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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...

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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 Rishabh P

Nov 5, 2019

Excellent content, the coach is amazing and pretty much everything about this course is excellent

By Vui C L

Nov 7, 2021

Very well and easily presented lectures and material. Lecture are precise and easy to understand.

By Rajeshwari K

Sep 25, 2021

This course was an interesting one and a great start for learning about IoTs and Embedded systems

By Fay s a

Aug 12, 2021

This course is very wonderful and its subject matter is interesting, I did not regret entering it

By krishna p

Mar 30, 2021

Very good course. Every topic is explained in detail. Assignments are very practical and helpful.

By Sven R

Sep 10, 2020

Good course. Even Im not newbie in this topic, it was very interesting to see professor lectures.

By Foorkan C S

Jul 6, 2020

It was very good and informative .specially it is very much helpful to the untrained eye .Thanks.

By Ashis G

Jul 1, 2020

The assignments are the best aspect of this course coupled with Dr. Harris's engrossing lectures.

By Sai V K .

Jun 5, 2020

The course is so good and very interesting lectures helped me to to better understand this course

By Deepanshu B

May 15, 2020

I learnt much about how the Internet of things work and what actually it is. Thank you, Coursera.

By Jayce H

Dec 10, 2018

A very good introductory course for the foundation of the Internet of Things and Embedded Systems


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By Yung W

Aug 30, 2016

Very good intro to IOT and embedded systems with short videos. Definitely boost my understanding.


Jul 15, 2020

Awesome lectures, Peer assignments very nice . I have gained some knowledge through Assignments

By Nemesio C L

Sep 14, 2018

Great introduction! Great professor Ian Harris. Many good information well explained. Thank you.

By Payal s

Apr 17, 2017

Its really good course to take up if you want to know about IOT in simple language. I enjoyed it

By Hemendra S

Aug 20, 2016

Very detailed and well covered topics. A very good course to introduce a budding IOT enthusiast.

By Bibek L

Nov 18, 2021

The lectures were preise and very informative. Also very high caliber assignment in every week.

By Chinonso E

Jun 23, 2020

A great beginner-friendly course and a good refresher course for those who have left the field.

By Rainer B

Mar 20, 2019

very concise and structured course especially when you did not have any exposure to iOT before.

By Aman M

Jan 25, 2017

Great course. It definitely helped me with the basic concept and structure of embedded systems.

By Khoi C

Nov 23, 2015

Concise and informative. This introductory course interested me into the IoT field. Recommended

By Timothy W

Oct 22, 2015

So far excellent course! Taught very well and the material is presented in approachable manner.

By Praveen K

Aug 10, 2021

i wanna just say one word awesome, coz everything that i learn here in very clean form. thanks

By Ahmed M A N ( O - I A N

Jul 25, 2021

This course is fun and interesting. I love this type of course with lots of real-life examples