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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 Fredo N

Feb 5, 2018

Was doing well until I had to wait on peer graded assignments.

By José L

Dec 27, 2016

A very basic course. Could have more in-depth information.

By Javvadi S

Jun 20, 2021

practical hands on sessions can be added for improvement

By victor a

Dec 12, 2016

A good overview of the landscape of of IOT.

By Ronald A

Jan 18, 2021

It is broad, but it's not specific enough.

By Akhil A

Oct 8, 2018

Week 1 is too basic . we can include a lot

By Thomas W

Aug 26, 2020

It is a bit too shallow for my taste.

By Rahul S

May 9, 2020

It is a good course to start with IoT

By Marcelo L

Apr 19, 2017

Gread course, shows the basic of IOT.

By Surajkumar R Y

Jul 6, 2020



Jun 2, 2020

I want to unenroll this course

By Vamsi k

Jun 13, 2016

The Best Explanation so far :)


Sep 27, 2021

I did not get the certificate


Sep 18, 2020

It's good one.very impressive

By Himanshu b

Jul 3, 2020

last module is not intresting


May 6, 2020

Basic functionality is there.

By Pavan H

Dec 2, 2018

need more practical exercise.

By Angus L

Aug 1, 2017

Very preliminary IoT course

By Sumedha

Sep 9, 2020

Good for understanding IoT

By Nayan N

Sep 5, 2020

Assignment was not updated

By Deleted A

Jun 12, 2020

Course content is very old

By Carl E

Feb 1, 2017

The course was too easy.

By Siddhant S

Jun 21, 2020

enable discussion forum


May 2, 2020

more practical required

By Justin C

Nov 20, 2016

Didn't learn very much.