Online Microcredential in IT & Computer Science

Advanced Artificial Intelligence on Microsoft Azure: Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning and Applied AI

Build advanced AI programming skills using Microsoft Azure and upskill for roles in AI, analytics, data science, and deep learning

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Artificial Intelligence will define the next generation of software solutions.

Created in collaboration with Microsoft, professional certificate offers advanced training in artificial intelligence and deep learning for AI professionals, students, analysts and engineers looking to take their AI skills and career to a higher level.

Through online lectures and hands-on lab environments using software powered by CloudSwyft and Azure, you’ll build the skills to sit and pass the Microsoft Azure AI Engineer Associate Exam (AI-100). The cost of this course includes a voucher to sit this Microsoft certification exam online.

Get advanced training in using Microsoft Azure for AI

Whilst 77% of us already use an AI-powered service, artificial intelligence is set to define the next generation of software solutions – with PwC predicting AI, robotics, and smart automation to contribute up to 15 trillion dollars to global GDP by 2030.

Following on from, Machine Learning and Python Basics, this certification will provide you with advanced skills in implementing and designing real-world applications of AI that enable organisations to be more efficient and effective.

Using the Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure, you’ll grow your knowledge of the latest AI programming solutions, covering everything from speech recognition to natural language processing (NLP).

Gain a professional certificate in deep learning

This professional certificate course will teach you how to build and implement cutting-edge AI technology that enables deep learning.

You’ll learn how to apply machine learning to build predictive models for AI and identify the core concepts that underpin deep learning.

You’ll learn how software can be used to process, analyse, and extract meaning from natural language, as well as process images and video – enabling it to understand the world the way humans do.

Explore reinforcement learning, neuro-linguistic programming, computer vision, and image analysis

As you examine examples of AI applications in the real-world, you’ll develop your understanding of the technology behind key AI systems and learn how to use and apply this technology yourself using Azure.

You’ll also discover how to build intelligent bots (including LUIS) that enable conversational communication between humans and AI systems, as well as design deep semantic similarity models (DSSM) and neural models for machine translations. You’ll also build basic signal processing for speech recognition, acoustic modelling, labelling and common algorithms for language modelling.

Learn with AI training and teaching experts

This certificate course is a collaboration between Microsoft, CloudSwyft, and FutureLearn.

Rich in self-paced content modules, lectures, and unique live hands-on lab environments, you’ll be learning from those paving the way for millions looking to build future-proof technology skills for the modern jobs market.

Will I earn a Microsoft role-based Azure certification?

Yes. If you complete this professional certificate, you’ll receive a voucher to sit a separate exam to earn the Microsoft Azure AI Engineer Associate (AI-100) certification.

You’ll also receive multiple Digital Completion Certificates, official digital books from Microsoft and hands-on lab accomplished digital badges which can all be shared on LinkedIn and social media to prove your expertise in the advanced AI course areas within this certification.

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

There are no specific entry requirements for this certificate course, but as it’s an intermediate to advanced level machine learning and AI course, you should have basic programming, math, and computer skills.

You should also have a working knowledge of python programming and data science, as well as a strong understanding of probability and statistics.

The certification offers you the chance to learn through exploration and hands-on practice with environments, so determination and perseverance are crucial.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This professional certificate addresses many of the skills gaps that exist in the AI and deep learning sector and will help you to enhance your employability in the artificial intelligence, analytics, data science and machine learning industries.

It is designed for AI and IT professionals, data analysts, software developers, cloud specialists, applied mathematics and statistics professors and practitioners, data scientists, chatbot developers, AI engineers and data researchers.

This credential will also support the career and skills development of those looking for a more specialised role.


What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

  • Before learning

    You’ll have access to our online welcome area where you’ll be able to start conversations with your fellow learners and read any announcements or additional information relating to your Professional Certificate

  • Course 1

    From 9 Nov 2020

    Microsoft Future Ready: Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solution (AI Engineer Associate)

    This course is designed as one advanced next step from the Introduction to AI course.

    1 week

    6 hours per week

  • Course 2

    From 30 Nov 2020

    Microsoft Future Ready: Reinforcement Learning Fundamentals

    Reinforcement Learning (RL) is an area of machine learning, where an agent learns by interacting with its environment.

    6 weeks

    5 hours per week

  • Course 3

    From 21 Dec 2020

    Applied Artificial Intelligence: Speech Recognition Systems

    Developing and understanding Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) systems is an inter-disciplinary activity.

    3 weeks

    5 hours per week

  • Course 4

    From 11 Jan 2021

    Applied Artificial Intelligence: Natural Language Processing

    Natural language processing is one of the most important technologies of the Information Age and is a crucial component of AI.

    3 weeks

    6 hours per week

  • Course 5

    From 1 Feb 2021

    Microsoft Future Ready: Deep Learning Fundamentals

    Machine learning uses computers to run predictive models that learn from existing data to forecast future behaviours and more.

    4 weeks

    5 hours per week

  • Course 6

    From 15 Feb 2021

    Applied Artificial Intelligence: Computer Vision and Image Analysis

    Computer Vision is the art of distilling actionable information from images.

    4 weeks

    5 hours per week

  • After learning

    Upon successful completion of this Professional Certificate, you’ll receive a voucher to sit the Azure AI Engineer Associate (AI-100) certification exam. You’ll also receive Digital Completion Certificates and hands-on lab accomplished digital badges.

What you will receive

A Digital certificate from Cloudswyft

A digital certificate of completion for the entire microcredential.

Digital certificates of completion for each individual course on the microcredential.

Hands-on lab accomplished digital badges for each individual module which can be shared and added onto LinkedIn and social media channels.

Microsoft role-based exam vouchers for the Microsoft Azure AI Engineer Associate Exam (AI-100)

All digital badges and certificates will be block-chain authenticated and unique to each individual learner.

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What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.

Learn online with expert instructors

Complete online courses led by experts over multiple weeks with a dedicated group of professionals.

Complete project-based assessments

Test your understanding with online tutor-marked assessments and exercises.

Earn a professional credential

Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential.

Advance further in your career

Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry.

Career-focused learning by CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc.

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

This microcredential is in partnership with Microsoft

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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