C4’s Certified Bitcoin Professional Exam: What to Expect and How to Prepare

  • Format: online, multiple-choice and true/false
  • Length: 20 minutes to answer 75 questions
  • Timing: anytime
  • Passing mark: 70%
  • Cost: ~$105 USD ($75 exam fee + $30 application fee)
  • Denoted in CAD on C4 website
  • Must be paid for in Bitcoin
  1. History of Money and Ledger-­based Economics
  2. Basic Cryptography
  3. Bitcoin Basics
  4. Mining
  5. Wallets, Clients and Key Management
  6. Bitcoin Commerce
  • Create C4 account
  • Enroll in Certified Bitcoin Professional Exam
  • Pay exam fee
  • Once payment is processed, you will receive automated email indicating exam is ready to take
  • Pass exam
  • Complete certification application
  • Submit resume
  • Pay application fee
  • Receive certification in the mail
  • bitcoin.org — bitcoin.org’s resources page provides a list of quality resources from websites to documentaries to podcasts to videos.
  • aantonop — Andreas M. Antonopoulos’ YouTube channel. Hundreds of educational videos on an array of topics related to bitcoin as well as cryptocurrency and blockchain more generally.
  • 99Bitcoins — another great YouTube channel that breaks down complex topics into small, digestible bites
  • bitcoin glossary — As a simple “bitcoin glossary” search will show you, there are tons to choose from. I found this one listed on Oleg Andreev’s Github to strike the best balance between comprehensibility, sufficient detail, and understandability (i.e. layman’s terms).
  • Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System — Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper that started it all.

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