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Rocheston Certified IoT Engineer | RCIE Exam Objectives

About the RCIE Exam



Rocheston Certified IoT Exams are prepared for assessing skill sets that trainees would require for accomplishing a particular goal. Exam objectives have been listed down to help each trainee become aware of the knowledge and skills he or she should have to successfully take the examination.

This exam objectively measures an individual’s ability to demonstrate the critical job skills for the role of Internet of Things Engineer. To earn this certification you must pass the RCIE exam RCT-002. The format is multiple choice and multiple select and is available in English. The exam has no prerequisites. This exam must be taken in-person at one of our training partner locations.

Details about the exam process


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    • Multiple Choice Objective Questions
    • A total of 125 questions
  • Exam Code: RCT-002
    • Pass Percentage: 70%
    • On passing successfully you will receive the RCIE Welcome Kit
    • Retake Policy - You may retake the exam any time on an additional fee

Cost



Exam Fee - USD 799/-
Exam Retake Fee - USD 400/-

RCIE Exam Objectives

Module 1: IoT Concepts


  • Understand why IoT is becoming a disruptive technology.
  • Understand what kind of technological growth is required to realize the potential of Internet of Things.
  • Explore about the kind of infrastructure we require to sustain growing demands for wireless and high-capacity networks.
  • Analyze how a chip, sensor, detector or an IP address is capable of connecting several devices to create independent automated systems.
  • Understand how real-world things connected over a network can be transformed into smart interactive objects.
  • Learn how integration with the IFTTT platform can give access to as many as 600 applets and program Google Home to perform jobs.
  • Learn Alexa’s built-in capabilities and how to make request to Alexa’s skills to perform certain specific functions for you.
  • Understand how IoT will lead to proliferation of new generation smart devices for healthcare, automated cars, manufacturing, supply-chain management, smart cities, smart-homes etc.
  • Identify the 3 major technology areas that would help in the growth of IoT.
  • Understand the changing scenario of businesses with explosion of collected data.
  • Analyse what are the typical IT skill sets required to make Internet of Things prosper into a mainstream technology?
  • Understand the strategies that companies should adopt for IoT.
  • Explore IoT programming boards: Know how to enjoy working with Arduino UNO board using Android app:
  • Get acquainted with Arduino UNO board.
  • Know how to set up a circuit system of an Arduino UNO board.
  • Know how to upload codes in an Arduino UNO board to make an LED blink.

Module 2: Infrastructure for IoT


  • Understand the major components of the IoT infrastructure hardware.
  • Illustrate and explain the schematic diagram of the electrical and mechanical components of the IoT infrastructure.
  • Highlight the importance of sensors and actuators in IoT.
  • Analyze how the printed circuit board helps IoT become the “infrastructure of the information society”.
  • Identify the things to remember before designing the PCB for IoT.
  • Deduce how designing for IoT is different.
  • Enumerate the benefits of rapid prototyping for IoT development.
  • Identify the relationship between IoT and Quality.
  • Learn about the User Experience (UX) for IoT:
  • Explain different aspects of experience design for connected products.
  • Understand how to use a potentiometer to control the timing of a blinking LED by reading a sensor.

Module 3: IoT Network Architecture and Design


  • Understand why IoT architectural drivers are the basis of system designs.
  • Understand the four categories of architectural drivers.
  • Understand how architectural drivers of an IoT system works.
  • Explore how oneM2M IoT standardized architecture allows a number of devices to be seamlessly connected with one other in the IoT ecosystem.
  • Identify major elements of M2M technology such as Wi-Fi, sensors, RFID, cellular communication link, and computing software.
  • Understand the effectiveness of Wi-fi technology for AMR and management system in intelligent buildings and smart home.
  • Identify the role of sensors in IoT devices for collecting real-time data from its surrounding and the role of actuators for giving out data to its surrounding.
  • Understand how Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology works.
  • Understand how a mobile network is helpful for transmission of voice and data over a network.
  • Identify the basic three-layer architecture comprising of the application, service and the network layers.
  • Appreciate the design of the application, service and the network layers and how one supports the other in an IoT communication system.
  • Understand the standard IoT reference model proposed by the World Forum and how it functions with seven levels.
  • Analyze why the layer of computing at the edge of the network is called Fog computing.
  • Understand that despite a standard IoT Reference Model, applications vary based on vertical markets, the nature of device data, and business needs.
  • Explore the four-fold IoT architectural reference model.
  • Understand standard-based open architecture Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA) used for Industrial Internet Systems.
  • Understand detailed description of the IoT functional stack and the factors to be considered before choosing one.
  • Understand the critical variables that companies pursuing an IoT solution should consider before customizing the stacks for specific needs.
  • Recognize the importance of the IoT data management and compute stack as important design factor.
  • Recognize how Amazon Web Services can assist in collecting and sending data to the cloud, load and analyze information, and provide the ability to manage your devices.
  • Understand how designing an IoT network plays important role in managing huge volume of data for business benefits.
  • Understand why technology such as HVAC system is in vogue.
  • Understand the different IoT services of different companies.
  • Explore IoT programming boards and enjoy working with Arduino UNO board using Android app:
  • Know how to upload codes in an Arduino UNO board to connect it with app.
  • Android app sends the Red, Green and Blue components to Arduino.
  • Control simple RGB LED from Android
  • Know how to upload code to get multiple LEDS blinking in a serial manner.

