Becoming a Hyperledger Fabric Administrator

Joseph Holbrook
Jun 23 · 4 min read

Thinking about a Hyperledger Certification? The Linux Foundation Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator is one certainly that should be considered.

Being that there are numerous blockchain certification out there and even a few on Hyperledger Fabric it may be a challenge to understand what certification may be great for your career.

Sadly, blockchain certifications are now getting to be a dime a dozen and there are many organizations that are pumping out certifications that really hold little employer value especially if your taking a proctored exam.

However, for niche areas such as Hyperledger, R3 Corda or Quorum this is not totally accurate for niche areas.

The Linux Foundation has a great certification that is technical and is hosted and valid by the leaders in Open Source training and certification.

The Linux Foundation’s Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator (CHFA) is really the “Star” of the Hyperledger certifications and would have more credibility than the Blockchain Training Alliance’s(BTA)certification and the Blockchain Council certifications.

What is the Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator (CHFA) exam?

The Certified Hyperledger Fabric Administrator (CHFA) will be able to effectively build a secure Hyperledger Fabric network for commercial deployment, including the ability to install, configure, operate, manage, and troubleshoot the nodes on that network.

This exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that consists of a set of performance-based items (problems) to be solved in a command line.
Candidates have 2 hours to complete the tasks.

The exam is based on Fabric v1.3.0

The link for the exam information is here.

http://shrsl.com/1o59u

So why would you want to consider the Hyperledger Certification?

  1. First, lets consider how new and the growth of Hyperledger. Having credibility as a Blockchain expert such as a developer in a “niche” area is clearly a good approach to consider. This is based on demand. For example Since the beginning of the year, IBM has grown the number of blockchain-focused employees it has from 400 to 1,500, primarily by giving those employees access to its biggest clients. Job Growth is up over 200% this year. Review Coindesk.

2. Second, lets consider that the certification is coming directly from the vendor now and not a private company that makes a killing running materials and certifications.

3. Third, Vendor Certifications generally hold more weight than third party certifications. This is true in the Cloud Computing world, Data Storage and Networking worlds which are areas I am grossly familiar with. This could be very strategic from a vendor perspective where you could have requirements for trainers, professional services and support

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration of who is who in industry. It has the backing of membership companies that pay a hefty sum to participate such as IBM, Cisco, Accenture, Baidu, AMEX and JP Morgan just to name a few.

Hyperledger has grown 15 new enterprise members this. Considering the consortium is still a toddler growth is the only thing on the horizon.

Technically Superior for Private Permissioned Blockchains — For example Fabric supports distributed ledger solutions on permissioned networks for a wide range of industries. Its modular architecture maximizes the confidentiality, resilience, and flexibility of blockchain solutions.

Testable Objectives are Clearly Defined. Now this is a first.

The link for the two exams are here. View the Certification Objectives (Topic Areas) for more info.

https://www.hyperledger.org/resources/training

Target Audience for the Exam. The exam audience will clearly be technical architects, administrators, blockchain developers and perhaps enterprise administrators

The link for the exam information is here.

http://shrsl.com/1o59u

If your studying for any Hyperledger Fabric exam than this course would certainly be helpful.

So if your a blockchain aspiring wannabe then focusing on Hyperledger could be a great career move.

Joe Holbrook, Certified Blockchain Solutions Architect.

The “Cloud Tech Guy”

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