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CBCA credentialed Cryptocurrency Investment Professionals boast of rigorously validated knowledge and comprehension of all contemporary concepts, principles, applications and technologies required for providing effective financial and investment advise to a variety of individual and institutional investors and stakeholders. The CIP credentialed are unique also because they bring to the table not just their knowledge of handling all important cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ether and Litecoin among others, but also a very useful set of skills to even look after currency development and exchange-listing process across a range of distributed ledger platforms.

Cryptocurrency Investment Professional

(Edition 2018 - CBCA-UBKF Ver 17-5.2)
Pre-registrations February 31 - October 15, 2018
*open only for first 1500 applications
Registrations October 16, 2018 onwards
Fee on or before October 15, 2018 US $920.00
Fee after October 15, 2018 US $1250.00
Fee includes CBCA Associate Professional Membership; Exam Study Kit; Certification Exam Fee; Certificate & badges + International Shipping
Fee excludes Local Taxes, custom's duty and other levies in the applicant's country - to be borne by the applicant
Online Learning Process starts September 4, 2018
Shipping of Exam Study Kit Starts November 6, 2018 for all applicants
Certification Exam Window opens February 15, 2019 for all applicants/registrants

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Most Prized
Crypto-Professionals !

CIP slots you right up in the league of the world’s most competent crypto-investment professionals who can not just advise well on making wealth out of cryptocurrencies and raising funding, they can also assist in the design of a new cryptocurrency.

All that thanks to CBCA’s comprehensive and sophisticated framework that backs up the CIP curricula and assessments – cutting across platforms, technologies and vendors. The CIP program covers essential concepts of every facet of cryptocurrencies that impacts their value, effectiveness and risk for stakeholders. Add another whammy: the moment you register for the CIP, you automatically qualify for becoming a member of the prestigious CBCA Global Group of Blockchain Professionals – absolutely free!


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Cryptocurrency Careers – Starting them Right CIP prepares you for the widest spectrum of crypto-jobs

Cryptocurrency professionals are in increasing demand across the board. Currency and blockchain exchanges, brokerage firms, technology developers – all need such specially trained and qualified experts, who can work smart through the clutter and din of controversies, confusion and multiplicity of platforms.

Professional services firm Ernst & Young examined 372 ICOs and found that roughly $400 million of $3.7 billion raised so far has fallen into the hands of cybercriminals. Investors, blockchain companies, cryptocurrency exchanges and a large number of startups serious about raising crypto-funding today are, therefore increasingly seeking out investment specialists who can help them genuinely harness the power of blockchain for financial gains, without falling into scam-traps. CBCA certified CIP command the respect, renown and a generous compensation, as they have a proven knowledge of critical dimensions of finance in a trustless environment


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CIP: Be Sought Hard.

Their rigorously tested knowledge-base makes CBCA credentialed Cryptocurrency Investment Professionals inspire trust even among the toughest of employers. The robust UBKF standards position CIP certified professionals ahead and above their peers and compatriots in a world where experts feel there are too few finance professionals, who have a hang of the crypto-world.


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  • One, CIP certified professionals come with an impressive breadth of understanding and knowledge straddling practically the entire crypto-world.
  • Two, they are passionate about mastering Cryptocurrency and want to gain a perspective both wide and deep, of how the power of blockchain can be harnessed by organizations and individuals to make wealth and raise funds. They aim to impact their organizations and clients through their skills and knowledge.
  • Three, CIP certified professionals are usually those highly-spirited, adrenaline packed risk-takers, who are already riding on the blockchain wave after catching it early, and are now keen to refine their game even as the waves get wilder and stronger.

Widest Curriculum Coverage.

Sweeping across three dozen critical knowledge-areas split among eight knowledge clusters, the CIP credential cover all what a cryptocurrency professional needs to know to be able to perform best as an investment and crypto-finance advisor.

The CIP curriculum includes knowledge clusters on a wide variety of aspects including crypto-trading; blockchain fundamentals; platforms; blockchain application fundamentals; leveraging blockchain in business; cryptocurrency use-cases and cryptocurrency project management among others


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Register 24X7. Online.

Access to the entire application process for the CIP is online, making it convenient for applicants to register anytime, anywhere and from any device.

Simple and convenient process, applicants can even make their payments online and schedule their CIP assessment according to their convenience. The CIP Learning Deck is shipped to the applicant’s registered address after the registration/ pre-registration is complete and the fee has been paid. (Please note: Those who have pre-registered need not register again, and if they have paid their fee, their Study Kits will start shipping from November 6, 2018)


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Most Comprehensive
Learning Deck

CIP applicants, as a part of their assessment preparation process, receive the CIP Learning Deck – an integrated set of individual learning resources which also serves as the official preparation kit for the CIP certification.

