Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program

Microsoft is addressing the shortage of workers with data science skills with a new professional degree program offered online. The company said the data science degree will serve as a pilot for future offerings. 10 IT Hiring Plans For Second Half Of 2016 (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Microsoft is launching a new professional degree designed to provide what it says is university-caliber curriculum for technology pros. The company announced the new program in conjunction with its Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto this week, and said the initial curriculum will focus on a Data Science Degree program. The program is built on an infrastructure announcement from earlier in the week at WPC — Microsoft unveiled an Azure-hosted Open edX, an online learning platform that enables any…

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