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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

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.

Sep 17, 2017

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

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Feb 29, 2020

It is very useful course, we learn from it.

By kaushal k k

Nov 20, 2019

it is a nice experience to learn the basic.

By Nishant K

Aug 8, 2019

Great experience, get to learn many things.

By Sri V

Nov 20, 2018

learnt more..thanks for the valuable course

By Assaduzzaman N

Sep 26, 2017

This is a very good course in most aspects.

By manish k g

Jul 8, 2016

very basic and very effective for beginner.

By Julio T

Feb 10, 2016

Awesome class! Recommend everyone take it.

By Ahmed S

Oct 24, 2020

There was one problem and it is the sound.


Oct 7, 2020

Nice explain.I gained knowledge about IOT.

By Devender G

Sep 16, 2020

professor ian teaching is just exceptional

By Ronald P S

Aug 12, 2020

Informative. Adds up to current knowledge.


Aug 11, 2020

it was very helpful for us thanks coursera

By S B

Jun 21, 2020

I learn a lot in just four weeks of course

By B G

May 20, 2020

Good experience in submitting assignments.

By Tarun R

May 12, 2020


By Aritra S

May 9, 2020

This course is very helpful for beginners.

By Aforolagba H A

Apr 30, 2020

Nice Instructor, i can't wait to continue.

By Joaquin T

Apr 20, 2020

Amazing instructor. Explains really well.

By Devin J

Apr 9, 2020

Ian Harris was amazing at explaining IOT!

By Md S H

Nov 10, 2019

It's really good initiative course for me.

By Adarsh s

Apr 8, 2019

Best for learning iot.

Very good content .

By Deleted A

Jan 14, 2019

thanks courser instructor explains clearly


May 28, 2018

I have learnt a lot right from the basics

By Ashok D

Dec 14, 2017

Excellent course to get introduced to IoT!

By Edward S

Jun 2, 2017

I like how Prof Harris explain all the sub