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Internet of Things: Systems and Devices

Internet of Things: Systems and Devices

This course is designed to provide adult learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in IoT or to apply IoT concepts to their existing careers. Through this course, students will develop a strong foundation in IoT concepts and skills, including hardware and software development, cloud computing, and data analytics. They will gain hands-on experience with a variety of IoT devices, as well as experience working with popular cloud platforms such as AWS IoT. The course includes a final project, which will allow students to showcase their understanding of IoT concepts and skills.

Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things is a rapidly growing field, and there is a high demand for skilled professionals who can develop and manage IoT systems. In recent years, the number of connected devices has increased significantly, and this trend is expected to continue. IoT has the potential to transform various industries, such as healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation, by enabling real-time data collection and analysis, automation, and remote monitoring. However, the complexity and security challenges of IoT systems require expertise in areas such as software development, data science, cybersecurity, and networking. As a result, professionals with IoT skills are in high demand and can command competitive salaries.

Course Outline:
Module 1: Introduction to IoT
- What is IoT?
- Applications of IoT
- Overview of the course and final project

Module 2 : Microcontrollers
- What is a microcontroller?
- Basic programming concepts
- Hands-on activity: Introduction to coding with Arduino

Module 3: Sensors
- What are sensors?
- Types of sensors
- Hands-on activity: Working with a temperature sensor

Module 4: Actuators
- What are actuators?
- Types of actuators
- Hands-on activity: Controlling an LED with code

Module 5: IoT Communication
- How IoT devices communicate with each other
- Hands-on activity: Creating a simple IoT project

Module 6: Cloud Computing
- Introduction to AWS IoT
- Hands-on activity: Integrating IoT devices with AWS

Module 7: Data Analytics
- Introduction to Python and Tableau
- Hands-on activity: Analyzing IoT data

Module 8: IoT Security
- Overview of IoT security
- How to keep IoT devices secure
- Hands-on activity: Creating a secure IoT project

Module 9: Final Project Preparation
- Brainstorming and planning for final project
- Reading: More Internet of Things

Module 10: Project Implementation
- Smart Home Automation System



Learning Outcomes

1. Develop an understanding of IoT concepts and technologies
2. Learn how to assemble and program IoT devices
3. Gain experience with cloud computing platforms and data analytics
4. Develop teamwork and problem-solving skills
5. Foster creativity and critical thinking skills


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