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Complete the IoT Architecture course and, optionally, get accredited as a Certified IoT Architect by passing the certification exam. You can purchase the course now and get the exam later, or you can get them together at a discount as part of the Certification Bundle.

Upon completing the course you will receive a digital certificate of completion, as well as a digital training badge from Acclaim/Credly. Upon getting certified you will also receive an official IoT Architect digital accreditation certificate and certification badge from Acclaim/Credly, along with an account that can be used to verify your certification status.

The IoT Architecture course is comprised of the following 3 course modules, each of which has an estimated completion time of 10 hours:

  • Module 1: Fundamental IoT
  • Module 2: IoT Technology & Architecture
  • Module 3: IoT Technology & Architecture Lab

Choose the Certification Bundle to receive the entire course together with the online-proctored certification exam and a set of practice exam questions, all at a bundle discount.

Upon purchasing this course, you will automatically receive access via the Online Interactive eLearning platform. To provide you with the greatest flexibility, you will also have the option to access the course materials via two additional eLearning formats, at no extra cost. All three eLearning formats are briefly described below. A more detailed comparison can be found here.
  1. For everyday learning: An online interactive eLearning platform with individual lessons, as well as interactive and automatically graded exercises and practice questions.
  2. For learning on-the-go: A study kit platform with access to full course documents that support online/offline synching, annotations, comments, custom bookmarks and cross-document searches.
  3. For your reference: A set of printable PDF documents that you can keep (for all course workbooks and posters).
All three forms of access are subject to Arcitura’s *. Upon purchase, access to the online interactive eLearning platform (1) is provided within one business day. Access to the study kits (2) and the PDF documents (3) is provided upon request.

Shown below are the digital contents and the topic outline for each course module:

Module 1: Fundamental IoT

This course module covers the essentials of the field of Internet of Things (IoT) from both business and technical aspects. Fundamental IoT use cases, concepts, models and technologies are covered in plain English, along with introductory coverage of IoT architecture and IoT messaging with REST, HTTP and CoAp.

Course Module Contents

  • Workbook Lessons (100+ pages)
  • Video Lessons (for all topics)
  • Mind Map Poster
  • Symbol Legend Poster

  • IoT Business Domains Poster
  • IoT Networking Supplement
  • Practice Exam Questions
  • PDFs of Workbook and Posters (printable)

Topics Covered

  • Understanding Things, Connectivity, Data, Processing, Commands and Business Analytics
  • IoT Business and Technology Drivers, Benefits and Challenges
  • Miniaturization and Nanotechnology
  • IoT Connectivity and Contextual Realtime Data
  • IoT Business Domains (Personal, Home, Enterprise, Utilities, Mobile)
  • IoT vs. the Internet
  • Resource-Constrained Devices and Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWANs)
  • Active and Passive Devices (including RFID)
  • Telemetry and Command Data
  • Sensors (Mechanical, Resistive, Optical, Ranging, MEMS)
  • Microcontrollers, Firmware and Power Sources
  • IoT Gateways and Common Gateway Functions

  • Introduction to Edge and Fog Computing
  • IoT Platforms and Common Platform Functions
  • IoT Architecture Layers and Action Modeling
  • Key IoT Architecture Design Considerations
  • Radio Transports (Leased vs. Unleased, High Band vs. Low Band)
  • IoT Messaging with REST, HTTP and the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAp)
  • REST Properties and Constrains with IoT and CoAp
  • HTTP Resource Identifiers, Media Types and Method with IoT and CoAp
  • IoT Publish-and-Subscribe and MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT)
  • Non-Binary Data Serialization for IoT with JSON
  • Binary Data Serialization for IoT with Protocol Buffers

Module 2: IoT Technology & Architecture

This course module provides a drill-down into key areas of IoT technology architecture and enabling technologies by breaking down IoT environments into individual building blocks via design patterns and associated implementation mechanisms. Layered architectural models are covered, along with design techniques and feature-sets covering the processing of telemetry data, positioning of control logic, performance optimization, as well as addressing scalability and reliability concerns.

Course Module Contents

  • Workbook Lessons (100+ pages)
  • Video Lessons (for all topics)
  • Mind Map Poster
  • Common IoT Mechanism and Component Relationships Poster

  • Patterns and Mechanisms Poster
  • Practice Exam Questions
  • PDFs of Workbook and Posters (printable)

Topics Covered

  • Components of an IoT Device (including sensor, actuator, modem, control logic, etc.)
  • IoT Platforms, Gateways and Publish-Subscribe Systems
  • Device Shadows and Device Shadow Registries
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and the Truncated Exponential Back-off Algorithm
  • Fundamental Functional Distribution Patterns
  • Autonomous Controlling Device Model, Intermediary Controlling Model
  • Multi-Gateway Intermediary Controlling Model, Recipient Device Controlling Model
  • Telemetry Processing Patterns
  • Minimalized Data, Canonical Data Format

  • Telemetry Modeling, Intermediary Metadata Provisioning
  • Information Transduction and Encoding
  • Performance Optimization Patterns
  • Observe Messaging, Transport Quality Traffic Profile
  • Reconnection Request Regulation, Device Workload Regulation
  • Security, Reliability and Utility Patterns
  • Radio Transport Encryption, Firmware Integrity Attestation
  • Message Bookkeeping, Multimode Communication
  • Network-Based Positioning and Triangulation

Module 3: IoT Technology & Architecture Lab

This course module presents participants with a series of exercises and problems that are designed to test their ability to apply their knowledge of topics covered in previous modules. Completing this lab will help highlight areas that require further attention and will help prove hands-on proficiency in IoT concepts, technologies, architecture models and devices, as they are applied and combined to solve real-world problems.

Course Module Contents

  • Lab Exercise Booklet
  • Mind Map Poster
  • Lab Exercise 3.3 Poster
  • Lab Exercise 3.4 Poster

  • Lab Exercise 3.5 Poster
  • Lab Exercise 3.6 Poster
  • Practice Exam Questions
  • PDFs of Exercise Booklet and Posters (printable)

Topics Covered

  • Reading Exercise 3.1: Generic Asset Tracking (GAT) Case Study
  • Lab Exercise 3.2: Building the IoT Tracking Architecture and Network
  • Lab Exercise 3.3: Protecting Tracking Devices and Assets

  • Reading Exercise 3.4: Alpha City Case Study
  • Lab Exercise 3.5: Smart Parking System
  • Lab Exercise 3.6: Wind Turbine Communication and Streetlight Control

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