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Deep Learning on Azure with Python: The Basics of Python Programming

Learn the basics of Python programming, which underpins machine and deep learning models in Microsoft Cognitive Services.

  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours
  • 100% online

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Build key data science skills for machine learning

Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages. Studies have shown that proficiency in Python is currently the most in-demand tech skill for data science jobs.

It is also the language that underpins artificial intelligence and machine learning on Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services. So if you’re looking to develop your knowledge of deep learning, Python programming is a fundamental skill.

This course covers the basics of Python programming, helping you to build the data science skills needed to work in artificial intelligence.

Learn how to use Python for data analysis

Equipped with the hands-on skills from this course, you’ll move closer to being able to build and manage deep learning models. You’ll be able to use Python for data analysis, and understand how to use sophisticated Python functionality.

This course is offered through a collaboration between Microsoft, FutureLearn, and CloudSwyft. CloudSwyft is a cloud-based technology training provider, focused on equipping learners with future-ready skills through partnerships with major tech companies.

Build your Python skills from the ground up

You will be empowered to build key data science skills for artificial intelligence and machine learning. The basics of Python programming covered will give you a foundational understanding of what it is possible to do with Python. This understanding will advance you towards building deep learning models in Microsoft Azure with Python.

This course will also prepare you to sit an exam for Microsoft Azure AI Engineer Associate (AI-100) certification.

What topics will you cover?

  • Python language fundamentals: basic syntax, variables, and types
  • How to create and manipulate regular Python lists
  • How to use functions, and import packages
  • How to build NumPy arrays and perform interesting calculations
  • How to create and customise plots on real data
  • How to use control flow, and get to know the Pandas DataFrame

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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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...

  • Explore Python language fundamentals, including basic syntax, variables, and types
  • Create and manipulate regular Python lists
  • Use functions and import packages
  • Build Numpy arrays, and perform interesting calculations

Who is the course for?

This machine learning and artificial intelligence course is designed for those who would like to learn more about deep learning. Basic knowledge of Python programming would be advantageous, as would solid maths and computer science skills.

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

Discover deep learning in Azure in this ExpertTrack covering AI fundamentals, machine learning, and deep learning with Python.

Start learning today - free 7-day trial

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

Learning on FutureLearn

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

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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