Data Science Track – Microsoft Professional Program

11 Data Science Skills. 1.5 Million Jobs. Get Skilled with the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science

Opportunities for data scientists—one of today’s hottest jobs—are rapidly growing in response to the exponential amounts of data being captured and analyzed. Companies hire data scientists to find insights and to solve meaningful business problems.

You don’t have to follow the courses in the specific order, but some courses are related. Some steps offer your various options, so you can choose.

We believe that learning should be for free, and therefore everyone can take the online courses, including doing the exercises and labs. You can decide after finishing a course if you would like to invest in a Microsoft certificate (when you passed the course succesfully 🙂 ). There are also different learning options: blended or in-class, for which you would have to pay. More info about these options can be found here.

Start Learning

Step 1: Make sure you have Microsoft Account Email Address*. This email address will be your backbone!

Step 2: Register with this Microsoft Account Email Address at the DataChangers Academy. You will now be ready to enroll for any course!

Step 3 (Optional): If you want to obtain a Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science, please enroll also at the Microsoft Professional Program Track. You have to sign in with your Microsoft Account Email Address. In order to obtain this final certificate, you would have to get certified for the required Data ScienceTrack courses at the DataChangers Academy, including the capstone.

If you have any questions regarding this track, please drop us a note.

Quick links directly to the DataChangers Academy

Course 1:Introduction to Data Science
Course 2a:Analyze and Visualize Data with Excel
Course 2b: Analyze and Visualize Data with PowerBI
Course 3:Analytics Storytelling for Impact
Course 4:Ethics and Law for Data and Analytics
Course 5:Querying with Transact-SQL
Course 6a:Introduction to R for Data Science
Course 6b: Introduction to Python for Data Science
Course 7a:Essential Math for Machine Learning: R Edition
Course 7b: Essential Math for Machine Learning: Python Edition
Course 7c: Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel
Course 8a:Data Science Research Methods: R Edition
Course 8b: Data Science Research Methods: Python Edition
Course 9a:Principles of Machine Learning: R Edition
Course 9b: Principles of Machine Learning: Python Edition
Course 10a: Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure
Course 10b: Analyze Big Data with Microsoft R
Course 10c: Developing Big Data Solutions with Azure Machine Learning
Course 11: Microsoft Professional Capstone: Data Science

Data Science Track

Microsoft Professional Program - Introduction to Data Science

Course 1:Introduction to Data Science

This course will get you started on your Data Science journey.

Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel Microsoft Professional Program

Course 2a:Analyze and Visualize Data with Excel

Explore tools in Excel that enable the analysis of more data than ever before, with improved visualizations and more sophisticated business logic. Learn how to import data from different sources, create mashups between data sources, and prepare data for analysis. Note: to prepare yourself for step 2, you can follow Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel

Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI Microsoft Professional Program

Course 2b: Analyze and Visualize Data with PowerBI

Learn how to connect and visualize your data with Microsoft Power BI. Find out how to import your data, author reports using Power BI Desktop, and publish those reports to the Power BI service. Create dashboards and share with business users on the web and on mobile devices. Note: to prepare yourself for step 2, you can follow Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel

Microsoft Professional Program - Analytics Storytelling for Impact

Course 3:Analytics Storytelling for Impact

Learn effective strategies and tools to master data communication in the most impactful way possible—through well-crafted analytics stories. Find out how stories create value and why they matter. Learn to craft stories, command the room, finish strong, and assess your impact. Get practical help applying these ideas to your data analytics work. Plus, you’ll learn guidelines and best practices for creating high-impact reports and presentations.

Ethics and law in data and analytics Microsoft Professional Program

Course 4:Ethics and Law for Data and Analytics

Learn to apply ethical and legal frameworks to initiatives in the data profession. You will explore practical approaches to data and analytics problems posed by work in Big Data, Data Science, and AI. You will also investigate applied data methods for ethical and legal work in Analytics and AI.

