Educational Technology

July 21, 2016

Microsoft’s new online certification program kicks off with data science specialization

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet

Microsoft is launching the pilot of an online certification program, called the “Microsoft Professional Degree”, with a data-science-focused competency. The new degree program is in beta/pilot at this point, said officials on July 13. The first certifications, which Microsoft will award this September, will be in the data science area. According to a website for the program, Microsoft consulted data scientists and companies employing them to figure out what the core skills required are in that field. Microsoft then developed a curriculum to teach the skills via online courses and hands-on labs. Graduates will receive a Microsoft Professional Degree in data science.

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