Internet of Things (IoT) Fundamentals

15 Hours of Expert Video Instruction


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.

Table of Contents

Module 1: What is the Internet of Things?:
Lesson 1: An Introduction to IoT:
Lesson 2: IoT Architectures:

Module 2: Building an IoT Network:
Lesson 3: Sensors and Actuators:
Lesson 4: Connecting IoT Devices over Wireless with IEEE 802.15.4:
Lesson 5: Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs):
Lesson 6: IoT Connectivity for the Home Network:
Lesson 7: IPv6 Fundamentals for IoT:
Lesson 8: Management Protocols for IoT
Lesson 9: IoT Security:

Module 3: Harnessing the Data from IoT Devices:
Lesson 10: An Introduction to Analytics:
Lesson 11: Fog and Edge Computing:
Lesson 12: Data Analytics Architectures:

Module 4: IoT Considerations for Industry:
Lesson 13: Utilities and the Smart Grid:
Lesson 14: IoT for Transportation:
Lesson 15: Manufacturing:
Lesson 16: IoT for Connected and Smart Cities:
Lesson 17: IoT for Public Safety:
Lesson 18: Oil and Gas:
Lesson 19: IoT for Mining:

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Your Instructor

Jerome Henry and Robert Barton
Jerome Henry and Robert Barton

Rob Barton, CCIE No. 6660 (R&S and Security), CCDE 2013::6, is a senior Systems Engineer working in the Cisco Canada Digital Transformation and Innovation Office. He has advised the Cisco IoT business since its inception and personally led the largest Cisco IoT deployment: more than 2,000,000 IPv6 smart meters at BC Hydro. A registered Professional Engineer (P. Eng), he has worked in the IT industry for more than 20 years, more than 16 of them at Cisco. He specializes in Wireless QoS and IT/OT convergence.

Jerome Henry, CWNE No. 45, CCIE Wireless No. 24750, is technical leader in the Cisco Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Group. He has developed several Cisco courses focusing on advanced wireless topics, and authored several wireless books and video courses. An IEEE 802.11 Senior Member since 2013, he also participates in Wi-Fi Alliance working groups.

Course Curriculum

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  Module 1: What is the Internet of Things?
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  Module 2: Building an IoT Network
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  Module 3: Harnessing the Data from IoT Devices
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