Advanced Embedded Systems Course
- Become an Industry-ready Hands-on Embedded Engineer, after completing all related embedded assignments & projects assigned
- Get Certified with most advanced embedded systems course in India
- Obtain Government of India’s certification from NSDC for Embedded Software Engineer (ELE /Q3911) job role
- Become hands-on with Qt – cross platform GUI framework and develop Automotive & Industrial specific embedded applications (Automotive / Industrial embedded course module)
- Get your FIRST JOB at Core Embedded & IoT companies
- Engineers in EC, EE, TC, CS, IT looking for Core Job
- Professionals looking to up-scale your Career
- 6 Months (Day Scholar) – 5 Hrs / Day & 6 Days / Week
- 13 Weekends (Working Professionals) – 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Learning Environment & Infrastructure:
- Biggest Embedded Institute with 500+ Seater Capacity
- Practical approach: 70% of the time, you will be doing hands-on programming
- Best-in class mentors: With real-time industry experience
- Project oriented approach: Work on 7 to 8 real-time industry projects
- NSDC / ESSCI certification: Obtain central Government certificate (Level-5) to enhance your career
- Qt programming: Only Embedded Institute to offer this module for freshers. Turbo Charge your career with this
Embedded Placements Support:
- Guaranteed* minimum 12 interviews with Core placement companies
- 430+ Placement Drives** in 2019 at Emertxe
- Embedded systems training aimed for jobs in core embedded companies
- Check out our placement record to get a transparent and realistic view of placements
Support mechanisms for Learning:
- Online Practice Tests
- Practice Exercises and Assignments
- Module based Projects to give you a wide exposure of embedded systems to enhance your Resume
Embedded Systems Courseware / Materials:
- Technical Resource Library: Plenty of quality Embedded Systems free course materials available on-line
- Embedded Hardware platforms: PIC board and BeagleBone (ARM)
- Embedded Software platforms: Linux as the common platform supported by OpenSource tools
- Emertxe official blog: Knowledge sharing and industry trends update to students
- Emertxe YouTube channel: Embedded Tutorials, How-to videos & Students Talk
Soft-skills and Interview Preparation:
- Disha workshops: Resume Preparation, Facing Embedded Systems interviews to building career – How-to?
- Industry seminar: Interact with senior professionals, learn what industry wants
- Career support: Personal counselling, Higher studies guidance, Placement guidance
Visit our Center to Take your Scholarship test – Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to Schedule your Test
* Written commitment, Subject to completion of Coursework, Test scores, Projects and Maintaining 90% attendance throughout. Chances will be provided within 3 months of Course Completion, Normally we try to complete the chances within 2 months max period
** Multiple visits by same company also included
Advanced Embedded Systems course contents and curriculum:
Emertxe’s Embedded systems training course syllabus and curriculum is systematically designed in sync with industry needs (endorsed by NSDC / ESSCI Embedded Software Engineer (ELE/Q1501 (Level 5)) job role. This course-ware will make you a complete hands-on embedded systems engineer, ready to be deployed in core embedded companies. Download your Advanced Embedded Systems Syllabus PDF here.
Our Embedded Systems syllabus starts with foundation skills like Linux Systems, Embedded C / C++ programming and Data Structures and Algorithms. It further deep dives into advanced topics like Linux Internals and TCP/IP Network programming, PIC based Microcontroller programming and Embedded Linux running on an ARM target. This FullStack Embedded Systems Syllabus will enable you to bring up a hardware from the scratch, interface them with external peripherals, port an Embedded OS into it and create a vertical (example – Automotive) specific Application.
As the highlight of the course is Qt programming module. It is a lightweight, cross-platform GUI development framework for PC and Embedded Systems based Applications. By learning Qt, you will be able to build GUIs faster with lesser amount of code. Today popular vertical specific Applications (Example – Infotainment system of Automotive) is using Qt as one of the important frameworks. This will turbo-power your career in terms of core Embedded Systems job placements. Emertxe is the first institute in India to introduce such niche skill for fresher level Embedded Systems course.
Advanced Embedded Systems Syllabus – Course Modules:
- Linux Systems
- Advanced / Embedded C Programming
- C++ Programming
- Data Structures and Logic Analysis
- Linux Internals and TCP/IP Networking
- Micro-controllers (PIC) based Application Development
- Embedded Linux on ARM
- Qt programming for GUI development
- Vi Editor
- Code Blocks IDE
- GNU Debugger (GDB) for debugging
- Breakpoint based runtime debugging techniques
- MakeFiles: For compiling multiple C files and generate an integrated working program
- Buildroot: For building the Linux source code tree
- Wireshark: For capturing and analysing network packets
- XC8 cross compiler: For compiling PIC based embedded firmware
- Choosing right OpenSource for your project
- Hardware interfacing
- OS and multitasking
- B.E/B.Tech/M.E/M.Tech /MSc / MCA (Final Year Students are Eligible)
- Basics of Electronics
- Ubuntu / Mandriva Linux based lab
- PIC based platform for Micro-controller programming
- Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone black (ARM Cortex A8) for Embedded Linux
Emertxe Embedded Training Course Outline Video:
Our Emertxe Embedded Training Course Outline video will give you an overall idea about the Training. Explained by our team of experts this video shares various dimensions of our Embedded System Course – Curriculum, Methodology, Assessments and placements. Rigorous training, Systematic assessment, Best-in-class mentors, Strong placement network will make you complete Embedded professional.
To access more videos check out out Youtube channel
Embedded Systems Career Guide:
30 billion devices expected to hit the market from all verticals (IoT, Connected Cars, Wearable, Smart-phones etc..) by 2020. Embedded Systems has become a core technology that enables this mass transformation. Well written, high quality firmware will be the common denominator to practically make this transformation happen. With more than 7 Lakhs Jobs available in the market, organizations challenging to hire right talent. This applies to start-ups, mid-size organizations and large corporations. We at Emertxe, on a mission to solve this challenge by enabling individuals with hands-on technical trainings and share our knowledge with larger ecosystem. Check out our career guide given below to get a holistic view about Building Careers in Embedded Systems.
To access more such contents check out our Emertxe – SlideShare page.
Embedded Systems Training and Placement – Overview:
Emertxe’s Embedded Systems Training and Placement program attracts multiple Embedded domain companies. These companies are working on various core verticals like Automotive, Telecom, IoT, Consumer Electronics, Avionics, Industrial Automation etc. Geographically most of them are based out of Bangalore and metros like NCR, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune regions. Placement companies are categorized into:
- MNCs having their R & D centres in India (Ex: Qualcomm, NXP, Robert Bosch)
- Design houses offering services to MNC companies (Ex: Sasken, Mindtree,Path Partner, Avin Systems)
- Entrepreneurial Ventures / Start-ups (Ex: ThingTronics, Bydesign, Lekha Wireless)
Embedded training and placements – Statistics:
Emertxe’s Embedded training and placement placement system is very transparent with data available in the public domain. Please check our Emertxe – Placement page and Facebook page to get exact details about day wise placement activities and student selection details.
- Typically we provide written guarantee of 9 placement chances per student
- On an average 25-30 companies visit for placements / Month
- Emertxe’s training methodology and student efforts have transformed thousands of students
- The next success story could be YOURS!
