Internet of Things (IOT) Overview Course

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Internet of Things (IOT) Overview


While Industry projections indicate upwards of 25 Billion connected devices by 2020, the Internet of Things (IOT) is here now, with more interconnected devices on the planet than people.

This half day course defines the IOT, outlines keys applications, technical issues and standards activities, and interactions with big data.

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Who would benefit from this course?

Those in technical and management roles associated with IoT projects. Course participants may include project managers, operators, vendors, service providers, application developers, management staff and engineers.


The course first defines the IOT, highlights the key industry players, and outlines key IOT applications. IOT architecture developments are then outlined, follow by a low power interface overview, focusing on RFID operation, Zigbee, and low power WiFi.

The IOT standardisation groups and their respective activities are then reviewed, followed by an IOT security overview, focusing on both secure interfaces and IOT big data security implications. The course ends with an examination of IOT big data scope, existing paradigms such as Hadoop and MapReduce, and how they are adapting to IOT applications.

Course Objectives

Participants completing this course should be able to:

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  • Define IOT and outline the key industry players
  • Describe major IOT applications
  • Outline key IOT architecture components
  • Describe IOT interface requirements and RFID operation
  • Outline Zigbee and low power WiFi (802.11ah) capabilities
  • List the IOT standards groups and highlight their activities
  • Describe key IOT security issues, and how they may be addressed
  • Outline how IOT incorporates Big Data, and how existing Big Data paradigm will adapt to IOT applications