At ESTI Consulting Services (ESTI), we see development of a best-in-class professional team as the most important thing that we do. For more than 25 years, ESTI has invested in our team’s skills through formal training and developmental assignments to ensure that our clients benefit from the best team available.
A key to our success in developing our professional team has been our long-time association with the University of Saskatchewan. Recently, ESTI and the University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering (U of S) entered into an agreement to partner on the introduction of Cisco Internet of Things technology into the lab assignments for CE 451.
ESTI, Cisco, and the Internet of Things
Internet of Things (IoT) is a fast-growing technology area in which new types of devices are being connected to the same networks as computers and phones. ESTI has been working with IoT technology in an industrial setting for a number of years and has recently achieved a number of industry and vendor-specific professional certifications related to this technology this area. Cisco provides a wide variety of technologies specifically aimed at IoT applications.
University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering
The U of S College of Engineering offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Computer Engineering. Computer Engineering is the design, development and integration of computer programs and technology into devices and systems that improve how we interact with our world every day. ESTI employs a number of graduates from the Computer Engineering program and we are currently working with a specific set of U of S engineering professors and APEGS to have those graduates achieve the status of Professional Engineer.
ESTI and Computer Engineering Collaboration
The Computer Engineering curriculum includes CE451 which covers requirements of core and metropolitan telecommunication networks for the transport layer; physical layer technologies such as optical and electrical transmission, clock synchronization and receiver code alignment; protocols for transport networks, including TCP/IP, SONET, G.709, MPLS, Ethernet, and RPR; packet routing and switching, queuing and traffic management; the design of network elements; and the design of next-generation transport networks.
ESTI has provided a Gift to the college to facilitate the introduction of Cisco IoT technology into the lab exercises for this course. This gift includes Cisco 829 Industrial Integrated Services Routers with Cisco SmartNet Support and ESTI professional services to support the development of industry-connected laboratory exercises.
ESTI congratulates the U of S Computer Engineering program on the introduction of IoT technology into the Computer Engineering program. We look forward to ongoing collaboration between ESTI and the U of S on this program.