THE Microsoft opened this Monday (4th) registration for new classes of its #ElasnaIA and #SecurityGirls programsboth free and focused on empowering women in IT. Together, the courses provide 80 places.
Both programs promote mentoring and issue technical certification. #ElasnaIA provides training for professionals in cloud fundamentals and Artificial Intelligence (AI), while #SecurityGirls is focused on the cybersecurity area.
Applications for both courses close on April 13 and must be done through their respective websites – below you can find more detailed information about each of the programs.
To participate, candidates must also identify themselves as a cisgender or transgender woman, at least 18 years old and have completed high school.
The initiatives were conceived by Women at Microsoft (WAM), a group formed by Microsoft employees and volunteers within the company’s Diversity and Inclusion pillars and which aims to work towards increasing this group’s participation in the IT segment, as well as expanding the employment opportunities in the sector.
Women in technology: training programs
The first course is in its 4th edition and has trained more than 100 students since the first edition. For the next class, 40 vacancies will be offered to those interested in receiving mentorship in Artificial Intelligence, cloud fundamentals and preparation to obtain the Microsoft AI-900: AI Fundamentals certification.
The program, which has technical modules, in addition to a grid covering soft-skills such as creating a career plan, revising resumes and improving your professional profile on LinkedIn.
Interested parties must apply from the official website of #ElasnaIAfill in a questionnaire and complete the challenge on Artificial Intelligence.
For the mentoring program, in addition to the profile prerequisites, you must also be interested in working in the IT market. At the end of the course, graduates will receive free vouchers to take the Microsoft AI-900 certification exam.
This is the first edition of Microsoft’s cybersecurity program. It will also offer 40 free seats, with a grid based on cloud fundamentals and preparation to obtain the Microsoft SC-900: Security Fundamentals certification.
Entries must be made from the #SecurityGirls website. During the process, just as it is done in the other program, it is necessary to fill out a questionnaire and complete the security challenge.
For this program specifically, basic knowledge of computing and cloud computing infrastructure is required. All graduates will receive free vouchers for the Microsoft SC-900 certification exam.