About this Specialization

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Design, create, and deploy a fun IoT device using Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms. This Specialization covers embedded systems, the Raspberry Pi Platform, and the Arduino environment for building devices that can control the physical world. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills you learned by designing, building, and testing a microcontroller-based embedded system, producing a unique final project suitable for showcasing to future employers. Please note that this specialization does not offer discussion forums.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
20%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Arabic
Learner Career Outcomes
54%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
20%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Spanish, Arabic

There are 6 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to the Internet of Things and Embedded Systems

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stars
6,958 ratings
1,791 reviews
Course2

Course 2

The Arduino Platform and C Programming

4.6
stars
4,413 ratings
973 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Interfacing with the Arduino

4.7
stars
2,397 ratings
476 reviews
Course4

Course 4

The Raspberry Pi Platform and Python Programming for the Raspberry Pi

4.6
stars
1,916 ratings
331 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

  • Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in six months.

  • Each course in the Specialization is offered on a regular schedule, with sessions starting about once per month. If you don't complete a course on the first try, you can easily transfer to the next session, and your completed work and grades will carry over.

  • None! This is an introductory program and has no specific prerequisites. An interest in computer hardware, software, and the internet of things (IoT) is all that is required.

  • You can pay for the entire Specialization upfront, or pay individually for each course as you progress. Financial aid is available for learners who qualify.

  • We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each course will build on material from previous courses.

  • Coursera courses and certificates don't carry university credit, though some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • You’ll be able to design and create a simple IoT device while exploring different IoT technologies and their applications. Using both the Arduino and Raspberry Pi hardware systems, you’ll develop basic code using both the Python and C programming languages. Best of all you’ll have fun using new technologies that will be an ever-increasing part of our future.

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