Module 4: IoT Business Models


  • Identify how IoT can contribute towards different types of successful online advertising and advertisement-based revenue.
  • Understand different models of advertising like, CPA (Cost per acquisition), CPC (Cost per conversion) and CPM (Cost per thousand / mile impressions).
  • Understand various service models that companies are providing these days like, pay-per-use - consumption-based pricing model, subscription-based model, freemium pricing model, and the revenue sharing model.
  • Understand different promotional marketing techniques such as cross-selling and upselling.
  • Learn to manage various smart gadgets and select which one is appropriate for specific needs in our life.
  • Identify the areas in which a company should pay attention to ensure that its customers get to have good experience of a product or service.
  • Understand how a company can build a smart procurement and operation management process, especially if it has businesses across the world.
  • Understand how IoT smart, mobile and connected devices make supply chain management or procurement processes more decentralized, bringing better sales.
  • Explore IoT programming boards and enjoy working with Arduino UNO board using Android app:
  • Know how to upload codes in an Arduino UNO board to connect it with app.
  • Android app sends the Red, Green and Blue components to Arduino.

Module 5: Entrepreneurship Opportunities in IoT


  • Highlight the challenges in finding the required talent for IoT-related jobs.
  • How can you encourage an eligible candidate to transition himself/herself into an IoT job?
  • Analyze how IoT is generating significant interest from both emerging and traditional fundraising communities.
  • Trace the three major service models that are closely bound to IoT infrastructure, to help entrepreneurs.
  • Compare and contrast the requirements for building an IoT infrastructure and a traditional one.
  • What are the basic things internet entrepreneurs must know about website hosting?
  • Explain how an IoT device or distributed IoT service can be developed.
  • Understand the basics of IoT hardware and operating systems required for a start-up.
  • Enlist the commonly used IoT programming languages.
  • Evaluate why IoT data security must be incorporated at a very early stage.
  • Recognize how data collection is built into product development.
  • Distinguish between data-driven marketing and real-time customer data for service aspects.
  • Elucidate the relationship between IoT and marketing.
  • Relate how data analysis syncs with IoT applications.
  • Examine the major types of data analytics.
  • Deduce the role of data analytics in IoT applications:
  • Try turning on the LED when a push button is pressed using Arduino UNO board.
  • Focus on the procedure to be followed for wiring the Arduino UNO board.

Module 6: IoT Standards


  • Analyze the reasons for the lack of consistency and standards across the cloud services used by the different IoT solutions.
  • Trace the evolution of the industries to adopt a standard model to perform common IoT backend tasks.
  • Identify the four categories on which the IoT standardization depends.
  • How can IoT implementation happen with standardization?
  • Explain how standardization makes life easier.
  • Examine the need to have spectrum energy communication protocol standards.
  • Compare and contrast the standards for communication within and outside the cloud.
  • List the things which need to get standardized in cloud communication.
  • Describe how important information security is for IoT services.
  • Understand the design considerations for IoT technologies in terms of data creation and traceability.
  • Critically analyse why traceability and standards are a strategic priority for organisations around the world.
  • Gauge the standards for energy consumption.
  • Understand how standards like ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 provide a common language to address information security issues.
  • Explain the privacy protection standards that can help in improving the business’s core competency.
  • Elucidate about UMA and its architecture.
  • What are the specific IoT risks related to privacy that people worry about?
  • Describe the IoT privacy framework.
  • Learn to use a photoresistor:
  • Understand how the resistance varies based on the amount of light the sensor receives.
  • What are the values of the resistors used for testing this photoresistor?

