CourseRA MasterTrack Certificate

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by TEKMAN, Oct 20, 2020.


    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Hi Everyone!

    Does anybody know where I can find the Coursera MasterTrack Certificate looks like? I am interested in Duke University's MasterTracker Certificate in Blockchain Application and University of Chicago's MasterTrack Certificate in Machine Learning for Analytics. I am interested in these two areas because I might want to change my career focus.

  2. GregWatts

    GregWatts Active Member

    Don't take my advice on this (i.e. not my subject area) but blockchain seems to be a bit of a fad. Definitely has supply chain and some limited accounted applications, but not as secure or transformative as some hope. Machine learning seems to have legs.

    To be honest, ask yourself this, which has the greatest potential to replace humans with technology?
  3. GregWatts

    GregWatts Active Member

    FYI; go to LEX in the Financial Times on 19th. Interesting brief article on blockchain.
  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Found this MIT Sloan 6-week blockchain (distance cert. course) if you're interested. People are making various predictions on the importance of blockchain. Dunno how good ANY are. None of 'em saw COVID-19 coming, I'll bet. ALL predictions can be sideswiped and often are. My definition: "The Future - that which is completely unpredictable." Two things most seem to agree on:

    (1) There are serious competing technologies. Nobody's sure which wins / is most useful
    (2) Most Blockchain startups will fail. (No surprise - new startups in ANYTHING have a high failure rate. I hope nobody gets paid for such a prediction!)

    The MIT Sloan course is here. I didn't check the cost. I believe they said it's 6 weeks and requires 6-8 hours per
  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I would say from a technical standpoint that blockchain is still in the "inflated expectations" part of the hype cycle, but that ultimately we'll see it used for the things it's actually useful for.

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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

  7. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Try LinkedIn maybe someone is listing their MasterTrack™ Certificate

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!


    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Thanks Johann,

    - Duke University - $3,000
    - MIT - $3,500

    Artificial Intelligence
    - Oxford University - £2,350
    - University of Chicago - $4,000
  10. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Interestingly, it states a Graduate certificate.
    I remember discussions about these MicroMasters and MasterTrack tm credentials not being the same as Graduate certificates.

    Nothing on the certificate that mentions Coursera? Is it even a Coursera course?
    I know that MasterTrack™ is a Coursera trademark?

    Just thinking aloud.
  11. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Actually they seem to be expensive for both certificates. Therefore I am utilizing Coursera's professional certificates (Free for Veterans). Then using these organizations for Industrial Certifications.


    - INSEAD's Specialization Certificate in Blockchain Revolution
    - INSEAD's Specialization Certificate in Blockchain Revolution for Financial Services

    Blockchain Council
    - Certified Blockchain Expert
    - Certified Blockchain Developer
    - Certified Blockchain Architecture


    - IBM's Professional Certificate in Applied Artificial Intelligence
    - IBM's Professional Certificate in Artificial Intelligence Engineering
    - IBM's Professional Certificate in Machine Learning

    Artificial Intelligence Board of America
    - Artificial Intelligence Engineer
  12. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    This gentleman has lot of EdX and Coursera's certificates, so I assumed he completed his University of Illinois UC through Coursera platform.
  13. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Blockchain technology is going to resolve the issues with INTEGRITY, such as eliminating the middle man. For this reason, many industries like Insurance, Finance, Supply Chain, Real Estate, and etc might oppose the product. For example, when you purchase a house, all the information in the smart contract and transaction, you do not need the title company and the realtors.

    Cybersecurity/Information Security resolves CONFIDENTIALITY

    Artificial Intelligence resolves AVAILABILITY

    I want to focus on these three.
  14. asianphd

    asianphd Member

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  15. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    That's great! The IIITs are reputed to be the absolutely top schools in India for info-tech-related studies.
  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I hear the most frequent progression route at an IIIT is - B.Sc. - M.Sc. - H1B. :)
  17. GregWatts

    GregWatts Active Member

    Not sure I agree; at least not in the short term. I've seen firms trying to selling blockchain for inter-company reconciliations (accounting within a company). The value proposition is that these are labor intensive but low risk activities; use block chain and fire people. I can see that working. I've heard of firms using blockchain for supply chain; I can charge you more for your bottle of wine because I can certify the vineyard.

    Still lot of skepticism on the finance side; HUGE financial risk and lack of trust that BC is as secure as it is being marketed.

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