Cloudswyft offers new online AI course through innovative Hands-On Labs

A new Microsoft AI is being offered on FutureLearn via a partnership with CloudSwyft.

By U2B Staff 

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Cloudswyft Global Systems has partnered with online learning provider FutureLearn to develop a broad range of online technology skills courses, with the first one being an online Microsoft Artificial Intelligence (AI) course. Cloudswyft is based in Manila, Philippines, and is a Microsoft ISV (independent software vendor) Partner.

The first course, Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Microsoft Azure: Machine Learning and Python Basics, has already launched and is now open for enrolment. Students can complete the course over fifteen weeks at an affordable cost of USD $659.

The online microcredential course will teach students the fundamentals of AI, providing them with the skills needed to design and build an AI solution using Microsoft Azure.

It’s also a pathway for the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900) and Microsoft Azure AI Engineer Associate (AI-100) certification, and the cost of the online course comes with vouchers for these exams.

Additional Microsoft future-ready technology courses will include Data Science, Data Analysis, Front-End, and Software Development, DevOps, Azure Data Scientist, Azure Developer, and Administrator, Power BI, Dynamic 365, Power Platform and more.

According to London Loves Business, this course stands out from the rest due to the user experience, enhanced through a combination of Hands-On Labs, a Blended Learning Experience platform, and Microsoft role-based certification exams.

Hands-On labs are live cloud-based environments that come with pre-installed applications and tools for each specific course.

Students can perform practical lab exercises through their browser, be graded, and successfully earn ‘hands-on lab accomplished’ digital credentials.

They can also access the Blended Learning Experience Platform, integrated within the FutureLearn platform, which is a value-add service that allows students to book technology experts and mentors for one-on-one remote guidance on how to utilise Hands-On Lab and course modules.


Dann Angelo De Guzman, founder and CEO of CloudSwyft, said, “We are thrilled to be working with FutureLearn to provide future-ready skills to their extensive global user base, both initially through our Microsoft courses, but also by integrating our Hands-On Labs product into their existing technology courses.

“We believe this will provide significant upskilling and reskilling opportunities, certifications and microcredentials at a time when digital skill learners need them the most.”

Justin Cooke, Chief Content and Partnerships Officer at FutureLearn said that as technological disruption has propelled the world of work forward over the past few decades, there is a huge demand for skilled professionals in areas such as AI, software engineering, and data science.

“This disruption has meant that professionals will need to update at least 42% of core skills for existing roles in the next two years, according to the World Economic Forum. Recent events have only highlighted the growing need for talent with the right skills to fill these gaps.

“That’s why FutureLearn is proud to partner with CloudSwyft to deliver a number of high- quality and accessible Microsoft microcredentials to millions of learners, which aim to provide them with the career-boosting skills they need for in-demand roles.”

For those looking to master the basics of AI to develop skills in this advanced technology, there are also a number of free online courses available, such as Learn with Google AI, a collection of tutorials, guides, and resources on how to apply AI to social, environmental and humanitarian challenges.