The BETA period fo:r the 773, 774, and 775 exams are finally complete and I was able to earn credit for all three. Which means I have picked up the MCSA: Machine Learning and also re-earned the MCSE: Data Management and Analytics for 2017.
Microsoft Learning has expanded the Microsoft Professional Program to include a Big Data track and a Front-End Web development track. I’m off to a great start on the Big Data track. It doesn’t show it, but I have started on my 4th course which is on NoSQL. My friend Sidney is the author on that course. He says, he is scrambling to get CosmosDB added.
The Four new SQL MCSA certifications coming out this fall have had a last minute name change. http://bit.ly/2q8lWPj
Finished my 4th badge in the #MSMVA #KnowItProveIt challenge. The Azure Machine Learning and Cortana Intelligence courses are absolutely great. If you are studying for data science, I would highly recommend working through these. The Cortana Intelligence course even has hands-on labs.
If you know much about me, you know I struggle with mathematics. I am more of a history and science person. However, I do try to work on my math skills when I am able, especially when it comes to Machine Learning. So I was excited to find this blog post on the math behind machine learning algorithms and some links on learning those algorithms. The author lists what he believes is the minimum math knowledge needed for Machine Learning. And again, if you know me, learning the minimum amount of math sounds good.
I am very excited to be helping others learn new technologies and asisst them in earning new certifications. On January 19, 2017, I will be delivering two exam prep session at the Microsoft Tech Summit in Chicago. The first is for the 70-473: Cloud Data Platform exam and the second session is for the 70-475: Big Data and Analytics Solutions. Click on the appropriate link if you would like to download the powerpoint presentations.
During the session I focus on Microsoft websites, however, if you have a Pluralsight account I would recommend the following video sessions to study for the exams. For the 70-473 exam: SQL Azure by Scott Seely, SQL Server 2016 New Features by Leonard Lobel, Implement Storage for Azure by Tim Warner, and Practical SQL Server HA/DR by Russ Thomas. For the 70-475 exam: Start with the 70-473 videos and then add Applying the Lambda Architecture by Ahmad Alkilani, HDInsight Deep Dive with Elton Stoneman, and Real World Big Data in Azure by Elton Stoneman.
Opportunities for data scientists 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. Get the real-world knowledge and hands-on experience that can help you succeed in one of these new jobs. Prove that you have what it takes in the Microsoft Professional Program.Enrollment for the next Data Science Program starts on December 16th. https://lnkd.in/gnBkFKM
Azure Machine Learning Studio has a large library of algorithms from the regression, classification, clustering, and anomaly detection families. Each is designed to address a different type of machine learning problem. Download the Azure Machine Learning Algorithm Cheat Sheet that helps you choose the right algorithm for a predictive analytics model.