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IoT Networks and Protocols

Provided by Curtin University (CurtinX)
Introductory
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4–6 hours
per week, for 5 weeks
Free

$149 USD for graded exams and assignments, plus a certificate

Learn about IoT networks and the protocols and standards associated with the Internet and how these apply to the IoT.

Before you start

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Course opens: Jun 17, 2019
Course ends: Dec 15, 2019

What you will learn

  • Understand the component parts of an IoT network and its connections
  • Evaluate different infrastructure components and network systems
  • Analyse protocols and determine best fit for different IoT applications
  • Design the basic network for your own IoT ideas

Overview

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding at a rapid rate, and it is becoming increasingly important for professionals to understand what it is, how it works, and how to harness its power to improve your business.

In this course we will focus on how the IoT works. You will learn about IoT networks and explore how ‘things’ connect to it, including whether the connection and processing is local (fog) or remote (cloud).

We will explore data networks, connection types, layer models and analyze IoT protocols and standards.

You’ll also learn how to evaluate different infrastructure components and network systems, and how to go about designing a basic network for your own IoT ideas.

Meet your instructors

Iain Murray AM
Professor and Curtin Academy Fellow
Curtin University
Nazanin Mohammadi
Network Specialist
Curtin University

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  1. 12–18 hours of effort

    Gain an understanding of what the IoT is and the requirements to design your own IoT solutions. Start developing IoT ideas in your industry.

  2. 20–30 hours of effort

    Explore various IoT devices and sensor types, how they work, and how we connect them. Map out the process for developing your own IoT ideas.

  3. IoT Networks and Protocols
  4. 20–30 hours of effort

    Learn how to apply software solutions for different systems and Big Data needs to your IoT designs.

  5. 20–30 hours of effort

    Learn about the security and privacy implications of the IoT and how to design a secure system.

  6. 72–96 hours of effort

    Engage fully in the process of designing an IoT solution, from initial analysis of the creative idea to planning out the product, research and design, and identifying a route to market.

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