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Mastering Cloud Computing for AI: How to Use Microsoft Azure

Supercharge your career in AI and machine learning with the fundamental concepts and solutions of Azure and other cloud services.

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    6 hours
  • Included in an ExpertTrack

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Globally, one in ten enterprises now use ten or more artificial intelligence (AI) applications, including chatbots, process optimisation, fraud analysis.

If you want to become an expert and improve your professional standing in AI and machine learning, this course will teach you the future ready skills required.

You’ll master the essentials of Azure, Microsoft’s powerful tool for building cloud-based machine-learning applications. You’ll explore Azure’s core solutions and pillar services: security, privacy, compliance and trust. You’ll also find out the basics of Amazon Web Services, the company’s own provider of cloud platforms.

Learn the key concepts of cloud computing on Microsoft Azure

Storing data, streaming video and even hosting a website requires managing hardware and software. This management is an unnecessary obstacle when delivering an application to your users. Cloud computing is the solution to this problem.

This course will teach you how these services are used by businesses to become more successful and efficient.

Complete in-depth analysis of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

You’ll find out about the differences between the three core cloud computing models: infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS). And you’ll learn how businesses are increasingly making use of these models over standard IT software.

Discover how cloud computing concepts relate to AI engineering

This course will teach you the foundational principles that have made chatbots like ChatGPT, and digital assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Cortana, so widespread in our lives.

You’ll examine how these two technology spheres – AI and cloud computing – are seamlessly making these connected, intuitive experiences possible.

What topics will you cover?

  • General cloud computing concepts
  • General cloud computing models
  • Public, Private and Hybrid cloud
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
  • Platform-as-a-Service(PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Azure services and solutions
  • Pricing and support services available with Azure

Prove you're job ready

Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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Who is this accredited by?


This course is accredited by Microsoft

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identified general cloud computing concepts
  • Demonstrated understanding of core services available with Microsoft Azure
  • Understood security, privacy, compliance and trust with Microsoft Azure
  • Applied pricing and support models available with Microsoft

Who is the course for?

This course is for professionals who would like to enhance their employability in the growing field of AI.

It will be particularly of interest to applied machine-learning specialists and engineers, data and AI architects, and AI analysts, statisticians, researchers, scientists, engineers or developers.

What software or tools do you need?

Ideally you will need a laptop or desktop computer to complete this course.

Who developed the course?

CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc.

CloudSwyft has partnered with the top global technology companies to deliver cutting edge digital skills learning across the modern workplace.

About this ExpertTrack

Develop AI Engineering skills using Microsoft Azure, on the path to role-based certifications.

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After your free trial you can:

  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
  • Have complete control over your subscription; you can cancel any time
  • Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
  • Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
  • Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
  • Keep access to the content of courses you complete even after your subscription ends

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Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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