I developed another micro course for WiFi Training. This time it is about IoT technologies. Many are predicting IoT is going to be the next big thing in technology that will change the way we use technology in the next decade. Therefore investing your time to learn about that technology is going to be critical. Specially if you are in to WiFi, it is a better choice to keep your skills up in IoT as we see many enterprise AP vendors, integrate IoT radios into their AP models (eg Cisco 9100 series with BLE/IoT Radio for indoor IoT services).
Course follows the same structure like any previous micro courses I developed and course duration is around 4hrs in total. Here is the breakdown of course flow.
Module 1 (IoT Landscape)
1.0 – Course Introduction
1.1 – IoT Landscape
Module 2 (WPAN for IoT)
2.1- IEEE 802.15.4
2.2 – Zigbee
2.3 – 6LoWPAN
2.4 – Thread
2.5 – WirelessHART
2.6 – ISA100.11a
2.7 – Z-Wave
2.8 – Bluetooth
Module 3 (WLAN for IoT)
3.1 – IEEE802.11ah
Module 4 (LP-WAN for IoT)
4.1 – Introduction to LP-WAN
4.2 – LoRaWAN
4.3 – Sigfox
4.3 – NB-IoT
Module 5 (Deployment Considerations)
5.1 – IoT Challenges
5.2 – IoT Training paths
Here is the introductory video for IoT lessons series. Since there are many technologies, we are covering each of them at high level and not going into deep level in these different protocols. We will be developing follow on micro courses on some of these key IoT technologies and that will take a deep dive into each of those key protocols.
In second module primarily talks about Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) and most of technologies based on IEEE802.15.4 PHY/MAC layer. We will be discussing all these protocols in high level to get a better understanding of each one of them.
In module3, we will discuss about Wireless LAN technologies that are developed for IoT use cases in mind and primarily go through IEEE 802.11ah -S1G (or WiFi Halow – WiFi alliance certification) details.
In 4th module we talk about LP-WAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) technologies commonly used in IoT. Primarily cover LoRaWAN, Sigfox and NB-IoT basics.
In the last Module, we will look at IoT deployment challenges and what are the different training opportunities available to learn about IoT technologies. Here is the last lesson that I talk about those IoT training options available as of today.
If you are keen on upskill yourself in IoT, please have a look at this micro course & stay tune for upcoming courses on IoT track. If you follow WiFiTraining on Twitter/LinkedIn, you may already aware that we are conducting frequent giveaways and you will able to win these courses freely.
If you are actively working on IoT projects or keen to get into IoT space leave us a comment into this post and we will pick few winners randomly in 1-2 weeks time and give you access to this micro course as a complement.
Love your work Rasika. This content looks really interesting and IOT with the various protocols are certainly hot topics at the moment.
Peter Paulik said:
I would like to learn about IoT. Thank you.
Hi Peter, Thank you for your interest… We will pick some winners in few days.. you are in the mix
Thank you Mark…
Greg Skeene said:
Another Great post Rasika! Looking to learn more about IOT and put another tool into my IT Career & Biz.
Hi Greg, Thanks for the kind note and congratulations on your new move. We will defenitly help you as you are one of inspiration to many others…
Stay in touch
Siva Bandaru said:
Is this course helpful for someone who is in the QA(as a tester) domain in WLAN.
Are the courses only explanatory (I mean explaining only theory).
Does user should have some pre-requisite on coding knowledge or any tools.
Hi Siva, This course is not goes into too technical in those IoT protocol. Therefore I would not think it is for someone in WLAN QA.
If you want to get into IoT protocols, this will be a first step and we will be go into few of those protocols deep dive as follow up courses
Currently pursuing my CWNE , and CWISA as the new requirement. Does this training help in achieving CWISA?
Yes, this will help you to understand those IoT protocol basics. With respect to CWISA, get the official cert book and that should cover most of it.
IoT lessons overview should provide good foundational knowledge and starting point to CWICP as well
Hiten Thakkar said:
I hope all is well with you. Are you the instructor for this course? Do you recommend it after doing the Design and Implementation courses? Please let me know your thoughts, if you are the instructor I will try and convince my manager to allow me to take the course sometime in the FALL 2021. I was not too happy with Chris when he came over to the campus 2 years ago for the SISE training (sorry to be blunt).
Hi Hiten, Good to hear from you. Yes I am the instructor for this coure. However these are micro courses (~4hr) of recorded sessions. So it is not instructor led training like official Cisco or CWNP. I am happy to give you access to this training freely.
Regarding SISE, thanks for honest feedback. At this stage I am not sure when we can travel and have in person classes again. If you are thinking about SDA there is 5 day instructor lead course named IBNTRN, pls have a look and see.
Stay safe & helthy
Great post 👍
Arshad Saf said:
Would love to get my hands on the IOT training course.