Module 7: IoT Platforms


  • Get a basic understanding of IoT platforms and the various types.
  • Explain what is Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT platform.
  • Analyze the benefits of using AWS IoT Core.
  • Understand how Windows 10 simplifies the IoT by powering smart devices.
  • List down the benefits of using Windows 10 IoT core.
  • Compare the features and benefits of Kaa, IBM Watson, Google Cloud and Predix.
  • Explore the different platforms for hosting applications on Cloud Platform.
  • Highlight the features of Oracle IoT Cloud Service - a managed Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud-based offering that helps in critical business decisions and strategies.
  • Outline the advantages of using the Arduino board in IoT projects.
  • Describe how the Arduino hardware and software are designed in creating interactive objects.
  • Examine the PlatformIO platform which is an open source ecosystem for IoT development.
  • Understand how the GraspIo and Node-RED IoT platforms work.
  • Learn about the two types of Node-RED nodes that help in connecting devices.
  • Describe the steps involved in installing the Ardublock programming environment.
  • Explore the major changes in mobility with the advent of 5G technology driving the IoT growth engine.
  • Explain about the Reactive Blocks - a visual model-driven development environment:
  • Have fun using a SPDT switch embedded with an Arduino UNO board to blink LEDs.
  • Trace the pinout diagram of the Arduino UNO board wiring.
  • Observe the role of the PlatformIO Build option to check errors in the SPDT switch program.
  • Know what to do if the PlatformIO window does not automatically open after the Atom application is launched.
  • Learn about the IoT cloud platform - Xively.

Module 8: Development Boards


  • Study the features of an Arduino board and find out how to control home automation system through android apps.
  • Study features of the high-performance computer Raspberry Pi and how to create and control automation.
  • Study the different versions of Raspberry Pi available.
  • Identify the difference between Nvidia TX2 and Raspberry Pi3.
  • Study Edison computing module of Intel for controlling wearable projects, manage internet-of-things applications, and control robotics platforms.
  • Study Particle Photon and why it is ideal for IoT projects with cloud-connectivity.
  • Discover the great features of Particle Cloud for building connected projects, including OTA firmware upgrades, REST technology, and other firmware.
  • Analyze the features of both Photon and Electron.
  • Study DragonBoard 410c development board and find out why it is ideal for IoT.
  • Experiment interfacing an Arduino board with LCD that displays information picked up by sensors
  • Know how to connect Arduino with LCD through wiring and then upload codes to Arduino.
  • Identify the features of the current generation of Raspberry Pi and learn how to get started with it.

Module 9: IoT Circuits and Wirings


  • Understand the basics of IoT circuits and the printed circuit boards used.
  • Explore the MCM, SiP and 3D-IC packaging technologies applied for IoT devices.
  • Compare the different classifications of MCM packaging.
  • Analyze how SiP packaging makes it easier to integrate digital logic, analog, and RF systems into a single chip.
  • Know the areas where the 3D-IC packaging is applied.
  • List the major types of connectors and wires used in IoT.
  • Learn about the common cables used in development boards:
  • Identify the type of USB cable and jumper wires used in a temperature sensor.
  • Know the software required for this experiment.
  • Enjoy connecting the wires to integrate the temperature sensor with the Arduino UNO!

