Internet of Things

IoT Fundamentals: Connecting Things

Hands-on activities teach you how to securely collect data and connect sensors to cloud services.

By Cisco Networking Academy

From Washing Machines to Jet Engines

Nearly every object can now be connected to the Internet -- from washing machines to sophisticated components of an airplane’s jet engine, even organic items like crops and cows. The ability to connect things and capture useful data is transforming organizations in every industry and opening doors for new career specializations. Discover the basis of this exciting and emerging field using fun, hands-on activities to model securely connecting sensors to cloud services over IP networks and collecting data in an end-to-end IoT (Internet of Things) system. Basic programming (such as PCAP: Programming Essentials in Python), networking and electronics knowledge is recommended.

You'll Learn These Core Skills:

  • Learn how the current digital transformation is creating unprecedented economic opportunity.
  • Understand how the IoT is bridging the gap between operational and information technology systems.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using both real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Soft skills such as teamwork and articulating problems and solutions in a business context.
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Level: Intermediate
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Learning Type: Instructor-led

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