An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IOT) Specialization
Create Your Own Internet of Things (IoT) Device. Design and create a simple IoT device in just six courses.
About this Specialization
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
University of California, Irvine
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways.
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Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
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.
How long does it take to complete the An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IoT) Specialization?
Time to completion can vary based on your schedule, but most learners are able to complete the Specialization in six months.
How often is each course in the Specialization offered?
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.
What background knowledge is necessary?
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.
What are the payment options?
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.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each course will build on material from previous courses.
Will I earn university credit for completing the An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IoT) Specialization?
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.
What will I be able to do upon completing the An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IoT) Specialization?
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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