IOT Essentials

IoT Essentials

Course Description:

This course provides a broad picture of IoT so that participants understand the “what, why and how” of IoT. To appreciate IoT, an application-oriented outline is deemed suitable. There will be demonstrations to give participants a first-hand experience of IoT. Non-technical folks, software programmers, entrepreneurs, designers, app developers, managers and business decision makers can attend this session. Hence the content is not be too technical or hands-on


1 day / 8 hours

Target Audience:

  • The target audience for this course includes:
  • Non-technical background
  • Software Programmers
  • Application Developer
  • Designers
  • Managers

Delivery Method:

  • The delivery will be instructor-led presentation with use case studies, interactive discussions and FAQ.

Course Details:

  • Introduction to IOT

Compare a traditional application and an IoT-enabled application

  • IoT Architecture
    • How the components interconnect
    • Interfaces
    • Centralized vs distributed architectures
    • Alternative terms of IoT and their nuances
  • Overview of IoT components
    • Sensors and actuators
    • Connectivity: wired and wireless
    • Platform: software, APIs, visualization tools
    • Analytics: insights, correlations, smart decisions
    • Application: a unified end-to-end solution
  • Reasons for IoT now
    • Dropping cost of electronics, advances in technology, open source software, tools and platforms, Pervasiveness of Internet, Wi-Fi and cloud computing, smartphones and mobile Internet, License-free open standardized protocols, Number of connected devices and size of the market in terms of revenue, Opportunities in hardware platforms and integrated end-to-end solutions
  • Applications of IoT
    • Everyday applications vs smart applications
    • Typical verticals
    • An in-depth view of a consumer application like, control a light within a Wi-Fi LAN
    • An in-depth view of an industrial/enterprise application
    • An in-depth view of an outdoor application
    • Products and IoT-enabled services already deployed commercially
    • USE CASE: Monitor diesel level in a tank and send alarms
  • Technical Aspects of IoT
    • Sensors & Actuators
    • Types, technology, cost, form factors and packaging
    • Parameters: range, bias, non-linearity, dynamic error, response time, drift, noise, digitization error,
    • operating conditions
    • Types, technology, cost, form factors and packaging
    • R&D centers and manufacturers in India and overseas
    • Parameters: response time, reliability, capability, operating conditions


  • Wireless technologies and mesh routing
  • Short range, medium range and long range
  • Power consumption based standards
  • Manufacturers of wireless modems and application processors


  • Gateway interfaces from mesh network to the Internet
  • Requirements of a cloud platform
  • Commercial IoT-enabled cloud platforms
  • Strategy on cloud selection and services

The application perspective

  • Device cost, power consumption, wireless range
  • Processing, memory, sensor capability
  • Data reporting periodicity, duty cycles, data rates, packet size
  • Standby current and battery life
  • Network density, reliability, scalability, robustness

USE CASE: A teardown of ATS form EAGE

  • Sensors and actuators
  • Wireless technologies and chipsets
  • User interfaces and control
  • Cloud platform and analytics
  • The bottom line: reports of savings for consumers

IoT Security

  • Example scenarios and why this is a big concern
  • Security on the traditional Internet
  • Security in wireless and cellular networks
  • Elements of making IoT secure
  • Emerging Protocols and Standards
  • Current products across verticals and why standardize
  • Where is standardization required