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IoT and Blockchain Training

IoT and Blockchain Training

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IoT and Blockchain Training Course with Hands-on Exercises (Online, onsite and Classroom Live)

In this IoT and Blockchain Training course, you’ll learn about two emerging technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain. Following an overview of these technologies, you’ll learn how blockchain holds the potential to securely unlock business and operational value of IoT to support common tasks, such as sensing, processing, storing information, and communicating.

Duration: 1 day


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IoT and Blockchain Training – Customize It:

  • If you are familiar with some aspects of IoT and Blockchain Training, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the IoT and Blockchain Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the IoT and Blockchain Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

IoT and Blockchain Training – Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this IoT and Blockchain Training course is defined here:

  • Business and technical leadership who are seeking to understand how IoT and blockchain can work together to drive extended value.

IoT and Blockchain Training – Course Syllabus:

What is IoT?

  • Internet of Things overview
  • IoT History

How does IoT work?

  • Components of an IoT device

Current IoT landscape

  • Growth areas
  • Privacy concerns

IoT design standards

  • Zigbee networking protocol
  • Thread group
  • AllSeen Alliance/AllJoyn
  • Open interconnect consortium/IoTivity
  • Industrial internet consortium
  • ITU-T SG20
  • IEEE P2413
  • Apple HomeKit

IoT design questions

  • Questions to help you design an IoT solution

IoT architecture

  • Stage 1 – Data generation (sensors/actuators)
  • Stage 2 – Data acquisition systems
  • Stage 3 – Edge processing
  • Stage 4 – Long-Term data storage and blockchain

What is blockchain?

  • History of blockchain

How does blockchain work?

  • Benefits of blockchain
  • Blockchain vs. conventional technology

IoT and blockchain benefits

  • Benefits of adding blockchain to IoT
    • Trust building
    • Cost reductions
    • Accelerate data exchanges
    • Scaled security for IoT

IoT and blockchain use cases


Michael McCarthy is an Instructor at Harvard Extension School teaching Blockchain Innovation as well as a Blockchain consultant. Michael’s blockchain clients span the globe from the U.S. to China. He has used Blockchain for clients to enhance supply chain movement of goods from Pakistan to Europe. Michael has helped Chinese clients create an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) to pay US Instructors teaching Chinese students online through an education portal while staying compliant with Chinese asset transfer laws.

Currently, Michael is creating a biometric ID system with MIT to help refugees leave refugee camps faster by bringing their verified credentials to the blockchain. As a serial entrepreneur with 6 companies in his portfolio Michael enjoys variety and crossing technology solutions across industries to add value quickly and efficiently.

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