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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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By Vamsi K D

Mar 9, 2021

The course made me learn the basics of IOT which would be helpful for the foundation

By Narendra L

Oct 29, 2020

this course is very useful for all electronic student who want to lean iot from basic

By Leonardo O

Aug 21, 2020

Very good Introduction in this relative new brand area of technology. Great Professor

By Singuru P

Jul 23, 2020

Best course in order to get the basic knowledge about IOT devices and Internetworking


Jul 5, 2020

Very easy to understand. Thanks to coursera for this couse delivered in a simple way.


Jun 16, 2020

great course for any beginner who wants to learn iot and embedded systems for basics.

By Nilesh B

May 10, 2020

Really course is very helpful, improves the knowledge about IoT and Embedded System..

By Naveen J S

Feb 25, 2019

The course is so brief & clear. Got much needed information well furnished. Thanks :)

By Niranjan k

Feb 6, 2018

The trainee is awesome, and content he delivers is diluted and easily understandable.

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Aug 15, 2017

More detailed and more reference book or material for studying deeper will be better.

By Dale R V D

Jun 3, 2017

This specialization will get you started with the basics of embedded systems for IoT.

By Tanya J

Oct 28, 2015

The course was very interactive and compelled the students to look further and think.

By Mandru C K

Jun 29, 2020

that was a great experience and the way that professor explained to us was excellent

By Nathan D

May 19, 2020

Excellent for beginners to IOT. It just skims the basics of IOT and Embedded systems

By Muhammad S b I

May 1, 2020

Really Informative and Excellent course for people who are getting started with IoT.

By Maria C

Jun 11, 2018

The course was great. Acquired a great deal of knowledge , especially in networking.

By Aasrith G

Feb 8, 2018

Great course with vital introductory points. Simple and easy to follow and complete.

By José M

Dec 11, 2015

Excellent introductory course on IoT. Very well organized and with a clear language.

By Simon J

Oct 10, 2015

Great overview of IOT, Dr Harris is a great lecturer and I found it quite enjoyable.

By Siddharth a

Aug 10, 2021

it was really great experiance studing with 5 out of 5 star experiance

By satyasai

May 25, 2021

It was a challenging course and we can gain excellent knowledge. Thanks to coursera

By Mandar K

Jul 30, 2020

Best course for getting basic information of IOT. I recommend this course to all :)

By Tejkiran K

Jun 2, 2020

The course is really amazing and interesting. They teach us in very innovative way.


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By Anvs m

May 22, 2020

it was amazing course especially the networking part was outstanding and fantastic.