The collaboration means Luxoft will help develop certification exams that assess the competency of blockchain professionals and teach them how to integrate established architectures such as Hyperledger fabric and Ethereum. Luxoft’s blockchain experts will work closely with The Blockchain Training Alliance to refine exam content and provide insight into industry applications of blockchain.
“Businesses are facing a real challenge identifying qualified professionals,” said Todd Gehrke, Blockchain Solutions Architect at Luxoft. “Education and accreditation is really important right now. There are no comprehensive sources of technical information and engineers are chasing an ever-changing landscape of technical papers. It’s hard to make good hiring decisions with such fragmented knowledge, so we’re joining hands with the Blockchain Training Alliance to help accelerate learning and evaluate understanding.”
Luxoft’s participation will enhance the authority of the certifications, according to Chad Decker, CEO of the Blockchain Training Alliance. “Employers need to trust the skills of the applicants they hire. Luxoft is helping us measure skills accurately and create industry-standard certifications. Certification will help Developers and architects validate and verify their skillset.”
Luxoft was selected as a partner because of its established partnerships with blockchain ecosystems that include the Crypto Valley Association, Chain, R3, Evernym and its independent approach to supporting blockchain architectures such as Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric and Hyperledger Sawtooth, Corda, Ripple, Chain, Iota and Sovrin.
“Experienced blockchain developers are in short supply and the education sector, especially at a University level, could do more to bring high-quality talent to market,” said Alexander Denzler, Technology Chair at the Crypto Valley Association. “While a select few offer blockchain courses, the focus is on high level explanations and business use-cases. This will do little to solve the scarcity issue because the market needs developers with coding experience.
“The CVA maintains close relationships with Blockchain focused companies, and we see a real need for courses that train developers to deploy real smart contracts and provide an authentic experience of working on a blockchain,” concluded Dr. Denzler.
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About Blockchain Training Alliance
Blockchain Training Alliance is based in Temecula, CA, and run by experienced IT trainers. Courses include Blockchain Training: An Overview for Professionals; Ethereum Training: Hands-On Ethereum Bootcamp; Hyperledger Training: Developing on Hyperledger Fabric; Blockchain Architecture Training; and Blockchain Security Training. The Alliance is a member of Hyperledger, a blockchain collaborative operated by the Linux Foundation. For more information, please visit the website.
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