Track Room Location: Heritage Hall, room 134
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. This course will prepare students to install, configure and maintain these devices.
IoT implies the idea of a totally connected environment where computer technology can assist in the management of the residential, industrial and commercial environments. The management tools can be programmed or directed to distribute both incoming and outgoing Internet data, audio/video streams, lighting and environmental controls.
The control and management of IoT systems can go from simple to complex depending on the needs, ability and budget of the particular environment.
IoT systems require a number of diverse components to work together. Components such as audio/video systems will integrate into the data network (media servers/clients for example). But, even though a complete integration solution might be the ultimate desire, much of the technology implementations can be built and controlled as independent modules that are connected to various appliances and devices in the residential, industrial or commercial environment.
There are six major categories of IoT technology systems that we will be working on:
Developing and deploying meaningful and quality hands-on IoT assignments for students can be challenging. Issues such as types and costs of IoT sensors, software licensing, space considerations, increasing student time on task and allowing enough access to a lab environment are just a few of the challenges faced by instructors wishing to teach IoT. These and other challenges will be addressed in this flexible hands-on class.
This course will have participants “get their hands dirty” by walking through various lab assignments in support of IoT technologies. Labs will be both “high-touch” and virtual. All of the exercises demonstrated and performed during this course can be done in a typical networking classroom/lab (such as A+, Network+ or Cisco).
Learning the Internet of Things, Peter Wahler, Packt Publishing, 978-1-78355-353-2
Internet of Things (A Hands-on-Approach), Arsheep Bahga &Vijay Madietti, 978-0996025515
We are trying to get copies donated.
Other suggested titles
The Internet of Things, Samuel Greengard, MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series, 978-262-52773-6 (preferred)
Designing the Internet of Things, Adrian McEwen & Hakim Cassimally, Wiley, 978-1-118-43062-0
Building the Internet of Things, Maciej Kranz, Wiley, 978-1-119-28566-3
Bill Saichek has worked in the computer industry since 1976 and has been a professor teaching networking, communications, operations and security classes since 1991, most recently at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa California. He has also taught networking and communications classes for Chapman University, El Camino College and Long Beach City College. He holds Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and holds several networking certifications. He has given presentations around the country on teaching networking topics as varied as Cloud Computing, Voice Over IP, IPv6 and the Internet of Things.
At the completion of this track, the participants will be able to…
1. Summarize how the cross-discipline focus of “The Internet of Things” is changing the IT paradigm and how we are finally on the path to a “converged” network.
2. Describe the essentials of in-depth, hands-on, interactive labs that have been (and are still being) developed in the various aspects of IoT (see below for a list of some of the labs).
3. Include IoT activities into their IT and Networking curriculum and to assist them in implementing their own IoT course offerings.
Labs That Are Directly Related to the Internet of Things
Build out the Network Configurations
Voice Over IP (VoIP)
Media Storage and Content Distribution
Home Theatre and Home Audio / Video Systems
Media Room Audio & Video
Distributed Audio & Video
Home Lighting and Control Systems
Control Systems Types
Security and Surveillance Systems
Video Surveillance and Integration
Environmental Control and Management Systems
Control Systems Programming
IoT Application Development
Home Assistant using a Raspberry Pi as a Microcontroller
Samsung SmartThings Microcontroller
Amazon Echo / Alexa Skills Kits
Review of Labs and Materials
Wrap Up Discussion
Please note that content is subject to change or modification based on the unique needs of the track participants in attendance.