Emertxe placement reviews:
Emertxe is open with our past students about what they have to say about our embedded training and placements. Positive feedback keeps us motivated and negative feedback forces us to look inward for making improvements. Have a look into what our past students have to say:
- Reviews in Google
- Video testimonials – YouTube
- Social media reviews – Facebook
- Company and management review – Glassdoor
Emertxe placement companies – A Snapshot:
Best Courses in Embedded Systems – Regular and Weekend class schedule:
- Regular Embedded Systems classes: Targeted for fresh engineers with primary goal as placements.It is an immersive learning approach filled with class-rooms, assignments, projects and interview preparation workshops spanning for 5 hours per day. Our regular students who gets placed before the course completion are provided with opportunity to attend weekend classes to complete the course and obtain NSDC certification.
- Weekend Embedded Systems classes: Targeted for working professionals with primary goal as up-skilling. It takes fast-track approach delivered in a workshop model, spanning for 8 hours per day. Post weekend classes, support provided for one month duration in order to help working professionals complete their assignments and projects.
Please Contact our admission team to get details about course admission process.
Embedded Course duration:
- Regular Embedded Systems classes: 6 months
- Weekend Embedded Systems classes: 11 weekends
|Job oriented regular batches – For Freshers|
|Emertxe Certified Embedded Professional||25 Feb – 2020 (Registrations Open)|
21 Jan – 2020 (Registrations closed)
|FullStack Embedded IoT (Internet of Things) Course||28 Jan – 2020 (Registrations Open)|
5 Nov – 2019 (Registrations closed)
|Weekend batches – For working professionals|
|Emertxe Certified Embedded Professional (Advanced)||14 Dec – 2019 (Registrations Open)|
6 July – 2019 (Registrations closed)
|13 Weekends / 26 Days|
|Emertxe Certified Embedded Professional (Intermediate)||14 Dec – 2019 (Registrations Open)|
6 July – 2019 (Registrations closed)
|11 Weekends / 22 Days|
|FullStack Embedded IoT (Internet of Things) Course||Contact Admission Team: +91 8095557333||11 Weekends / 22 Days|
|Weekend workshops – For working professionals|
|Yocto project – Building Embedded Linux||Contact Admission Team: +91 8095557333||3 days + 1 Month Lab Assistance|
|Embedded Android System Development||22,23,29,30 June – 2019 (Registrations closed)||4 days + 1 Month Lab Assistance|
|Qt Application Programming with C++||5,6,12,13 Oct – 2019 (Registrations closed)||4 days + 1 Month Lab Assistance|
|UI Programming with Qt-Quick and QML||Contact Admission Team: +91 8095557333||2 days + 1 Month Lab Assistance|
|Qt Application Development for Embedded systems||Contact Admission Team: +91 8095557333||2 days + 1 Month Lab Assistance|
|Linux Systems & Basic Shell Scripting||14,15 Dec -2019 (Registrations closed)||2 days + 2 Weeks Lab Assistance|
|Advanced C / Embedded C||21,22 Dec – 2019 & 04,05,11 Jan-2020(Registrations closed)||5 days + 1 Month Lab Assistance|
|Data Structures||12,18,19 Jan – 2020 (Registrations closed)||3 days + 1 Month Lab Assistance|
|Micro-Controllers||01,02,08,09 Feb – 2020 (Registrations Open)||4 days + 1 Month Lab Assistance|
|Linux Internals & Network Programming||15,16,22,23 Feb – 2020(Registrations Open)||4 days + 1 Month Lab Assistance|
|Embedded Linux on ARM (ELARM)||29 Feb – 2020 & 01,07,08 Mar- 2020 (Registrations Open)||4 days + 1 Month Lab Assistance|
|C++||14,15 Mar – 2020 (Registrations Open)||2 days + 1 Month Lab Assistance|
|Qt Application Programming with C++||21,22,28,29 Mar – 2020 (Registrations Open)||4 days + 1 Month Lab Assistance|
|Linux device drivers||1,2,8,9 June – 2019 (Registrations closed)||4 days + 1 Month Lab Assistance|
Placements - FAQ
What is the salary levels of placed students?
As per our experience, Embedded average salary for freshers depends purely depends on companies hiring for fresher jobs. As per our statistics, Emertxe has placed students in the ranges between INR 2.0L to INR 11 Lakhs per annum CTC which was offered by Qualcomm. Average salary offered to our students by companies is ~ 3.0 Lakhs CTC. Check out our placement section to get real-time view of our placed student salaries. There are standard tools available like PayScale which you can use as well.
As a mentoring team, we strongly advise our students not to decide on a company purely by looking into salary. We recommend students to look into the nature of work, project exposure that they will be working on. This will ensure you always stay on a continuous learning path and become a critical member of the organization. For such candidates, in the long term your salary levels grow in a very healthy phase. There is a possibility that they get more paid than even market standards.
In summary it’s all a skill-game! The more skilled you are the more paying job offers you will get. Also the Embedded Average salary for Freshers can grow in a sustainable basis over a long period of time.
Where can I get the list of companies visited recently?
In Emertxe we have Embedded jobs company hiring freshers on a very regular basis. Please check our Emertxe – placements page to get complete details.
We strongly recommend you to connect with our Emertxe – Facebook page to get regular updates on companies visited and information on embedded industry. The list of embedded companies are mostly from Bangalore region (95%) other than Chennai and Hyderabad. Placement companies include
MNC’s such as NXP, Robert Bosch, Qualcomm, Sasken, Huawei, Analog Devices, Continental, Mentor Graphics, Wipro, Tata Power, Tata Elxsi, LnT Infotech, Altran, Mindtree, Aricent, Valeo etc,
Small and medium sized core embedded companies like Globaledge, Pathpartner, Chelsio, American Megatrends, Data Patterns, Integra Microsystems, Methode, Brigosha Technologies, Dexcel Electronics, UST Global, Pronto networks, Avin Systems, Graphene Semiconductors etc
Apart from more than overall 400+ placement companies who have been visiting to hire our trained students since 2003. On an average about 25 to 30 companies are lined up every month to Embedded jobs company hiring freshers.
I am a fresher. How do you help me with placements?
Emertxe’s trainings and placement division has direct contacts with more than 400+ companies. These companies are hiring for Embedded Systems jobs for freshers in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune. In our placement portfolio we have organizations of various types (MNCs, Mid-size organizations, Start-ups). With more than 15 year of existence companies are aware of Emertxe course syllabus, training methodology and industry expertise of our mentors. By hiring our trained candidates companies benefit in terms of faster deployment, lower cost and better hiring conversion. Hence Emertxe is one of the most sought after IT finishing schools for core companies. Every month minimum 25-30 placement companies participate in hiring our students.
On the technical delivery side Emertxe training programs are rigorous and practical in nature. Students go through immersive hands-on learning experience. This means every session, every day is a learning day. Students are continuously working and up-skilling their practical skills in Embedded Systems design and programming. As a proof of output, students will be producing average of 40 assignments / module and 7 to 8 Embedded projects in their resume by the end of the course.
In India more than 15 Lakhs engineering graduates coming out of colleges every year. However employability ratio is getting lower year-on-year. For example, few years back it was lingering around 15%, which has now come down to single digit. Check out some of the research results from industry bodies: NASSCOM - Employability reports. Emertxe's up-skilling process resolves this industry-academia gap by making freshers employable in embedded systems jobs for freshers in Bangalore or any other major city of India.
