Smart Contract Security

Smart Contract Security

Smart Contract Security brings trust

One of the main reasons behind organizations using smart contracts technology is its strong security posture. It acts as a lawyer (with an agreement) between two parties involved in a transaction. Enroll in the Smart Contract Security course to learn more. 

Smart contracts extend the functionality of the blockchain by allowing programs to run on top of the distributed ledger. However, as smart contracts become more common and powerful, vulnerabilities in these contracts have far-reaching implications. Enroll in this course to learn about common smart contract vulnerabilities and how to identify and remediate them.

Questions We’ll Explore

  • Why is smart contract security difficult?
  • What vulnerabilities do smart contracts share with other programs?
  • How does the design of the blockchain affect smart contract security?
  • What vulnerabilities exist in particular smart contract platforms?
  • How does DeFi create new potential vulnerabilities?
  • How can a smart contract security audit identify vulnerabilities?

Courses in this Certificate Program

  • 7 Total Hours
  • OnDemand: 7 Hours
  • LIVE Instructor: 2 Hours+
  • Tuition: $249
Courses in this ProgramHours Delivery Method
Student Orientation1 HoursLive Online (optional)
Smart Contract Security7 HoursOnDemand - Instructor Supported
Live Instructor AMA - Weekly1 Hour+Live Online (optional)
Additional Options (Add Ons)
LIVE Smart Contract Security Workshop3 HoursLIVE Online
Enroll with Workshop below, $495

Upcoming LIVE Instruction Dates

There are no upcoming events.

Smart Contract Security Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this intensive program, participants will be able to:

Understand the challenges of smart contract security

Explore common smart contract vulnerabilities via sample code and case studies

Identify best practices for mitigating common smart contract errors

Discuss best practices for smart contract security

Identify key components of a smart contract security audit

Certificate of Completion – Smart Contract Security – 7 Hours


You must have an understanding of computing and a strong sense of blockchain.  Completing the Web3 Foundations Career Track is advised.  W3CB Web3 Foundations Level 1 Certification is required to sit for the W3CB Blockchain Security Professional Level 2 Certification exam.

Target Audience

The Blockchain Security course is for existing online security professionals, software developers, and technically capable managers to comprehend an enterprise blockchain application’s security implementation. Executives, project managers, and developers aligning their experience with this emerging technology need to be aware of security pros, cons, development, maintenance, and mitigation aspects.

Smart Contract Security Course Content

Module 1: Intro to Smart Contract Security
Module 2: General Programming Vulnerabilities

  • General Programming Vulnerabilities
  • Arithmetic Vulnerabilities
  • External Library Functions
  • Right-to-Left Control Characters
  • Recap of General Programming Vulnerabilities

Module 3: Blockchain Vulnerabilities

  • Blockchain-Specific Vulnerabilities
  • Access Control Vulnerabilities
  • Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • Frontrunning
  • Rollback Attacks
  • Timestamp Dependence
  • Weak Randomness
  • Vulnerabilities Recap

Module 4: Ethereum-Specific Vulnerabilities

  • Intro to Ethereum Vulnerabilities
  • DoS Block Gas Limits
  • DoS Unexpected Revert
  • Forced Send of Ether
  • Reentrancy Vulnerability
  • Short Addresses

Bundled Certificate Programs Related to The Course

Certified Blockchain Security Professional
Master Blockchain Developer

Program Info

  • Dates: Rolling Enrollment
  • Location: OnDemand & LIVE Online
  • Tuition: $249
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 7 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