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Why Should I attend the CPSA® Advanced Training BLOCKCHAIN (Low-Trust Consensus in Decen­tralized Applications)?

An Interview With Curator Lars Hupel

The CPSA Advanced Level is the second step within the iSAQB’s multi-level CPSA program (Certified Profes­sional for Software Architecture). One of the 17 training options of the Advanced Level that partic­i­pants can choose from is the module BLOCKCHAIN – Low-Trust Consensus in Decen­tralized Applications.

In this infor­mative interview, Lars Hupel, curator of the Advanced module BLOCKCHAIN, gives a great overview of content, practical relevance, and peculiar­ities that define this Advanced Level course.


Am I the right partic­ipant? Which audience does the module BLOCKCHAIN address?

The module is aimed at a diverse group of archi­tects, devel­opers, and decision-makers. Since blockchains are currently being hyped again by the often proclaimed “web3”, a mess of terms and technologies unfor­tu­nately emerges. The purpose of the training course is to sort and evaluate them.


How is the BLOCKCHAIN training course relevant for my profes­sional practice as a software architect? 

Blockchain refers to a bundle of technologies that can be applied to specific problems. Part of the core compe­tencies of archi­tects is to recognize and practi­cally apply these and to weigh up their advan­tages and disad­van­tages. The training supports exactly this architecture work.


Which skills do I acquire from this module, what exactly do I learn in this training course?

The module is roughly divided into three topics:

  1. A solid intro­duction to the different aspects of blockchains, from consensus mecha­nisms to smart contracts
  2. Technical aspects and design decisions of blockchain platforms
  3. Architectural patterns and exercises for designing blockchain-based platforms

Since the training cannot do without specific examples, there is a mix of method­ological and technical topics.


How does blockchain architecture differ from tradi­tional architecture?

The core is technical and domain-related decen­tral­ization. In blockchain archi­tec­tures, there is no single source of truth; data is always entered or changed by consensus between different parties instead. There is little or no need for trust between the parties.


You would like to learn more about the CPSA Advanced Level module BLOCKCHAIN? Please visit the BLOCKCHAIN module web page. 

You would rather find and book a suitable BLOCKCHAIN training course right away? Then check out our training calendar.

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About the Author

Lars Hupel
Lars Hupel is Senior Consultant with INNOQ in Munich and works with frontend and backend technologies. Furthermore, they are interested in architectural patterns, especially in distributed systems.

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