Module 10: IoT Sensors, Actuators and Smart Objects


  • IoT Sensors:
  • Understand Machine Vision Sensors and how they are useful.
  • Realize how Machine Vision Sensor works.
  • Understand Optical Sensors and how they are useful.
  • Realize how Optical Sensor works.
  • Understand all about Ambient Light Sensors and how they are useful.
  • Realize how Ambient Light Sensors works.
  • Take account of Acceleration Sensors and various uses of accelerometers.
  • Understand the various modes in which Acceleration Sensor can be used.
  • Identify how Acceleration Sensors work.
  • Understand Tilt Sensors and their various uses.
  • Identify how Tilt Sensor works.
  • Understand Electric and Magnetic Sensors and their various uses.
  • Take an account of classifications of Magnetic sensors.
  • Understand how Electric and Magnetic Sensors work.
  • Understand Level and Leak Sensors and their various uses.
  • Understand how Level and Leak Sensors work.
  • Differentiate Force, Load, Torque and Pressure Sensors.
  • Understand Force and Load sensors work.
  • Take account of different kind of load cells.
  • Understand Torque and Pressure Sensors and their uses.
  • Understand Flow Sensors and their various types.
  • Analyse the 3 systems in mass-flow based sensors.
  • Understand Chemical and Gas Sensors and their uses.
  • Understand Acoustic Sensors and how they work.
  • Be aware of how a microphone works as a “sound sensor”.
  • Analyse how Vibration sensors can measure and analyse displacement, linear velocity, and acceleration.
  • Analyse how humidity levels in the air of a place can measured and reported.
  • Understand temperature sensors and their different physical types.
  • Understand how temperature sensors work.
  • Understand how motion sensors are used in different types of devices to detect motion.
  • Discover the various types of motion sensing used to detect different types of movement.
  • Understand how different Displacement sensors in applications serve a variety of purposes.
  • Analyse why position sensors are called linear position sensors or angular position sensors.
  • Identify different sensing principles used for position sensors.
  • Trace how presence detector works?
  • Enlist different proximity sensors and the different applications they are used with.
  • Understand Radiation Sensors and what are the different types used for different kinds of detection.
  • Identify how Biosensors work and what are the variety of substances that are used as bio-element in sensors.
  • Smartphone Sensors:
  • Discover how smartphones acquire better intelligence with sensors.
  • Understand smartphone cameras and how the sensors work.
  • Identify the different technologies for improving capability of the sensors.
  • Understand NFC sensors and how they work.
  • Analyse the 3 modes of operation for NFC sensors.
  • Identify accelerometers sensors in mobile devices work as Pedometers.
  • Identify the benefits of using Pedometers.
  • Understand how GPS works.
  • Understand how Global Positioning System (GPS) processes information to measure your running route, map a golf course, find a way home or adventure anywhere.
  • Understand how Light Sensors detect level of light in an ambience and what are the different types of light sensors.
  • Understand how touch screen of an electronic device works and how many types of touch screen technology exists.
  • Understand thermistor sensors.
  • Understand the usage of thermometer sensors and the different types used in the market today.
  • Understand how a barometer pressure sensor works in apps for smart phones.
  • Understand how digital barometers help in keeping lot of information at your fingertips.
  • Understand how microphone sensor works in a smartphone and how many categories they belong to.
  • Explore how moisture sensor can be used for detecting moisture or level of water around a sensor.
  • Understand why an airplane would use about a dozen gyroscopes for navigation and orientation purpose.
  • Understand humidity sensor or dew sensors and how they work.
  • Find out how many kinds of humidity sensors exist.
  • Explore how accelerometer in a phone enhances switching of apps, change orientation from portrait to landscape to showing of current speed in a driving app.
  • Understand how a magnetometer works and how many categories it can be classified into.
  • Understand how mobile phones use IR-based proximity sensors to detect the presence of a human ear.
  • Explore the variety of Proximity sensors.
  • IoT Actuators:
  • Explore the working of a hydraulic actuator and what advantages it brings.
  • Understand the importance of Pneumatic actuators and how each type can be used for specific applications.
  • Understand the key specifications of Electric actuators.
  • Study electric actuators to understand how they provide power for static loads of 6000 lbs and dynamic loads up to 3000 lbs or more.
  • Explore why thermal actuators are non-electric mechanical systems producing linear motion upon temperature change.
  • Understand how Electromagnetic actuator converts electrical energy to magnetic field.
  • Understand about the different categories of magnetic actuators.
  • Understand Mechanical actuators can help in operation of gears, rails, pulleys, chains and other devices.
  • Explore how 3D Printed Soft Actuators allow safe human-robot interaction by performing delicate tasks that rigid robots can’t handle.
  • Discover the simultaneous sensing and actuation capabilities of Smart Actuators such as SMA (Shape Memory Alloys) and EAP (Electro-active polymers).
  • Understand unique characteristics of SMA actuators, its advantages and limitations.
  • Understand about tiny mobile devices that use Micro actuators, also called micromachines, microelectromechanical system (MEMS), and microsystems.
  • Trace MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) technology.
  • List out the Smart objects, their dual nature of physical and digital entities.
  • Understand wireless sensor network (WSN) work with a large number of sensor nodes
  • Explore why WSNs will become the key technology for IoT.
  • Understand SANET sensor networks and how they can be enhanced by additional actuation facilities.
  • Understand the difference between Application-specific SANETs and the generic ones.
  • Experiment connecting servo motors with an Arduino board:
  • Know how to run the code into the Arduino UNO board
  • Know how to drive a servo motor that can be controlled precisely.

