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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 2 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Korean

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Welcome

Welcome to the first course in the Internet of Things specialization! We hope you’re just as excited as we are to begin this fascinating journey! Before getting started with the material, we would like to introduce you to the team that made this all possible, as well as give you a preview of what to expect throughout the entire specialization. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 34 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Capstone 1: Sonification of Movement9m
Capstone 2: Healthcare Remote Monitoring9m
Qualcomm talks about the course3m
Reading2 readings
Get your resources in order!30m
Course Slides (All Modules)30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Intro6m
Intro Module30m
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Circuit Switched Networks

In order to answer the big question, “how did we get here?” we must start from the beginning. The beginning of what you may ask, well the beginning of telecommunication! In this course we will cover the birth of the telephone and its gradual evolution through different networks. Humans love to talk, which might explain the speedy growth of telephony networks. ...
Reading
20 videos (Total 68 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
Video20 videos
Introduction to Lesson 125s
We love to talk2m
Birth of the Telephone6m
Control Plane7m
Data Plane6m
Introduction to Lesson 224s
Broadcast Innovations9m
Broadcast Industry2m
Content is King2m
Introduction to Lesson 344s
Sampling: Analog <-- --> Digital4m
Audio and Speech Coding7m
Shannon: Information Theory4m
Transistor1m
C and UNIX1m
Introduction to Lesson 433s
Regulated Monopoly2m
Breakup of AT&T4m
Impact on Research1m
Reading3 readings
History of Bell Systems10m
AT&T System in 195310m
More optional reading10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Lesson 110m
Lesson 210m
Lesson 310m
Lesson 410m
Module 130m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Packet Switched Networks

Now that we have looked at circuit switched networks, we will begin to talk about packet switched networks. Digital networking will change in the telephone industry is what allowed all of the exciting new features we see on mobile phones. In this course, we will clarify differences between circuit and packet switched networks, as well as reveal what digital networking allows us to do. ...
Reading
12 videos (Total 37 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
Video12 videos
Introdution to Lesson 126s
CS and PS (Control Switched and Packet Switched)2m
Brief History5m
TCP / IP Protocol5m
Open Standards2m
Introduction to Lesson 234s
Email3m
Browser3m
Introduction to Lesson 335s
Voice over RTP/UDP/IP or VoIP4m
Broadcast / Multicast6m
Reading1 reading
Extras!10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Lesson 110m
Lesson 28m
Lesson 38m
Module 230m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Computer Telephony

The convergence begins! Computers and telephones start working together which served a great opportunity for business in many ways. Imagine a world without caller ID or voicemail, scary isn’t it? Telephony begins to take the digital route, which brings a whole new experience in telecommunications. The digitization of telephones wasn’t all positive, for it created the possibility of hackers accessing personal information....
Reading
15 videos (Total 21 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
Video15 videos
Introduction to Lesson 125s
Data Plane2m
Control Plane3m
Introduction to Lesson 240s
The Big 51m
Power Shift1m
Introduction to Lesson 334s
Message Machine2m
Interactive Voice Response1m
Call Centers3m
Introduction to Lesson 433s
What happened to the dial tone?55s
The 911 Fiasco1m
Hackers get into your phone1m
Reading1 reading
Pre-Module reading on the Carterphone10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Lesson 18m
Lesson 24m
Lesson 38m
Lesson 46m
Module 330m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Wireless Technologies

Telephones eventually become a new entity which we might recognize as the cell phone. Phone mobility revolutionizes the telecommunications market, phones are no longer apply to homes but rather to people. Cell phones were a game changer for telephone companies....
Reading
21 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
Video21 videos
Introduction to Lesson 131s
Why would someone want to walk around with a phone?2m
AT&T almost missed the boat!3m
Introduction to Lesson 21m
Leveraging Telephony Infrastructure for Mobility4m
Billing and Prepaid2m
Introduction to Lesson 358s
Get more spectrum2m
Improving Spectral Efficiency3m
Reduce data rate for each voice call8m
3G and 4G evolution6m
Introduction to Lesson 41m
WiFi1m
Bluetooth51s
Other low power radios1m
Introduction to Lesson 552s
Telephony 1-to-11m
Broadcast 1-to-N44s
Sensor Networks N-to-151s
A platform for IoT1m
Reading1 reading
Further reading on 1G and 2G cellular10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Lesson 110m
Lesson 210m
Lesson 310m
Lesson 410m
Lesson 58m
Module 430m
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Features and Apps

Phone applications are born! This is probably the greatest contribution to the telephone industry because now phone don’t just make phone calls and take messages, but also handle finances, entertain, educate, control your home, turn on your car and anything you can imagine! The limits of a technology have never been more endless, if you can think it you can sure build an app for it....
Reading
7 videos (Total 27 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Introduction to Lesson 11m
Solutions Looking for Problems5m
Unintended Consequences5m
Phones get GPS2m
Phones get Cameras, accelerometers, etc2m
Voice is not the killer app?5m
Reading1 reading
Advanced Readings10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Lesson 110m
Module 530m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Future Outlook

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the last module in this course! At this point, you should know the history of the internet and many innovations that it has advanced with, but what is the Internet of Things anyway? That question and many more will be answered in this final course! ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 55 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
IoT: What the heck is it?8m
Build your own IoT5m
Specialization in a Nutshell6m
Introduction to Lesson 21m
IoT: mHealth12m
IoT: Smart Homes9m
IoT: Automotive9m
Reading1 reading
Links for mHealth video10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Lesson 110m
Lesson 210m
Module 630m
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Top Reviews

By DRMar 8th 2016

Hello Everyone,\n\nI really enjoyed this course and definitely this is great learning experience for me..I am heartily thankful to Both Professors for given me this knowledge..\n\nThanks a lot..

By GPJan 5th 2016

Great base for the incoming session in this specialization. I've learned about lot of things what i am using every day dut i had no idea how it was developed. Useful base knowledge.

Instructors

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Harinath Garudadri

Associate Research Scientist
Qualcomm Institute of Calit2, UC, San Diego
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Ganz Chockalingam

Principal Engineer
Qualcomm Institute of Calit2, UC, San Diego

About University of California San Diego

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About the Internet of Things Specialization

This Specialization covers the development of Internet of Things (IoT) products and services—including devices for sensing, actuation, processing, and communication—to help you develop skills and experiences you can employ in designing novel systems. The Specialization has theory and lab sections. In the lab sections you will learn hands-on IoT concepts such as sensing, actuation and communication. In the final Capstone Project, developed in partnership with Qualcomm, you’ll apply the skills you learned on a project of your choice using the DragonBoard 410c platform....
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