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Advanced Diploma in Introduction to Internet of Things

Obtain a diploma and learn the fundamentals of Internet of Things IOT and programming in this free online course.

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This course about the Internet of Things (IOT), 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 IOT as well as its applications in computer programming . 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.
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This IOT course begins by explaining the various fundamental concepts behind the internet of things (IoT) and an overall understanding of how an internet of things is created. You will be learning some connectivity terminologies. This course will teach you about network configuration of the internet of things and gateways as well as some essential building blocks of the Internet of Things including sensors and actuators. You will also learn about the types of sensors, their features and their different functionalities.

The course content will then explain 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, 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 learning the fundamentals of cloud computing.

This Internet of Things diploma course will introduce you to the python programming language, 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. This course is for everyone who wants to obtain a Diploma in the fundamentals of the Internet of Things and programming. Why wait, learn some new skills today!

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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


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