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Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) - Revised

Learn about the technology behind the Internet of Things (IoT).

Software Engineering
Free Course
This free online course on the Internet of Things(IoT) will teach you about the extension of Internet connectivity to physical and electronic devices, and how it can be used to complete both complicated and menial tasks. IoT is growing in use, capability, and availability. Take this free online course today to gain a much stronger understanding of the IoT and how it can be used in your personal and professional life.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Certification

  • Mobile Friendly

  • Publisher

    Channel 9
  • Accreditation






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In this online course Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) you will learn all about the Internet of Things. You will gain knowledge on how the term IoT came to be and how the IoT is evolving in a way that will change the way companies manage their workload.

The course starts off with introducing you to the history of IoT, you will learn about how the internet and networks have advanced and also the potential changes that IoT can make in the future. You will learn about the different capabilities that IoT has and how companies can prepare and plan for the future of technologies.

In the second module you will learn about ways in which small to medium sized businesses can benefit from implementing the IoT. You will learn about challenges that can be faced in SMB when wanting to use IoT and solutions in overcoming these, and will inform you on RFID tags, remote monitoring and how to approach a remote monitoring project. The final unit of this course will explain to you how to get started with introducing IoT to your company.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the history of IoT
  • Explain how IoT can be used in different industries
  • Describe how companies can plan for the future of technologies
  • Discuss how IoT is important to small businesses
  • Describe examples of how IoT can apply to you in the future
  • Define challenges in how business are changing the way they’re doing business
  • Explain why SMB should use IoT


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