Module 11: Interconnecting Smart Objects


  • Understand what makes an object ‘smart’.
  • Compare the features of IEEE 802.15.4, IEEE 802.15.4G and IEEE 802.15.4e standards.
  • Learn about Wireless Smart Utility Network.
  • Explain how Time Synchronized Channel Hopping (TSCH) synchronizes the motes for energy efficiency and channel hop for reliability.
  • Analyze what makes IEEE1901.2A standard suitable for communication over low voltage and medium-voltage power lines.
  • Understand the IEEE 802.11ah standard and its operations.
  • Compare and contrast the applications of LoRaWAN, Narrowband IoT and LTE protocol standards.
  • Highlight the concepts of IFTTT web-based service.
  • Describe the different frequency bands required in wireless IoT applications.
  • Study the various types of IoT network topologies.
  • Examine the constrained devices used in IoT networks and the classes of devices.
  • What exactly is a constrained node network.
  • Choose from the variety of wireless access technologies available based on the requirements and applications.
  • Compare the Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth types and list their applications.
  • Explain in detail about the WirelessHART network.
  • Learn more about the Thread networking protocol aimed at the home automation environment.
  • Know how the standards that are applicable while driving a motor:
  • Identify the types of wires, resistor, DC motor, transistor and diode required for the experiment.
  • Follow the procedure to drive a motor using a switching transistor on the Arduino UNO board.

Module 12: IoT Programming Languages


  • Understand that we need to learn a range of programming languages to turn IoT enabled devices into smart things.
  • Explain why C programming language is the most widely used computer programming language.
  • Understand the most important features of C.
  • Explain why C++ is a hybrid language.
  • Explain the benefit of C++ being an assortment of predefined modules of data.
  • Know the most important features of C++.
  • Explain why Java is called an object-oriented language.
  • Explain why Java provides the most secure programming environment.
  • Know about the 2 types of programmes created by Java.
  • Explain why Python language is said to be flexible and open to modification.
  • Identify the important features of Python.
  • Explain why JavaScript is called a client-side scripting language.
  • Understand the important features of JavaScript.
  • Explain why assembly language is unique for every specific computer architecture.
  • Identify what type of Assembly language instructions are supported by x86 processors.
  • Explain why B# called is a modern programming language.
  • Explore why C programme continues to be the foundation of B#.
  • Explain how B#EVM makes B# codes suitable for modern microcontrollers.
  • Understand why Go is a language of cloud infrastructure.
  • Decipher the important features of Go language.
  • Explain why Parallel Specification and Implementation Language or ParaSail is ideally designed to support multicore wares and heterogeneous architecture.
  • Understand how Parallelism in Parasail helps in simplification of the language and eliminates complications.
  • Understand why execution of the PHP script is done on the server where the website is hosted.
  • Explain why Rust language is expected to shape the future of systems programming.
  • Identify the important features Swift programming language.
  • Identify the advantages of Swift.
  • Explain why Arduino is an easy tool for fast prototyping, and easy to be used by students without a background in electronics and programming.
  • Experiment connecting circuits that can be used to drive a single DC motor on Arduino board:
  • Know how to run and upload codes on Arduino board
  • Know how to use motor driver with SPDT switch and potentiometer to control the speed and direction of DC motor