Our skilled students face placement companies and clear the selection process with ease. This has created a win-win proposition for students and companies. In summary Emertxe has helped thousands of freshers by increasing their skill levels and making them employable. We do this day in and day out, the next success story could be yours. Please contact our Emertxe - Admission Team if you need any more information.
What do companies expect during placements?
While recruiting Embedded jobs for Engineering Freshers companies expect participants to demonstrate three things:
1. Core Embedded programming skills in one or two programming languages (C / C++ / Shell Scripting) on any standard hardware platforms like PIC for bare metal programming and on ARM for OS based programming on Linux. Along with that they need core non-OS (Microcontroller) and OS (Linux Internals, Systems programming and Embedded Linux knowledge) so that you will be able to build a complete Embedded Application on your own.
2. Strong foundations in basic electronics (ex: Digital electronics)
3. Excellent problem solving skills (ex: Algorithms)
Along with that, companies expect excellent attitude to learn new things. Since technology and project nature goes through frequent changes, learning attitude plays important role. Check out the skills that you will be learning as a part of Emertxe Embedded Systems Course. It will put you way ahead in the Embedded jobs for Engineering Freshers market.
What is the guarantee of placements in Embedded companies at your Institute?
Emertxe is one of the best Embedded Institute with Placements. Students are provided with ample number of placement opportunities. During the time of admission we provide a written commitment to every student. It will clearly mention regarding Placement opportunities in Embedded Systems for Freshers in core Embedded Systems companies. This is more than enough to convert it into a job.
Every student goes through rigorous training in all the Embedded course modules with continuous assessment. As long as student regularly follow the classes, assignments and mini-projects, they will not face any issue in getting a job. Our placement department will do rest of the job. As per our statistics, every student who has completed their course assignments and their assigned projects in Embedded Systems gets placed by their 3rd to 4th interview.
When can I start attending placements at Emertxe if I join Embedded Course?
Emertxe Embedded systems course with placements lays very stress on improving skills. The key differentiator is to showcase differentiating skill-sets to companies. Typically Placements for our Embedded Systems students at Emertxe start in 3rd or 4th month onward. Students has to obtain first level Linux and programming languages skills (Linux Systems and C modules) in order to start applying for placements.
During this period, your will be working on building strong foundation in C Programming and Data Structures and Algorithm Design. Along with that students will be familiarising with Linux Systems and tools. It will help you to set-up Embedded Systems development environment. These skills will create differentiator factor for you in the placement.
However placements will continue remaining part of the course and even after end of the course. Here is an image which has details about various levels of skilling and placement transition of our Emertxe students.
What if I don't get job after your training is completed?
This scenario though very rare at Emertxe, always poses a big question mark to the freshers. This challenge can be resolved if skill based approach is taken. We provide all Skills for Embedded Systems engineer in order to get placed in core companies. Placements are provided after course completion also.
It doesn't make any logical sense if anyone will not get a core embedded systems job after executing the assignments and projects. Our course-ware provides in-depth coverage of various topics in order to achieve skill transition. These skills are exactly what any leading companies in core Embedded Systems domain is looking for. Check out our skill matrix (in aligned with NSDC / ESSCI Qualification Packs) that students will be obtaining.
In case a student faces such a scenario (of not getting placed) after completing the course, they are provided with Additional projects. This will help them to continue working and enhancing their skills. As a fresh engineer, this will build real-time project experience and increases chances of getting jobs in the future.
What kind of job roles and profiles can I target with Embedded Systems skills?
Embedded engineer job description varies across the industry. This is mainly because of vertical and horizontal skill matrix classification. Depending on where you fit, it can open up a whole range of career possibilities for you. At high level, Embedded Engineer job description can be described as follows:
1. Program and develop an application component for non-OS based Embedded devices (Example - Automotive, Wearable...)
2. Design and develop a component OS based Embedded device (Example - Routers)
3. Customizing and configuring Linux for a given Embedded target device
4. Testing of Embedded system (Functional / Non-functional / Integration testing)
To get more detailed perspective please refer to our Embedded Career Guide document.
Fee payments - FAQ
How do I make my fee payments?
Course fee payment at Emertxe can be done in multiple modes. As a candidate you can opt any of the options [Cash / On-line Bank Transfer / Credit Card / Debit Card / DD]. If you are making On-line bank transfer , details are provided below.
After transferring the money, please contact us with the transaction ID or call us to facilitate it further.
State Bank of India:
Account Name - Emertxe Information Technologies (P) Ltd
Account Number - 10378321544
Branch - Jayamahal Extension, Bangalore
Is there any instalment options available for Embedded course fees?
Yes. Our Emertxe Embedded course fee structure consist of instalment options, mainly for long term courses. U can make payments using any of the options. U can get in touch with our Admission Team in the co-ordinates given below. They will be glad to assist you by sharing further details.
Phone: +91 809 555 7 333 / +91 80 4128 9576
Enquiry Form: Emertxe - Contact us page
Do you have any scholarship schemes for Embedded Courses at Emertxe?
Yes. Scholarship options are available for meritorious students. Students can avail up-to 50% discount in the course fee. It is based on Emertxe Scholarship Test score and your Aggregate marks scored in your Engineering exams. Request you to take up our Online – Scholarship test which will automatically provide you with more details.
Our Admission team will also follow-up with you and share further details about scholarship. Basically there will be some percentage of discount in the overall course fee.
U can reach out to our Admission Team via our Contact-us form as well.
How can I join placement based embedded course at Emertxe Bangalore?
Join Embedded Course at Emertxe Bangalore with easy steps. Please go to our Online – Scholarship test link and register yourself by filling up details. If you are interested in scholarship please go ahead and take up the test.
Our admission team will get in touch with you and share you further steps about course registration. Apart from that you can reach out to our Admin team in the following ways, they will be glad to assist you:
Phone: +91 809 555 7 333 / +91 80 4128 9576
Online Enquiry: Contact us Form
NSDC Certification - FAQ
What benefits will I get by taking up NSDC certification?
NSDC job roles (Example - Embedded Software Engineer / Embedded Product Developer) are based on a specific job description rather than a broader curriculum based approach. By getting qualified for a specific job, you are demonstrating a meritorious output to potential placement companies that you are capable of executing a particular job role in their organization. Government of India is planning to standardise this job roles across the industry in order to ensure there is a common recognition candidates who obtained these certificates (similar to GATE / GRE scores). So NSDC certificate will open up more career and placement possibilities.
How do I get NSDC and ESSCI certificate by Government of India as a part of embedded (ECEP) course?
By the end of the course, our placement team will get in touch with all the students and inform them about the certification exam, along with preparation details. Students need to appear for an assessment with NSDC / ESSCI assessment officials. Assessment will be based on ECEP course curriculum which students studied for the period of 6 months. Upon successfully clearing the assessment certificate will be provided from NSDC / ESSCI with institute name mentioned as Emertxe.
What is Emertxe’s NSDC and ESSCI certification by Government of India for Embedded Systems course?
The Government of India has launched the initiative called Skill India to upskill youth of this country across various skills. A flagship organization National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is given the charter to implement the mission of skill India. Under NSDC multiple sector skill councils are created (Example being Electronics Sector Skill Council of India (ESSCI)),which is given the mandate to implement Electronics / Embedded specific training programs. Emertxe is an affiliated training partner with NSDC / ESSCI in order to implement training programs - Embedded Software Engineer / Embedded Product Developer (Code - ELE/Q1501)
This means, after you complete course, certification will be provided by NSDC / ESSCI upon successfully completing the assessment. Certificate will be directly provided by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Check out a sample certificate [Give sample certificate link here] which our students will be getting by the end of the course.
