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BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence

Course Overview

Our Artificial Intelligence training course will teach you the essential terminology and the general principles of Artificial Intelligence, which is a methodology for using non-human systems to learn from experience and imitate human intelligent behaviour.

This course has been developed to teach you the fundamental principles of AI, to be able to use them within your current, or future job roles. Your knowledge will be tested through the BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence exam, where you will answer questions about the terminology and the general principles of Artificial Intelligence.

Once you have completed this training course and passed your exam, you will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of general concepts in the following areas:

  •    Human and Artificial Intelligence.
  •    The Machine Learning process.
  •    The benefits, challenges, and risks of a Machine Learning project.
  •    The future of humans and machines in Work.

This course benefits from 1-year BCS membership and our Exam Pass Guarantee*.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • 24/7 access
  • Join a community of over 595,000
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online
  • Exam: Included
  • Course Access: 6 months
  • 24/7 access
  • Join a community of over 595,000
  • Accredited by BCS
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Why study the BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence course with e-Careers? 

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 595,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training.

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates. 

You will also benefit from:

  •    1-year BCS membership included (worth £92).
  •    Enhance your career prospects.
  •    Learn from expert materials.
  •    We offer interest-free payment options.

BCS Membership Benefits

This course benefits from 1 years BCS membership worth £92, which is eligible from the moment you pass your first exam.

Benefits of this associate’s membership include:

  •    Professional recognition
  •    Career development
  •    Networking 
  •    Knowledge and best practice 
  •    Exclusive discounts and offer

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Is the BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence course suitable for me?  

The Artificial Intelligence Essentials certificate is aimed at individuals who have an interest in, or need to implement, AI within their organisation.

Middle and Senior Managers, who run or organise teams to create AI dependent services and applications would also benefit from the principles taught throughout this training.

Typically, this course will benefit individuals who work in the following sectors:

  •    Science
  •    Engineering
  •    Knowledge Engineering
  •    Finance
  •    IT Services

What jobs can I apply for after my BCS Artificial Intelligence training? 

When you have completed your AI training you can work towards a career in a wide range of AI related job roles, including:  

  •    Machine Learning Researcher - £35k
  •    Data Mining and Analysis Professional - £47k
  •    Data Scientist - £47k
  •    Business Intelligence (BI) Developer - £47k
  •    Machine Learning Engineer - £52k
  •    Artificial Intelligence specialist - £60k
  •    Artificial Intelligence Developer - £65k
  •    Artificial Intelligence Engineer - £80k
  •    Artificial Intelligence Architect - £85k

(Source: ITJobsWatch)

Artificial Intelligence training would also help enhance other industries, including:   

  •    Science 
  •    Engineering
  •    Web Page Development 
  •    Professional Research
  •    Organisational Change
  •    Process Management 
  •    Business Change Managers 
  •    Program Management

BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence Syllabus

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of general concepts in the following areas:

  •    Human and Artificial Intelligence.
  •    The Machine Learning process.
  •    The benefits, challenges, and risks of a Machine Learning project.
  •    The future of humans and machines in Work.

Artificial and Human Intelligence: An Introduction and History (25%)

  •    Recall the general definition of human and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  •    Describe ‘learning from experience’ and how it relates to Machine Learning (ML) (Tom Mitchell’s explicit definition).
  •    Understand that ML is a significant contribution to the growth of Artificial Intelligence.
  •    Describe how AI is part of ‘Universal Design,’ and ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’.

Examples of AI: Benefits, Challenges and Risks (30%)

  •    Explain the benefits of Artificial Intelligence.
  •    List advantages of machine and human and machine systems.
  •    Describe the challenges of Artificial Intelligence.
  •    Demonstrate understanding of the risks of Artificial Intelligence.
  •    Identify a typical funding source for AI projects.
  •    List opportunities for AI.

An introduction to Machine Learning (35%)

  •    Demonstrate understanding of the AI intelligent agent description.
  •    Identify the differences with Machine Learning (ML).
  •    List the four rational agent dependencies.
  •    Describe agents in terms of performance measure, environment, actuators, and sensors.
  •    Describe four types of agent: reflex, model-based reflex, goal-based and utility based.
  •    Give typical examples of Machine Learning.
  •    Recall which typical, narrow AI capability is useful in ML and AI agents’ functionality.
  •    Describe the basic schematic of a neutral network.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence – Human and Machine Together (10%)

  •    Demonstrate an understanding that Artificial Intelligence (in particular, Machine Learning) will drive humans and machines to work together.
  •    List future directions of humans and machines working together.

BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence Exam Details

Exam format - Multiple-choice.

Number of questions – 20.

Duration - 30-Mins.

Supervised - Yes.

Open book - No.

Pass mark – 13/20 (65%).

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