5 months of intensive training and an introduction to the labor market: we fix it!
You score: new skills ánd a job in data science.

The Microsoft Azure Academy for Data Science, powered by Techionista, is especially for women who want to boost their career. For women who are ambitious and who are attracted to the world of data science. For women who are willing to start working full-time for 5 months from 28 October. During this intensive training you will be prepared for a job in data science. As a consultant, for example, as a data science professional or data analyst. After completing this course you have Microsoft Certified Data Scientist Associate certificate in your pocket and your first practical experience, thanks to an extensive business case.

They have already scored a job

After 5 months of intensive training at the Microsoft Azure Academy for Data Science, powered by Techionista, you are ready for a job in data science. As a consultant, for example, as a data science professional or data analyst. We often get the question how big the chance is that you will actually score a job after this training. We cannot give guarantees, but you can check the testimonials of previous candidates here. 

The program at a glance

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THE HARDSKILLS

  • analyzing and visualizing data with PowerBI
  • analytics storytelling for impact
  • ethics and law in data and analytics
  • querying data with Transact-SQL
  • introduction to Python for data science
  • essential math for machine learning using Python
  • data science research methods using Python
  • principles of machine learning using Python
  • predictive analytics with Spark in Azure
  • analyze big data with Microsoft R
  • developing big data solutions with Azure Machine Learning
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THE SOFTSKILLS

  • MBTI/JTI: discover your unique talents and come to a better understanding of yourself, your motivations, your talents and growth domains
  • communication skills
  • Personal Effectiveness: in which way does your personality play a role in your preferences and behavior
  • manage yourself and your time better
  • learn how to present yourself powerfully and successfully
  • learn to pitch convincingly
  • learn how to present your story
  • training in Online networking via LinkedIn
  • Online networking: learn to give without remembering and receiving without forgetting
  • learn to negotiate by using your personal influencing preference style effectively
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YOU GET

  • An intensive 5 months training at the Microsoft Azure Academy for Data Science at the Johan Cruijff ArenA
  • Good understanding of Python, R, Azure Machine Learning, HDInsight
  • Insights in how to visualize data with Power BI and Excel
  • The Microsoft Certified Data Scientist Associate certificate
  • Lectures by Personal-Branding-experts
  • Insights into your distinctive talents and qualities
  • Negotiating techniques and presenting them authentically
  • A catchy elevator pitch and a first setup for your LinkedIn profile text
  • A perfectly designed CV
  • An introduction to awesome potential employers
  • Techionista’s efforts to help them find a job in data science

From participant to data science professional

THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE PREVIOUS ACADEMY NOW HAVE A JOB AS DATA SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS

During the training we organize a Job Fair. You will then be speed dating with interested companies. For some participants of the previous edition of the Microsoft Azure Academy for Data Science, powered by Techionista, this ultimately resulted in a job. For others it was a welcome application exercise that they later used to score a job. The following companies were present during the job fair of the previous edition: ABN AMRO, Ajax – ArenA, Allego, Breinwave, Cegeka, Data Science Lab, Ensior, Herke ICT Group, Heroes, iFunds, KPN, OCTO, Schiphol, Tatasteel, Timing, TRUE BV and Valid. Do you want to know where the participants of the previous edition are currently working? Be sure to read their testimonials here!

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1. THE SELECTION

It’s gonna be pretty tough to keep up with the pace of this education program. And that makes sense: in a mere 5 months you’ll become a data professional. That’s why this program isn’t suitable for everyone. Some prior knowledge of analytics and programming is really a plus. No experience with programming so far? Than it might be a good idea to treat yourself to a course of programming; for instance with Python. It will definitely increase your chances of being selected. Furthermore, we pay attention to mentality: curiosity, inquisitiveness and perseverance are more important than a specific diploma. Last but not least: we are strong believers of age diversity. So whether you are in your early twenties, or in your mid-fifties: you make a chance to be selected for this program.

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2. THE PROGRAM

During this intensive, 5 months education program you will be trained by experienced teachers to become data scientists. For example, you learn to analyze and visualize data with PowerBI and work with Python and T-SQL. You immerse yourself in the mathematical basis for machine learning and artificial intelligence. And of course you’re also taught in ethics and law in the field of data. After completing a business case and a final project, you’ll go for the final exam that should result in obtaining the Microsoft Certified Data Scientist Associate certificate.

In addition, you’ll complete an extensive soft skills program that makes you more skilled in giving presentations, time management, personal leadership and networking. Participants from previous editions indicate that thanks to soft skill training they have become firmer and are approaching the labor market with way more confidence.

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3. BLENDED LEARNING

We strongly believe in blended learning. That’s a rather fancy name for a combination of online and offline learning. Three days per week you join your fellow participants on location. There your hardskills teachers give you the context you need, and your fellow students keep you sharp. You also go through the soft skills program together. Think of presentation training and teambuilding sessions, but you also learn how to negotiate. We expect self-reliance ánd teamwork. If you don’t understand something, first ask your fellow students for help. Sometimes face-to-face, but of course we also provide an online place to work together. Two days a week you work online from home. You gonna need that time to successfully complete each module.

The costs

This training costs € 12,000 ex. VAT. But thanks to the support of Microsoft and the Johan Cruijff ArenA, we can now offer a discount of € 3,000! This means that this edition of the Microsoft Azure Academy, powered by Techionista, costs € 9,000. As a participant, you only pay a personal contribution of € 1.995 ex. VAT (€ 2,413.95 including VAT).

Who then pays the remaining € 7,005 ex VAT? There are 3 scenarios possible:

SCENARIO 1

WE’LL PAY THE REST OF THE TRAINING COSTS

Although we are convinced that you’ll find a job in data science soon after completing this program, there is still a small chance that this will not work out. If so, we will cover the rest of your training costs of € 7,005 ex VAT. You only pay your own contribution of € 1.995 ex. VAT (€ 2,413.95 including VAT) before the start of the training.

Scenario 2

YOUR NEW EMPLOYER WILL PAY THE REST OF THE TRAINING

You are expected to find a job soon after completing this program. Your new employer will then pay back the rest of your training costs of € 7,005 ex VAT to us. You only pay your own contribution of € 1.995 ex. VAT (€ 2,413.95 including VAT) before the start of the training.

Scenario 3

YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER WILL PAY THE REST OF THE TRAINING

Maybe you already have a great job and your current employer is willing to invest in your training. Your current employer will then pay back the rest of your training costs of € 7,005 ex VAT to us. And who knows… maybe your boss is even willing to take your contribution of € 1.995 ex VAT (before the start of the training) for his/her account…

These women already participated

Who is Techionista?

We are committed to empowering women through technology. How? By talking about it in the media and on stages, by educating women and by introducing them to the labor market. And who are “we” exactly? We are the founders Vivianne Bendermacher and Tamira van Roeyen. We have years of experience in the media. Vivianne is a former editor-in-chief of the Dutch brands KIJK, Know How and VIVA and is now a technical expert at RTL Boulevard, a tech columnist for, among others, Technisch Weekblad and a much sought-after speaker. As marketing manager, Tamira has managed brands such as Flair and VIVA and was Digital Strategy and Transformation Manager of Sanoma’s women’s domain. Together we are now committed to empowering women through technology. Our goal: more women working in the tech scene and more diversity in the labor market. Our motto: the employee of the future is self-taught. In other words: with the right support, you can achieve everything. Yes, you too!

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