New Data Science-Related Microsoft Certification Tests

Microsoft has added two new (Beta) Advanced Analytics certification exams: Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning (70-774)  and Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure HDInsight (70-775).  These two exams join the existing exam, Analyzing Big Data with Microsoft R (70-773). All three exams target the Data Scientist audience and can be credited towards a MCSE certification.

Perform Cloud Data Science with Azure Machine Learning (70-774)

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70-774 covers common data science tasks and activities using Azure Machine Learning .  The test will cover data manipulation,  developing machine learning models, and  management and operationalizing models.   There is a section for “Other Services for Machine Learning” that covers neural networks on virtual machines, using the Cortana Intelligence Gallery, HDInsight and SQL Server R Services on Azure.

 

Perform Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure HDInsight (70-775)

HDInsight Logo70-775 includes  administration and configuration of HDInsight clusters. Areas for questions also includes batch, interactive and real-time processing tasks.  Technologies including Hive, Pig, Spark, Phoenix and Hbase are covered in 774.  Languages called out are Java, Python and Scala.

If you have or will take these, I am curious about your feedback. As far as I know, these are the first certification tests geared towards the data science by Microsoft.

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