I want certificate in some specific format. Will you provide me?
It depends. Students approach us for various types of certificates to obtain different benefits, some example are:
- Applying for higher studies
- Obtain a particular Government scholarship
- Applying for particular job requiring proof of course with Emertxe
- Seeking tax benefits for course fee paid
- Bonafide certificate
Our placement team carefully review you each and every student request, check the validity / importance and provide appropriate certificate.
Do I need to pay additional for NSDC certification?
Yes. There will be a nominal fee of INR 1000 (charged by NSDC / ESSCI for assessments). Please note the certification fee is subject to change from time-to-time depending on NSDC governing policies. Students will be notified about this information previously, upon getting their consent only further steps are initiated.
How does NSDC assessment process works? Should I prepare something extra?
Once NSDC / ESSCI assessment batch is created, their assessment officials are informed and a assessment date get fixed. The assessment process typically involves an online technical test, programming test followed by viva-voce. The assessment official will grade you across various categories and provide you with the overall result (Pass / Fail).
On the preparation front, there is no extra preparation required apart from what you have learned in ECEP course. However you are supposed to refresh subjects that you studied in the course (Mainly C programming and Microcontroller / embedded programming topics), so that you can clear the examination easily. As far as our experience, we have seen most of the students successfully cleared assessment test.
How often NSDC certification exam happens?
Typically NSDC certification happens whenever we have a batch of students available. As per Emertxe’s batch experience it is conducted once in two months with a batch of students. During the same time past batch students are also notified so that they can also appear (in case they missed in the past) for the certification exam.
What if I miss taking up NSDC certification exam?
No issues. In Emertxe NSDC examinations of conducted in a periodic manner (Once in two months), you can appear for the next cycle in case you missed a particular exam date. Appropriate communication is sent to old students also via individual emails and Emertxe Google Group.
Even if a student gets placed, he can still appear for the NSDC / ESSCI certification exam, as tests are planned on Saturdays to accommodate our placed students.
Soft skills and Interview prep - FAQ
What is resume preparation workshop?
Creating impressive resume is very important item. Placement companies look for specific skillsets and its correct representation before shortlisting them for fresher jobs. As a part of Disha we conduct workshop for creating it by calling out skillsets in an impressive manner. By the end of the workshop students will have a professional quality resume ready that can be sent to companies for placements. Have a look into a sample resume and resume preparation workshop slides to get an idea.
Is it included in ECEP course? Should I pay extra for this?
This is integrated with ECEP, happens are a parallel track. There is no extra charge for this.
What is Disha? What are the components part of it?
Disha (meaning “direction”) is career track component part of the Embedded Systems course – ECEP. Along with technical skills it is important for students to get trained in some other areas (ex: facing interviews, basic soft skills). Disha is an initiative from Emertxe to train our students in this area as well. This consist of the following components:
- Resume preparation workshop – How to create an impressive resume for placement companies?
- Interview facing workshop – How to face technical and HR interviews effectively? What are the best practices to follow? How to avoid common mistakes?
- Seminars – Interaction with industry experts on experience sharing, soft skills and career building
- Counselling – Career counselling / Interview tips / Higher study support (ex: LOR) to students
In summary, with our years of experience in the industry we bring in practical, implementable aspects in DISHA so that students achieve the goal of placements.
Do you offer any specific coaching for written tests?
Yes. As a part of our course, regular weekly objective tests are conducted meant to prepare you continuously for interviews in core embedded companies. Technically, these tests are of extremely high standard, which will set you up for clearing written test of any company. In order to deliver we have an online test ecosystem using which you can take it up any-time anywhere. Along with weekly tests ample amount of practise tests are given to students which will make you clear written test with ease.
On the other hand companies expect students to perform well in their Engineering Aptitude (ex: Digital electronics) and General Aptitude (ex: Quantitative) for which we expect students to prepare on their own. We can provide necessary resources (ex: Question banks) which students can practise before appearing for a company’s written test.
What is done in our embedded systems interview preparation workshop for freshers?
Once the resume gets shortlisted and clearing the written test, next step is to attend technical and HR interviews. Interviewers expect candidates to demonstrate certain key things (technical capability, problem solving skills, representing skill, team player etc.) which plays an important role in giving a job offer. Over the years we observed students (due to lack of awareness) do some small mistakes during interviews which actually cost them the job.
In order to bring better awareness and increase the job conversion, interview prep workshops are conducted as a part of Disha. This gives practical tips, tricks and how-to to crack interviews. This workshop also covers individual strength finding and understanding interviewer’s personality (ex: technical panel vs. HR panel) to achieve the desired results – placements.
How important is to have an impressive resume to a good job?
Resumes play very important role in getting a profile shortlisted. It should demonstrate necessary technical skill-sets and project output to showcase individual’s capability. Based on our experience we observed students won’t spend much time in building a quality resume and tend to copy/paste from their friends/colleagues. Added to that today’s fresh engineer don’t have much to write in their resume by the end of their degree.
With skill-based training approach from Emertxe, students will be able to build a stack of core IoT skills with a set of impressive projects. It is equally important to showcase it well by creating a professionally looking resume. As a part of DISHA, resume building workshop is conducted where students are given Emertxe – Resume Template and Resume preparation best practices so that they create a very good resume that impresses the employers.
In summary impressive resume is an integral part of our training and placement process. With workshops we bring in necessary awareness and hands-on tools to ensure you are ahead in the job market and convert given placement opportunities into offer letter.
What benefits will I gain by industry expert interaction?
As a part of Disha, we invite industry experts (senior professionals, directors, CEOs of companies, HR professionals) to interact with our ECEP students. They will provide specific experience sharing based on their career success that would help fresh engineers to build a long term perspective of building careers. By interacting with experts (both face-to-face and online) students have gained immensely for making great career success. This is a unique opportunity that is only available in Emertxe, which makes as the best embedded training institute in Bangalore
I am confused with my career options. Do you offer any career guidance?
Absolutely yes. Career guidance and counselling is part of DISHA. It is quite understandable that students will be in confused state, some of them are mentioned as follows:
- Should I go for higher studies or get into a job now?
- What type of placement companies should I target given that 25-30 companies visit Emertxe / month?
- If I go for higher studies can I get my Letter-Of-Recommendation (LOR) from Emertxe mentors?
- Should I join start-up or a big company?
- Developer or tester? - Which one is good to start career?
In such occasion our senior mentor will be available for your support. By having 1:1 discussions with them they will share their recommendations based on years of experience in their personal career and building thousands of students in Emertxe. Students immensely benefit from such interactions, thereby making right choices in their careers.
Embedded Systems Course - FAQ
What type of Embedded Systems projects will I be implementing as a part of this course in your institute?
As a part of the ECEP course you will be given a set of module specific projects after completing required class work and assignments. These projects are built based on real-time use cases, which will expose you to various different aspects of Embedded Systems product development in a hands-on,practical manner. Along with technical aspect, you will be implementing the project based on the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) framework, where you will be getting exposed to requirement analysis, design, coding, code review (by mentors), error handling and testing the project.
