I had always been interested in new technologies and aspired to become a perfect engineer. So, I googled a lot about the most recent in-demand technologies and got to know about the Internet of Things (IoT). At first, I thought of joining a coaching class, but I realised that I wouldn’t be able to travel and attend classes regularly after spending six hours in college and especially on Sundays – the only day I get to relax.
I came across an Internshala ad on Facebook soon after. I went through their website and was quite impressed. There was also an option of Online Winter Trainings. When I clicked on it, I was redirected to their ‘trainings’ page which had many online training programs including one on IoT. I saw the demo video, read all the training details and found it to be really interesting. I didn’t need to travel anywhere – and so, I decided to give it a try.
My kit-delivery was delayed a bit because of the courier services – and I informed them. Within 24 hours, I got a reply from the support team. They were very cooperative and extended my training programme. The training started soon. In the introductory video, everything about the program was explained – the structure, recommended time for modules, how I could download study material, give tests etc. I was very satisfied with the study material and the embedded videos – they explained the concepts clearly. Sometimes, when I was unable to study on a particular day, I used to study extra on the next day to cover it up, which is a major advantage of such online programs. There is no concept of missing important classes.
The entire training was divided into different modules. The mentors were really helpful, and whenever I had any doubt, it was cleared within the next 24 hours. There was also a Knowledge Forum where all the students taking the training would post their doubts and questions. The questions asked were very interesting and helped me in understanding some advanced concepts. Moreover, the training expert made sure that not a single question remained unanswered. Even I asked 4-5 questions – and all of them were explained really well.
The best part of the training is the short evaluation test at the end of every module. It’s designed to check your learning; without clearing it, you can’t move on to the next module. You can also compare it with the average marks, which are displayed to help you understand where you stand. In the end, there is a final exam which tests everything you have learned during the training course. There is also the option to display your score from the exam on the certificate which you receive after completing the program. If your score is good, then the certificate gives you a huge boost during the placements.
In a nutshell, I completed the program according to my convenience and learned a new skill without affecting my regular studies – that too, at such a cheap price! Now that my basics are strong, I’m able to learn advanced concepts pretty easily. I would recommend you to go for a training programme according to your interest as it’ll play an important role in shaping your career.
About the Author: Debadri Dutta is pursuing B.Tech in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. He joined Internshala Trainings for Internet of Things and shares how he was finally able to learn IoT without compromising on his regular schedule. This article was first published on Internshala, an internship and training platform.