Machine Learning Mini-Degree

With its ability to provide valuable insights and solve real-world problems – such as cancer detection, self-driving cars, and virtual personal assistants (just to name a few) – machine learning is revolutionizing nearly every industry. Large and small companies alike are increasingly seeking machine learning experts in this area, and with a shortage of trained professionals, it’s an area filled with opportunities.

The Machine Learning Mini-Degree will give you the fundamental skills needed to build the next generation of intelligent applications and software. Using Python, NumPy, TensorFlow, and Keras, you’ll learn by building real projects – including an image identification app, image generator, text generator, and spam detector AI.

The skills you learn will enable you to develop innovative and practical solutions across a wide range of industries.

 

You will learn:

  • Functional arrays and matrices with NumPy
  • Building, training, and testing machine learning programs
  • Pattern and image recognition
  • Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) for image generation
  • Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) for language modeling
  • Deep reinforcement learning
  • Naive Bayes for text classification

 

Curriculum

Level 1 Machine Learning Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 1: Machine Learning 101
  • Arrays & matrices with NumPy
  • Machine learning basics with TensorFlow
  • Plotting & graph creation with Matplotlib
  • Training linear regression models

Level 2 Machine Learning Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 2: Working with Images
  • Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs)
  • Image recognition – TensorFlow & Keras
  • Handwriting-recognition app
  • Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)
  • Photo-realistic image generation

Level 3 Machine Learning Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 3: Datasets and Training
  • Deep reinforcement learning
  • Train a neural network to play games
  • Q-Learning & Deep Q-Networks

Level 4 Machine Learning Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 4: Working with Text
  • Text classification with Naive Bayes
  • Spam-detector AI
  • Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs)
  • Text generation
  • Movie reviews classifier app

 

100% Beginner-Friendly

This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to start building machine learning applications with Python. Whether you’ve never coded before, or are a more experienced developer looking to branch out into a new specialization, this Mini-Degree is designed to help you succeed.

 

Why Master Machine Learning?

Machine learning has easily become a staple for many companies. Not only is it used to improve core operations, but companies continue to invest even more money into advancing their business using AI technology.

List of business facts where machine learning is concerned

This has made machine learning skills increasingly in demand throughout the industry. It’s seeing incredible job growth, and has the second-highest base salary compared to other similar fields. The entire global market for machine learning software is also increasing in revenue, ensuring that this field is filled with opportunities.

Bar graph showing job growth, with machine learning engineer at the top

Base salaries for various Python related fields

Line graph showing the market forecast for machine learning software

 

Basic to intermediate Python skills are necessary in order to get the most out of this curriculum. If you are entirely new to Python and programming in general, we'd recommend starting with the Python Mini-Degree first.
Why should I learn programming?

We’re living in the age of technology. In every industry, demand for developers is high and continues to rise, yet there’s a shortage of skilled developers. As a result, there’s a huge number of exciting opportunities out there for developers who want to take them.

By mastering the skills taught in these courses, you’ll prepare yourself for roles in a wide range of industries. Whether you want to work in a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you’ll learn in-demand knowledge and techniques that will help you to succeed.

What will I achieve by taking these courses?

You’ll not only learn the most in-demand modern languages, frameworks, and tools, but also how to apply them to your own projects and real-world situations.

Additionally, as our courses are primarily project-based, as you learn you’ll develop a rock-solid professional portfolio that can be used to impress potential employers.

Technology changes quickly. What happens if the content becomes outdated?

We’re committed to providing you with the most up-to-date, relevant content. If one of our courses becomes outdated due to modern practices, we’ll update it. Often, we’ll even remake it entirely using the latest versions of the languages, tools and frameworks.

We’re committed to keeping up with cutting-edge developments in the industry, and turn this knowledge into new courses, which we publish every month.

I’m an absolute beginner who’s never coded before. Can I still do these courses?

Yes, you can! We have entry-level courses on all key topics, and each of our curriculums feature guided learning paths that show you what courses are needed to reach your goals.

Additionally, if you need a little extra help, we have expert mentors on hand to answer any course-related questions that you might have.

What time commitment is needed?

We get that you’re busy, and so we’ve designed our courses to be completely flexible, so you can learn at your own pace and fit your courses around your schedule.

While we recommend that you put in at least a few hours a week (the more hours put in, the more you’ll get out!) there are no time limits or deadlines that you need to worry about.

Will these courses help me to change my career?

Many of our students have been able to successfully change their careers, land their dream job, get promoted, and even start their own businesses… and you have the potential to do the same!

You can also combine your existing skills with your new tech skills, and expand your career, rather than changing it completely.

Our courses have been designed to teach you highly transferable skills, and leave you with strong projects that can be added to your professional portfolio – whatever you want to do, we’ll help to get you there!

Can I watch the videos offline?

All courses on Zenva Academy can be accessed both on our online learning platform, and via the Zenva app (available for iOS and Android). The Zenva app features both online and offline access, so you can securely download your courses and complete them at your leisure.

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