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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 Surekha R

Jun 23, 2018

Really this course was amazing and this is very useful for me THANK YOU

By MasterJav

Jan 5, 2017

Buen curso y muy buenos ejemplos para comprender temas tan complicados.

By Tomáš B

Oct 30, 2015

Great teacher! A lot of axamples so it is understandable for everybody.

By Saqib c

Oct 4, 2021

Easy lectures and real life examples help you get the concept clearly.

By Kalal S

Jul 2, 2021

A good lecture to understand the basics about IOT and Embedded Systems

By Chilukuri J L

Sep 9, 2020

Great course for beginners in Internet of Things and Embedded Systems.

By Shantanu K

May 28, 2020

it was good as i learn basics of iot and sure interested to learn more

By Komal P S

May 26, 2020

Good course to learn better of internet of things and embedded systems

By Samarth K

Apr 25, 2020

Awesome course. Has also included basics of concepts required for IoT.

By Ebeny W T k

Dec 6, 2019

I understand a bit more about IoT and Internet protocol communication.

By Adeeb A S

Sep 10, 2017

Really good course.Very understandable videos.And assignments were fun

By naveen c m

Oct 10, 2016

Provides a good foundation for understanding about Internet of Things!

By khushali S

Mar 11, 2022

it is a course which includes practical and theroetical both concept

By nivedita n

Sep 25, 2020

Whole session was interesting with lots more to know about ,to learn.

By dipak y

Jun 28, 2020

it wasa good experiece to learn iot and embedded system with coursera

By Vemuri S S A

May 6, 2020

learning this course was interesting and informative thanks a lot!!!!

By Saurabh S P

Apr 15, 2020

Well described for beginner, very simple language with good examples.


Oct 27, 2019

Good course to learn the IOT, It will help to understand from basics.

By Priyaranjan S

Oct 15, 2019

Good course with instructor having in-depth knowledge of the subject.

By Anurag N

Sep 13, 2017

Very good course. It has helped me to understand the basics properly.

By Jason M

Apr 6, 2016

Excellent overview of the topic and explanation of important aspects.


May 29, 2022

Prof. Harris provided all the basis concepts needed to learn the IoT

By II8I40I7I E

Dec 25, 2021

learn me anything about IoT with easy and simple vocab to understand

By sara

Nov 7, 2020

Terminologies are well defined in this course and instructor is good

By Tanmoy M

Jul 26, 2020

This is a very good platform for those who want to learn new skills.