Online Course

Internet of Things Fundamentals: Connecting Things


The Internet of Things (IoT) Fundamentals curriculum provides learns with a comprehensive understanding of IoT. The curriculum develops foundational skills using hands-on lab activities that stimulate the learners in applying creative problem-solving and rapid prototyping in the interdisciplinary domain of electronics, networking, security, data analytics, and business. The learner-centric approach translates into the learner being able to ideate, design, prototype and present an IoT solution for an identified business or society need.

The Internet of Things (IoT) Fundamentals: Connecting Things, focuses on identifying, designing, prototyping, and presenting an IoT solution that securely solves a current business or social problem.

Optional Lab Equipment

Allows learners to 100% of all activities:

Other items available on

  • Solderless Breadboard, 5x 330 Ohm Resistors, 5x 10k Ohm Resistors
  • 5x Red LEDs, 5x Green LEDs, 5x Blue LEDs, 1x RGB LED
  • 1x Servo Motor, 1x 10k Ohm Potentiometer, 1x Push Button, 1x TMP36 Temperature Sensor, 1x 10k Ohm Photocell, 1x 10k Ohm Flex sensor
  • 1x 5v Relay, 1x BC337 Transistor, 1x 1N4148 Diode
  • 30x Male-to-Male Jumper Wires, 10x Male-to-Female Jumper Wires, & 10x Female-to-Female Jumper Wires

Included in the Course

  • In-depth interactive content modules with recorded videos, activities, labs, presentations and testimonials from customers and IoT experts
  • Interactive activities and NetworkSim®/Lab experiences that reinforce learning
  • 10 NetworkSim modules / Packet Tracers 
  • Course final assessments


Self-paced interactive Online Course: Learners start the SCTE VirtuLearn® course at any time, study at their own pace, and have access to dynamic online content after they register.  On average, learners will spend approximately 3 to 4 hour per week over 12 weeks completing course activities. SCTE provides access to the course for 12 weeks from date of purchase.

System Requirements: A high speed Internet (HSI) connection, Internet browser with HTML5 support. For tablet or smartphone access, HTML5 may be used for online eBook content.

Instructor-Led Onsite Boot Camp Course: The SCTE VirtuLearn course may be delivered as an onsite boot camp over 3 days.

Course access information will be emailed when the course is purchased.

Target Audience

  • Customer service
  • Technical operations
  • Field installers and technicians
  • Headend engineers
  • Network operations center (NOC) staff
  • Network engineers, network administrators
  • IT help-desk staff
  • Current CCNA R&S or CCENT students

Recommended Prerequisites

Understanding IoT or equivalent

Upon Successful Completion

  • SCTE and Cisco course completion certificates
  • 3 recertification units (RUs) towards SCTE certification renewal