DataChangers Summer Academy

Do you want to learn data science skills and still have some time to relax this summer? Then apply now for the DataChangers Summer Academy! We have 2 tracks from the Microsoft Professional Program for you and you can learn at your own pace, where and whenever you want. And the good news: it’s for free! So why not give it a try?

Program

You have 3 months to finish the Data Science Track (10 courses) or the Data Analysis Track (8 courses). The Data Science track will also have a Capstone project that takes place in October 2019. So if you are inspired after this summer program and you did the Data Science track, we would welcome you to enroll for the Capstones in October.

Data Science Program

Microsoft Professional Program Data Science Track

Data Analysis Track

Microsoft Professional Program Data Analysis Track

Duration

We will start on the 1st of July, 2019 and finish on the 30th of September, 2019.

Learning Environment

All the courses are available at the DataChangers Academy.

What do I need to start

You only need a Windows Live ID email address. With this Windows Live ID email address, you can register on our DataChangers Academy. If you don’t have a Windows Live ID yet, you can create one here: https://signup.live.com/. You can create a new email address, or use one of your existing email addresses, and set it up as a Windows Live ID. After registration on the DataChangers Academy, you can explore the courses and enroll.

Costs

There are no costs for this program. But you have the opportunity to get certified, which has a cost. Please look at the next paragraph for the details.

Certification

This DataChangers Summer Academy is for free. However, if you want to get credits for all your work done, then that’s possible too. For every course you finish, you can purchase a course completion voucher, which will give you the option to get a Microsoft Certificate of Completion. There are also voucher packages available in our shop (first come, first served):

If you want to get certified, then please also enroll for the corresponding Microsoft Professional Program track with the same Windows Live ID email address. On this Microsoft Academy, you can then find the overview of all your achievement when you issue your vouchers for a certificate. Please make sure you take the courses at the DataChangers Academy (the links on the Microsoft Academy might send you elsewhere).

Ps. we can also make you an invoice for these vouchers. If you want that, just send us your invoice details and the voucher package that you would like to buy, and we will prepare you the invoice.

Support

We believe in the strength of the community and have a Microsoft Teams Site so you can share your questions with your fellow-learners.
You can download the app here: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads. We want to keep the program for free, so there are no additional coaches.

Application

The application for the DataChangers Summer Academy is open:

We would recommend you to apply with a Windows Live ID email address, because you would need that to enroll for the courses. If you don't have one, you can create one here: https://signup.live.com/
Of course we welcome you to take both, but let's start with one.
By "certified" we mean that you receive a Microsoft Certificate of Completion for every course you complete. If you are currently working at a company that has SA Training Vouchers, please contact us, as they can be used.
We have special discount rates on the Microsoft Certificates of Completion for our partners.
We are not in the recruitment business! However, we have a fantastic partner network and they are continuously looking for new talents. If you select "Yes" we could get you in touch with them.
We understand that your plans can change, and you can cancel your application up to 15 days before we start.