Microsoft announces new Professional Degree program

Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate VP of Developer Platform and Evangelism at Microsoft, took the stage at WPC2016 to announce Microsoft’s new Professional Degree program. Currently, the program is only being piloted, but Microsoft expects to be expanding it soon. The only degree currently offered during the pilot phase is the Microsoft Professional Degree in Data Science. Microsoft also says graudates will earn a “digitally shareable and résumé-worthy credential.” The site for the new program says their Professional Degree in Data Science includes “a curriculum” teaching “functional and technical skills, combining highly rated online courses with hands-on labs, concluding in a final capstone project.” The curriculum was developed by consulting with Data Scientists to identify requisite core skills for the rapidly growing field. –> ]]> The Course In all the program includes…


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