The New Destination for AI and Machine Learning Training: Simplilearn + Purdue University

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are buzzwords that have caught the eye of organizations across industries. New career opportunities these technologies are enabling are limitless. Unlike legacy technologies, many are still just starting to understand AI and ML and a selected few academic and industry experts still hold the secrets to innovation and possibilities in these fields. 

Simplilearn has partnered with Purdue University and collaborated with IBM to bring you the Post Graduate Program in AI and Machine Learning. This unique program combines Purdue’s academic excellence and IBM’s content, tools, and certifications with Simplilearn’s award-winning curriculum and Blended Learning approach.  The comprehensive program gives technology professionals the knowledge they need to succeed in highly lucrative careers in these fields.

Why Purdue University? 

Who else but? With over 150 years of academic excellence and students from over 130 countries, including the US, Purdue is known for its learning excellence. Also, a leading technology research institute, Purdue, is at the cutting edge in technologies like Data Science, AI, and Machine Learning. In 2018, CIO Magazine ranked Purdue’s Master of Science in Business Analytics and Information Management at its Krannert School of Management the #1 Data Science Master’s degree in the United States.

Purdue is changing the student experience with a greater focus on faculty-student interaction and creative use of technology. Committed to pursuing scientific discoveries and engineered solutions, Purdue has streamlined pathways for faculty and student innovators who have a vision for moving the world forward.

Gerry McCartney, the Oesterle Professor of Information Technology at Purdue University, says, “Technology advancements and rapidly moving digitization have pushed the threshold for business and professionals. It has become imperative for organizations to adapt and to accelerate the tangible business benefits from utilizing AI technology. AI and machine learning have almost-endless applications and are today transforming industries like banking and insurance, healthcare, consumer sector, and e-commerce. With AI set to create new job opportunities, it is now time for every professional to absorb the realities of the swift disruptions and upskill themselves to be at par with their peers. Through our collaboration with Simplilearn, our program will enable learners with the skills required to future-proof their careers and discover growth opportunities in the fields of AI and ML.”

This is Simplilearn’s second partnership with Purdue University. The first partnership created the Post Graduate Program in Data Science⁠, which was designed to help professionals with the training required to succeed in the business-critical field of data science.

Why IBM?

IBM is a global technology leader that’s been at the forefront of the latest technologies since operations began in 1911. Over a century later, the company continues trailblazing. With IBM Watson, its AI-powered search engine continuing to make headlines every day, it is no surprise that IBM was placed as a ‘leader’ in Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines.

Few parallel IBM's expertise in AI, cloud, and data science. The technology pioneer’s focus on developing the latest technologies to help people and enterprises work together better makes it a natural partner for Simplilearn.  Together, we are providing technology training programs that have industry-aligned curricula to ensure that learners transition into new job roles seamlessly. This is Simplilearn’s second collaboration with IBM. The first collaboration created four successful  Master’s programs designed to help professionals become data engineers, data analysts, AI engineers, and data scientists

The Simplilearn Advantage

Simplilearn brings together these two behemoths to provide a technology training program that is the perfect blend of academic learning and industry applications. With a curriculum strategically designed to address competitive industry requirements, our team of world-class instructors deliver course content using a highly-effective and proven blended learning approach. The recent IDC survey⁠—IDC InfoBrief, How Blended Learning Impacts Training Success (October, 2019), found that found that blended learning methodologies using a combination of virtual instructor-led training (V-ILT), electronic self-paced content, and projects were up to 122 percent more likely to be best in class at transferring knowledge and up to 50 percent more likely to be best in class for cost-effectiveness.

Our Post Graduate Program in AI and Machine Learning provides learners with over 450 learning hours, more than 25 hands-on projects, and a capstone project in three fields. It covers foundational to advanced skills in Machine Learning, NLP, Speech Recognition, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, and Reinforcement Learning, enabling professionals to advance to one of the most exciting technology frontiers.  We do this through in-depth theoretical instruction and practical hands-on experience.

Upon completion of the program, learners will receive a certificate from Purdue University.  Graduates will also gain membership in the Purdue University Alumni Association, joining a global community of AI professionals. 

Speaking on the program launch, Mr. Anand Narayanan, Chief Product Officer, Simplilearn, said, “Today, AI is transforming business, societies, and lives around the world. 2019 has witnessed a surge in workforce training in these technologies. Reports suggest that by 2022, 37 percent of India’s workforce will be in jobs that demand a completely new set of skills. In this age of AI and digital transformation, it is of utmost priority for professionals to possess the skills that are in demand. Simplilearn’s PG program in AI and Machine Learning, in partnership with Purdue University, covers all the core skills a professional needs, and provides learners a competitive edge to succeed in the world’s next big job-creating sector.”

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Your Next Learning Destination Is Here

If you are considering a career in the fields of AI and Machine Learning, your search should end here. This truly comprehensive program provides you with everything you need to start or advance your career. The combination of academic excellence from Purdue University and industry alignment with IBM makes this Post Graduate Program in AI and Machine Learning, a career advancement opportunity like none other.

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