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The Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets Specialist Program at a Glance

CFI’s Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets (CDA) Specialist Program equips you with practical knowledge & insights on the dynamic realm of cryptocurrencies and digital assets, including cryptocurrency analysis, digital asset technicalities, and much more. Learn at your own pace, on-demand and from anywhere, and join the league of professionals from top organizations like Binance, Circle, and Blockchain.com. 

Program Overview

5 courses

4 Required Courses

10-12 Hours

Average completion time

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Your path to a Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets Specialization

A comprehensive catalog of five courses delivering real-world skills for the future of decentralized finance.

4 Required Courses

Learn from industry experts at your own pace.

Introduction to Cryptocurrency
4.9 (102 Ratings)
Level 1
2 hours
Cryptocurrency Intermediates: Bitcoin Explained
5 (9 Ratings)
Level 2
3 hours
Cryptocurrency Intermediates: Understanding Ethereum
4.7 (7 Ratings)
Level 2
2 hours
Cryptocurrency Intermediates: Altcoins, Stablecoins, CBDCs and NFTs
5 (6 Ratings)
Level 2
3 hours
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Practice Labs

Electives are optional, supplementary courses designed to expand your Excel analytics skills.

Mint Your Own NFT
5 (8 Ratings)
Level 1
1 hours
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Get Specialized

Specializations allow narrow and deep focus on a targeted subject area, with particular attention to specific analysis techniques and actionable skills.

They are designed to deepen your industry acumen and to prepare you for faster professional growth within the sector.

Skill Categories and Learning Objectives

Purpose of Cryptocurrencies

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  • Find out how cryptocurrencies came to be
  • Examine whether digital currency is money
  • Identify the different types of digital assets

Technical understanding of Digital Assets

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  • Understanding blockchains, digital cryptography and hash functions
  • Use of smart contracts and decentralized applications
  • Explain the difference between cryptocurrencies
  • How to create digital assets

Cryptocurrency Analysis

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  • Critically analyze the investment case for cryptocurrencies
  • Learn to recognize scams and other potential fraud in digital assets
  • Determine the benefits and limitations of investing in leading digital currencies

Taught by Industry Experts

Andrew Loo

Andrew is VP, Capital Markets at CFI. Prior to joining CFI in 2019, Andrew retired in 2017 as Managing Director at Nomura Securities in Hong Kong, where he managed the fixed income sales efforts to Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds in the region.

Explore Your Career Options

  • Crypto Fundraiser

    Crypto Fundraisers are responsible for developing strategies that attract investments from VCs, family offices, private investors, and crypto funds.
  • DeFi Analyst

    A DeFi Analyst provides actionable analytics and insights on various crypto ecosystems and DeFi protocols.
  • Blockchain Product Manager

    A Blockchain Product Manager is responsible for developing the product launch plans of new blockchain-based technologies and features.
  • Tokenomics Specialist

    A Tokenomics Specialist develops models to determine the viability of new crypto projects and assess undervalued cryptocurrencies.
  • Crypto Fund Investment Manager

    An Investment Manager is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, executing crypto trades, and ultimately driving the fund’s investment strategy.

What Our Students Say


I’m about to start a new job at Fidelity Alternative Investments Department, and this course helped me understand step by step how the process works and understand how to calculate dollars into cryptocurrency, understanding the transaction processes, the terminology, and the pros and cons in real time.

Angela Licata


This course breaks down very complex concepts into easy-to-understand diagrams. This course provided me with great foundational knowledge to start learning about cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Paolo Hermogenes

Frequently Asked Questions

Will these courses help me advance my career?

Reviews from learners who have taken CFI courses and programs include numerous stories about how people have been able to advance their careers. There is a proven track record of CFI graduates marking successful transitions into the careers of their dreams and this is based largely on the resources that we make available to our learners upon enrolment. Our training is designed to be fully practical and simulates the experience of being trained on the job with real-world application of skills and knowledge learned. Additionally, we offer a wealth of information through our resources library. The unique blend of all these elements is what sets us apart from other eLearning platforms when it comes to giving you all the tools you need to drive your career forward in decentralized finance.

Who is this specialization for?

This specialization is recommended for current and aspiring professionals who are looking to improve their understanding of cryptocurrencies, the underlying Blockchain technology, and decentralized finance. Aspiring professionals in capital markets, investing, trading, and other finance disciplines can learn about cryptocurrency and decentralized finance topics to prepare for future career opportunities.

How much time do I have to complete the courses?

Take as much time as you need. You will have access to all courses and all future content updates in your subscription. You can review the video lessons as many times as you like and complete the courses at a pace that is most convenient for you. All of the required courses, resources, and assessments to obtain the certification will be provided, for as long as your subscription is active.

Can I download and edit the course material and templates?

Yes! You can download the resources included in your courses. All of the files needed in a course are available for download. Please note that while our study materials can be downloaded, the lecture videos are only available online due to copyright infringement issues.

How do I earn my certificates?

You need to complete all the video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments in each course to earn your course certificates. The certificate will then be available on your learner dashboard and also emailed to you as soon as you have completed all of the requirements.

What currency are your courses priced in?

All of our individual memberships are priced in USD. To learn more about pricing for corporate training solutions, visit CFI for Teams.

What payment methods do you accept?

As this is a recurring payment, we accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Are there any additional fees or costs?

None! Your all-access membership includes everything and there are no additional fees required to earn your digital certification.

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