Module 13: IoT Network Layers


  • Understand IoT company protocols and the internet protocols required for IoT.
  • Understand application layer, transport layer, internet layer and physical layers of architecture and the protocols required to make them work seamlessly.
  • Explore more about IP-compatible protocol stack and how data can be transferred with efficient bandwidth even if the hardware resources are limited.
  • Understand the protocols and how they can solve different needs of the communication between machines.
  • Understand why application layer protocol requires Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP).
  • Understand how Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) targets lightweight M2M communications.
  • Understand how Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is designed for chatting and message exchanging.
  • Understand how Representational State Transfer (REST) is good for providing a resource-oriented messaging system.
  • Understand about Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP).
  • Understand how WebSocket protocol is developed as part of the HTML 5 initiative to facilitate communications channels over TCP.
  • Understand the two transport protocols TCP and UDP where TCP is for our human interactions with the Web and UDP is for real-time data applications.
  • Understand how Internet layer works identifying and routing packets of data with technologies IPv6, 6LoWPAN and RPL.
  • Understand why Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) are prevalent standards for manufacturing industry.
  • Identify asynchronous and synchronous modes of Serial communication for sending/receiving serial data.
  • Understand Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) functionality and how it can be delivered on NB-IoT, Cat-M1 and EC-GSM-IoT at low-cost.
  • Understand 6TiSCH and its standardizing mechanisms making the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) a reality.
  • Understand how 6TiSCH can reuse existing protocols such as IP6 Neighbor Discovery (ND), IPv6 Low power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPAN), and the Routing Protocol for Low Power and
  • Lossy Networks (RPL), with minimum adaptation.
  • Trace distance vector routing protocol (RPL) designed for low power and lossy networks, supported by a routing topology called Destination-Oriented Directed Acyclic Graph (DODAG).
  • Understand in-depth how to deal with regulatory and legal challenges, privacy and data security requirements, critical infrastructure considerations, product safety, energy efficiency, medical device obligations, advertising, etc.
  • Recognize the scope of IoT networks with Wi-Sun Alliance which is a global industry association for supporting the worldwide development of Wireless Communications Networks for Utilities, Smart Cities and IoT.
  • Experiment connecting circuits that can be used to connect a buzzer to Arduino board:
  • Know how to connect a buzzer to my Arduino Uno to play a tone when voltage is on and off several times a second.

Module 14: IoT Building Prototypes using 3D Printers


  • Analyze how 3D printing technologies find wide applications in the IoT industry.
  • Identify the materials used to print 3D objects.
  • Explore the 3D modelling software
  • Know how the Exploratory Agent-based Modelling (EABM) is implemented as part of the Cognitive Agent-based Computing (CABC) framework to model a Complex communication network problem.
  • Explain why agent-based modelling and simulation tools are preferred for modelling large complex networks.
  • Trace the integration process between the print industry and the IoT infrastructure.
  • How relevant is 3D printing in the IoT landscape?
  • Infer how involving 3D printing technology in the IoT environment results in efficient customer service.
  • Track the emerging market trends for 3D printing solutions and finishing projects.
  • Focus on the 5 points to remember when an organization embarks on IoT strategies:
  • Analyse the effects of using sound as input with a sound detector board.
  • Check out the specific pin diagram of the sound detector board.
  • Learn the circuit connections between the RGB LED and the sound detector board.
  • Identify the change of color of RGB based on the input sound.
  • Verify what happens when the input sound is very high.
  • Learn about the technologies used in autonomous cars.

Module 15: IoT Cloud Data Storage


  • Explore how you can remotely store, maintain and manage your data in the cloud.
  • Learn about different companies and their data warehouses.
  • Understand the process of storing files and folders on cloud.
  • Understand how data is stored based on a schema or plan.
  • Identify the 3 broad categories of cloud services such as infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as service (SaaS).
  • What are the multidimensional data structures for efficient performance in data storage and searching systems.
  • Explore the various cloud computing environment that have been proposed to construct efficient and flexible cloud indices.
  • Recognize why enterprises are increasingly interested in accessing unstructured data and integrating it with structured data.
  • Understand Operational data typically stored in relational database management systems (RDBMS).
  • Understand Data Management System (DMS) software used for gathering and comparing quality-related data from multiple sources across the enterprise for real-time decision making.
  • Understand the ETL process for extracting data from different sources (files (like CSV, JSON, XML) or RDBMS etc.) and consolidating them.
  • Experiment how to extend an Arduino board using a shift register (IC/serial to parallel converter)
  • Build and upload a program and run the required codes from libraries into Arduino UNO.
  • Run a serial-in, parallel-out shift register to convert data from serial format to parallel format to control 8 LEDs.

Module 16: Deep Learning


  • Analyze the big impact of deep learning in computer vision and natural language processing applications.
  • Categorize the 3 major factors that have helped deep learning to find wide range of applications.
  • List the prominent industries where deep learning is extensively used.
  • Identify the reasons for deep learning models being referred to as deep neural networks.
  • Learn about the convoluted neural networks (CNNs) with its detailed schematic diagram.
  • Compare and contrast between deep learning and machine learning.
  • Describe the methods of creating and training the deep learning models.
  • Explain the difference between the deep learning neural network architectures and the normal neural networks.
  • Identify the differences between unsupervised and supervised learning tasks.
  • Classify the major types of supervised learning tasks.
  • Understand the process of training and optimizing basic neural networks, convolutional neural networks and long and short-term memory (LSTM) networks.
  • Explore the structure of recurrent neural networks (RNN).
  • Distinguish recurrent networks from feedforward networks.
  • Learn about backpropagation in feedforward networks.
  • Trace the data flow through a memory cell and its control by its gates.
  • Know about the TensorFlow machine learning system in detail.
  • Understand Caffe - a deep learning framework that aids image classification and object detection.
  • Plot the learning curve to view the training and test losses as a function of the number of iterations.
  • Compare the Theano and Torch library features:
  • Learn how to use a real time clock module.
  • Follow the instructions to add external libraries on PlatformIO.
  • Using the real time clock module on a serial monitor, display the date and time.
  • Understand how virtual reality programming is executed using Holo.

