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Fog Computing and Smart Grid

This free online course on Alison takes you through the fundamentals of fog computing and smart grid technology.

Network and Security
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 basics of fog computing as well as the architecture of fog computing. You will learn about how the Internet of Things can help in building smart cities and smart homes. You will be introduced to the concept of connected vehicles and intelligent connected vehicles.
  • Duration

    5-6 Hours
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  • Certification

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This course begins by explaining the fundamentals of fog computing as well as its importance in the building of the Internet of Things system. You will learn about the requirements and limitations of the use of the Internet of Things. You will be introduced to the significance of the Internet of Things in the construction of smart cities. You will be able to explain the importance of smart cities as well as the common challenges encountered while building smart cities.

The course then explains the integration of ICT technologies for the purpose of creating smart homes. You will learn about smart home infrastructure, the concept of Home Area Networks (HAN) and HAN initiatives. You will also get familiar with the basics of connected vehicles as well as some of its limitations. You will understand the concept of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) paradigm and Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs).

This course then introduces the concept of Intelligent Connected Vehicles (ICVs) as well as its technical background. You will learn about the phases of Intelligent Connected Vehicles development and the domains of vehicular communication. You will be introduced to the basics of smart grid as well as the motivation behind why smart grid is required. You will also understand cloud applications, the uses of cloud applications in energy management, smart grid security and information management.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the genesis of fog computing

  • Discuss the applications of fog computing

  • Explain the concept of a smart economy
  • Define Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) paradigm
  • Explain intelligent connected vehicles and discuss its technological background
  • Discuss smart grids 


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