We tell you what tasks you need to be able to solve and why now is the time to move to this specialty.

There is a widespread opinion that you can connect a device to a mobile application and this is a full-fledged IoT, on which you can build some large projects. What really needs to be done is getting the IoT right so that smart solutions can scale, be secure, and be usable in real life.

Who and why is the IoT industry needed now?
With the advent of 5G and specialized cloud platforms, the IoT industry has taken on a new lease of life. These same factors have added speed to the Russian IoT industry, which is still being formed. The Internet of Things is already associated not only with the smart home and do-it-yourself kits with Arduino, but more and more often it is about the restructuring of entire industrial and social processes: automation of the transfer of readings, sharing services, drones, etc.

Now many companies are looking for the right specialists who understand the principles of development at all stages: interaction with the device, protocol, cloud and client application. At starting positions, specialists with a set of skills and some practice can be offered a salary of 2-3k $

The shortage of personnel is so acute that specialists do not have to look for vacancies – HRs find them themselves and try to make the most tempting offer possible.

Specialists have a huge selection of projects in various fields: telecommunications, transport, medicine, housing and communal services, industry, automation of business processes in corporations, etc.

Signing in just got easier
A couple of years ago, IoT development was costly in terms of resources: a specialist had to be able to create an infrastructure for his solution from scratch, using, as a rule, standard cloud services or inventing an alternative control device. There are very few specialists with such high qualifications, it took a lot of time to develop, and the risk of missing an error was quite high.

Now there are special IoT platforms that allow you to create custom device control logic.

This approach allows novice specialists to focus on the main thing and learn how to develop boxed solutions. Later, with experience, if there is a goal to make an even greater contribution to the development of the industry, you can climb “under the hood” and expand your arsenal of skills.

The Rightech IoT Cloud platform allows a developer to create solutions without extra code, and then, if necessary, reuse 90% of what was written in the following projects.

Of course, the platform is not needed in all cases. In the course, we explain when you can do without it and how a solution is created in this case.

What skills do employers require?
The first thing you need before you start learning IoT technologies is to be confident enough to be able to program. It can be any OOP, but Python, C, C++, or Go are welcome.

Further, you already master the work with the key components of the IoT solution: devices and networks, platform and application.

This does not mean that you have to fulfill the role of a fullstack specialist. As a rule, in a company, the developer focuses on working with the platform and / or with devices, depending on the scale of the tasks, while others are involved in the application.

All these skills, expertise and cases from Rightech are reflected in the online course “IoT Developer”. The program is designed for 4 months, the last module is reserved for project work, which will certainly become an argument at interviews. For training, it is better to have Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices, but if this is not possible, we will teach you how to simulate a device with the desired configuration.

Excellent help in mastering a new specialty is the passage of specialized courses that consider both practical and theoretical aspects of building an IoT solution. After completing such a course, you will get a complete immersion in a world where devices are controlled by the devices themselves, but according to the logic laid down by a person.

Usually, such educational programs are designed for programmers and circuit engineers who:
1) devices are programmed according to the data transfer protocols adopted in the IoT;
2) they strive to make smart devices out of ordinary pieces of iron;
3) want to learn how to write an application for their gadget.
4) everyone who wants:
a) learn how to connect your devices to the cloud IoT platform;
b) design and analyze scenarios of device behavior logic;
c) design the architecture of modern IoT solutions.

What skills will you gain after completing this course:

• create programs for single-board computers that provide the functionality of “smart devices”;
• build systems of sensors and actuators based on microcontrollers, establish their interaction with each other over the network;
• understand the features of protocols for device interaction, choose a protocol for your tasks;
• write emulators of real devices;
• analyze the architecture of existing IoT solutions and software and hardware systems;
• navigate IoT systems capable of solving global problems of manufacturing, transport, healthcare and energy systems;
• prototype IoT solutions using the Rightech IoT Cloud IoT platform from hardware level to a client-oriented application.

Required knowledge before starting the course
• basic knowledge of OOP;
• Proficiency in one of the programming languages (Python, C, C++ or Go is welcome);
• technical English for reading documentation;
• knowledge of JavaScript at the level of understanding arrow functions, map, filter, reduce functions is highly desirable.

An example of Projects that can be implemented if you own the technology of the Internet of things:

• layout of a device for monitoring the condition of the pipeline in residential buildings;
• integration of Arnavi, Starline, Modbus, Galileosky protocols for production equipment;
• functional concept of “smart home”;
• a device for monitoring the presence of employees in the office using GPS monitoring and a neural network for face recognition;
• integration of the gRPC framework;
• layout of a device for monitoring indoor air quality;

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