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Microsoft Future Ready: Introduction to Azure Cloud for Data Scientists

Develop your understanding of cloud services and learn Azure and Amazon Web Service.

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    6 hours
  • Included in an ExpertTrack

    Course 1 of 6
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This two-week course is part of Data Science on Microsoft Azure using R Programming ExpertTrack, where you’ll learn the fundamentals of the research process in data science.

Learn how to improve your data science processes using Microsoft Azure. By using this powerful tool and learning about cloud computing concepts, you can streamline your delivery of business-critical data analysis.

Delve into data science and types of cloud computing

Under the guidance of industry experts at Cloudswyft, you’ll grow your knowledge of the different business models for cloud and AI usage of cloud computing. With an understanding of the right tools for your organisation, you can create a more robust and efficient data science project.

You’ll develop your understanding of general cloud computing concepts and cloud computing models. You’ll also learn about services such as public, private, and hybrid cloud as well as Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

Using the market-leading tools of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS), you’ll apply these cloud computing concepts by looking at data science solutions.

Understand data science options in Microsoft Azure

You’ll explore the many products available within Microsoft Azure including Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Data Explorer, and Azure Synapse Analytics.

You’ll gain an understanding of how to use these to support development, data analytics, and database creation.

Unlock the potential of Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Learn how to prepare the infrastructure you need for your projects, reduce your maintenance time and cut costs within your department by developing your understanding of AWS.

You’ll review the features within AWS and how you can use it to suit your data projects.

What topics will you cover?

  • Understanding cloud computing
  • Azure Services
  • Amazon Cloud services
  • Different business models for cloud and AI usages

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 and co-created 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...

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

Who is the course for?

This course was developed for people who would like to learn data science applications of cloud computing services, particularly Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.

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

Gain an introduction to Data Science on Microsoft Azure, develop your data science skills, and learn R Programming

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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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  • 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

Join a global classroom

  • 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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