Certified Internet of Things Practitioner (CIoTP™): Exam ITP-110 (Advanced)


Certified Internet of Things Practitioner (CIoTP™): Exam ITP-110 (Advanced)

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises a wide range of benefits for industry, energy and utility companies,
municipalities, healthcare, and consumers. Data can be collected in extraordinary volume and detail regarding
almost anything worth measuring, such as public health and safety, the environment, industrial and agricultural
production, energy, and utilities. New data analysis tools have been optimized for the massive amounts of data
that IoT produces, enabling well-informed decisions to be made quickly.
But putting IoT systems into place can be a complicated proposition, and fraught with hazards. Solutions may
involve devices and technologies from many different vendors, requiring a good understanding of software and
hardware and strategies to integrate them, as well as the risks associated with security, privacy, and the safety of
those whose working and living environments are managed by these systems.
IT professionals often have little or no experience working with embedded systems, sensor networks, actuators,
real-time systems, and other components that are common to IoT, so this course provides a foundation for
understanding how these components work with other systems that IT professionals typically have more
experience working with—such as networks, cloud computing, and applications running on servers, desktop
computers, and mobile devices.
In this course, students will learn general strategies for planning, designing, developing, implementing, and
maintaining an IoT system through various case studies and by assembling and configuring an IoT device to work in
a sensor network. Students will create an IoT device based on an ESP8266 microcontroller, implementing various
common IoT features, such as analog and digital sensors, a web-based interface, MQTT messaging, and data

Benefits of the course

In this course, you will learn how to apply Internet of Things technologies to solve real-world problems.
You will:
• Plan an IoT implementation.
• Construct and program an IoT device.
• Communicate with an IoT device using wired and wireless connections.
• Process sensor input and control an actuator on an IoT device.
• Manage security, privacy, and safety risks on IoT projects.
• Manage an IoT prototyping and development project throughout the development lifecycle.

Course-specific Technical Requirements

For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will ne
the following minimum hardware configurations:
• 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
• 2 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 4 GB RAM (64-bit)
• 20 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 24 GB (64-bit)
• Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
• 1,024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor
• Network cards and cabling for local network access
• Internet access
• Projection system to display the instructor’s computer screen
Please note that this class should not be run on VMs.
Electronics Kit
In this course, the instructor and each student will require a small kit of
electronic components that they will use to prototype and program an Internet of Things device. The kit is provided
as part of the courseware and has been partially assembled and tested to save time in class.
The course was designed around specific components that you can obtain through a variety of sources. If you
source the components yourself, be careful to obtain the exact components specified below. Otherwise, you may
have to make slight adjustments in the course activities and code.
Components include:
• NodeMCU ESP8266 CP2102 microcontroller with pre-soldered header pins
• 400 tie points prototyping breadboard
• Tinned 24 AWG bus wire to make jumper connections on breadboard
• Short micro USB 3.0 data cable
• GL5516 photoresistor
• 10K-ohm ¼ watt carbon film resistor
• DHT11 digital humidity and temperature sensor with three-pin circuit board that includes onboard resistor
and male to female DuPont wires to connect to breadboard.

The following software will be used in this course:
• Windows® 10 (64-bit). This course was successfully keyed on Windows 10. Some activity steps may not key
exactly as written if students key on a different version of Windows.
• If necessary, software for viewing the course slides. (Instructor machine only.)
• Arduino IDE, available for download from the Windows Store or from
• Microsoft Message Analyzer, available for download from https://www.microsoft.com/enus/download/details.aspx?id=44226
• Mosquitto 3.1 MQTT Broker, included in the course data files.
To ensure your success in this course you should be an experienced computer user who is comfortable setting up
and configuring computers and electronic devices.

Targeted Audience

This course is designed for IT professionals with baseline skills in computer hardware, software support, and
development who want to learn how to design, develop, implement, operate, and manage Internet of Things
devices and related systems. The student is interested in learning more about embedded systems, microcontroller
programming, IoT security, and the development life cycle for IoT projects.
While students will gain hands-on experience assembling a prototype IoT device and using software development
tools, these activities are closely guided, so previous experience in electronics assembly and programming are not
required. This course prepares students for taking the CertNexus Certified Internet of Things (IoT) Practitioner
(Exam ITP-110).

Topics for this course

16 Lessons24h

Lesson 1: Planning an IoT Implementation

Topic A: Select a General Architecture for an IoT Project00:00:00
Topic B: Identify Benefits and Challenges of IoT00:00:00

Lesson 2: Constructing and Programming an IoT Device

Lesson 3: Communicating with an IoT Device

Lesson 4: Processing IoT Data

Lesson 5: Managing Risks on IoT Projects

Lesson 6: Undertaking an IoT Project

About the instructor



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