Where will this course lead?

Learn the essentials, to help develop your career as a Data Scientist. The course consists of modules covering; Introduction to Data Science.

Find out how to build and derive insights from data science and machine learning models. Explore key concepts in data acquisition, preparation, exploration, and visualization, and take a look at how to build a cloud data science solution using Azure Machine Learning, R, and Python.

What will I study?

After completing this course, you will be able to:

- Introduction to Data Science
- Understand the basics of data science, data organization, data visualization, data analysis.
- Use Excel to support data analysis.
- Data Science and Machine Learning Essentials
- Describe key concepts of data science and machine learning.
- Prepare data for predictive modeling.
- Visualize and explore data.
- Create supervised and unsupervised machine learning models.
- Publish machine learning web services

How will this course be delivered?

This 'Specialist' level course is part of the 'Data Science Track' from the Professional IT Training series delivered by the Microsoft IT Academy at Solihull College, Blossomfield campus.

Providing IT professional's access to the latest Microsoft certification courses with high quality, flexible learning systems.

The 'Professional IT Training' courses facilitate effective self-directed learning, with flexible start dates to meet your individual needs. This course is delivered in our Microsoft IT Academy workshop alongside students studying similar SQL database or BI courses.

This course includes hands-on practice labs in our Academy lab facility that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills needed to support the Microsoft technology.

The student resources include relevant Study materials, Azure ML Studio and e- learning materials.

Microsoft Imagine enables students to download Microsoft operating systems and applications for your academic use only. Conditions and systems requirements apply.

Tailored individual learning plans, with support and guidance from our experienced tutors.

This course is available to study in the evening, over 15 sessions. Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study.

What qualifications will I get?

Vocational study not leading to a recognised academic qualification.

How will I be assessed?

The course includes assessments throughout the course with both practical and quiz exercises. Course certificates of completion are provided.

There is no formal examination required.

How do I get a place on the course?

Places are offered by interview, subject to meeting the entry requirements.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must be over 19.

Have a basic knowledge of data analysis using Excel and database fundamentals, working with non-relational data.

Learners must be over 19.

Have a basic knowledge of data analysis using Excel and database fundamentals, working with non-relational data.

What else do I need to know?

Certification benefits:

The number of job postings in the computing industry is growing so rapidly that there aren't enough qualified workers available to fill the positions.

Certifications give you a professional edge by providing globally recognised industry endorsed evidence of skills mastery, demonstrating your abilities and willingness to embrace new technologies.

How much will this course cost?

Tuition fee     £ 450 ; Materials fee   £ 0  ; Total £ 450

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?

This course is not eligible for fee concession.
Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study, tuition fee payable.

What can I do after this course?

This course is intended for Database Administrators, Database Developers, and Business Intelligence professionals.

Further Microsoft IT courses are available; Introduction to Programming Using Python, SQL Database courses


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