Our mentors lay very high stress on following industry-standard coding practices (code indentation, commenting the code, logical correctness, error handling, optimization, ability to handle unspecified requirement etc..) which will make you an industry-standard developer. Typically ECEP students build 7-8 embedded projects of decent complexity during the course. Module specific project details are provided below:
- Linux systems projects
- C programming projects
- Data structures projects
- Microcontrollers projects
- Linux internals and TCP/IP Networking projects
A complete list of project can be obtained from ECEP - Skillset & projects document.
Why should I learn Scripting Language as an Embedded Developer?
Along with core programming languages (C and C++), it is important for an Embedded Systems Developer to learn one scripting language preferably Shell scripting or Python. Following are some of the reasons:
- Scripting language will help you to set up a development environment in an automated fashion (example - Build settings, Compiler settings, Download commands etc..)
- As a developer you are expected to test your code well by running unit / developer test cases. Nowadays automating the same is given high importance. Popularly known as Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery, such practices will increase development quality of code
- Shell scripting also helps to develop Applications with lesser number of code. It can be used in multiple use-cases (example - stub code) to test the Embedded Systems better
Why C programming language is still extensively used in Embedded Systems programming?
C is a general-purpose computer programming language which can be used in wide variety of applications. Operating systems, application software for computers ranging from supercomputers to embedded systems are written in C. While C has been a versatile programming language, it has been the most suitable one when it comes to Embedded Systems. In spite of being invented more than 30 years ago, when it comes to Embedded Systems, there is no other programming language which even comes close to C. There are many reasons why this is been so popular, check out our blog post ‘Why C is the most preferred programming language for Embedded Systems?’ to get a detailed perspective.
In ECEP course you will be doing in-depth, hands-on immersive learning by leverage advanced C programming constructs like Pointers, Dynamic memory allocation, Data structure, User Defined Data structures, File operations etc. You will build strong capability and confidence in yourself in order to convert a given problem statement into a working program. U will also learn how to program in embedded c for non-OS based (PIC Microcontrollers) and OS based (BeagleBone) hardware by completely leverage the peripherals provided and create excellent optimised C code.
Which programming languages I will be learning as a part of Embedded systems courses at Emertxe?
As a part of ECEP course you will be learning three programming languages as follows:
- BASH Shell Scripting: This is one of the most popularly used scripting languages, heavily used in system administration, Automation and Application development. Since BASH shell leverage native Linux commands, you will be learning how to leverage them and write interesting and cool Automation Applications. As an Embedded Developer this skill will come in handy as development test case automation is a key focus area.
- C programming: This is where the heart of ECEP course lies! In spite of so many programming languages available today, C is the most preferred language for programming Embedded Systems. Getting invented during 1970s, C programming language has evolved a lot. In ECEP course you will be doing in-depth, hands-on immersive learning by leverage advanced C programming constructs like Pointers, Dynamic memory allocation, Data structure, User Defined Data structures, File operations etc. You will build strong capability and confidence in yourself in order to convert a given problem statement into a working program. U will also learn how to program non-OS based (PIC Micro-controllers) and OS based (BeagleBone) hardware by completely leverage the peripherals provided and create excellent optimised C code.
- C++ programming: In spite of getting invented in 1980, C++ comes in handy as one of the best object oriented programming (OOP) language. It support multiple OOP features like Classes, Objects, Virtualisation, Constructors, Inheritance, Polymorphism and many similar features. It gives additional power for the developers to write optimised source code. During ECEP course C++ will be delivered as an extension of C programming module in a workshop based model. It will enable you to apply the C++ in real-time projects.
Irrespective of any language you learn in our course, our focus always likes on building your foundational concepts - Requirement Analysis, Algorithms, Pseudo Code Development, Dry-run and Run-time debugging. It will enable you to learn any new programming languages in future with ease.
Check out our blog post on ‘How many programming languages should I learn?’ to get more insights.
What are the list of skills that I will building by taking up the ECEP course to get a good job in embedded companies?
Here is the list of skills you will be able to build by taking up ECEP course.
- Programming Languages:
- Linux Shell scripting
- Advanced C, Embedded C, Data structures
- C++ programming
- System programming:
- Linux Kernel system calls
- IPC mechanisms – Pipe, FIFO, Shared memory
- Network Programming using TCP and UDP sockets
- pThreads – Multi thread programming
- Embedded Linux:
- U-boot, cross compiling, porting Linux kernel
- Linux bring-up and high level porting on ARM board (Cortex A8 – BeagleBone Black)
- Embedded controllers:
- Hands-on working with GPIOs, Analog I/Os, Memory usage, interfacing, character LCD
- Peripherals usage - Timers, Counters and Interrupts
- Communication protocols - UART, SPI, I2C etc
- Embedded platforms:
- Distributions - Linux (Fedora / Ubuntu)
- BeagleBone Black (ARM Cortex A8)
- PIC (18F4520) Processor
- Development environment and tools:
- Dev environment: Vim, Makefiles, MPLAB
- Compilers : GCC, XC8, ARM-Linux-gcc
- Debuggers: GDB
How Emertxe IoT course (ECIP) is different from Emertxe Embedded course (ECEP)?
Emertxe, with its core expertise in Embedded and IoT domains, offers two major placement oriented courses when it comes to freshers:
The ECEP primarily focuses on ‘core’ technologies of building a device from the scratch. For example ECEP has heavy focus on lower level OS (ex: Embedded Linux) so that participants will get complete understanding of building an Embedded device.
The ECIP IoT course primarily focuses on ‘build-and-integrate’ technologies of building an overall IoT solution. The IT course modules includes programming IoT device using Python language, IoT Gateway and them using any of the popular cloud platforms (ex: IBM Watson). Here the participant may not expected to know the lower level programming details, can operate at higher level of abstraction.
However there are some common points between ECEP and ECIP (ex: C programming) which is essential for both of them.
What type of hardware platform exposure will i be getting as part of the advanced embedded courses in your training institute?
In the ECEP course, you will be getting hardware exposure in multiple angles. To start with you will be exposed to programming a non-OS based hardware which is called as microcontrollers. In ECEP course you will be using PIC as a development platform using which you will be learning how to read data sheets, implementing interrupt service routines, various protocols (UART, SPI, I2C, CAN, WiFi, Bluetooth) interfacing various different peripherals (Timers, Counters, Interrupts) and implementing an application using programming language like C.
After you build hands-on experience with microcontrollers, you will be exposed to and OS based hardware platform like Beaglebone Black, using which you will be able to learn customizing, booting and bringing up Linux on an ARM based target hardware. Along with that you will be learning how to port an existing PC based Linux Application into an Embedded target like BeagleBone.
Our mentoring team strongly believes that hardware platforms tend to change as industry requirement becomes more advanced. Hence taking a hardware / board specific approach will not scale participants in the long term. Hence learning methodology is also focuses on generic aspects of hardware so that, you will be able to learn apply them in any hardware.
In summary as a Embedded Systems developer you will be learning how to program a hardware by designing, developing, running debugging a complete Application on your own on a OS or a non-OS based hardware.
I am interested in doing higher studies how does this course will help? What other support I can get from mentors?
