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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 18, 2017

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


May 29, 2020

This couse 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 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 01, 2020

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


Jun 11, 2018

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

By Aasrith G

Feb 08, 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 Mandar K

Jul 30, 2020

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

By Tejkiran K

Jun 02, 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.

By Mohit C P

Apr 26, 2020

Great faulty . Explains everything in a simple and sweet manner.Enjoying the course

By T. S

May 10, 2018

very useful subject and interesting assignments.

THANK YOU for providing this course

By Cristina G

Jan 17, 2018

The videos are very good and the material is really worthy. I recommended it a lot.

By Ismayil A

Jan 06, 2018

All materials are related to practical world. Recommend it as good overview of IoT!

By André C

Nov 09, 2015

Great course, great teacher! Congratulations and Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

By Khateeb A

Jul 08, 2020

Apart from the last peer reviewed assignment,everything was a charm to go through.

By Abhinav H

Jun 18, 2020

This course have provided with most quality knowledge regarding the basics of IOT.

By Alok K R

May 24, 2020


By Ramin M

Sep 13, 2019

A comprehensive review on concepts of IoT with sufficient details.

Thank you,


By Girish C P

Nov 06, 2016

Really Good , one can understand the course from basic of IoT and Embedded Systems

By Rashmi R P

Oct 17, 2015

Excellent Delivery, Covered on the Breath and had excellent Assignment Experience.

By PrajwalGowda B S

May 09, 2020

Awesome I have tried lot of courses on the IOT but this course satisfied my need.

By Yong U A

Mar 05, 2019

Very good introductory course if you are interested in learning the basics of IoT