It is no secret that there are a great many ways that businesses can benefit from connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT). Already, there are a number of solutions deployed in the real world that are making a difference in such diverse fields as smart agriculture, smart cities, smart buildings, and the tracking of both domestic and wild animals.
Key to these solutions are LoRa®-based devices and LoRaWAN® networks. Thanks to the free LoRaWAN Academy™, your company or organization will quickly learn how to develop and deploy these solutions.
Benefits of LoRaWAN Academy
LoRaWAN Academy is an all-encompassing, self-paced training program for developers to learn about the LoRaWAN open specification from the creators of LoRa and the ecosystem that scaled its international adoption.
LoRaWAN Academy is appropriate for beginner to intermediate-level developers looking to learn more about LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol. In this course, you will learn some history about low-power wide area networks, the advantages of LoRaWAN, and you will have several opportunities for hands-on development practice.
Each module includes:
- Video lectures
- Supplemental reading and materials
- Problem sets and quizzes
- Hands-on assignments
The program culminates with a hands-on, applied project that allows participants to build real-world IoT applications.
LoRaWAN Academy Curriculum
Module 1: Introduction to the IoT and LPWAN
Learn about the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless communication, what an LPWAN is, and why it is important.
Module 2: LoRa and LoRaWAN
Learn about the role LoRa and LoRaWAN play in the IoT.
Module 3: Starting with the Hardware
Learn about gateways, peripherals, end devices, and the importance of battery life.
Module 4: Building Solutions
Learn how to integrate data into your solution.
Module 5: Data Modeling and Processing
Learn how to build a custom integration and how to visualize data in a browser.
Module 6: Radio Modulation
Learn about network mapping, radio planning, and radio modulation.
Module 7: Localization
Learn how to use LoRa-based devices and a LoRaWAN network to locate sensors and end devices, even when they are on the move.
Module 8: Security
Learn how to secure your LoRaWAN networks.
Module 9: Large Scale Deployments
Learn how to deploy and maintain LoRa and LoRaWAN solutions on a large scale.
Module 10: Power Consumption
Learn more about the power consumption of end devices and how to extend the life of their batteries.
Module 11: Final Project
Immerse yourself in this hands-on project to put all the pieces together as you develop a real-world LoRaWAN solution.