ECEP is an intense hands-on practical driven immersive learning course. It primary focus on making entry level engineers employable by making them land fresher placements in Embedded Systems. Having said, some of our students take-up this course as a bridge-course before they start their Masters Degree, especially with foreign universities. Such students are identified separately and both our mentors and placement cell work with them in the following areas:
- Ex-student connect who are already studying in foreign universities for admission related help
- Customising course module duration to meet the timeline of University admission window (Fall / Spring in USA)
- Providing with Letter-Of-Recommendation(LOR) and reviewing Statement-Of-Purpose (SOP)
- Providing internships for a specified duration of time by exposing them with real time projects
All the required recommendation letters and internship letters are provided as per the international university standards so that our students maximize the chance of admission and TA / RA. With this approach, good number of our students get admissions into top notch universities based out of USA / Europe / Singapore.
How a typical day in Emertxe looks for an ECEP course student?
In Emertxe typically students spend 5 hours (minimum) on a daily basis where roughly 50-50 time is spent between classroom and labs. During classroom time, typically a senior mentor will be engaging participants by delivering the content in a workshop oriented manner. During this session the mentor will introduce a concept followed by template sample programs and classroom exercises. This kind of approach ensures that you learn that particular concept well and able to build a working program. The goal of the classroom session is to build skills and confidence among participants.
After the class, you will be moved into the lab, where you will be given a set of assignments to work on, under the supervision of lab mentors. During labs you will be able to apply the learning that you have had in your classroom and build more programs and finally a good quality project. On a regular basis DISHA sessions (interview preparation, weekly tests, module tests, resume preparation workshops) are conducted either during weekdays or Saturday.
What do you mean by foundations in embedded systems and why should I master them?
As the saying goes ‘technologies go through rapid changes whereas foundation won’t’ which is the primary reason why you should master foundations. For example many new programming languages are techniques will come into the foray of IoT as it matures, foundational aspects of all programming languages (example - Algorithms) won’t change. Hence in our IoT course we give lot of importance on foundations such as
- Linux platform
- Hardware interfacing
- OS and multitasking
Once you learn these foundations, you will be able to apply these skills in any new technology that you come across and learn them at ease. In our Embedded Systems course we maintain a very good balance between building foundations and learning advanced skills to that participants are positioned as lifelong learners in the careers.
What kind of tools that I will be learning about this course what are the advantages of learning tools?
OpenSource software development model not only democratised software development (by making the source code available to all), but it also exposed an excellent set of tools. These tools are also developed using the same development model, which makes life of an Embedded Systems developer much easier. As a part of ECEP course you will be getting exposed to the following tools:
- Vi editor
- Code Blocks IDE
- GNU debugger (GDB) for debugging
- Breakpoint based runtime debugging techniques
- MakeFiles - For compiling multiple C files and generate an integrated working program
- Buildroot - For building the Linux source code tree
- KGDB - For debugging the kernel
- Wireshark - For capturing and analysing network packets
- XC8 cross compiler - For compiling PIC based embedded firmware
OpenSource and Linux - FAQ
Why Linux skills are very important for an Embedded Systems developer?
Skills to become Embedded Systems developer | Why obtain Linux skills?
As called out in the previous question, Linux has emerged as the number one operating system for Embedded Systems Development. Linux skills has become critical today to become a successful Embedded Systems developer. Linux occupies centre stage of Embedded OS market due to the following reasons:
- OpenSource licensing model
- Excellent tooling support
- Best-in-class security
- Excellent community support
Below mentions diagram describes skills to become Embedded Systems developer. U can clearly see Linux occupies major portion of the skill-sets.
Having said that, learning Linux is not easy because its complex design. One requires a operating system level understanding combined with practical hands on knowledge to become a good developer. Our entire ECEP course is build base on Linux as the common platform. It will expose you Linux at three levels - Linux Systems, Linux Internals and Embedded Linux.
By having Linux under your belt, your skill becomes sought after in the Embedded Systems job market. It will enable you to build devices across the spectrum of Embedded Systems:
- Small scale IoT device (example - Wearable)
- Networking and Communication (example - IoT Gateways)
- Consumer electronic devices (example - Set top boxes)
- Enterprise-class devices (example - Routers)
Learning Linux will enhance your career possibilities across various jobs roles of Embedded Systems.
Will I be learning Real Time Operating System (RTOS) in ECEP course?
Linux RTOS questions for interviews. How do I answer them?
As you might have noticed, our entire Embedded Systems Course is been built around Linux. Ever since our inception we have adopted OpenSource as a learning platform. As a participant, you will be learning both programming and embedded aspects of Linux during the ECEP course.
Linux in Desktop PCs:
Linux is a very fast OS with 30+ million lines-of-code running in Kernel alone. Such large code is been designed with some principles by developers. Some of the are:
- Virtual Memory management
- Interrupt mechanism support
- User and Kernel space separation
- Not giving control to the user on OS scheduling policies
- Multiple peripheral support
These features are highly useful when it comes to General Purpose Systems (GPS) and Embedded Systems (ES). Hence Linux has occupied central stage as a GPOS and EOS. On the other side, they act as a disadvantage when it comes to Real Time Systems (RTS). Hence Linux by default is not suitable for hard real time applications, even though customizations (ex: RT-Linux) are available.
Linux in Real Time Systems (RTS / RTOS):
However as a fresh engineer when you face Linux RTOS questions for interviews, it becomes challenging for you to answer them. So our mentoring team has included following RTOS concepts are a part of Linux Internals and Networking module:
- Introduction to RTOS
- Real time scheduling
- RTOS characteristics
- RTS software design challenges
- Differences between RTOS | GPOS | EOS
We will not be doing the practical aspects of Hard RTOS during the ECEP course. But we will be teaching concepts of RTOS, using which you can easily answer Linux RTOS questions for interviews.
Why OpenSource has become popular in Embedded Systems?
Contrary to the popular belief, Open Source in Embedded Systems offer multiple advantages:
Software / Code Quality:
OpenSource is a community-driven software development model. Developers are spending a lot of time in designing, reviewing, testing and validating the software. More the number of developers looking into the source code, the quality becomes better. Open source software model inherently provides high entry level quality. Any further product development done on top of it will only further enhance your quality. This makes a lot of difference when using Open Source in Embedded Systems. Also, you can customize Open Source as per your project requirements.
Zero Licensing cost:
OpenSource software are licensed under various licensing models (GPL / MIT / Mozilla / BSD). You can directly leverage Open Source with one common factor - It's absolutely Free. This reduces development cost significantly. You will also get additional benefits of reduced Time-To-Market (TTM) and increased competitiveness in the market. So using Open Source in Embedded Systems provide you benefits both in terms of cost and time.
Excellent community support:
OpenSource software provide excellent tools and community support. You can use Open Source in Embedded Systems and gain multiple benefits. This means you can make use of latest and greatest versions of protocols (example USB 3.0) in your project. As a developer, you need to upgrade the code version to access them. This will help you by reducing time taken to develop from scratch.
For development purpose excellent tools are available (Editors, Compilers, Integrated Development Environment(IDE), Debuggers, Testing tools and many more). They are absolutely available at free of cost. In fact Emertxe - Embedded Systems course is completely built around this OpenSource ecosystem, refer to the image below.
From the days of proprietary software development (promoted by organisations like Microsoft), OpenSource based software development has come a long way. In fact closed source organisations like Microsoft are now embracing and promoting the OpenSource way of software development (example - GIT Acquired by Microsoft).
Which version of Linux will I be learning in Embedded Systems course?
Which version of Linux for Embedded Systems course?
