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About the Course

The explosive growth of the “Internet of Things” is changing our world and the rapid drop in price for typical IoT components is allowing people to innovate new designs and products at home. In this first class in the specialization you will learn the importance of IoT in society, the current components of typical IoT devices and trends for the future. IoT design considerations, constraints and interfacing between the physical world and your device will also be covered. You will also learn how to make design trade-offs between hardware and software. We'll also cover key components of networking to ensure that students understand how to connect their device to the Internet. Please note that this course does not include discussion forums. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Define the term “Internet of Things” 2. State the technological trends which have led to IoT 3. Describe the impact of IoT on society 4. Define what an embedded system is in terms of its interface 5. Enumerate and describe the components of an embedded system 6. Describe the interactions of embedded systems with the physical world 7. Name the core hardware components most commonly used in IoT devices 8. Describe the interaction between software and hardware in an IoT device 9. Describe the role of an operating system to support software in an IoT device 10. Explain the use of networking and basic networking hardware 11. Describe the structure of the Internet 12. Describe the meaning of a “network protocol” 13. Explain MANETs and their relation to IoT...

Top reviews

Sep 17, 2017

good course :)\n\nplease review my assignment to complete my course :(\n\n

Oct 26, 2020

This course is full of benefit. Content of the course is very accurate. Teacher who was teaching was also good. I would suggest to all the beginner to learn this topic who are interested in IoT field.

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By Marcos P P J

Dec 23, 2016

The topics sometimes are very superficial, containing little information. But at all, the course is good.

By i160514 M H

Jul 13, 2019

It's a good course for beginners who want to know about Internet of Things i would totally recommend it.

By Amanillah m

Aug 30, 2020

the course and content is great but its all theory and no practical means no coding so sometimes boring

By Waleed A

Feb 18, 2019

This intro course is amazing, The instructor explains the material in a clear way

totally recommend it

By Ceriel v H

Jun 13, 2016

Very interesting introduction to IoT. Provides lot of context before programming actual IoT devices.

By Ole D M

Jan 10, 2016

Good basic introduction. If you are already familiar with computers you may want to skip it though.

By veerakumar k

Oct 19, 2015

This course needs no previous knowledge about the field. The instructor takes you from the scratch.


Oct 10, 2020

it was great learning with the instructer the way he tought us about iot ,was really appriciable .

By SSS_U_ykg

Jun 13, 2020

More real world examples need to be included.Overall, it is very good choice for IOT enthusiastic.

By Yogesh S

Feb 19, 2018

Was useful course to understand the basics of micro controllers and the embedded system ecosystem.

By Mohanish G

Jul 25, 2017

This course is excellent for beginners those who want to master some basic concepts of this topic.

By Vasanth B

Jan 2, 2017

The introductory session is really great ,but it can be explained little more deep technically !!!

By Roberto M

Sep 14, 2016

Very useful approach to IoT for a newbie in this field like me. Hoped to see more practical stuff.


Sep 15, 2020

The class was informative.Hope that more details were given for week 4 to complete the assignment

By Ishwar P

Jun 22, 2020

more contain should added and with practicals examples so we can also do in simulators available.


Jul 25, 2017

Es un curso que esta muy bien para entender el concepto de IoT y que comienza desde lo mas básico


Jun 14, 2017

Nicely constructed course for intorduction to basic hardware in IoT devices and embedded systems

By Prince K

May 8, 2016

Great way to start Internet of things and Embedded System journey if you're new to the subject.

By Mandar K

Apr 19, 2020

It was a nice experience. Lecturer's video and Text running simultaneously was a nice concept.

By Osaretin P N

Sep 22, 2016

I love this Course, it has open my mind to very simple areas of electronics and communication

By Ivan M

Jun 17, 2021

V​ery good content with no practical tasks at all, sadly. (Starting wireshark doesn't count)

By Naveed S

Mar 30, 2018

Helpful to understand the new IOT concepts; it's a entry level course, suitable for newbies.


Jul 14, 2020

It gives a very general idea about IoT, but could me a bit more specific on certain topics.

By Luis S C

May 30, 2020

Update the platforms or software used in the course, but otherwise it is a very good course

By sandeep e

Nov 9, 2016

course was really good. this will be very useful for begineers in embedded systems and IOT.