The Microsoft Professional Degree program will help professionals acquire new skill sets

Microsoft has announced a Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. The program aims to impart the skills and knowledge required in a twenty-first century workplace, says Microsoft. MPD has been launched on edx.org in collaboration with Harvard University and MIT. There’s only one program on offer at the moment and it’s a ‘degree’ in data sciences. Microsoft sees the program as an opportunity to “close the skill gap” seen across industries. The aim is to provide professionals with real-world knowledge and hands-on experience that they can use to further their careers and meet market needs. Microsoft currently sees a huge skill gap when it comes to data sciences, and one can understand Microsoft’s perspective when you look at the investment in big data, cloud…


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