Internet of Things Fundamentals

Internet of Things Fundamentals


By 2020, more than 50 billion “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices will be connected to the Internet. Those connections are already enabling radically new business models, capabilities, and applications, making IoT knowledge indispensable for executives and technologists alike. The IoT Fundamentals LiveLessons video training course offers 10 hours of expert instruction on all the essentials–from sensors and connectivity to data analytics and key industry applications.

Leading Cisco IoT experts Robert Barton and Jerome Henry illuminate core IoT technologies, components, and the building blocks of IoT solutions. They explore IoT network architecture and security considerations, show how to leverage the power of immense IoT data flows, and introduce important IoT applications in several key vertical markets.

Barton and Henry’s 19 well-organized lessons teach through real examples, easy-to-follow animations, and detailed audio explanations. Whatever your role in planning for, using, or building IoT technologies, IoT Fundamentals LiveLessons will help you start fast–and succeed.

Coverage includes


What IoT is and how it is transforming businesses
Common IoT challenges, building blocks, and architectures
Core IoT networking protocols, including the 802.15.4 and LPWA families
Models for protecting security and integrity in IoT networks
Simple, low-cost IoT networks for homes and small businesses
IPv6 adaptations for low power and lossy IoT networks
IoT management protocols, including CoAP, MQTT, and SCADA
Moving processing to the edge and to the “fog” layer
Using data analytics to maximize the value of IoT systems
Analyzing IoT data with Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, and the Hadoop ecosystem
Industry-specific techniques, smart objects, protocols, and analytic techniques
IoT for utilities, the smart grid, and energy efficiency
IoT for connected and self-driving cars, mass transit, and cargo transportation
IoT for manufacturing: reducing cost and accelerating delivery
IoT for smart and connected cities: lighting, parking, and public safety
IoT for safer, more efficient oil/gas production and mining

Skill Level

All levels

Learn How To

Plan, organize, build, and deploy end-to-end IoT solutions


Navigate today’s IoT product marketplace
Use maturing IoT technologies to solve many business and technical problems
Make sense of the full IoT protocol stack, from 802.15.4 and LPWA to IPv6 adaptations and management
Architect IoT networks for maximum security and integrity
Generate meaningful intelligence from the data your smart objects capture
Compare and use batch-level and real-time streaming analytics
Improve IoT system efficiency through fog and edge computing
Leverage key IoT applications for utilities, transportation, manufacturing, smart cities, public safety, oil/gas production, and mining

Who Should Take This Course

For wide audiences of IT, operations, and business professionals who want to plan for, deploy, secure, and leverage the benefits of IoT technologies. This course’s case study applications will have special appeal to professionals in a wide range of industries, including municipal and other government operations; building management; power, water, and gas utility engineering; transportation; telecommunications; manufacturing; energy, and many others.

Course Requirements

Requires basic knowledge of Internet and networking technology.