Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) Course

Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) Course

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Learn about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it enables the Digital Transformation along with emerging technologies such as data analytics, artificial intelligence and the increased attention to cybersecurity. This course also introduces the importance of Intent-Based Networking that uses a software-driven approach and machine learning to be able to connect and secure tens of billions of new devices with ease.

You will have a comprehensive view of how these emerging technologies are shaping the digital business. You will also have the opportunity to explore career opportunities in this new landscape.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this Internet of Things course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the meaning and impact of Digital Transformation.
  • Apply basic programming to support new IoT devices.
  • Explain how data provides value to digital business and society.
  • Explain the benefits of automation in the digitised world.
  • Explain the need for enhanced security in the digitised world.
  • Discover opportunities provided by digital transformation.

Course Content

Everything is Connected

Explain the meaning and impact of the digital transformation.

  • See how Digital Transformation affects business, industry, and our daily lives.
  • Explore the Internet of Things including sensors, actuators, and controllers and how they are connected in a network.
  • Sample Lab: Adding IoT devices to a Smart Home.

Everything Becomes Programmable

Explain basic programming concepts to support IoT devices.

  • Programming language concepts.
  • Introduction to flowcharts, visual programming in Blockly and Python.
  • Sample Lab: Create a simple game with Python.
  • Challenge Lab: Rapid Prototyping with a Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

Everything Generates Data

Explain how businesses gain value by collecting and analysing Big Data.

  • Describe Big Data by volume, velocity and variety.
  • Explore the sources of Big Data, where it is stored and the role of distributed processing.
  • Sample Lab: Using Excel to forecast.

Everything can be Automated

Explain how digitisation allows business processes to embrace more intelligent automation.

  • Explore Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning leverage Big Data to enable smarter business decisions.
  • Sample Lab: Research Intent-Based Networking and make and intent wish with DevNet.
  • Sample Lab: Automating everyday events.

Everything Needs to be Secured

Explain why security is important in the digitised world.

  • What are the challenges and approaches to security IoT devices.
  • Learn best practices for protecting personal data and IoT devices.
  • Sample Lab: Discover your own risky online behaviour.

Education and Business Opportunities

Here I am in the Digitised World, now where can I go from here?

  • Explore the evolving job market opportunities in the increasingly digitised world.
  • Learn the lifelong learning educational opportunities, importance of industry certifications and communities of interest related to the IoT.
  • Lab: Explore IoT-related job and learning opportunities.

Delivery Style

Online, self-paced.

Course Prerequisites

This is a beginners level course. No prerequisites required, however we recommend completion of Introduction to Packet Tracer Course before attempting this course.

About Cisco Networking Academy

As the world changes all around us, acquiring technical skills is what brings opportunity and the promise of education is what offers hope. For 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy has changed the lives of 9.2 million students in 180 countries by providing education, technical training, and career mentorship. Since 1997, Cisco Networking Academy has been working toward a single goal: fostering the technical and entrepreneurial skills that people, educators, and companies need to change the world for the better.

  • 7.8 million students: The education Cisco Networking Academy provides has the power to change people’s lives, elevate careers, and transform communities.
  • 70% become leaders: Cisco Networking Academy students do more than gain technical mastery, they come away prepared to drive innovation and help companies meet the challenges of digital transformation. 70% of those who complete advanced courses obtain new or better jobs, take on increased responsibility, or earn higher pay.
  • 180 countries: Cisco Networking Academy quickly grew to become a movement that is transforming entire communities, and delivering a pipeline of talent to fuel business transformation and take on global problems.
  • One billion people: Cisco Networking Academy plays an essential role in Cisco’s commitment to positively impact over one billion people by 2025 through digitisation. For 20 years, Cisco Networking Academy has inspired people to take on the trends, technologies, and challenges changing the world. And they’ll be there, leading the charge, for the next 20 years and beyond.


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Available classes for Introduction to the Internet of Things (IoT) Course

Online self paced Approximately 20 hours, 90 maximum days to complete
Cisco Networking Academy
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University of Newcastle
$50 inc GST

The University of Newcastle, Sydney Campus is a leading provider of short courses in Australia, with industry qualified and experienced educators that bring up-to-date real-world skills directly to the classroom.