Key Management

Key Management

Learn why Key Management forms the basis of all data security.

Blockchains use asymmetric cryptography to ensure the authenticity and integrity of transactions stored on the distributed ledger. An attacker with access to the private key of a blockchain account can steal cryptocurrency and interact with smart contracts on its behalf. Enroll in this course to learn best practices for managing blockchain account keys.

Questions We’ll Explore

  • What are the benefits of asymmetric cryptography?
  • How do blockchain and public key cryptography work?
  • Do ‘cold’ and ‘hot’ wallets differ?
  • Whare are key generation best practices?
  • Why is private key security important?
  • How does private key security fail?
  • How are exchanges and online wallets both a benefit and risk?

Courses in this Certificate Program

  • 3 Total Hours
  • OnDemand: 3 Hours
  • LIVE Online: 2 Hours+
  • Tuition: $99
Courses in this ProgramHours Delivery Method
Student Orientation 1 HoursLIVE Online (optional)
Key Management3 Hours OnDemand - Instructor Supported
Live Instructor AMA - bi-monthly1 Hour+LIVE Online (optional)

Upcoming LIVE Instruction Dates

Key Management Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of this intensive program, participants will be able to:
Understand the underlying theory behind public key cryptography

Explore applications of asymmetric cryptography in blockchain

Compare the various methods of private key generation

Contrast various private key storage methodologies

Articulate common cryptographic key management mistakes

Certificate of Completion – Key Management – 3 Hours

Knowledge gained on Focus Area Certification Exam Competencies:
  • 25% towards W3CB Blockchain Security Professional Certification Exam (Level 2, v2023)


No prior blockchain or computer programming experience required.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in learning more about keys or digital wallets.

Sample Course Content

Module 1: Key Management Overview

  • Introduction to Key Management
  • Public Key Cryptography

Module 2: Key Generation

Module 3: Key Management and Storage

  • Key Management and Storage
  • Wallets Types

Module 4: Risks

  • Risks of Poor Private Key Security
  • Third-Party Key Storage

Bundled Certificate Programs Related to The Course

Certified Blockchain Security Professional

Certified Blockchain Enterprise Advocate

Master Blockchain Developer

Program Info

  • Dates: Rolling Enrollment
  • Location: OnDemand & LIVE Online
  • Tuition: $99
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 3 Total Hours
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Additional Information

  • Module Quizzes and Knowledge Checks
  • Guest Lectures & Networking
  • Student Orientation
  • LIVE Online Instructor AMAs
  • Certification Exam Prep

Certification Competencies

Course content covers 25% of the Focus Area Certification Exam Competencies for the Web3 Certification Board (W3CB) Blockchain Security Professional Level 2 2023 Certification.

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Certification Tracks



  • AI Essentials
  • Web3 Foundations
  • Blockchain Foundations
  • Blockchain & Bitcoin Intensive
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Web3 Foundations Certification Exam 
  • Key Management
  • Blockchain Security
  • Smart Contract Security
  • Exam Voucher: W3CB Blockchain Government Advisor Certification Exam