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The Internet of Things Foundations course provides an overview and insight into this emerging technology. It covers the basic concepts, terminology, and key components of IoT. It explains the business perspectives, including the advantages of early adoption and monetization models. It further expands on the technologies enabling IoT and the various challenges to expect in the coming years. Several scenarios describe the use cases and applications of IoT that result in smart applications and services to inspire organizations making the move to IoT. The course provides future insights in IoT and forecasts the status of the connected world in 2020.


At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Define concepts and terminologies of IoT
  • Examine new devices and interfaces that are driving IoT growth
  • Relate to business perspectives of IoT (advantages of early adoption of IoT technologies)
  • Predict implications of IoT for your business
  • Examine the role of enabling technologies for IoT, such as cloud computing and Big Data
  • Identify security and governance issues with IoT
  • Examine future growth opportunities of IoT in the coming years


The course outline is as follows:
  • Introduction: Internet, Things, and IoT
  • IoT Types, history and evolution of IoT
  • Cyber-Physical systems and differences among IoE, M2M, and IoT
  • Facts and figures around IoT and IoT application areas
  • Business orientation
  • Drivers of IoT
  • Benefits of a connected world
  • IoT Business: opportunities, benefits, and challenges
  • IoT Monetization strategies and models
  • Basic building blocks of IoT–architecture
  • Architecture of IoT components
  • Network protocols within IoT
  • Enabling technologies of IoT + lab activities
  • Role of social media and mobility in IoT
  • Defining SMACT
  • Role of Big Data and analytics in IoT
  • Role of Cloud computing in IoT
  • IoT Security and top governance issues
  • IoT Security challenges
  • Causes of IoT security breaches
  • IoT Security risks
  • IoT Case Studies and future predictions
  • IoT Usage scenarios
  • IoT Growth perspectives
  • IoT Future predictions


“The Internet of Things Foundation course is most interesting for business and management professionals, such as application consultants and business analysts.”


  • Basic knowledge of Internet concepts, such as the difference between Internet and Web, URL, Http/Https, DNS, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of Cloud Computing characteristics, Big Data concepts and networking concepts (LAN/WAN/MAN, routers, protocols, topologies, etc.

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