30 Hours


In the “IoT – Internet of Things: Big Data and Analytics” course, learners will explore the critical role of data in today’s business and public sectors. This microcredential course covers the Data Analysis Lifecycle, encompassing descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. Hands-on experience with Jupyter Notebooks is provided for setting up efficient data pipelines, including data acquisition, analysis, and visualization. Additionally, learners will delve into machine learning to automate tasks, enhancing efficiency. The microcredential course includes practical activities for a deeper understanding and offers valuable insights into mastering big data and IoT analytics.

Course Outline

Module 1: Data and the Internet of Things

Module 2: Fundamentals of Data Analysis

Module 3: Data Analysis

Module 4: Advanced Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Module 5: Storytelling with Data

Module 6: Architecture for Big Data and Data Engineering

Required Resources

Microsoft Windows or Mac OS (Software); Prototyping Lab Application, Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1 or later, Jupyter Notebook (Software); Raspberry Pi 3 CanaKit Ultimate Starter Kit, Sparkfun Inventor’s Kit for Arduino – V3.2, Multicolored Jumper Wires (40-pin Male to Female, 40-pin Male-to-Male, 40-pin Female-to-Female), Breadboard Jumper Wires, Raspberry Pi Camera Module v4 (Hardware); High-speed Internet Connection (Network)


Solid experience in writing and debugging Python code and basic understanding of IoT concepts; completed course IoT Connecting Things or its equivalent


In this IoT: Connecting Things course, there will be:

  • One (1) diagnostic assessment, to be conducted synchronously and is knowledge-based, with the flexibility for learners to choose between remote or on-site participation.
  • Two (2) formative assessments, both concentrating on performance-based skills measurement and to be conducted synchronously. Learners have the option to participate remotely or on-site.
  • A performance-based summative assessment conducted synchronously, allowing learners to participate remotely or on-site.

Credit and Recognition

The certification from this microcredential course is globally recognized wherever Cisco and Cisco NetAcad are acknowledged.

This course is delivered in partnership with CISCO, a leading global technology company, through its CISCO Networking Academy Program. To ensure the quality of this microcredential, continuous feedback loops with students, instructors, and industry practitioners are maintained to improve content, delivery, and assessment methods continuously.

Learning Pathways

This Fundamental Course is a stackable pre-requisite for the Hackathon Playbook and IoT Security

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