CERTIFIED INTERNET OF THINGS PRACTITIONER IS THE CERTIFICATION FOR VALIDATING A FOUNDATIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF IOT CONCEPTS
What is the Internet of Things? It’s not just about connected consumer devices like wearables and smart thermostats. As IoT evolves into much larger-scale business applications in the world of healthcare, manufacturing, and nearly every other industry imaginable, the need for a general understanding of the technologies, tools, and methods that are part of IoT is greater than ever. Certified Internet of Things Practitioner (CIoTP) is a comprehensive certification designed to validate that individuals in a wide variety of job functions have a foundational knowledge of the important concepts and components that are part of an IoT ecosystem.
The CIoTP exam is accredited under the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a wide range of benefits for industry, energy and utility companies, municipalities, healthcare, and consumers. Data can be collected in extraordinary volume and detail regarding almost anything worth measuring, such as public health and safety, the environment, industrial and agricultural production, energy, and utilities. New data analysis tools have been optimized for the massive amounts of data that IoT produces, enabling well-informed decisions to be made quickly. But putting IoT systems into place can be a complicated proposition, and fraught with hazards. Solutions may involve devices and technologies from many different vendors, requiring a good understanding of software and hardware and strategies to integrate them, as well as the risks associated with security, privacy, and the safety of those whose working and living environments are managed by these systems.
IT professionals often have little or no experience working with embedded systems, sensor networks, actuators, real-time systems, and other components that are common to IoT, so this course provides a foundation for understanding how these components work with other systems that IT professionals typically have more experience working with—such as networks, cloud computing, and applications running on servers, desktop computers, and mobile devices. In this course, students will learn general strategies for planning, designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining an IoT system through various case studies and by assembling and configuring an IoT device to work in a sensor network. Students will create an IoT device based on an ESP8266 micro-controller, implementing various common IoT features, such as analog and digital sensors, a web-based interface, MQTT messaging, and data encryption.
In this course, you will learn how to apply Internet of Things technologies to solve real-world problems.
• Plan an IoT implementation.
• Construct and program an IoT device.
• Communicate with an IoT device using wired and wireless connections.
• Process sensor input and control an actuator on an IoT device.
• Manage security, privacy, and safety risks on IoT projects.
• Manage an IoT prototyping and development project throughout the development lifecycle.
This course is designed for IT professionals with baseline skills in computer hardware, software support, and development who want to learn how to design, develop, implement, operate, and manage Internet of Things devices and related systems. The student is interested in learning more about embedded systems, micro-controller programming, IoT security, and the development life cycle for IoT projects.
While students will gain hands-on experience assembling a prototype IoT device and using software development tools, these activities are closely guided, so previous experience in electronics assembly and programming are not required. This course prepares students for taking the CertNexus® Certified Internet of Things (IoT) Practitioner (Exam ITP-110).
Lesson 1: Planning an IoT Implementation
Topic A: Select a General Architecture for an IoT Project
Topic B: Identify Benefits and Challenges of IoT
Lesson 2: Constructing and Programming an IoT Device
Topic A: Select and Configure a Processing Unit
Topic B: Select a Micro-controller Power Source
Topic C: Use a Software Development Kit to Program an IoT Device
Lesson 3: Communicating with an IoT Device
Topic A: Communicate Using Wired Connections
Topic B: Communicate Using Wireless Connections
Topic C: Communicate Using Internet Protocols
Lesson 4: Processing IoT Data
Topic A: Process IoT Device Input and Output
Topic B: Process Data in the Cloud
Topic C: Provide M2M Communication
Lesson 5: Managing Risks on IoT Projects
Topic A: Identify IoT Security and Privacy Risks
Topic B: Manage IoT Security and Privacy Risks
Topic C: Manage IoT Safety Risks
Lesson 6: Undertaking an IoT Project
Topic A: Identify Real World Applications for IoT
Topic B: Follow the IoT Development Lifecycle
Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to CertNexus® Certified Internet of Things Practitioner (CIoTP) Exam ITP-110