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Azure Data Scientist Associate Certification Guide

By : Andreas Botsikas, Michael Hlobil
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Azure Data Scientist Associate Certification Guide

By: Andreas Botsikas, Michael Hlobil

Overview of this book

The Azure Data Scientist Associate Certification Guide helps you acquire practical knowledge for machine learning experimentation on Azure. It covers everything you need to pass the DP-100 exam and become a certified Azure Data Scientist Associate. Starting with an introduction to data science, you'll learn the terminology that will be used throughout the book and then move on to the Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) workspace. You'll discover the studio interface and manage various components, such as data stores and compute clusters. Next, the book focuses on no-code and low-code experimentation, and shows you how to use the Automated ML wizard to locate and deploy optimal models for your dataset. You'll also learn how to run end-to-end data science experiments using the designer provided in Azure ML Studio. You'll then explore the Azure ML Software Development Kit (SDK) for Python and advance to creating experiments and publishing models using code. The book also guides you in optimizing your model's hyperparameters using Hyperdrive before demonstrating how to use responsible AI tools to interpret and debug your models. Once you have a trained model, you'll learn to operationalize it for batch or real-time inferences and monitor it in production. By the end of this Azure certification study guide, you'll have gained the knowledge and the practical skills required to pass the DP-100 exam.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Starting your cloud-based data science journey
Section 2: No code data science experimentation
Section 3: Advanced data science tooling and capabilities

Technical requirements

You will need to have access to an Azure subscription. Within that subscription, you will need a resource group named packt-azureml-rg. You will need to have either a Contributor or Owner Access control (IAM) role at the resource group level. Within that resource group, you should have already deployed an Azure ML resource named packt-learning-mlw. These resources should be already available to you if you followed the instructions in Chapter 2, Deploying Azure Machine Learning Workspace Resources.

You will also need to have a basic understanding of the Python language. The code snippets target Python 3.6 or newer versions. You should also be familiar with working in the notebook experience within AzureML Studio, which was covered in the previous chapter.

This chapter assumes you have registered the scikit-learn diabetes dataset in your AzureML workspace and you have created a compute cluster named cpu-sm-cluster, as described in the Defining datastores...