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Advanced AI on Microsoft Azure: Ethics and Laws, Research Methods and Machine Learning

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Advanced AI on Microsoft Azure: Ethics and Laws, Research Methods and Machine Learning

Explore the ethics and laws surrounding AI and develop advanced AI and machine learning skills using Python and Microsoft Azure.

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Upskill for work in the fast-growing fields of AI and machine learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) 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. The field is exponentially growing, and legal frameworks and ethics are struggling to keep up.

This comprehensive professional certificate is designed to cover an entire skill track to help you take your AI career to the next level. You’ll cover the laws and ethics of AI, data research methods using the Python programming language, advanced machine learning principles and the design and implementation of an AI solution on the Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure.

This professional certificate will develop your understanding of the standards of right and wrong that guides moral conduct in the development and use of AI technologies.

You’ll learn how to apply data research methods for ethical and legal work in analytics and AI, and gain an in-depth insight into the foundation of ethical and legal frameworks.

As well as growing your knowledge of AI ethics, you’ll learn how to develop machine learning models with Azure machine learning. You’ll discover how software can be used to process, analyse, and extract meaning from natural language. You’ll also process images and videos to gain an understanding of how we see the world in the way that we do, and will learn how bots are created and enhanced with QnA Maker and LUIS.

This course will also provide you with in-demand practical Python programming skills as you discover how to plan for analysis of data using Python.

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

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 C# or Visual Studio.

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 hands-on, online course is designed for students and professionals aiming to start or develop their careers in the artificial intelligence, analytics, data science and machine learning skills industries and sectors. It’s specifically suited to those who are looking to become IT professionals, data analysts, researchers and scientists, software developers, cloud specialists, applied mathematics and statistic teachers and practitioners, Chatbot developers and AI engineers.


What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

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.

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

  • 1 weeks
  • 6 hours per week

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

  • 2 weeks
  • 5 hours per week

Welcome to Ethics and Law in Data Analytics

  • 3 weeks
  • 5 hours per week

This course is designed to help you understand how machine learning works and how to build, evaluate and improve machine models.

  • 5 weeks
  • 5 hours per week

Upon successful completion of this professional certificate, you’ll receive a voucher to sit the Microsoft role-based exam voucher for the Microsoft Azure AI Engineer Associate Exam (AI-100).

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.

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 12-16 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

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You will have 14 days from the day the course starts to apply for a refund. You can find more information in our code of conduct.

Microcredentials are designed to fit around your life and timezone.


There may be live events as part of your studies, but these will be recorded and can be watched afterwards if you aren’t online for the live broadcast.

No, microcredentials are designed to be taken anywhere in the world. You won’t need the right to study in the country where the university offering the microcredential is based.