improve your skills as a professional
Participating in lifelong learning demonstrates a commitment to professional excellence. The DEC Institute has created an ecosystem of institutions and leading industry players to help guide individuals’ personal development as they become practitioners in the blockchain and digital assets industry. Stay competitive in this fast-paced environment with our collection of professional learning resources. The DEC Institute and its active member organisations, who teach, research, and develop blockchain and crypto applications, help you ensure that you are in tune with what’s happening and always stay up-to-date with the latest development practices.
how to get prepared
Read and study from the DEC Institute´s booklet, covering timely topics on blockchain, digital assets and Web3. This study booklet has been developed to help you prepare for the DEC examination and will support you throughout the preparation period. It includes mandatory and optional readings selected by our members and sample questions along the exam syllabus.
Watch and learn from leading professors and teachers from DEC academic and industry members as a support to the DEC Institute´s study booklet if you prefer to have a guided and more visual learning experience. Access the MOOC preparatory courses on the DECx platform on edX.org, where courses can be audited free, or candidates can choose to receive a verified certificate of completion.
Find a series of online and offline courses and training provided by DEC member universities and training providers, which further support your journey to becoming an industry professional. These courses and training allow you to deep-dive your expertise in your area of interest, for and beyond the DEC´s charterholder programme.
Resources have been added and categorised according to:
(A) Academic papers
(B) Blog posts
(E) Educational resources
(N) Newspaper articles
(I) Industry resources
The estimated study time is around 26 to 45 hours, depending on your existing knowledge, reading speed and level of understanding.
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“A challenging but doable exam which gives you the opportunity to show your knowledge and expertise in digital assets and blockchain technology. A new standard in the digital asset industry is emerging!”
“The next level of digitalization is approaching with Blockchain-based Digital Identities and Digital Assets at the core. DEC Institute certifications enable us to proof our team’s expertise in front of our clients in this new space.”
“Digital assets are already shaping today’s financial services world and will significantly change it in the future. Whether your interest is professional or personal, the DEC Institute’s charterhold being thematically broad and demanding give participants a good sense of where they stand currently and which areas they should study further.
“Finally those professionals who have been working in the industry and learning by themselves can certify and prove their expertise.”