Module 17: Big Data Analytics


  • Identify the benefits of big data analytics.
  • Evaluate the special features of the NoSQL database in data mining applications.
  • Explain the Hadoop distributed processing framework used in big data projects.
  • Elucidate the edge streaming analytics technique applicable to remote devices connected to IoT.
  • Analyze the network analytics technique to identify trends and patterns.
  • Learn about the NetFlow protocol developed by Cisco systems.
  • Track the possibilities that open up through analytical processing technologies.
  • View the scope for big data analytics in the IT industries.
  • Evaluate the impact of the IoT on big data projects that will force companies to quickly upgrade their existing processes, tools, and technology.
  • Take note of the major challenges encountered by big data analytics.
  • Big data and advanced analytics provide the tools and techniques to harness and integrate new sources and types of data in larger volumes and in real-time:
  • Learn how to wire the circuit diagram of 8x8 LED matrix such that there is a LED for each pixel and they are connected to a total of 16 pins.
  • Explore the pin connections between the LED matrix and the Arduino board.
  • Understand how the 8x8 matrix displays can be used to display the letters and figures.
  • Learn about the MS IoT Edge programming details.

Module 18: Industry 4.0


  • Analyze how IoT has transformed the way people and industries interact and conduct business.
  • Identify how smart objects enable faster and informed business decisions.
  • Observe the industrial IoT wave visible in emerging economies.
  • Analyse the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, referred to as Industry 4.0.
  • List the four functional facets of industrial IOT as identified by Frost & Sullivan.
  • Understand the Industry 4.0 Business Ecosystem.
  • Know the applications of industrial IoT in the manufacturing and consumer sectors.
  • Analyse the total market integration of the networked sensors and machinery, based on faster data processes.
  • Evaluate the Business Insiders (BI) Intelligence report based on the industrial impact on IoT.
  • Understand how IoT impacts industrial productivity.
  • Discuss the applications of IoT across all segments of industry.
  • How has Industry 4.0 impacted the manufacturing sector?
  • Describe how smart supply chains have enhanced the in-transit visibility of products in the industries.
  • Learn about the relationship between IoT and the smart supply chains.
  • Explain how cryptocurrencies work in an interconnected world.
  • Understand the cryptocurrency mining and the concept of mining pools.
  • Focus on the machine-2-machine (M2M) transactions through IOTA:
  • Know about ensuring IoT security.
  • Trace the penetration of automations across the various industrial sectors:
  • Try out an experiment of controlling two servo motors using a joystick module.
  • Learn to develop applications for the Occulus platforms.

Module 19: Smart Cities


  • Explain why Smart cities are manifestations of new age digital technology.
  • Comparatively analyze what kind of infrastructure can support IoT applications.
  • Identify the D5 nations and their principles for digital development.
  • Identify the basic digital transformation required in infrastructure for creating a digital city.
  • Recognize the key areas of Cisco’s Digital Value at Stake.
  • Identify the initiatives taken by different government bodies across the world to initiate IoT.
  • Understand why IoT is the core component of virtual cities which are digital representation of cities with various embedded functionalities, simulating architecture of our society.
  • Understand how the real time products, buildings, and cities can be created in virtual reality (VR).
  • Explore how Second life can allow us to create cities in unique ways.
  • Understand the role of IoT in creating Information cities which are the ideal prototypes of the knowledge societies of the future.
  • Understand how Informational cities are going to be the new age power centres with their information networks powered by information technologies.
  • Assess how Intelligent cities are driven by IoT capabilities to augment the performance and services provided by the cities.
  • Identify the enhancement in information and communication technologies that requires to create Intelligent cities.
  • Understand how IoT and its sensory network and context-aware information management systems give rise to ubiquitous cities (u-city).
  • Identify the effective framework of Ubiquitous Computing project for establishing a u-city.
  • How Oulu city in Finland is being developed as Ubiquitous city?
  • Experiment how to detect presence of RFID card that uses electromagnetic fields for transferring data over short distances.
  • Run the codes from libraries on Arduino
  • Connect the Arduino with the RFID reader to read the information stored in the memory

