The Internet of Things (IoT) Foundation course audience includes all teams across the Management and Business functions, including:
- C – Level Executives and Senior Management
- General Managers including Business Development Managers (Marketing, Sales)
- IT Project & Programme Management, Risk Management and IT Service Management
- Business Analysts, Marketing and Sales Executives
- Entrepreneurs and Investors
- Consultants, Professionals in IT service related fields
Module 1: Course Introduction
- Explain the course overview
- Describe course agenda
- List the course learning objectives
- Relate to activities and lab activities of the course
Module 2: Concepts and Terminologies
- Relate to Internet, things, and Internet of Things (IoT).
- Recognize the types of IoT: Consumer IoT (CIoT) and Industrial IoT (IIoT) and the comparison between them.
- Explain the history and evolution of IoT and the Hype Cycle of emerging technologies.
- List characteristics of things and benefits of IoT.
- State characteristics and lifecycle of CyberPhysical System (CPS).
- Distinguish between IoT, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), and Internet of Everything (IoE).
- Discuss the facts and figures around IoT.
- Describe IoT application areas.
Module 3: Business Orientation
- List the key drivers for the evolution of IoT and relate to the significance of drivers.
- Relate to benefits and capabilities of a connected world.
- Identify IoT opportunities for business applications.
- Recognize IoT opportunities for manufacturers, developers, analytics, and business organizations which collect data and monitor new equipment.
- Recall the key barriers in adopting IIoT and requirements of IIoT.
- Examine monetization opportunities, monetization strategies, and monetization models arising out of IoT.
- Describe the applicability of monetization models.
Module 4: Basic Building Block of IoT – Architecture
- Explain the basic building blocks of IoT including sensors, processors, gateways, and applications.
- Distinguish between sensors and actuators.
- Relate to generic factors of sensors.
- Explain the architectural layers of IoT.
- Define the working of IoT.
- Describe the key requirements of IoT network.
- Distinguish between IP version 4 (IPv4) and IP version 6 (IPv6).
- Describe communication technologies used in IoT including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Near Field Communication (NFC), ZigBee, and IPv6 over Low power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPAN), Z-Wave.
- Relate to smart environment application and service domains.
Module 5: Enabling Technologies of IoT
- Relate to the enabling technologies that support IoT and their challenges.
- Recall the role of social media and mobility in IoT.
- Describe the role of big data and analytics in IoT.
- State the role of cloud computing in IoT.
- Relate to best practices for the selection of the right cloud model, analytics platform, and mobile devices.
Module 6: IoT Security and Top Governance Issues
- Describe security concerns that plague IoT.
- Examine current and future security risks related to IoT.
- Recognize top 10 causes of security and privacy breaches from OWASP.
- Examine the scenarios of IoT security and privacy breaches.
- State security flaws and mitigation measures for enterprises and consumers.
- Recite top governance issues with IoT.
Module 7: IoT Case Studies and Future Predictions
- Describe typical usage scenarios of IoT.
- Recognize growth perspectives of IoT.
- Observe future predictions for IoT.