The 6 Best Internet of Things Courses on Coursera to Consider for 2021

The 6 Best Internet of Things Courses on Coursera to Consider for 2021

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Solutions Review lists the best Internet of Things (IoT) courses and training that any IT administrator or architect can take on Coursera right now.

Are you an IT engineer or architect looking to gain new knowledge in the Internet of Things or brush up your skills? Do you want to earn an IoT certification but don’t know how to prepare yourself for the exams? Online training and courses on websites like Coursera allow IT professionals to practice their Internet of Things knowledge and sharpen their skills through digital lectures and interactive guides.

Below, we’ve listed the best Internet of Things courses you can take on Coursera right now that are great resources for networking and cybersecurity professionals. We’ve also included links to the courses on the Coursera website where you can enroll in any network security course you want. Coursera offers two separate licenses for businesses: the Team license which offers unlimited access to its course library for $400 per year per user; and Enterprise for larger enterprises that includes a custom pricing plan. Click GO TO TRAINING to learn more and register.

Note: We included courses with more than 400 student reviews and a rating of 4.3 stars or better. Courses are listed in alphabetical order. 

An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (IoT) Specialization

Description: “This Specialization covers embedded systems, the Raspberry Pi Platform, and the Arduino environment for building devices that can control the physical world. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills you learned by designing, building, and testing a microcontroller-based embedded system, producing a unique final project suitable for showcasing to future employers. Please note that this specialization does not offer discussion forums.”

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Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things

Description: “This course is for you if you are curious about the most recent trends and activities in the internet capabilities and concerns about programmed devices. You will explore current security and privacy-related concerns in each of these areas. Every module will include readings, videos, case studies, and a quiz to help make sure you understand the material and concepts we talk about. This course offers a place to learn, reflect, and plan for a smart community approach to IoT.”

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Emerging Technologies: From Smartphones to IoT to Big Data Specialization

Description: “This Specialization is intended for researchers and business experts seeking state-of-the-art knowledge in advanced science and technology. The 4 courses cover details on Big Data (Hadoop, Spark, Storm), Smartphones, Smart Watches, Android, iOS, CPU/GPU/SoC, Mobile Communications (1G to 5G), Sensors, IoT, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LP-WAN, Cloud Computing, AR (Augmented Reality), Skype, YouTube, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-DASH, CDN, and Video Streaming Services.”

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Internet of Things: Communication Technologies

Description: “In this course, you will learn how VoIP systems like Skype work and implement your own app for voice calls and text messages. You will start by using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for session management. Next, you will learn how voice codecs such as Adaptive Multi Rate (AMR) are used in 3G networks and use them for voice traffic in your app.”

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Introduction and Programming with IoT Boards

Description: “Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging area of information and communications technology (ICT) involving many disciplines of computer science and engineering including sensors/actuators, communications networking, server platforms, data analytics, and smart applications. IoT is considered to be an essential part of the 4th Industrial Revolution along with AI and Big Data. This course will be very useful to senior undergraduate and graduate students as well as engineers who are working in the industry.”

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IoT (Internet of Things) Wireless & Cloud Computing Emerging Technologies

Description: “In this course, the start-of-the-art IoT and wireless networks and Cloud technologies are introduced (for details on 1G to 5G mobile communications and smartphone and smart device technology, please take my course “Smart Device & Mobile Emerging Technologies”). This course ends with projects that teach how to analyze Bluetooth and W-Fi wireless networks and setup and use an EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) Virtual Computer in AWS (Amazon Web Service), which is the most powerful and popular Cloud technology in the world.”

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Daniel Hein

Dan is a tech writer who writes about Enterprise Cloud Strategy and Network Monitoring for Solutions Review. He graduated from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor's in Professional Writing. You can reach him at dhein@solutionsreview.com
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