level overview of Bitcoin blockchain. Understanding Bitcoin working, Consensus Algorithms, Proof of Work, Mining, Cryptographic Puzzle, Concept of Difficulty, and Blockchain Limitations. Proof of Stake Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance Proof of Elapsed Time

A brief introduction to Ethereum and other programmable blockchains. Its importance, working, components, consensus algorithms, Proof of Stake, Delegated Proof of Stake. The theory behind Smart Contracts. How to deploy a simple Smart Contract in Ethereum blockchain.

Need for Permissioned blockchains in businesses. Role of Linux Foundation in crafting private distributed ledger technologies. Introduction to Hyperledger projects- Fabric, Sawtooth, Indy, Iroha. Understanding tools like Composer, Caliper, Aries, and more. Demo on how to run Hyperledger network and deploy sample applications.

Role of R3 Consortium in crafting private distributed ledger technologies. The theory behind Corda, its components and working

Introduction to IPFS, BigChainDB, Storj, and other technologies complementing blockchain

Understanding the far-reaching implications of blockchain for society and the economy. Understanding practical use-cases of blockchain in industry sectors such as Healthcare, Supply chain, Governance, Banking, and more.

Course Fee

Paid Self-Paced Program

5000 * (Candidates from India)
USD 100 * (Candidates outside India)
Applicable Taxes extra

Virtual Classroom Program

Free admission for ABCD Scholarship Candidates
₹ 6000 * (ABCD Non-Scholarship Candidates)
₹ 15000 * (Candidates from India)
USD 400 * (Candidates outside India)
*Applicable Taxes extra

Trusted by Thousand of Students

Ms. Sherin Shahana B.
“"There are many online courses on Blockchain technology, but I was looking for classroom trainings to interact with the trainers. At KBA, the classes are very interactive, the trainers are really knowledgeable and always helpful. I would really recommend KBA for Blockchain training and CBP program is really worth doing."”
Sherin Sha
Test Engineer, Qualcomm
"To be frank, I was little sceptical when I came down but at the of this certification program, I can proudly say that I have gained deeper knowledge in Blockchain. The trainers where really great and approachable and spent good enough time with me to help me learn the know-how of Blockchain. I would thank KBA and all the staffs who helped me achieve my goal."
Sunil Balakrishnan
Senior Tech Risk Manager, Standard Chartered GBS
"Certified Blockchain Associate Program of Kerala Blockchain Academy is upto the mark for current scenario and got a very good training in Blockchain and related technologies. Got excellent hands on developing Decentralized applications. Recommends to all who wish to have a strong foundation in Blockchain."
Dr. Jubilant J
Saintgits College of Engineering
"Traveled all the way from Punjab because this is the only academy I found where there are classroom courses for Blockchain. It has been a very good experience and I have learned a lot here. The faculties have been very helpful and supportive. I will obviously come back KBA for pursuing advanced developer courses in Blockchain."
Jannat Rosha
Drish Shoes Ltd, Haryana


If you have any queries regarding Certified Blockchain Associate Programme, please send us an e-mail to kba.admin@iiitmk.ac.in / elearning.kba@iiitmk.ac.in
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