Online ExpertTrack in Science, Engineering & Maths

Data Science Fundamentals on Microsoft Azure

Investigate Data Science Fundamentals using Microsoft Azure

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

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Use the foundations of data science to develop yours skills in Microsoft Azure

This ExpertTrack will teach you everything you need to know about using Microsoft Azure to implement an AI solution, but does not require expert level coding skills. Instead you will be introduced to each aspect of using Azure for AI

The goal of good data science is to produce a strong understanding of a problem or idea, and to build useful models based on that understanding. In order to do that effectively, it’s essential that you have the right skills, tools, and analysis techniques available.

Unlock career opportunities in two growing job markets

Growing in-demand skills is key for a long-term career in such turbulent times. Both data science and Microsoft Azure skills are in high demand. Data science jobs have grown 37% in the last 3 years, and other roles such as statisticians are also evolving to need more data science skills. The market itself is expected to grow to $274.3 billion by 2022.

Explore Microsoft Azure

Throughout this ExpertTrack, you’ll begin to understand support services and cloud computing services on Microsoft Azure, and how they relate to data science projects.

After completing this course, you’ll be familiar with data analysis and inference, data science research design, and experimental data analysis and modeling, and ready to apply them in your career.

Industry statistics

  • Median base salary

    £45,000
  • UK job openings/month

    1,724

Key skills you will learn

  • Data science
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Transact-SQL
  • Mathematics for programming
  • Azure for AI
  • Data modelling
  • Cloud Computing

Experience required

This ExpertTrack has been developed to kickstart or boost a career in data science. In order to benefit from it, you should have:

  • a basic knowledge of maths
  • a willingness to learn through self-paced study

Getting started

This professional certificate ExpertTrack is designed for students and working professionals who aim to start their careers in analytics, data science and machine learning. It’s best suited for those who are looking to become IT professionals, data scientists, engineers and analysts, statistics teachers and practitioners, and more generally, those that are interested in learning more about data science.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    This course will provide foundational level knowledge of cloud services and how those services are provided with Microsoft Azure.

    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

    Grow your understanding of Transact-SQ and explore the Transact-SQL language.

    4 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Course Introduction
      • About this Course
      • Introduction to Transact-SQL
      • Summary and CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 1
      • Querying Tables with SELECT
      • Summary and CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 2
      • Wrapping up the Week
    • Week 2

      Querying, Set Operators, Functions, and Aggregating data
      • Querying Multiple Tables with JOIN
      • Summary and CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 3
      • Using Set Operators
      • Summary and CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 4
      • Using Functions and Aggregating Data
      • Summary and CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 5
      • Wrapping up the Week
    • Week 3

      Subqueries, Table Expressions, Grouping Sets, and Pivoting Data
      • Using Subqueries and APPLY
      • Summary and CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 6
      • Using Table Expressions
      • Summary and CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 7
      • Grouping Sets and Pivoting Data
      • Summary and CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 8
      • Wrapping up the Week
    • Week 4

      Modifying Data, Programming, Errors, and Transactions
      • Modifying Data
      • Summary and CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 9
      • Programming with Transact SQL
      • Summary and CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 10
      • Errors and Transactions
      • Summary and CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 11
      • Wrapping up the Course
  • Course 3

    This course is designed as a progressive step in your data science with Azure journey

    2 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Course Introduction
      • About this Course
      • Becoming a Successful Data Scientist
      • An Introduction to Data
      • Analysing and Visualising Data
      • Wrapping up the Week
    • Week 2

      Statistics and Machine Learning
      • An Introduction to Statistics
      • Introduction to Machine Learning
      • Wrapping up the Course
  • Course 4

    Ethics and Law in Data Analytics

    1 test

    3 weeks

    5 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Course Introduction
      • About this Course
      • Data's Ethical Foundations
      • Data's Legal Foundations
      • Ethical Data Practice
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning: Lab Check 1
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 2

      Data - Individuals, Society and Business Ethics
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning: Lab Check 2
      • Data Bias and Identity
      • Data Privacy and Power
      • Business and Ethical Data Use
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 3

      Data - Business Law, A.I. and Future Opportunities
      • Business and Data Privacy
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning: Lab Check 3
      • AI and Design
      • XAI
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Learning: Lab Check 4
      • Course Wrap-Up
  • Course 5

    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 6

    Develop your understanding of how to design and implement a data science solution on Microsoft Azure.

    3 weeks

    6 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Course Introduction
      • About this Course
      • Data Science
      • The Data Science Process
      • Azure and Data Science
      • Cloud-based and On-premises Machine Learning
      • Wrapping up the Week
    • Week 2

      Data Science on Azure
      • Development platforms and tools
      • Introduction to Data Science with Azure Notebooks
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 1
      • Introducing the Azure Machine Learning (AML) Service
      • Training Machine Learning Models
      • Wrapping Up the Week
    • Week 3

      Azure Machine Learning Service
      • Registering and Deploying Models
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 2
      • Automating Model Selection with AML Service
      • CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab 3
      • Managing and Monitoring Models with AML Service
      • Wrapping Up the Course

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  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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