In Emertxe Embedded Systems course, we will not be focusing on a particular version of Linux. We will be picking and choosing the Linux versions that are more competitive and makes the learning more effective. In the recent past we have been using Ubuntu and xUbuntu as they have good GUI and package support.
However, courses can become version centric when it comes to specific modules like Embedded Linux. In such modules you may see code level changes are higher between on version to another. For such subjects you will be learning a particular version that our mentoring team is recommending.
In summary there is no hard and fast rule when it comes to Linux versions. You will be exposed to the best possible version in order to have maximum learning outcome.
What are the major differences between Linux in PC vs Embedded System?
Difference between Desktop vs Embedded Linux. Major difference is been customization ability and amount of resources available on the target board.
Linux in Desktop
Linux is a versatile operating system. If you look at Linux as an general purpose operating system, it has all the features required to run in a Desktop / PC. Typically you will not consider resource requirements in PC as resource availability is high (ex: Memory). Thanks to popular distributions like Ubuntu, you will get excellent GUI and Applications that matters for a normal user.
Linux in Embedded Systems
Running Linux on an Embedded Systems is not straight forward. Typically Embedded Systems means, you need run on a customized hardware (example - Beaglebone ARM Platform). These custom hardware will typically have lesser amount of resources. Hence customization and optimization aspects play a very important role. Thanks to OpenSource software development model, the whole Linux source code is available to you for modification. Added to that developers like you will have excellent set of tools (ex: Yocto Build framework) which will help to customize Linux easier.
What kind of Embedded Linux knowledge I will be able to gain by joining ECEP?
Embedded Linux Courses - ECEP lays very high stress on various aspects of Linux. Considering vast nature of Linux, you will be learning Linux in three levels.
Level-1 -> Linux systems:
This is the first level of Linux learning in Emertxe. You will be getting hands-on exposure to using Linux as a normal user. You will be executing commands followed by writing BASH Shell scripts. Along with that, you will be learning how to set-up Linux as the Embedded Systems development platform.
You will also be understanding multiple tools - Editors, Debuggers and compilers. By the end of this module you will get hands-on with Linux as a developer.
Level-2 -> Linux Internals and Systems programming:
This is second level of Linux learning in our Embedded Systems course. You will be practically get exposed to deeper aspects of Linux Kernel and Internals. It involves System calls, Inter Process Communication (IPC) mechanisms, TCP/IP socket programming, Developing multi-threading Applications using pThread library , Creating optimised multi-processing application in Linux.
You will also get hands-on exposure to various subsystems of Linux - Process management, Memory management and scheduling. By the end of this module you will able to create optimised Linux Applications which can be run on a PC or Embedded System.
Level-3 -> Embedded Linux on ARM:
In third level, you will be doing deep dive into Linux Kernel. It will start with building your understanding about Kernel code organization. You will get hands-on exposure to building your custom Linux Kernel for an ARM based Embedded target Beaglebone Black. You will also be learning how to port an existing PC based Linux Application (developed during Level-2) into an ARM based Embedded target.
By the end of this module, you will be having a complete knowledge of tuning, customising, downloading and debugging an application that is running on the ARM target. This module will also give you exposure into tool-chain required to create your custom Linux distribution.
Why Linux is the most popularly used Operating System for Embedded Systems?
Why Linux used for Embedded Systems ?
Linux occupies number one position when it comes to developing Embedded Systems. You may be wondering why is it so? There are multiple reasons for that, read on this FAQ item to understand few reasons:
As you might have heard, Linux has adapted OpenSource development model. Anyone can use it with the help of General Public License (GPL). This means you don't need to pay in order to customise/modify, redistribute and use Linux. Embedded Systems are manufactured in large scale, saving license cost means a lot for companies. This benefit helps organizations to adopt Linux and pass on its benefits to customers. This primarily will give you a view of why Linux used for Embedded Systems.
Linux is a very secure operating system due to multiple reasons. Since security is inherent to any Embedded Systems (example - Your own mobile phone), Linux becomes natural choice for developing Embedded Systems. Linux also provides latest protocols standards, debugging tools and many customisable aspects. As you can see, such features are very important when it comes to Embedded Systems. As a developer or business owner such features will make you adapt Linux for Embedded Systems.
Linux has got excellent community support. Passionate, committed developers keep enhancing Linux on a continuous basis. Any latest technology that is made available as a part of the kernel.org releases. Companies can directly integrate to their Embedded Systems product lines very quickly as it reduces development time. In business terms you might have heard about the term reducing Time-To-Market (TTM). You will be able to achieve it using Linux in Embedded Systems.
There are many other reasons (High availability, Portability, Developer tools etc..) why Linux used for Embedded Systems in such a wide manner, which you may want to read and understand. Please check-out our Emertxe - Blog site to access more similar articles.
How will I benefit from trainers at Emertxe?
Since our mentors are industry experienced, they bring in practical hands-on approach in training. This not only makes individuals to learn a particular technology but also understand how it is being applied in the industry. With systematic approach our trainers will transform you to become industry ready Embedded Systems professionals. In simple words our mentors bring in very high level of engagement and interactivity during the classes. This ensures there is a motivated, positive and energetic learning environment.
Who are my trainers?
In Emertxe trainers are called as mentors, who will be working very closely with you. Each of our mentors come with very high amount of industry experience with real hands-on experience in launching successful products. They have worked with various well known MNCs like Hewlett Packard (HP), Huawei Technologies, Novell Netware, General Electric (GE) and our own product division.
What are of expertise trainers at Emertxe have?
Emertxe mentors are both well qualified and experienced in the subject they are handling. For each subject a specific set of class and lab mentors are available who has complete view of the subject they are handling. We have a very strict internal quality policy which ensures irrespective of mentors the content and quality of deliverable remains the same.
Our mentors have deep expertise across the complete embedded software development spectrum – Customer interaction, System Architecture, Design, Coding and Testing, Commercial launch by working on a hands-on manner. They have worked and launched many commercially successful products in their individual careers which ensures they bring in practical perspectives when it comes to our training.
Our mentors have experience in building embedded systems products right from scratch to launching the product successfully in the market. This includes board design, OS porting, device driver development, application development, board support packages etc. Along with technology skills they also have domain skills like telecom, enterprise and consumer electronic segments that are successfully used in the market.
What kind of mentor interaction is provided?
At Emertxe, the mentors play the primary role in up-skilling our students. Apart from being a subject matter expert in a particular area of embedded systems, our mentors strongly believe maintaining a very good relationship with students. This ensures our mentors are approachable by our students, thereby building a culture of learning. Students interact by using formal (ex: classroom) in informal (ex: WhatsApp) channels to reach out to our mentors who are ready to support our students all the time.
Mentors in Emertxe are categorized into class-mentors, lab-mentors and student counsellors to help ramping up their performance and placement counsellors. U can reach out to them for specific queries and gain maximum benefit from their interaction. Practically there is not limitations to interact with your lab mentors, where maximum amount of time is spent to do the hands-on assignments and projects by the students. Check out Emertxe – mentor interaction video to get a view of what our past students are saying about our mentors.
What is the difference between classroom and lab work provided during the embedded courses?
Classroom sessions for the embedded courses are typically delivered by a senior mentors who introduces a concept followed by hands-on exercises. This will ensure you learn the concept well including its real-time practical use cases by having a 70-30 ratio between practical the theory aspects.
