20 Hours


The “IoT – Internet of Things: Connecting Things” course delves into core IoT concepts. It covers reasons for IoT adoption, identifies connectable entities, and imparts strategies for establishing broad connectivity. This microcredential course encompasses sensor technology, local analytics, networking, and proficient data analysis. Learners will acquire competencies to optimize products and processes through meticulous instrumentation and data gathering, from sensor to gateway, through networks to the cloud. The course also equips learners to identify and address specific IoT-solvable issues, offering a comprehensive understanding and practical application of IoT in real-world contexts.

Course Outline

Module 1: Things and Connections

Module 2: Sensors, Actuators, and Microcontrollers

Module 3: Software is Everywhere

Module 4: Fog Networks and Cloud Services

Module 5: Industrial IoT Applications

Module 6: Create an IoT Solution

Required Resources

Microsoft Windows or Mac OS (Software); Prototyping Lab Application, Cisco Packet Tracer 7.1 or later (Software); Raspberry Pi 3 CanaKit Ultimate Starter Kit, Sparkfun Inventor’s Kit for Arduino – V3.2, Multi Colored Jumper Wires (40-pin Male to Female, 40-pin Male-to-Male, 40-pin Female-to-Female), Breadboard Jumper Wires (Hardware).


Basic Python programming skills and foundational knowledge in networking and electronics. Further, this microcredential course requires prior completion of “IoT – Internet of Things: Big Data and Analytics.” This prerequisite ensures that you have the foundational knowledge needed for a smooth and successful progression in your IoT education.


In this IoT: Big Data and Analytics 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.
  • A performance-based summative assessment is to be conducted synchronously, allowing learners to participate remotely or on-site.
  • Two (2) formative assessments concentrate on performance-based skills measurement and be conducted synchronously. Learners have the option 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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