The CIP Learning Deck comprises both print and electronic resources elucidating the complete CIP credentialing process as well as the latest on CBCA certification standards. The CIP Learning Deck is provided exclusively and complimentary to CIP registrants.


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The CIP Digital Badge

The CIP is digitally badged by CredBadge, using its secure, proprietary badging technology.

The CIP not only maximizes your profile visibility through social sharing, but it also adds distinction to your profile, being individually verifiable by a prospective employer or client.


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The Candidacy Tracks
Ways to Become a CIP

The following table summarizes the specifics of what it takes to become a CIP. There are FOUR convenient tracks – For professionals with different levels of formal education and experience to earn a CIP!

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Applicants should have a good understanding of the basics of money and business and have completed a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university/ institution in Business/ Accounting/ Finance/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ or in any other discipline that connects with the crypto-currency and blockchain space.

    Minimum Work Experience
    Ideal applicants under this track would have an exposure of 2 years or more to personal wealth management, stock-trading, portfolio management and/ or marketing of investment, insurance and banking products, with proficiency in working through computer and web-based tools and software commonly used in finance and accounting today.

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Applicants under this track would have a sound understanding of the basics of blockchain, money and business. They should have completed a Master's Degree from an accredited institution in Business/ Accounting/ Finance/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ or in any other discipline related to the crypto-currency and blockchain space.

    Minimum Work Experience
    Though work experience is not mandatory under this track, applicants are expected to have at least a theoretical exposure to the processes of personal wealth management and stock-trading adopted by professionals. They should also be exposed to computer and web-based tools and software commonly used in finance and accounting today.

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    Applicants under this track have to be students of a Bachelor’s Degree program in - or alumni of - any of the CBCA-recognized institutions with a major in Business/ Accounting/ Finance/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ or in any other discipline that connects with the crypto-currency and blockchain space.

    Minimum Work Experience
    Though work experience is not mandatory under this track, applicants are expected to have at least a theoretical exposure to the basics of how professionals handle personal wealth, trade in stocks or market financial products in real life. They should also aware of computer and web-based tools commonly used in finance and accounting today.

  • Minimum Qualification Required
    There is no prescribed formal qualification for this track, as it is for entrepreneurial and self-taught professionals who now desire to build a more solid, formal and wider base of knowledge and skills to prepare themselves better for more exciting and challenging opportunities in cryptocurrency and the emerging blockchain-based finance industry.

    Minimum Work Experience
    Ideal applicants would have a good exposure to marketing and sales of investment, insurance and wealth management products for 5 years or more. They are backed by a sound practical exposure of working through spreadsheets, internet and trading software, in addition to a good understanding of the basics of accounting, finance and banking.

Becoming a Credentialed CIP
The Roadmap

The roadmap to being a CIP covers six simple steps. Covering these milestones in sequence will ensure that your entire Certification process is smooth. Feel free to Contact Us for any further information you may need at any time

The CIP certification process

  • Check Eligibility Requirements

    All CBCA certifications mandate you to meet certain educational and work experience requirements to become eligible. The requirements for each CBCA certification is unique, so before proceeding, check if you satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements for the CIP Certification, you wish to apply for. It is recommended that you keep this information handy as it will be required while filling up your online pre-registration application.

  • Fill Online Pre-Registration Application

    Once you have satisfied the CIP eligibility requirements, it is time to pre-register. Start the pre-registration process by creating your myCBCA account. Before proceeding, check if you QualiFLY for CIP Certification. QualiFLY essentially relaxes the minimum eligibility requirements, based on your education and work experience. Complete the CIP online pre-registration application form. Once you have submitted the online pre-registration application and made a successful payment of the fee, you will immediately receive an acknowledgement response email with instructions for the next steps.

  • Validation

    An internal check is conducted to validate your credentials against the prescribed candidacy prerequisites for earning the CIP Certification.

  • CIP Certification Preparation Material

    The pre-registered applicants can start their online learning from September 4, 2018. The CIP Learning Deck is shipped to the applicant’s registered address after the registration/ pre-registration is complete and the fee has been paid. Those who have pre-registered need not register again, and if they have paid their fee, their Study Kits will start shipping from November 6, 2018.

  • Taking the CIP Certification Exam

    All CIP registrants go through an immersion period to help them orient completely and build their conceptual foundations in Blockchain Technology. You can schedule your CIP exam any time after February 15, 2019, once this immersion period is over. In fact, you also get an additional 135-days to plan for and take your CIP exam.

  • Award

    If you qualify the CIP certification exam and meet other conditions laid down by the CBCA Professional Certifications Board (CPCB), you are recommended for the award of CIP Credential and the CIP Digital Badge is immediately issued to you. You can expect the shipment of the physical credential pack to reach you within 3 to 4 weeks from the date of the credential- award.

