Course Detail(DGT017 : Introduction to Blockchain Technology for Accounting and Finance Professionals)

SDF Funding, SkillsFuture Credit

DGT017 : Introduction to Blockchain Technology for Accounting and Finance Professionals

7.00 CPE Hours (Others)
Classroom

Please be informed that in view of the current COVID-19 situation, we will be changing the format of this course into a Live Webinar. A detailed set of instructions on the Live Webinar will also be sent to you closer to date. Please sign up for a Zoom account (https://zoom.us/) if you currently do not have an account. 

The live webinar session is eligible for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding.
Please proceed to submit your claim application as per usual as there are no changes to funding application procedures. On SSG portal, please take note to select the correct course title, which includes the term "Synchronous e-learning".

 

Programme Objective
 
This workshop is an interactive exploration of the building blocks of blockchain technology and a discussion on its practical uses. Through multiple hands-on activities, we explore and highlight the many concepts that make blockchain technology possible. The course has multiple real world examples and contrasts between specific blockchain implementations, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stellar, with the goal of demystifying the concept of blockchain technology and providing a relevant, applicable understanding.
 
This course is relevant to working professionals in domains such as finance, education and logistics, for whom blockchain technology is already threatening to disrupt their industries. Participants will be well-positioned to debate the pros and cons of different blockchain implementations and contribute to any blockchain-related projects and discussions.

 

Programme Outline

  • What is Blockchain:
    • Understand the basics of blockchain
    • Learn how blockchain technology was first introduced and why it so often is linked to cryptocurrencies
  • The Building Blocks of Blockchain
    • Public Distribution, Decentralisation, and Immutability
    • Cryptographic Hash Functions
    • Digital Signatures
  • How Bitcoin Utilises Blockchain Technology
  • Consensus Protocols
    • Proof of Work
    • Proof of Stake
    • Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance
    • Federated Byzantine Agreement
  • Security of Blockchains
  • Decentralised Applications
    • Smart Contracts
  • Applications of Blockchain (Past, Present, and Future)
    • Understand the many potential applications of blockchain and that this is a very new and rapidly developing technology
    • What are the implications for accounting and other financial institutions?


Training Methodology
 
Participants are recommended to bring along a laptop so that relevant sites can be accessed during the course.

Our curriculum is designed by trained MOE teachers with classroom teaching experience, who are also programmers with experience developing apps for startups and MNCs. We aim to adapt the best teaching materials available from all over the world, while supplementing them with best practices from our industry experience, to create the most effective courses for learners of all levels. For these courses, it helps that our teachers possess a wealth of experience teaching, and many more hours of experience coding.
 
In our classes, learners will be carefully guided through the basic concepts, before being challenged to apply these concepts to create applications they can be proud of and learn from.


Closing Date for Registration 

1 Week before Programme or Until Full Enrolment

 

Intended For

This course assumes no prior knowledge, and would be ideal for anyone who is interested or passionate about blockchain technology but has yet to establish a good foundational understanding. It will particular be relevant to: working professionals in domains where blockchain technology may soon have impact, individuals interested in exploring the possible applications of blockchain technology, anyone who would like be able to debate the pros and cons of different blockchain implementations.

Competency Mapping

Others = 7.00 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

14 Nov 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Michael Gonsalves

Date & Time

19 Aug 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Michael Gonsalves

Date & Time

14 Mar 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Michael Gonsalves

Testimonial

Funding

1] SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
Funding Period: Until 27 Jun 2021
Course Reference Number: TGS-2020502490

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500 from the government. You may wish to use your SFC to pay for partial/full ISCA course fees. 

On 1 Oct 2020, the Government provided a one-off SkillsFuture Credit Top-up of $500 for all eligible Singaporeans aged 25 or above by 31 Dec 2020. Singaporeans aged 40 to 60 by 31 Dec 2020 will also receive an Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) of $500 which can be used for courses under: (i) SGUnited Skills Programme, (ii) SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training, and (iii) Career Transition Programmes. This additional SFC (Mid-Career Support) is NOT applicable for use on ISCA courses. (For more information on the SFC scheme, please visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit)

If you wish to enrol for the course with SFC Funding, please proceed with the following steps:

Failure to submit claim application and obtain necessary approval before the course start date will result in topping up of the SFC indicated for use. Please note that there will be an administrative fee of $42.80 for any revision of invoice.


2] WDA Training Grant - SDF Funding
This course is approved for SDF funding ($2 per training hour) for Company-sponsored participants only (Eligibility criteria apply). 

Funding Period: Until 27 Jun 2021
Funded Hours: 7 hours
Course Reference Number: TGS-2020502490

If you wish to enrol participants with SDF Funding, please proceed with the following steps (For Corporate enrolments only) :

  • Step 1: Register for the course online via ISCA Portal. Upon adding to cart, the system will prompt a question “Do you wish to apply for WDA Funding?”, click Yes and input all required information. At the Cart page, please ensure that SDF funding is applied before clicking “Checkout”.
     

 

For course run start date before 1 Nov 2020, submit training grant application in SCN until 30 Nov 2020.

For course run start date on or after 1 Nov 2020, Enterprises/employers are NOT required to log into TPGateway/SCN to submit training grant.

Remarks

Step 2: After receiving email that the programme status is confirmed, please proceed to submit the Training Grant application via SkillsConnect Portal (https://www.skillsconnect.gov.sg/).

Employers of company-sponsored participants must submit training grant via SkillsConnect to obtain training grant for course fees. You may submit the Training Grant application within the period from 30 days before the course start date to 30 days after course start date.

The employee’s enrolment, attendance and assessment recordswill be submitted by ISCA onto TPGateway.


