Online ExpertTrack in IT & Computer Science

AI Design and Engineering with Microsoft Azure

3.7 (6 reviews)

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

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CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc.CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc.

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Use the foundations of machine learning to develop your AI engineering career

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the key drivers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. That’s why, AI came fourth in LinkedIn’s top 10 of the hard skills that companies needed most in 2020.

So what are the foundational principles of AI that drive the products and services of tomorrow? And what are the skills required to design and build your own AI solutions?

This ExpertTrack will teach you everything that’s required to help you advance your career in machine learning (ML) and AI engineering.

Take your first steps towards your career in artificial intelligence

You’ll learn how to master the key concepts of cloud computing and how they relate to AI development, and complete in-depth analysis of core cloud computing models infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS).

You’ll find out how conversation-as-a-platform is creating AI chatbots of the future, and unlock the coding power of the Python programming language.

And you’ll discover how to use apps and cognitive services in the design and implementation of Microsoft Azure AI solutions.

Learn how to create a chatbot with Microsoft Azure

Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, used by more than 95% of Fortune 500 companies. As well as mastering the basics of Azure’s functionality in building AI solutions with cloud services, you’ll be trained in its core services that will enhance your employment potential beyond the realms of just the AI and ML sectors and industries.

Develop Python AI programming skills

Machine learning drives the predictive models at the heart of all AI. You’ll build key data science and ML skills using Python.

You’ll learn how to use the popular Python programming language for data science, data science research methods and visualisation tools, and the Pandas DataFrame.

Gain a professional certification in AI

Offered through a collaboration with Microsoft, this ExpertTrack will teach you the fundamentals of AI and provide you with the skills to design and build an AI solution using Microsoft Azure. You’ll prepare for the Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals (AI-900) and Microsoft Azure AI Engineer Associate (AI-100) certification exams (the cost of these is separate from the ExpertTrack)

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Key skills you will learn

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mathematics
  • Cloud Services
  • Azure Cloud
  • Python Programming
  • Machine Learning

Learning outcomes

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be able to...

  • Apply mathematical skills to python programming
  • Demonstrate how to create a chatbot using AI
  • Develop confidence navigating and understanding Microsoft Azure
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of Machine Learning and its applications
  • Understand the basics of python programming language

Experience required

This ExpertTrack will give you the foundational knowledge required to further your career in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

It’s ideal for students of data science and people with entry-level positions in AI and ML industries and sectors.

Getting started

This ExpertTrack is for students and professionals looking to improve their employability potential and build the solid data science career skills needed to meet the global demand for AI engineers.

You may already be an applied ML specialist and engineer; an AI analyst, statistician, researcher, scientist, engineer or developer; a data and AI architect; or a business intelligence analyst.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    3.7 (6 reviews)

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

    1 test

    2 weeks

    6 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Course Introduction
      • About this Course
      • Cloud Concepts
      • Review and Summary: Cloud Concepts
      • Core Azure Architectural Components
      • Core Azure Services
      • Azure Products and Solutions
      • Review and Wrapping up the week
    • Week 2

      Azure Fundamentals
      • Azure Management Tools
      • Networks and Security in Azure
      • Azure Governance, Monitoring and Trust
      • Privacy, Compliance and Data Protection standards in Azure
      • Review and Summary: Security Components
      • Azure Pricing and Support
      • Review and Summary: Pricing and Support
      • Wrap Up and Course Completion
  • Course 2

    Learn how AI can help you build a future ready career in computer science, with topics including predictive models and chatbots.

    3 weeks

    6 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Course Introduction
      • About this Course
      • Artificial Intelligence
      • Machine Learning Fundamentals
      • Azure Machine Learning Studio
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 1
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 2

      Text Analytics and Image Processing
      • Getting Started with Text Processing
      • Introduction to Natural Language Processing
      • Language Understanding Intelligent Service
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 2
      • Getting Started with Image Processing
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 3

      Image Processing, Bots and Beyond the Basics
      • Working with Images and Video
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 3
      • Introduction to Bots
      • Building Intelligent Bots
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 4
      • Beyond the Basics
      • Where Do I Go From Here?
  • Course 3

    Supercharge your career with this course in Python for beginners, covering the Pandas DataFrame and data visualisation tools.

    3 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Course Introduction
      • About this Course
      • Introduction to Python
      • Introducing Variables and Types
      • Python Lists
      • Subsetting Lists
      • Manipulating Lists
      • Wrapping up the week
    • Week 2

      Introduction to Functions, Methods and Objects
      • Introduction to Functions
      • Methods and Objects
      • Python Packages
      • NumPy and NumPy Arrays
      • 2D NumPy Arrays
      • Basic Statistics with NumPy
      • Wrapping up the Week
    • Week 3

      Boolean Logic, Pandas and Data Visualisation
      • Boolean Logic and Control Flow
      • Pandas
      • Plotting with Matplotlib
      • Histograms
      • Data Visualisation
      • Final Labs and Course Wrap Up
  • Course 4

    Learn the mathematical foundations required to put you on your career path as a machine learning engineer or AI professional.

    4 tests

    4 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Course Introduction
      • About this Course
      • Algebra Fundamentals
      • Exponents and Polynomials
      • Factorisation, Quadratic Equations and Functions
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 2

      Differential Calculus
      • Differential Calculus Foundations
      • Derivatives
      • Differentiation
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 3

      Vectors and Matrices
      • Vectors
      • Matrices
      • Matrix Transformations
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 4

      Statistics and Probability
      • Visualising Data
      • Central Tendencies
      • Probability
      • Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Testing
      • Wrap Up and Course Completion
  • Course 5

    Build your understanding of artificial intelligence with Python and machine learning principles for you to form the basis of AI

    5 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Introduction to Course and Machine Learning
      • Course Introduction
      • Introduction to Machine Learning
      • Exploratory Data Analysis for Regression
      • Visualisation for High Dimensions
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 2

      Data Exploration & Preparation
      • Exploratory Data Analysis for Classification
      • Data Cleaning
      • Data Preparation
      • Data Preparation and Cleaning using Python
      • Feature Engineering
      • Weekly Wrap-Up
    • Week 3

      Regression & Classification
      • Regression
      • Putting Regression Concepts Into Practice
      • Classification
      • RoC Curves
      • Putting Classification Concepts Into Practice
      • Weekly Wrap-Up
    • Week 4

      Principles & Techniques of Model Improvement
      • Principles of Model Improvement
      • Techniques for Improving Models
      • Cross Validation
      • Dimensionality Reduction
      • Introduction to Decision Trees
      • Ensemble Methods: Boosting
      • Weekly Wrap-Up
    • Week 5

      Machine Learning Algorithms & Unsupervised Learning
      • Ensemble Methods: Descent & Decision Forests
      • Advanced Machine Learning Algorithm: Neural Networks
      • Advanced Machine Learning Algorithm: SVMs
      • Advanced Machine Learning Algorithm: Naive Bayes Models
      • Unsupervised Machine Learning
      • Unsupervised Machine Learning Labs
      • Wrapping up the Course

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