Introduction to IoT

Stand out in the digital economy by learning how the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming every industry and creating new possibilities.

100% online, self-paced and free. Cisco’s online education, now available to the public.
Estimated time to complete:
20 hours

Course Summary

Imagine what can happen when billions of people, processes and physical objects connect and share data seamlessly. This isn't a what-if scenario, it's a real-life case study happening all around us.

With a growing number of devices built to connect to the internet and more global access to broadband internet than ever before, the possible applications for the Internet of Things are endless.

Those who invest in learning IoT skills have the ability to dramatically improve the outcomes of any industry. Whether you're looking to change the world or simply to land a well-paying job, enrolling in our introductory course is a great place to start.

  • Learn how digital transformation turns information into action, creating unprecedented economic opportunity.
  • Discover how business processes for evaluating and solving problems are being transformed.
  • Learn the security concerns that must be considered when implementing IoT solutions.
  • Practice what you learn using Cisco Packet Tracer, a network configuration simulation tool.
  • Join a global network with community support and job preparation resources for alumni
"Don’t be intimidated if you lack networking experience. Academy courses teach from the ground up. It’s not easy, but when you come out, you have real-life skills that you can take directly to employers.”
Kyle Thoms, NetAcad Alum

While the possibilities are endless, here’s a few careers this course helps prepare you for:


IT Support

The Cloud





About Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is an IT skills and career building program for learning institutions and individuals worldwide. Self-paced courses are designed to take at your own pace, at any point in your career journey. More than 9.2 million people have joined the Networking Academy and become a force for change in the global economy since 1997.

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