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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 Harsh A

May 14, 2020

nothing useful other. 1st 3 weeks could be summed up in an hour video. 4rth week is quite better(comparatively).

By Tarek E

Apr 18, 2022

no good examples and the test also not compatinle with the lessons and pre grade type so bad

By nicholas m

May 6, 2016

got to pay, but besides that it's more about him talking less learning about anything

By Alexander L

Mar 19, 2017

Way to basics, just to much explication but nothing actually to implement or to do.

By Roshan s

Feb 16, 2022

poor response by coursera

peer graded assignment not working of module 3

By Aakanksha S

Sep 24, 2020

You guys have kept me waiting for my certificate for a very long time

By Aharon N

Sep 7, 2016

Not good- weak lecturer- repeats himself endlessly- waste of time

By M. A K

Jun 24, 2020

Bad course with no discussion box. Really upset with this one.

By Mohamed Z

Oct 18, 2015

till week 2 i think there is no useful information till now

By Raymond C

Aug 4, 2016

Stunning waste of time. There is nothing of substance.

By Priyansh S

Sep 14, 2019

this introductory course is very very basic

By Rajat J

May 1, 2020

Very disappointed with the course service.

By Gerry F

Nov 25, 2015

No forum, what are you thinking!

By 이두현(공과대학 전

Feb 6, 2022

I want to cancel my enrollment

By Bernie V

Jul 11, 2020

I want to refund my payment.

By Amr E

Jun 28, 2018

Useful information too litle

By Arindam D

Sep 5, 2020

lengthy and not useful

By Zbyněk Z

Sep 27, 2015

Too much introduction

By William

Jan 12, 2016

I can't unenroll


Apr 20, 2020

Can't unenroll

By Rama C B

Mar 27, 2020


By Neha p

Dec 9, 2018

Crap course