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During this Artificial Intelligence on Microsoft Azure - Machine Learning and Python Basics Microcredential from CloudSwyft Global Systems by FutureLearn you will develop AI and machine learning skills using Python and Microsoft Azure, on the path to role-based certifications.

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Offered through a collaboration with Microsoft, this microcredential will teach you the fundamentals of AI and provide you with the skills to design and build an AI solution using Microsoft Azure. Artificial Intelligence on Microsoft Azure - Machine Learning and Python Basics Microcredential from CloudSwyft Global Systems by FutureLearn  will prepare you for the Microsoft Azure AI Engineer Associate (AI-100) certification; the cost of this microcredential includes vouchers for this exam.

Take your first steps towards an AI career

Artificial intelligence is one of the key drivers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Accordingly, artificial intelligence skills are frequently listed among the most in-demand workplace skills in the current and future job market, as organisations seek to harness AI to revolutionise their operations.

While in-demand tech skills are changing, employers are faced with a shortfall of qualified candidates.

On this microcredential, you’ll address this challenge by developing key AI skills that can serve as the first steps towards becoming an AI engineer, business analyst, or AI professional.

Develop Python AI skills

Machine learning drives the predictive models at the heart of artificial intelligence. You’ll build key data science and machine learning skills, using the popular Python programming language.

This machine learning credential covers basic Python for data science, data science research methods, and machine learning for Python.

What skills will you learn?

  • Azure Cloud Portal administration
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Azure machine learning models
  • Python programming
  • Machine learning algorithms
  • Statistics for AI
  • Mathematics for AI
  • Chatbot development and LUIS integration
  • Microsoft bot framework

What you will achieve

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

  • Explore fundamentals of navigation of Microsoft Azure Administration portal
  • Apply the principles of machine learning and the use of Python and Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services to work with Text, Speech, Images and Videos
  • Produce and manipulate Python Lists, Numpy arrays and build custom plots on real data
  • Design and develop good data collection strategies to putting results in context
  • Develop Azure Cognitive Service Accounts
  • Design and develop chat bots on Azure Cognitive Services
  • Develop an implementation of integration of LUIS into a bot

Programme Structure

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.

Courses included:

  • Microsoft Future Ready: Azure Cloud Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Future Ready: Essential Mathematics for Machine Learning and AI
  • Microsoft Future Ready: Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solution (AI Engineer Associate)

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no specific entry requirements for this credential but it’s a hands-on course, so some basic Python skills, knowledge of and experience in C# or Creative Studio, and experience working with data from Excel, databases, or text files, would help you to hit the ground running.
  • Machine learning leans heavily on mathematics, so a high-school level of maths and basic understanding of statistics is also highly advantageous.
  • You should be willing to learn through exploration and hands-on practice.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    714 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 714 USD for the full programme during 3 months.
  • National

    714 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 714 USD for the full programme during 3 months.


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