In April, we announced our first ever Azure Fundamentals specialization on Coursera’s platform. Today, we are excited that AI Fundamentals and Data Fundamentals are now live on Coursera and a part of the Microsoft Azure Learning Collection. These new Specializations come amid rapid cloud adoption and offer students a strong set of skills that are in high demand in today’s workforce. In fact, according to Burning Glass, the number of Azure-related jobs is projected to grow 38 percent over the next ten years.
What skilling content is included in the new Microsoft Azure AI and Data Specializations?
Microsoft AI Fundamentals: In this Specialization, students can gain foundational knowledge about core artificial intelligence (AI) concepts and become familiar with services in Microsoft Azure that can be used to create AI solutions. Upon completing the Specialization, students will be prepared for the Microsoft Certified AI-900 Azure Fundamentals Exam. Here is a preview of the courses offered in the AI Fundamentals Specialization:
Microsoft Data Fundamentals: In this Specialization, students can learn directly from Microsoft Azure experts about the core database concepts in a cloud environment. Students will build foundational knowledge of cloud data services within Microsoft Azure, and prepare for the Microsoft Data Fundamentals DP-900 exam. Here is a preview of the courses offered in the Data Fundamentals Specialization:
Scholarship opportunities for Women in Cloud
As a part of this initiative, we are teaming up with Women in Cloud to offer their members over 600 scholarships to all three specializations and the respective certification exam vouchers at no cost.
“Digital skilling is becoming a critical necessity in today’s world and women are struggling to get access to career building education. That is why we are excited to partner with Microsoft and Coursera on this special initiative,” said Women in Cloud President Chaitra Vedullapalli
Applicants who are accepted into this program will enroll in and complete the three Azure digital skilling Specializations via the Coursera platform: Azure Fundamentals, AI Fundamentals and Data Fundamentals. What’s more, scholars who complete these trainings will also receive a certification voucher for each Specialization to take the respective exams for free. In addition to free Azure skilling, scholars can also expect career support from the Women in Cloud community. Microsoft, Women in Cloud, and Coursera are committed to equipping women interested in upskilling and contributing to an inclusive, skills-based economy.
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