Microsoft AI Partner Cognitive Solution Practice Development - Technical Track

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This Practice Development program is designed specifically to introduce you to Microsoft AI as a partner, and to teach you the skills needed to build your first AI solution using pre-built Microsoft Cognitive Services API’s and/or The Microsoft Bot Framework.

If you do not currently have access to Visual Studio, Office 365 and Azure, please note that Microsoft Partner Network members can purchase a subsidized benefit package called Microsoft Action Pack, which includes software and Azure credits for a small company or team.

This track of the program is intended for developers and technical roles, and is built to run in parallel with the Cognitive Practice - Business & Strategy Track. Please stay in touch with your colleague(s) participating in the Business & Strategy Track.

The training and content has been selected to give you the essentials – rather than have your employees attend deep training and certification, our goal is to help you build your first solution and launch it into market quickly. Your team is encouraged to apply these learnings and insights as you progress through the program.

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Track Overview

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

A high-level overview of AI to learn how Machine Learning provides the foundation for AI, and how you can leverage cognitive services in your apps. Obtaining a paid Certificate of completion is optional

Type

Online course

Duration

12 - 16 hours

Introduction to software development

This section covers the basics of software development. Please review each course syllabus to determine if you already possess the skills taught in this section. If you wish to go deeper into software development at a later stage, you may continue learning through the Microsoft Professional Program for Entry Level Software Development.

Logic and Computational Thinking

If you are already experienced in this subject, please visit the link and review the course syllabus. If you already possess the skills taught by this course according to the syllabus, you may mark this step as COMPLETED This course will teach you the fundamentals of formal logic and show you how logical thinking and logical concepts were applied to design and build digital machines. By gaining skills in logical analysis, you will not only gain important life skills, but you will better understand how computers work which will make you a better technician in the long run.

Type

Online Course

Duration

8-12 Hours

Overview of Visual Studio

If you are already experienced in this subject, you may mark this step as COMPLETED. This topic introduces you to the features of the Visual Studio Interactive Development Environment. We'll walk through some things you can do with Visual Studio and how to install and use it, create a simple project, get pointers on debugging and deploying code, and take a tour of the various tool windows.

Type

Online Recourse

C# Fundamentals for Absolute Beginners

If you are already experienced in this subject, you may mark this step as COMPLETED. Step through 24 practical and easy-to-understand C# training episodes, with our talented friend Bob Tabor, from Developer University, as he teaches you the fundamentals of C# programming.

Type

Online Hours

Duration

8 Hours

Introduction to Python for Absolute Beginners

If you are already experienced in this subject, please visit the link and review the course syllabus. If you already possess the skills taught by this course according to the syllabus, you may mark this step as COMPLETED Learn Python basics and start coding right away.

Type

Online Course

Duration

15-20 Hours

Introduction to Python – Fundamentals

If you are already experienced in this subject, please visit the link and review the course syllabus. If you already possess the skills taught by this course according to the syllabus, you may mark this step as COMPLETED Build on what you learned in the “Introduction to Python: Absolute Beginner” course, and dig into data structure basics.

Type

Online Course

Duration

15-20 Hours

Introduction to Microsoft AI for Developers

These courses have been selected to give you a primer on developing a solution using Pre-built Cognitive Services API’s and Bots. If you wish to go deeper into AI development at a later stage, you may continue learning through the Microsoft Professional Program for Artificial Intelligence and the Microsoft AI School.

Microsoft AI Developer Bootcamp

This path will guide anyone looking to dive into AI through the high level concepts and technologies in the Microsoft AI platform.

Type

Online Course

Duration

6 Hours

AI Applications on Azure

Artificial Intelligence is a vastly complicated set of topics. A simple definition is that Artificial Intelligence is when computers do things that humans normally do. Almost all of these AI components involve three basic concepts, modeled on how the brain works: Acquire Process Respond Acquire In this phase, the system takes in information or stimuli in some way.

Type

Online Course

Duration

2 Hours

Ethics and Law in Data and AI

Corporations, governments, and individuals have powerful tools in Analytics and AI to create real-world outcomes, for good or for ill.

Type

Online Course

Duration

12-18 Hours

Resources and Support

Get help through DevChat

DevChat is a live chat service for Microsoft Partners, where you can get in touch with a Microsoft Engineer for tips and answers to your questions.

Link to Support

Type

Support

Individual Introductions to the Cognitive Services APIs and the Bot Framework

These courses have been selected to give you a primer on developing a solution using Pre-built Cognitive Services API’s and Bots. If you wish to go deeper into AI development at a later stage, you may continue learning through the Microsoft Professional Program for Artificial Intelligence and the Microsoft AI School.

Cognitive Services – Computer Vision AP

The cloud-based Computer Vision API provides developers with access to advanced algorithms for processing images and returning information. By uploading an image or specifying an image URL, Microsoft Computer Vision algorithms can analyze visual content in different ways based on inputs and user choices. Learn how to analyze visual content in different ways with our quickstarts, tutorials, and samples.

Type

Online Course

Duration

4 Hours

Cognitive Services – Face API

The cloud-based Face API provides developers with access to advanced face algorithms. Microsoft Face algorithms enable face attribute detection and face recognition. Learn how to analyze content in different ways with our quickstarts, tutorials, and samples.

Type

Online Course

Duration

3 Hours

Image Classification using Cognitive Services - Custom Vision API

This learning path provides an overview of the Cognitive Services Custom Vision API and shows how to build an application using it.

Type

Online Course

Duration

14 Hours

Optical Character Recognition using Cognitive Services - OCR API

This learning path provides an overview of the Cognitive Services- OCR API and shows how to build an application using it.

Type

Online Course

Duration

12 Hours

Getting Started with Building Bots with Microsoft's Bot Framework

The Bot Framework is a platform for building, connecting, testing, and deploying powerful and intelligent bots. You can quickly start building bots with the Azure Bot Service. If you prefer building a bot from scratch, the Bot Framework provides the Bot Builder SDK for .NET and Node.js. Relevant links can be found in the expanding info-box

Type

Online Course

Duration

2 Hours

Creating Bots in the Microsoft Bot Framework Using C#

Get started creating your first bot with a built-in template. Watch helpful demos to learn about the many ways of communicating with the user, beyond just text, that Microsoft Bot Framework includes.

Type

Online Course

Duration

1 Hour

Creating Bots in the Microsoft Bot Framework Using Node.js

Interactive chat services via bots are among the most exciting emerging technologies. By creating a bot, you can allow your customers and users to interact with you through channels they're already using, such as Slack and Facebook.

Type

Online Course

Duration

2 Hours

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