Microsoft Helping to Create More Data Scientists

The world needs more data scientists and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has taken a big step to make that happen.At the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference, the tech leader introduced the Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program, a “university-caliber” curriculum for professionals at any stage of their career. The program launches with an initial offering in data science, with all courseware available on edX.org, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard University and MIT, according to a press release. “The proliferation of cloud technologies and the delivery of software as a service has opened up tremendous revenue opportunities for our partners,” said Microsoft executive Steven Guggenheimer in the release. “The Microsoft Professional Degree will be offered via edX, as well as through learning-as-a-service offerings delivered through partners, to meet customers’ evolving training needs…


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