Create your first Azure IoT Central app

IoT Central

This module builds an IoT Central app to monitor and command a refrigerated truck. The first unit creates the app, the second unit defines a device template for a refrigerated truck. Then, create a programming project, add code to simulate a truck, and communicate with your IoT Central app. The truck is monitored through a custom dashboard.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Create an Azure IoT Central custom app, using the IoT Central portal
  • Create a device template for a custom device, using the IoT Central portal
  • Create a programming project to simulate a refrigerated truck, with routes selected by Azure Maps
  • Monitor and command the simulated truck, from an IoT Central dashboard


  • An introductory knowledge of the purpose of Azure IoT
  • Ability to navigate Azure IoT portal
  • Ability to use Node.js, or C#, at the beginner level
  • Experience using Visual Studio, or Visual Studio Code, at the beginner level
  • Must have, or be able to open, an Azure Maps account