Please note that there will be an administrative fee of $42.80 for any revision of invoice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Company must be registered or incorporated in Singapore and;
  • Applicant is taking the course for the first time.
  • Applicant must be employed, and is either Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore and;
  • Applicant must achieve at least 75% attendance, and pass all examinations /assessments and;
  • Applicant must be fully sponsored by the Company for all costs associated with the training and;
  • Payment has to be made via corporate means (e.g. corporate cheque, corporate GIRO, corporate credit card).

Programme Facilitator(s)


Mike Gonsalves

 

Mike spends 45% of his time creating curriculum, 30% teaching classes, and 35% thinking he’s really good at stats. He’s taught and developed lesson plans for ages 5 through 50 in topics and tools as diverse as Blockchain, Python, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Raspberry Pi, littleBits, Scratch, and Circuit Stickers. In addition to his teaching experience, Mike has data science experience as an actuarial analyst, computer science experience as a web consultant.

Work Experience

  • Business & Education Development Manager, Tinkertanker. 2015 – present.
  • Web Consultant, Self-employed. 2013 – 2015.
  • Digital Marketer, Self-employed. 2007 – 2013.
  • Actuarial Analyst, Towers Perrin Tillinghast, 2006 – 2007.
  • Negotiations Teaching Assistant, The Wharton School, 2005 – 2006.
  • Research Assistant, Wharton Management Department, 2004 – 2005.


Education

  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Science in Economics, Cum Laude, 2006.

Please be informed that in view of the current COVID-19 situation, we will be changing the format of this course into a Live Webinar. A detailed set of instructions on the Live Webinar will also be sent to you closer to date. Please sign up for a Zoom account (https://zoom.us/) if you currently do not have an account. 

The live webinar session is eligible for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding.
Please proceed to submit your claim application as per usual as there are no changes to funding application procedures. On SSG portal, please take note to select the correct course title, which includes the term "Synchronous e-learning".

 

Programme Objective
 
This workshop is an interactive exploration of the building blocks of blockchain technology and a discussion on its practical uses. Through multiple hands-on activities, we explore and highlight the many concepts that make blockchain technology possible. The course has multiple real world examples and contrasts between specific blockchain implementations, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stellar, with the goal of demystifying the concept of blockchain technology and providing a relevant, applicable understanding.
 
This course is relevant to working professionals in domains such as finance, education and logistics, for whom blockchain technology is already threatening to disrupt their industries. Participants will be well-positioned to debate the pros and cons of different blockchain implementations and contribute to any blockchain-related projects and discussions.

 

Programme Outline

  • What is Blockchain:
    • Understand the basics of blockchain
    • Learn how blockchain technology was first introduced and why it so often is linked to cryptocurrencies
  • The Building Blocks of Blockchain
    • Public Distribution, Decentralisation, and Immutability
    • Cryptographic Hash Functions
    • Digital Signatures
  • How Bitcoin Utilises Blockchain Technology
  • Consensus Protocols
    • Proof of Work
    • Proof of Stake
    • Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance
    • Federated Byzantine Agreement
  • Security of Blockchains
  • Decentralised Applications
    • Smart Contracts
  • Applications of Blockchain (Past, Present, and Future)
    • Understand the many potential applications of blockchain and that this is a very new and rapidly developing technology
    • What are the implications for accounting and other financial institutions?


Training Methodology
 
Participants are recommended to bring along a laptop so that relevant sites can be accessed during the course.

Our curriculum is designed by trained MOE teachers with classroom teaching experience, who are also programmers with experience developing apps for startups and MNCs. We aim to adapt the best teaching materials available from all over the world, while supplementing them with best practices from our industry experience, to create the most effective courses for learners of all levels. For these courses, it helps that our teachers possess a wealth of experience teaching, and many more hours of experience coding.
 
In our classes, learners will be carefully guided through the basic concepts, before being challenged to apply these concepts to create applications they can be proud of and learn from.


Closing Date for Registration 

1 Week before Programme or Until Full Enrolment

 

Intended For

This course assumes no prior knowledge, and would be ideal for anyone who is interested or passionate about blockchain technology but has yet to establish a good foundational understanding. It will particular be relevant to: working professionals in domains where blockchain technology may soon have impact, individuals interested in exploring the possible applications of blockchain technology, anyone who would like be able to debate the pros and cons of different blockchain implementations.

Competency Mapping

Others = 7.00 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

Mike Gonsalves

 

Mike spends 45% of his time creating curriculum, 30% teaching classes, and 35% thinking he’s really good at stats. He’s taught and developed lesson plans for ages 5 through 50 in topics and tools as diverse as Blockchain, Python, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Raspberry Pi, littleBits, Scratch, and Circuit Stickers. In addition to his teaching experience, Mike has data science experience as an actuarial analyst, computer science experience as a web consultant.

Work Experience

  • Business & Education Development Manager, Tinkertanker. 2015 – present.
  • Web Consultant, Self-employed. 2013 – 2015.
  • Digital Marketer, Self-employed. 2007 – 2013.
  • Actuarial Analyst, Towers Perrin Tillinghast, 2006 – 2007.
  • Negotiations Teaching Assistant, The Wharton School, 2005 – 2006.
  • Research Assistant, Wharton Management Department, 2004 – 2005.


Education

  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Science in Economics, Cum Laude, 2006.

Upcoming Schedule

Registration is closed

Date & Time

14 Nov 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 337.05
For Non-Members: $ 404.46

Programme Facilitator(s)

Michael Gonsalves

Venue

137 Cecil Street
Level 4
Hengda Building
Singapore 069537