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Online Undergraduate Certificate in The Internet of Things (IoT)

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100% Online Internet of Things Certificate classes start August 30, 2021.

Quick Facts

How long is the Internet of Things (IoT) Certificate Program?

  • 14 Courses
  • 40 minimum credit hours
  • Can be completed in as little as 1 year and 4 months1—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

Online Undergraduate Certificate in The Internet of Things – What You Can Learn

Infused with our tech-empowered learning attributes, which were created to foster the understanding of core business and soft skills, our online internet of things certificate covers the following skills:

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Networking, Security and Mobile Security

Produce, secure, operate and troubleshoot small enterprise networks as well as learn how to implement mobile device security.

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Industrial IoT, IoT Ecosystem and Analytics

Connect machines and devices in industrial settings, integrate industrial and enterprise ventures with IoT infrastructure and examine IoT connectivity.

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Operating Systems and Digital Literacy

Install and configure operating systems using Command Line Interface (CLI). Learn to apply appropriate technologies in various situations.

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Solve technical problems using an algorithmic approach, basic programming and coding methods.

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Digital Devices, Automation and Control

Explore digital concepts, devices and connectivity within the realm of the IoT. Topics include networking, securing, deploying digital devices and configuring and troubleshooting control systems.

Internet of Things Certificate Admissions Requirements

Students must place in MATH062 & ENGL062 or above. To begin program coursework, students must first complete transitional studies courses2, if applicable. Please see the catalog for complete admissions requirements.

Internet of Things Certificate and Financial Aid

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Job Opportunities in the field of Internet of Things

Graduates from our Internet of Things certificate program may consider opportunities in roles such as:

  • IoT Technical Support Specialist
    An IoT technical support specialist assists clients with configuring, deploying, operating and securing IoT devices and systems.

  • IoT Technician
    IoT technicians, will troubleshoot customer issues, program and assemble networked devices and assist users both remotely and in-person. IoT technicians have a unique combination of technical and customer service skills.
  • IoT Test Technician
    IoT test technicians will develop and execute test scripts and plans along with test cases. They also help with planning how tests will be conducted, and ensure that a system and its environment are ready for testing.

Program Courses

The IoT courses and other skills-focused courses that make up this program cover such topics as fundamentals of IT technology and networking, cloud computing and more. Some core coursework to aid your IoT training includes learning about the ecosystem of IoT, industrial IoT and Automation and Controls to name a few.


MATH114 Algebra for College Students

Tech Core

CEIS101C Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology & Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Mobile and Distributed Devices

CEIS490 Ecosystem of The Internet of Things
ECT286 Automation and Controls
ECT315 Industrial IoT
NETW411 Information Security and Mobile Devices

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession

Internet of Things FAQs

What is Internet of Things (IoT)?

The Internet of things describes the network of physical objects, or things, that are embedded with applications, software, sensors and other technologies that can connect and exchange or use the data they collect over the internet.

How does IoT work? How is IoT useful in our daily life?

In the simplest terms, think of the devices in your home that make it a smart home. This can include things like light bulbs, thermostats and appliances. These items can not only be operated by an app (i.e. schedule your lights to turn on every night at 7 p.m.), but also collect information (i.e. understand how long you typically keep your lights on or what time you turn them off).

When it comes to businesses, connected devices and the data they collect can help manage inventory, track fleets or maintenance schedules, automate production processes and maintain compliance standards.

How do you become an IoT architect?

There are various levels of opportunity within the IoT field that include technicians, specialists, developers and architects. Your path might start with an entry-level credential, such as a certificate in IoT, and eventually expand with a higher-level degree which may help you qualify for more advanced opportunities.

What kind of jobs can you pursue with a certificate in IoT?

Graduates with an Internet of Things certificate, may consider, but are not limited to, jobs such as:

  • IoT Technical Support Specialist
  • IoT Technician
  • IoT Test Technician

What skillsets are required for an IoT certificate?

When pursuing your IoT certificate you can explore digital concepts, devices and connectivity within the scope of the Internet of Things. Coursework covers areas such as networking, securing and deploying digital devices; learning about automation systems; producing, securing, operating and troubleshooting small enterprise networks and more.

Build Skills with Stackable Degrees

Earn a Credential at Every Step

You don’t have to wait four years to show a credential on your resume.  At DeVry, several programs are designed to stack. 

  • Start with a shorter credential that takes less time so it’s more affordable
  • Flexible online and on-site classes build your professional skills right away
  • Every course counts toward the next degree level4

How Do Credentials Stack?

This online Internet of Things certificate program can serve as a building block to our Information Technology and Networking bachelor’s degree when you specialize in Mobile and Networked Devices. If you choose to continue with your education at DeVry upon earning your IoT certificate, all credits will apply to your bachelor’s degree noted above.

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1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
2Transitional studies coursework may affect program length and cost.
3Data includes all partner tuition savings, institutional scholarships and grants for the period from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020.
4The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
**The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.