Bahrain Launches its First Professional Blockchain Academy

The first professional Blockchain programme in Bahrain has been launched in the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF). The school revealed this on November, 26, stating that it is a collaboration between the Dubai-based training provider, myLearning Key. The partnership will offer a professional qualification programme to Individuals and business professionals.

A Five-Day-Course to Award International Qualification Certification

The Institute of IIB Council, a US-based organization, awarded the course, and it has been slated to begin in January 2019. This will be a five-day training after which participants will be awarded an international qualification of a certified Blockchain professional. The course is also open to IT professionals because plans have been made to include masterclasses.
Based on the school’s publication, the aim of the program is to enlighten practitioners on the requirements of the Blockchain industry to develop a global standard. Therefore, the scheduled course will cover important areas like the overview of Blockchain technology and its implementation in the real world.

Certification Program to Focus on Development and Implementation of Blockchain

The C|BP certification course has been narrowed down to include only three areas of Blockchain which the school classifies as being competency areas. These are “Development, Implementation, and Strategy.” In accordance, participants will acquire knowledge on Blockchain implementation concepts.
Mr. Ahmed Naeemi, Head of IT, Operations and Project Management said that;

As the role of information technology is evolving towards digital innovation and transformation, the Blockchain Academy is one of our new initiatives in an attempt to support businesses and organisations with their digital transformation plans

Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh, the BIBF Director, was of the opinion that the introduction of the new programme was in line with the Institution’s directive to make the country an IT hub. This was to be ensured through training and adapting to the Industry’s requirements. That being so, the training will help to produce skilled individuals as a way of supporting the demand for Blockchain professionals.

More Institutions to Offer Blockchain Courses

On November, 22 we also reported of the donations made to the University of Tokyo by several organizations. This is a donation that is geared towards the establishment of a Blockchain course in the school. The program began this month, and it will run till October 2021.
In the same vein, Bank Frick, a privately owned bank has decided to support Blockchain and Fintech projects in the University of Liechtenstein. This sponsoring will see to the development of an IT center in the school. Here, students will be trained on Blockchain technology in 2019.

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