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Sensor Networks for Internet of Things

Self Paced

Last Update:

February 16, 2023

wireless communication network with graphic showing concept of internet of things ( IOT )

About Course

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) contribute significantly to emerging areas such as intelligent systems, ubiquitous computing, and the Internet of Things. Wireless sensor networks (WSN) will play a fundamental role in the future Internet of Things (IoT). IoT uses a Wireless Sensor Network, M2M, wireless networking, Internet technologies, Smart sensors, etc.
With the emergence of the Internet of Things, many other proposals have been made to provide sensor connectivity. Hence, it becomes essential to understand wireless sensor networks and their functioning in today’s reality. This course sets up the foundation for the advanced study on wireless sensor networks and to be future-ready in the field of networking.

What is the objective of this course?

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) provide an indispensable sensing and actuation platform in a wide variety of physical infrastructure and systems. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) provide several applications that offer comfortable and smart-economic life. They are deployed in different locations around the globe for various applications, including long-term monitoring of habitats, finding car parking spaces in cities, monitoring patients’ physiology, transportation, threat detection, etc. This course will introduce learners to state of the art in wireless sensor networks.
This course mainly covers Networking, Layered Architecture – OSI Model to TCP/IP Model in detail, and IEEE 802.15.4 standard. This course also provides a detailed understanding of Addressing, UDP, Clustering, Routing, Architecture of ZigBee, ZigBee Device Object, Architecture of 6LoWPAN, and its features.

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What Will You Learn?

  • To get introduced to wireless sensor networks and understand the fundamental role in IoT
  • To explore networking, architecture, addressing, and features
  • To analyze packet header structure, functioning, clustering, and routing
  • To understand mobility, hardware platforms, and software stacks
  • To understand the fundamentals of wireless sensor design and the application requirements of this technology
  • To get introduced to all aspects of these unique and vital sensor network systems, from the hardware and internet protocols and software to applications
  • To well versed with the basics of wireless sensor networks, features, device categories, management entities, and analyzing networks
  • To explore wireless personal area networks, MAC, CSMA-CA, superframe, and packets
  • This course helps you analyze ZigBee, the application framework, and 6LoWPAN
  • The course presents the motivational challenges of designing application protocols, services, and applications
  • This course helps you analyze the present scenario in the world of IoT

Course Content

Introduction to Networking

Layered Architecture – OSI Model to TCP/IP Model

Network and Internet Protocol


Subnet & Supernet

Packet Header Structure

TCP – Transmission Control Protocol and UDP – User Datagram Protocol

Clustering and Routing

IEEE 802.15.4

Architecture of ZigBee

Application Framework

ZigBee Device Object (ZDO)

LoWPAN and Architecture of 6LoWPAN



Application Protocols

Hardware Platforms and Software Stacks


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Material Includes

  • E-Learning Modules
  • E-Labs
  • Quizzes & Assessment after each module
  • Final Assessment


  • Basic understanding of C Language
  • Basic knowledge in electronics is helpful but not mandatory
  • No prior knowledge about the Internet of Things is required


  • Anyone who knows or does not know about data communication networks
  • Anyone interested in networking or the Internet of Things
  • Anyone who has no prior knowledge about wireless sensor networks
  • Working professionals and hobbyists who want to understand WSN