Online Microcredential in IT & Computer Science

Data Science on Microsoft Azure: Big Data, Python and R Programming

Understand the role of data science within Microsoft Azure and discover the fundamentals of Python and R programming.

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Develop the skills that you need to enhance your employability in data science

Data science is key for extracting knowledge and insights to solve meaningful business problems.

This comprehensive professional certificate programme from CloudSwyft – one of the fastest-growing technology learning and labs platforms in Asia – will provide you with the data science skills you need to work in the data science sector; a valued area of expertise within today’s jobs market.

Explore the fundamentals of data science within Microsoft Azure

Using data science research methods, statistical analysis in Python, and R programming language fundamentals, you’ll learn about the distribution of data in Microsoft Azure.

Explore how much of a variance there is between values, and learn how individual features of the extrapolated data influence one another.

Collect, analyse, and transform data for business intelligence (BI) and understand big data and data visualisation

Using a series of engaging lectures and online lab activities, you’ll explore and analyse an extensive range of data from multiple sources, and discover how to apply storytelling principles to your analytics work.

You’ll also engage with practical approaches to data and analytics problems – such as big data and artificial intelligence (AI) – and will familiarise yourself with equations, functions, differentiation, web optimisation, graphs, and more.

Study Python and R programming language fundamentals and understand their role in data science

Both Python and R are programming languages used by data scientists across the world. You’ll explore their fundamentals, including syntax, variables and types, and will create your own visualisations using R for data science.

You’ll demonstrate control flow in Python and will get to know the Pandas DataFrame, a tool used for manipulating data. You’ll also explore different data types and functions using the Transact-SQL programming language.

What data science jobs does this professional certificate support?

This fundamentals of data science and principles of machine learning ExpertTrack will help to upskill or reskill and improve your employability for the future. With data science and artificial intelligence jobs in high demand, driving emerging jobs growth by 37% in the last three years,, these are key skills to learn for the future of work.

You’ll build the programming and technology skills to be employed within a whole host of industry roles, including data scientist, machine learning engineer, business intelligence developer, data science researcher and infrastructure architect.

Why is CloudSwyft the best organisation to offer this comprehensive course?

CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc., is the leading technology learning platform provider in Asia, and caters to higher education and corporate enterprise sectors.

They’ve been at the forefront of future-ready skills development across a range of geographies, and this hands-on course in partnership with Microsoft – the largest enterprise software company in the world – and FutureLearn will give you all the skills you need to further your career in data science.

You’ll also receive Microsoft role-based vouchers for the Microsoft Azure fundamentals and Microsoft Azure data scientist associate exams.

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

This course is for undergraduate or postgraduate students looking to start a career in the analytics, digital science and machine learning sectors. In order to join this professional certificate course, you’ll need to have a basic knowledge of maths, statistics, programming (Python would be an advantage) and thread analysis.

You should also have some experience in working with data from Excel, databases or text files, as well as a willingness to learn through hands-on practices.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This professional certificate course is designed for students and working professionals that aim to start their careers in the analytics, data science and machine learning skills industries and sectors. It’s specifically 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.


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 25 Jan 2021

    Microsoft Future Ready: Introduction to Data Science

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

    2 weeks

    5 hours per week

  • Course 2

    From 8 Feb 2021

    Microsoft Future Ready: Data Query with Transact-SQL (T-SQL)

    Transact-SQL is an essential skill for data professionals and developers working with SQL databases.

    4 weeks

    5 hours per week

  • Course 3

    From 22 Feb 2021

    Microsoft Future Ready: Fundamentals to R for Data Science

    R is rapidly becoming the leading language in data science and statistics.

    3 weeks

    5 hours per week

  • Course 4

    From 8 Mar 2021

    Microsoft Future Ready: Introduction to Python Fundamentals

    Ready for more hands-on, step-by-step Python fundamentals?

    2 weeks

    6 hours per week

  • Course 5

    From 22 Mar 2021

    Essential Mathematics for Data Science and Machine Learning: Using R

    This course is not designed to make you a mathematician. Rather, it aims to help you learn some essential foundational concepts.

    4 weeks

    6 hours per week

  • Course 6

    From 5 Apr 2021

    Microsoft Future Ready: Research Methods on Python Programming

    Fundamentals of developing a good question to designing good data collection strategies to putting results in context.

    3 weeks

    5 hours per week

  • Course 7

    From 19 Apr 2021

    Microsoft Future Ready: Designing and Implementing a Data Science Solution on Azure

    This course presents and explains Microsoft Azure, the premier technology used to deliver data science solutions.

    3 weeks

    6 hours per week

  • Course 8


    Microsoft Future Ready: Azure Cloud Fundamentals

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

    2 weeks

    6 hours per week

  • After learning

    Upon successful completion of this professional certificate, you’ll receive:

    • A digital certificate for the entire course
    • Digital certificates of completion for each individual course
    • Microsoft role-based exam vouchers for the Microsoft Azure fundamentals and data scientist associate exams

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 Fundamentals (AI-900) and Azure Data Scientist Associate Exam (DP-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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