Today Microsoft announced that they will now offer their latest track in Microsoft Academy, Microsoft Professional Program for Artificial Intelligence, to the public online. The program provides job-ready skills and real-world experience to engineers and others who are looking to improve their skills in AI and data science through a series of online courses that feature hands-on labs and expert instructors.
The program is part of a larger corporate effort that also includes the enterprise developer-focused AI School, which provides online videos and other assets to help developers build AI skills. That program includes both general educational tools for developers looking to expand AI capabilities and specific guidance on how developers can use Microsoft’s tools and services.
The AI track takes aspiring AI engineers from a basic introduction of AI to mastery of the skills needed to build deep learning models for AI solutions that exhibit human-like behavior and intelligence.
The program encompasses a total of 10 courses, which require 8-16 hours each. Upon completion, you will gain 10 skills using technologies that include Python, Math, Ethics, Data Analysis, Azure Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and Speech Recognition.
Each course runs for three months and starts at the beginning of a quarter. January—March, April—June, July—September, and October —December. Be sure to enroll at the beginning of each quarter before the program capacity is reached.
Learn more about the course here.