The CIP Learning & Exam Coverage Overview

The CIP Learning Deck is primarily intended as a career growth accelerator and contains specialized resources for skills and insights that credentialed professionals would need to move into senior positions as individual contributors or team managers.

This Learning Deck contains reference, learning and exam preparation material aligned to the CBCA Unified Blockchain Knowledge
Framework
(UBKF).


Examination Coverage Information

Blockchain Concept Fundamentals

8%
  • The Blockchain concept

  • Brief History of Blockchain

  • Blockchain Vs Traditional Data Processing approaches

  • Blockchain vs. Distributed Ledger Technology

  • Distinguishing characterstics of Blockchain

  • Blockchain as a Business

  • The Cryptocurrency attraction

  • Blockchain Advantages
    (Provenance, Consensus, Security, High Availability, Finality, Immutability)

  • Challenges of Blockchain

  • Money Laundering & Cryptocurrencies

  • Global Blockchain Environment

  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

  • Fundamentals of Smart Contracts

  • Fundamentals of Decentralized Applications

  • Private vs Public Blockchain

  • Concept of Business Blockchain

Concept & Structure of Cryptocurrency

10%
  • Cryptocurrency concepts and principles

  • Economic & Money value of Cryptocurrencies

  • Characteristics of a cryptocurrency

  • Types of Cryptocurrencies & Important Platforms

  • Specialty Cryptocurrencies

  • Cryptocurrency Applications and Use Cases

  • Token Sales Models

Technological Foundations of Cryptocurrency

8%
  • Technology essentials for crypto investment professionals

  • Blockchain Essentials for crypto-investment professionals

  • How do Crypocurrencies work

  • Storing Cryptocurrencies

  • Technology Failures in the cryptocurrency space

  • Evolution of Cryptocurrency Software

  • Cryptocurrency Tracking Apps

Financial Value of a Cryptocurrency

10%
  • Cryptocurrency as an asset

  • Intrinsic Value of a Cryptocurrency

  • Financing projects through cryptocurrencies

  • Initial Coin Offers

  • Investing and Wealth creation through cryptocurrencies

  • Worldwide Financial Transactions

  • Private Financial Transactions

  • Pricing and Value of Cryptocurrencies

The Global Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

10%
  • Organization and Anatomy of Global Cryptocurrency Markets

  • Key Products & Services in Cryptocurrency Markets

  • Cryptocurrency Market Forces

  • Key Cryptocurrency Market-players

  • Token Sales Models

  • Government Regulation in cryptocurrency

  • Self-regulation in cryptocurrency space

  • Cryptocurrency Exchanges

  • Cryptocurrency Hypecycles and Market Impacts

Investment Management Fundamentals

12%
  • Finance essentials for crypto investment professionals

  • Accounting essentials for crypto investment professionals

  • Investor typology, behavior and expectations

  • Definition, concept and quality of Assets

  • Fundamentals of Portfolio Theory

  • Asset Management Basics

  • Corporate Wealth Management

  • Regulations governing Wealth and Asset Management

Financing Projects Through Cryptocurrencies

12%
  • Framework of Financing Needs in Business

  • Global locations for raising cryptocurrency funding

  • Standard Cryptocurrency-based Financing Models

  • Fundamentals of Initial Coin Offerings

  • Methodology of Financing Projects through ICOs

  • Challenges in Cryptocurrency-based Financing

  • Regulations governing Cryptocurrency-based Financing

  • Roles and responsibilities of Cryptocurrency professionals in Financing

  • Issues of Ethics & Truthfulness in Cryptocurrency-based Financing

Managing Cryptocurrency-Based Investments

30%
  • Roles and responsibilities of a crypto Investment advisor

  • Issues of Ethics & Truthfulness in crypto Advisory

  • Framework of crypto assets

  • Dynamics of wealth creation in crypto investments

  • Global cryptocurrency trading market

  • Crypto investor need and expectations frameworks

  • Investment advisory models and process

  • Cryptocurrency Investing - Mining, Staking, Arbitraging

  • Investing in Initial Currency Offers

  • Creating an optimal crypto-folio

  • Crypto investment strategies & models

  • Advising crypto investors on dos and don'ts

  • Risks of Cryptocurrency Trading/Investing

  • Technical Skills required in Cryptocurrency Investing

  • Broker and Technology Risk framework

  • Cryptocurrency Application Platforms

  • Essentials of Exchange Listing of cryptocurrencies

  • Cryptocurrency Wallets

  • Platform Applications

  • Essential do's and don’t's for crypto investment advisors

The CIP Credential Case

As and when you qualify the elite CIP certification exam, you receive the elegant credential case enclosing the credential certificate, along with a lapel pin to be put on your top pockets, which flaunts your credential. The case completes with the third component, which is CBCA Code of Ethics booklet, which is a delight to keep forever.

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