Introduction to the Internet of Things | Free Online Course | Alison
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Advanced Diploma in Introduction to Internet of Things

This free online course on Alison takes you through the fundamentals of Internet of Things and programming.

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Free Course
This free online course will be of great interest to students and individuals who have requisite background knowledge of networking and computer programming. The course describes the fundamental concepts behind the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as its applications in programming and networking. By the end of this course, you will be able to use some concepts of the Internet of Things to solve computational problems using real-life scenarios.
  • Duration

    20-30 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course begins by explaining the different fundamental concepts behind the internet of things (IoT) and an overall understanding of how IoTs are created. You will learn some connectivity terminologies. You will also learn about the network configuration of the internet of things and gateways. You will learn about the essential building blocks of the Internet of Things including sensors and actuators. You will also learn about the types of sensors, features and their different functionalities.

The course then explains some applications of sensor networks and the concept of coverage in sensor networks. You will also be introduced to the concepts of mobility and machine to machine communication. You will learn about the basics of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and how it can be used in the context of the internet of things. You will also be introduced to the fundamentals of cloud computing.

The course then explains the python programming language. You will also be introduced to Raspberry Pi and its importance in the development of the internet of Things. You will learn about the architecture of fog computing. You will also learn about how IoT can help in building smart cities and smart homes. You will learn about the concept of connected vehicles and Intelligent Connected Vehicles (ICV). You will also be introduced to the fundamentals of smart grid as well as its different challenges and facets.

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Modules

Overview of Internet of Things

Networking and Connectivity

Connectivity Technologies

Sensor Networks

Interoperability and Arduino Programming

Diploma in Introduction to Internet of Things - First Assessment

Python Programming and Raspberry Pi

Software-Defined Networking & Cloud Computing

Introduction to Sensor Cloud

Fog Computing and Smart Cities

Connected Vehicles and Smart Grid

Diploma in Introduction to Internet of Things - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to;


  • Discuss the different fundamental concepts behind the internet of things
  • Explain functionality-based IoT protocol organization
  • Analyze machine-to-machine communication as an important concept in building internet of things
  • Discuss Python and Python IDE and list some of their features
  • Define data fusion
  • Explain Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) paradigm

Certification

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