Module 20: IoT Case Studies


  • Observe Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) rapidly progressing in the manufacturing sector.
  • Understand the impact of IIoT in digital and connected factories.
  • Know how IoT in manufacturing enhances the facility management operations and eliminates waste in the production units.
  • Analyze how IoT combined with big data analysis can improve the overall workers’ safety and security in the premises.
  • Learn about IoT in Oil & Gas sector, that focuses on helping operators drive down costs and increase productivity.
  • Analyse how companies can transform their businesses in order to stay competitive and meet consumer demands, with IoT.
  • Understand how IoT helps to monitor processes and conduct secure operations while dealing with various utilities in your daily life.
  • Identify the role played by IoT in helping a city deploy new services, including smart parking and smart street lighting.
  • Understand the important role IoT will play in transportation and logistics industries.
  • Identify how tools like RFID, barcode scanners and mobile computers can make supply chain visibility and operations more effective and efficient for manufacturing, shipping, distribution, and so on.
  • Understand how IoT promises to bring in autonomous and enhanced driving experiences.
  • Understand how IoT can improve mining safety, at multiple levels.
  • Identify the ways in which mining industry can benefit from IoT automation systems.
  • Understand IoT can prevent equipment failure by detecting status of the equipment in mining industry.
  • Understand the variety of IoT solutions that can be applicable to public safety measures.
  • Understand how IoT can enhance interactions between citizens and field personnels by automatic sharing of real-time monitoring, creating situational reports and action plans.
  • Understand how IoT can rev up the healthcare systems through effective and constant tracking and monitoring of systems.
  • Know how IoT can reduce cost of treatment through effective monitoring and cloud connectivity.
  • Analyze how IoT helps healthcare providers take vital decisions.
  • Learn how to connect the ULN2003 Motor Driver Module.
  • How to drive stepper motor using stepper motor driver after setting the the circuit and running codes from library.
  • Drive Stepper motor, used for automation, and Stepper Motor Control using Arduino
  • Experiment with Tilt and Water level sensors:
  • After setting the the circuit with wiring and running codes from library,
  • Detect orientation or inclination of an object using the tilt sensor on the Arduino Board.
  • Measure the level of water using a water level sensor and Arduino Board.

Module 21: IoT Security


  • Identify how increasing number of connected devices will compound the threat to security and privacy issues.
  • Understand the concerns of Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF).
  • Study and identify the cases of security lapses in networks of various companies in the past.
  • Understand why Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) is important.
  • Analyze the different levels of intelligence in information science that supports Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom (DIKW).
  • Analyze specific threats that organizations need to know to protect themselves from cyber-attacks.
  • Identify the different kind of threat actors.
  • Understand typical cyber situational awareness security professionals should have before arriving at right decision.
  • Understand the Cybersecurity Framework followed in the US.
  • Understand the core elements in the Framework that helps in managing cybersecurity risks both internally and externally.
  • Learn to detect the presence or motion of a moving object using a PIR (Passive infrared) sensor:
  • After running codes from Arduino library open serial monitor.
  • Enter a command to the terminal window to detect any motion.
  • Verify the changes in infrared light in the environment to detect any motion.

Module 22: IoT in Home Automation


  • Identify the different aspects of the Echo family of smart speakers.
  • Compare the features of the second-generation Amazon Echo devices: Spot and Dot, and the Show and Look.
  • Delve into the details of Echo Plus.
  • Explore Amazon’s interactive voice-based personal assistant.
  • Analyze the elements of Alexa Skills for accomplishing different tasks.
  • Understand Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) that stores the self-service APIs, tools, documentation, and code samples.
  • Enjoy working with Alexa’s announcements.
  • Get to know about Google Home powered by Google Assistant that offers a user-friendly interface to Google.
  • Learn how to create your own app for the Google Assistant to control any device.
  • What should you use to embed the Google Assistant in your devices.
  • Highlight the aspects of the Device Actions feature that helps the Google Assistant.
  • Explain how you can connect the Google Home to your television.
  • List the steps to be followed to build a device.
  • Know more about Google WiFi.
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