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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, where courses can be audited free, or candidates can choose to receive a verified certificate of completion.

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DEC Study Booklet

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.

Estimated study time: ~ 26 - 45 hours
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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. These courses are complementary and optional.

Required time: from 12h to 6 months
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DEC Institute has partnered with the leading MOOC platform to deliver preparatory courses for its CBA® and CDAA® charterholder programmes. After completing these courses, candidates can download a certificate of course completion and register for the exam on DEC´s website.
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dec learning resources - study booklet
This guide has been written to help you prepare for the DEC Institute exams and should be used in conjunction with the Factsheet. Within each part of the syllabus, resources have been selected by DEC Institute academic and industry members to help you better understand and learn about the topic area.

Resources have been added and categorised according to:  
(A)  Academic papers  
(V)  Videos  
(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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If you are completely new to Blockchain, Crypto and Web3, we recommend joining one of our academic member courses, which will teach you the necessary foundational knowledge to further succeed in the DEC´s charterholder qualification.
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