Labs are typically where students apply what they have learned in the classroom. The lab mentors will be providing them with an exhaustive set of assignments and projects which is mandatory for every student, to be executed on a daily basis based on the coverage done at the classroom. Students are expected to implement assignments and projects specific to every embedded module, on their own by taking lab mentors support wherever necessary. The same approach is taken for embedded project work as well.
How do trainers help me to improve my practical embedded skills?
Trainers (both class-mentors and lab-mentors) interact with you very closely by taking a detail oriented approach for each subjects. This close interactivity and engagement ensures you learn the subject very well by taking a very hands-on approach. Along with that our mentors will be performing various type of assessments on each student (attendance, assignment evaluation, project evaluation, quiz, weekly test, module test, classroom questioning) and providing you with regular and open feedback in a very professional way. This ensures you improve on your weakness and grow from strength-to-strength as a professional.
Embedded Systems Careers - FAQ
What are the job trends and scope of Embedded Systems in India and globally?
There are many factors (Business, Technology, Customer) factors that driver job trends. As far as Embedded Systems are concerned we see following trends driving the job market.
- Ubiquitous Computing:ANY time, ANY device and ANY location computing, powered by low-cost and low-power computing across a range of devices
- Internet-Of-Things:30+ billion devices need by 2019 to connect 4 billion people across the world, the vision of "connecting everything"
- Demography needs:Growing economy like BRIC countries have embedded systems requirements in upcoming areas like healthcare, education and digital payments
- Industry 4.0:Automation (ex: Robotics) and data exchange in manufacturing segments. Constant push to optimize manufacturing and supply chain
- Government: Huge investments in core segments like Defence segment and constant aspiration for indigenous design and manufacturing
What are the market opportunities for freshers jobs in Embedded in India and globally?
Embedded System Engineers are in heavy demand due to many reasons. Some statistics* are as follows, which reiterates the importance of Embedded Systems jobs.
- Indian electronics market to sized at 400 Billion USD by 2020*
- It is growing at 25% Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)
- 47.9% of the market spend is going to be on Design & Manufacturing of Embedded Devices
- More than 60% of the devices would require "smart" Embedded Software running in them
- More than 7 Lakhs Embedded Systems jobs available in the market
- Global market size exceeds more than 1 Trillion USD by 2020
* Reference from popular market research reports like NASSCOM / E & Y / Economic Times / IDC research
How can beginners transition into an Embedded Systems engineer by taking up the course?
By taking up ECEP course, you will be building both generic (example - Algorithms) and specific (example - Microcontroller programming) skills thereby building a skills portfolio falling under ‘T’ model mentioned below. You will have necessary skill sets and project experience, showcased in form of resume so that you can transition yourself into an embedded system engineer.
After doing this course what kind of job roles I will be able to take-up?
Emertxe certified embedded courses (ECEP) will open up a bunch of for different roles and responsibilities. Some of them are mentioned below:
- Program and develop a component of non-OS based Embedded device (Example - Wearable)
- Design and develop a component OS based Embedded device (Example - Routers)
- Development / Enhancement of networking protocols in Embedded Systems (Example - Voice Over IP)
- Customizing and configuring Linux for a given Embedded target device
- Testing of Embedded system (Functional / Non-functional / Integration testing)
Why non-functional aspects (ex: optimization) are important in Embedded Systems?
Embedded systems are typically resource constrained systems, in terms of processing power, memory, peripherals and similar system resources. In your Embedded Systems Application, you need to design it to perform the particular functionality, in spite of having lesser amount of resources. As a designer /programmer you are supposed to keep this mind. It required Embedded Systems Developer to know specific techniques like Optimisation, Algorithm design, Data structures etc.
Along with that one need to consider other non- functional characteristics like security,compliance,scalability, customizability also plays very important role as embedded systems are widely deployed in very different kind of environment (example - A factory monitoring device deployed in a dusty / noisy environment). Hence keeping non-functional aspects is key for an Embedded Systems developer.
Can I choose a particular vertical (ex: Automotive) in IoT course?
Of course yes. When you are starting your career, we recommend you build horizontal or generic skills so that you will be able to fit yourself anywhere in the Embedded domain. Once you get some good amount of experience with one particular area (example - Microcontroller protocols) for about two years, you can then choose a particular the vertical (example - Automotive) and build deep expertise by becoming a specialist / expert in that particular vertical specific skills.
Embedded Systems Advanced Course - FAQ
What are the practical applications and projects that are built using Qt?
Qt is a versatile framework using which one can build a wide variety of Applications. Some of the examples are given as follows:
- Anti-virus software
- Audio/video applications
- Email clients
- Graphical editors
- Audio/video/chat/VoIP clients applications
- UI (KDE & Unity)
- Web browsers
- Text editors
- Virtual computer software
What is the difference between ECEP (Intermediate) and ECEP (Advanced) course?
In ECEP, we have kept two variants namely ECEP - Intermediate and ECEP - Advanced. The ECEP - Advanced course will have one additional module - Programming with Qt. Rest all modules remain the same Qt is additionally as an elective. Qt is one of the most popular GUI development framework in Embedded Systems Design (example - Automotive Dashboard Development), by having that additional skill you will be able to enhance your placement and career possibilities
How learning Qt can enhance my career possibilities?
Qt is a lightweight, platform independent framework which can be used to develop GUI for a PC based or Embedded Application. Since GUI has become a key differentiator for Embedded Devices (Example - Automotive Infotainment System) organizations are investing heavily in frameworks like Qt by building their human resources with such niche skills. As a fresher if you Qt in your skill-set backed with a set of projects it will definitely impress the potential employer to get attracted
What are pre-requisites to learn Qt programming?
Should have functional knowledge about C++. You do not need to be a C++ expert to begin. Qt simplifies many aspects of C++ development, making it a lot of fun. The overall development effort is minimal since Qt API are easy to understand and application functionality can be implemented with a smaller amount of code. C++ experts will find a lot of powerful API’s and tools in Qt which will make complicated things simple and new features easy to get done. Awareness of at-least on UI toolkit is a plus, but not required, Should be comfortable using a GNU/Linux distribution.
- C++ language basics
- Data types, Operators, Arrays, Pointers, Functions
- Reference variables
- Knowledge about OOPS concepts
- Objects classes
- Declaring a class
- Access control (private, public, protected)
- Object creation (Static and dynamic)
- Calling member functions etc
- Constructors & Destructors
- Qualifies: const, static etc
- Operator and function overloading
- Type casting
How should I start learning Qt programming?
One of the most popular ways of discovering new technologies is to walk through examples. Qt provides a large selection of examples and demos which are available in source code (check demos and examples directories in your installation). Most of the examples and demos are pre-compiled and integrated into the Examples and Demos Launcher.
At some point you should take some time to walk through the Qt technology guides and overviews provided in Qt documentation. Qt is simple to use, but you should have a basic understanding of the key concepts behind Qt to reveal its full power. There is a large selection of documents that are sorted into Qt documentation page.
What is Qt?
Qt is a cross-platform GUI application development framework for various hardware and software platforms (E.g. desktop, embedded and mobile). It is supported in all major platforms like Linux, OS X, Windows, VxWorks, QNX, Android, iOS, Black-Berry, Sailfish OS and others. Qt is not a programming language on its own. It is a framework written in C++. You write the code once and make binaries for all platforms with a little or no change in the code.