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The Internet of Things and the Free LoRaWAN Academy™

Posted by Katy Koenen on Sep 18, 2019 12:00:00 AM

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.




Topics: LoRa, LoRa Developers, Internet of Things, LoRaWAN Academy, LPWAN