Introduction to Mobile and Cloud Computing
Learn about mobile communication, mobile technology, and cloud computing with this free online course.Publisher: NPTEL
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This course will first explore mobile communication, including different devices such as phones, smartphones, phablets, and tablets. The course will also discuss the impact of wireless communication on mobile communication. Did you know that the world's first mobile phone call was made on April 3, 1973, when Motorola's senior engineer Martin Cooper called a rival telecommunications company and informed them he was speaking via a mobile phone? Not a bad way to rattle the competition.
Next, you will learn about Android, one of the most important mobile operating systems today. You will also learn about the functions and features of 4G Mobile Wireless WiMAX. Then, you will look closely at cloud computing and the services which it allows. Gmail, Yahoo mail, Facebook, and Hotmail are some of the most basic and widely used examples of cloud computing. You will learn more about them as you progress through the course.
Once you have completed this free online Introduction to Mobile and Cloud Computing course, you will have gained a much better insight into the development of mobile and cloud technology. The course will be of interest to anyone who wishes to learn more about mobile and cloud technology as well as for those looking to increase their knowledge of how software works and interacts with hardware. So, have a look at the course and dive into the world of mobile and cloud computing today!Start Course Now
Module 1: Mobile Communication
Phones, Smart Phones, Phablets, Tablets
Introduction to Android
Introduction to Mobile Wireless Communication
Mobile Wireless Communication
4G Mobile Wireless WiMAX
Module 2: Cloud Computing
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Introduction to Cloud Services
Cloud Service Providers
Module 3: Introduction to Mobile and Cloud Computing Assessment
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Explain the features available in smartphones, phablets, and tablets;
- Discuss the fundamentals of the Android application system;
- Explain the types of wireless connection;
- Discuss how a wireless connection works;
- Explain the functions and features of WiMAX;
- Explain the fundamentals of cloud computing;
- Discuss the services which cloud computing provides;
- List different cloud service providers.
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