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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 Naveen S

May 02, 2020

Excellent for people with some knowledge of software coding and some hardware

By Badharudheen P

Apr 20, 2020

Very good introductory course for those who want to start learning IoT basics

By Vivek K

Feb 07, 2019

Good for basics and yes assignments will help you out to gain more knowledge.

By Dan

Jul 16, 2018

Easy and motivating introduction to IoT and the things that are a part of it.

By Nasir M

Aug 01, 2020

Great Teaching style of Instructor, Well starting point for beginners to IoT

By Purna R S

Jul 27, 2020

It is so useful to me as I am studying Engineering ECE,explanations are good

By Kaustubh P

Jul 15, 2020

excellent course for aspiring engineers, up to date with latest technologies


Jun 15, 2020

It's the right course to learn about the basics of IoT and Embedded Systems.

By David V

Jun 08, 2020

Dr. Harris does a great job of making things understandable and interesting.

By Vikram s

Mar 07, 2020

Very nice faculty I am so happy so that these type faculty get ,thanks a lot

By Younghwan C

Feb 27, 2020

Professor Harris gives you a clear full picture of IoT and embedded systems.

By Pratik A T

Feb 08, 2020

Best course on IoT, very well described and well taught with good examples.

By Filip K

Sep 22, 2019

good course that teaches you the basic understanding of IoT and Embedded S-s

By Achyuth P

Jul 18, 2018

Very good course for those who are interest in IoT based projects and stuff.

By José Á

Jul 21, 2016

Excelent course if you've had a previous approach on basic computer science.


Jun 22, 2020

I am so excited to participate in this course ...thanks for the oppurtunity

By Aditya K

Aug 04, 2018

It helped me a lot in understanding the basics of IoT and Embedded systems.

By Valeria B

Sep 29, 2016

The teacher is awesome because he has explained difficult concepts very eas

By Bea M C

Jul 29, 2020

Thank you for this easy-to-follow course! Looking forward to the next one.

By Nathi V B

Jul 20, 2020

Good course in the field of IOT and i have enjoyed a lot during the course


May 12, 2020

Great ..............the cource was really very helpful to learn from basic


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May 09, 2020

Very Good course to learn.Harris sir teaching is perfect and easy to learn

By Budhaditya D

Dec 23, 2019

The course was very good and our teachers explained the concepts very well

By Aadithya A C

Sep 25, 2019

A wonderful way to get started on Internet of Things and Embedded Systems.