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Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

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Another month, another Fundamentals exam 😄 I got this one because it was free after doing some online training through Microsoft. But - it was about time I got it. I've been using Azure since it came out but never got certified because there's a lot of Infrastructure stuff in the exams which don't particularly interest me as a developer. In saying that, I found the exam material high level enough to be interesting and I managed to fill in a few gaps.  Most notably - I enjoyed playing with the Azure Infrastructure map . It's a cool visualisation tool that lets you explore all the Azure infrastructure, all the datacentres, undersea cables, even satellites. You can take a virtual tour of a datacentre and learn about Azure in space! Cool stuff.

Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals

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  Woo!  This was by far one of the most fun exams I've had to do.  I've learnt a really good overview of Microsoft's AI services. I learnt about Image recognition, Bot framework, Speech recognition, Language processing, Knowledge mining, and more.  I've worked a little with Microsoft's Cognitive Framework in the past. In 2016 my team won our company's Innovation Day prize for building an app which monitored employee happiness. We made it into a joke - Big Brother spying on you all day to determine your emotional state at work by taking a photo of you every few seconds and analysing your emotion. It was a joke, man. Fast forward 5 years and there are companies out there doing this as a business now. How effective it is I'm not sure. Given that I ran Hide the pain Harold through the Emotion Service and he got 99% happiness, I have my doubts. Anyway, there is so much cool stuff you can do with the Azure AI tools. I recommend giving this exam overview a good lo