About this Specialization

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In this Specialization, we will cover 3 key technologies that are foundational and driving significant growth and innovation. These are Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Technology is essential for the future of business. Almost any organization that wants to modernize or get ahead, and anyone working there, needs to understand and leverage these essential technologies. The courses in this Specialization provide foundational knowledge of Cloud, Data and AI, including business drivers behind their growth, the value they provide, their applications and use cases, and an understanding of how these technologies work. You will not only become familiar with the buzzwords associated with these technologies, but also experience them in action and develop hands-on skills to start working with them. This Specialization is suitable for a variety of learners who are beginners with these technologies, including managers and executives, professionals who want to upskill, and students getting ready to start a career. There is no special prior knowledge or hardware required. The only pre-requisites are basic computer literacy, device with a modern web browser with internet connectivity, and motivation to self-learn online.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 3 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Russian
Learner Career Outcomes
41%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 3 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Russian

There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Cloud Computing

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stars
256 ratings
60 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)

4.7
stars
3,841 ratings
851 reviews
Course3

Course 3

What is Data Science?

4.7
stars
36,497 ratings
6,734 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

  • Each course in the specialization entails about 8-10 hours of effort. Those taking this specialization part-time (about 2-3 hours per week), can complete the entire program in 2-3 months.

  • No special background or prior knowledge is required other than basic computer literacy.

  • The courses can be taken in any order.

  • After completing this specialization, you will be able to:

    • List key technologies driving modern businesses and ability to have meaningful conversations around Cloud, Data and AI, and related buzzwords
    • Gain Foundational Knowledge of Cloud Computing, Public/Private/Hybrid Clouds, IaaS/PaaS/SaaS, VMs, Cloud Storage & Cloud Native practices like DevOps
    • Describe Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, their impact on society, and our future in an AI enabled world
    • Outline what is Data Science, tasks that Data Scientist performs, and how Data Science is revolutionizing virtually all industries and businesses

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