Microsoft-Professional-Program---Querying-Data-with-Transact-SQL

Course 5:Querying with Transact-SQL

From querying and modifying data in SQL Server or Azure SQL to programming with Transact-SQL, learn essential skills that employers need.

introduction to R for data science Microsoft Professional Program

Course 6a:Introduction to R for Data Science

Learn the basics of R programming. Starting from variables and basic operations, you will eventually learn how to handle data structures such as vectors, matrices, data frames and lists. In the final section, you will dive deeper into the graphical capabilities of R, and create your own stunning data visualizations. No prior knowledge in programming or data science is required.

Introduction to Python for Data Science

Course 6b: Introduction to Python for Data Science

Learn the basics of Python programming. Starting from the very beginning, with basic arithmetic and variables, and learn how to handle data structures, such as Python lists, Numpy arrays, and Pandas DataFrames. Along the way, you’ll learn about Python functions and control flow. Plus, you’ll look at the world of data visualizations with Python and create your own stunning visualizations based on real data.

Microsoft Professional Program - Essential Math for Machine Learning R Edition

Course 7a:Essential Math for Machine Learning: R Edition

Learn the essential mathematical foundations for machine learning and artificial intelligence using R. The couse focuses on mathematical concepts that you’ll encounter in studies of machine learning. It is designed to fill the gaps for students who missed these key concepts as part of their formal education, or who need to refresh their memories after a long break from studying math.

Microsoft Professional Program - Essential Math for Machine Learning Python Edition

Course 7b: Essential Math for Machine Learning: Python Edition

Learn the essential mathematical foundations for machine learning and artificial intelligence using Python. The couse focuses on mathematical concepts that you’ll encounter in studies of machine learning. It is designed to fill the gaps for students who missed these key concepts as part of their formal education, or who need to refresh their memories after a long break from studying math.

Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel - Microsoft Professional Program

Course 7c: Essential Statistics for Data Analysis using Excel

Gain a solid understanding of statistics and basic probability, using Excel, and build on your data analysis and data science foundation.

Microsoft Professional Program - Data Science Research Methods R Edition

Course 8a:Data Science Research Methods: R Edition

Learn the essential skills and hands-on experience with the science and research aspects of data science work using R, from setting up a proper data study to making valid claims and inferences from data experiments.

Microsoft Professional Program - Data Science Research Methods Python Edition

Course 8b: Data Science Research Methods: Python Edition

Learn the essential skills and hands-on experience with the science and research aspects of data science work using Python, from setting up a proper data study to making valid claims and inferences from data experiments.

Microsoft Professional Program - Principles of Machine Learning R Edition

Course 9a:Principles of Machine Learning: R Edition

Get hands-on experience building and deriving insights from machine learning models using R and Azure Notebooks.

Microsoft Professional Program - Principles of Machine Learning Python Edition

Course 9b: Principles of Machine Learning: Python Edition

Get hands-on experience building and deriving insights from machine learning models using Python and Azure Notebooks.

Implementing Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure HDInsight Microsoft Professional Program

Course 10a: Predictive Analytics with Spark in Azure

Learn how to use Spark in Microsoft Azure HDInsight to create predictive analytics and machine learning solutions. Find out how to cleanse and transform data, build machine learning models, and create real-time machine learning solutions using Python, Scala, and R with Apache Spark.

Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R

Course 10b: Analyze Big Data with Microsoft R

Learn how to use Microsoft R Server to analyze large datasets using R, one of the most powerful programming languages.

Microsoft Professional Program - Developing Big Data Solutions with Azure Machine Learning

Course 10c: Developing Big Data Solutions with Azure Machine Learning

Learn how to build predictive web services for Big Data workflows using Azure Machine Learning.

Microsoft Professional Capstone - Data Science

Course 11:Microsoft Professional Capstone: Data Science

Showcase the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired during the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science, and solve a real-world data science problem in this program capstone project. The project takes the form of a challenge in which you will explore a dataset and develop a machine learning solution that is tested and scored to determine your grade. Note: This course assumes you have completed the previous courses in the Microsoft Professional Program for Data Science.

If you have any questions regarding this track, please drop us a note.

*Please use a Microsoft Account email address (formerly know as Windows Live ID, like @hotmail.com, @outlook.com) to register at the DataChangers Academy if you want to obtain a certificate after finishing the courses. If you don’t have one yet, you can create one here for free.