Certification Course

In our free Fundamentals of Decentralized Identity course, you'll learn how Verifiable Credentials, decentralized identifiers (DIDs), and blockchain work. Once you complete the course, you will receive a certificate as a Verifiable Credential.
Learning outcomes Once you’re done with the course, you’ll be able to:
  • Create a DID and issue a Verifiable Credential
  • Explain what a Verifiable Credential is and what makes it verifiable
  • Learn what decentralized identifiers are and how they work with Verifiable Credentials and blockchain
  • Discover the two important privacy-preserving techniques employed by Verifiable Credentials
  • Understand what the blockchain is and what exactly is recorded on the blockchain when you're using it for identity management
Course outline
  • The 3 models of Identity Management
  • What are Verifiable Credentials?
  • What makes a credential verifiable?
  • What are Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs)?
  • What is a blockchain?
  • Who created the blockchain?
  • Why was blockchain created?
  • 3 actors in the ecosystem - Issuers, Holders and Verifiers
  • Benefits of using Verifiable Credentials
  • Why Verifiable Credentials are private-by-design
  • In Identity Management, data goes on the Blockchain?
  • How to create a Decentralized Identifier and issue a Verifiable Credential