Microsoft Launches Professional Degree Program With Data Science Pilot

Microsoft has announced Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) as an employer-endorsed university-caliber route for professional to grow their skills in critical fields.  News of this initiative was announced at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto by Steven Guggenheimer, corporate vice president and chief evangelist, Developer Experience and Evangelism Group who explained: “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 and to help close the skills gap we are seeing across a number of industries.” Explaining the choice of edX for the initial pilot MPD in Data Science, Alison Cunard, general manager, Microsoft Learning Experiences said: “The breadth and versatility of the edX platform allow us to expand our reach and deliver the Microsoft Professional Degree program, combining…


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