IBM introduces an entry level IoT course for developers

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Here’s some good news for young IoT enthusiasts who have been trying to figure out a way to get started in the big, promising world of Internet of Things. IBM, the global technology and innovation company, has joined hands with Coursera to create an entry level course focusing on IoT.ibm_iot_splash

The announcement by IBM comes at a time when a lot of corporates have become interested in the IoT field in order to create their own smart devices.

According to a blogpost published by IBM, the course, ‘A developer’s guide to the Internet of Things (IoT)’, is an entry level course that has been especially designed by the company to provide a helping hand in developing solutions for the IoT.

The course is aimed towards teaching new developers how to leverage IoT data and technology and create connected solutions in ways that were previously only accessible to big R&D departments.

The course, which is now being hosted on Coursera’s online education platform, will help the newbie developers in building their very own first IoT solution, that too by making use of easily obtainable, inexpensive and cool hardware like the SenseHat or a Raspberry-Pi, and developer tools like the Node-RED and obviously, the IBM Watson Internet of Things Platform. Along with this, the newbies will also be throughly taught about the architecture of an IoT solution and the concepts and the principles of design employed in designing the same.

While the course can be taken from any part of the world and at any time, it does require a basic programming knowledge within the languages of Javascript and Python.

The duration of the program is four weeks, with 2-4 hours of weekly commitment. One can get enrolled either for free, or a pay a nominal price in order to get a professional certification after completion of the course.

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