5 days


This course is intended for software developers wanting to build AI infused applications that leverage Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Cognitive Search, and Microsoft Bot Framework. The course will use C#, Python, or JavaScript as the programming language.

Please note: Microsoft has retired Azure training from the Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) catalogue. From 1st February 2020 we are no longer able to accept SATVs for this course.

Key Topics

Detailed Info
  • Create and Manage Azure Cognitive Services
  • Implement Language Analysis Solutions
  • Implement Conversational AI Solutions
  • Implement Computer Vision Solutions
  • Implement Knowledge Mining Solutions
Skills Gained
Key Topics
Target Audience

Skills Gained

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create, configure, deploy, and secure Azure Cognitive Services
  • Integrate speech services
  • Integrate text analytics
  • Create language understanding capabilities with LUIS
  • Create and manage Azure Cognitive Search solutions
  • Create intelligent agents using the Bot Framework
  • Implement Computer Vision solutions

Key Topics

Module 1: Create and Manage Azure Cognitive Services
Prior to accessing any of the Cognitive Services functionality on Azure, you will need to create a Cognitive Services resource. Using the various services (Speech, Computer Vision etc.), requires, at a minimum, an access key and a service endpoint URL. The information is required for authorization of applications that will be accessing these services. You will create either a single-service resource or a multi-service resource, depending on the services you access.


  • Create and Manage Cognitive Service Accounts
  • Secure Cognitive Services
  • Deploy and Consume Cognitive Services Containers

Lab : Create Azure Cognitive Service Resources

  • Create Azure Cognitive Service Resource
  • Access Keys
  • Use Diagnostics Monitoring

Lab : Secure Azure Cognitive Services

  • Secure Keys with Azure Key Vault

Lab : Containerize Azure Cognitive Services

  • Create Containers for Reuse
  • Deploy to a Container
  • Consume Cognitive Services from a Container


Module 2: Implement Computer Vision Solutions
Learn how to integrate visual AI in your applications through the use of Azure Computer Vision. Detect and identify faces or objects in images and video, perform object detection, classify images, and implement custom vision solutions.


  • Identify Faces and Expressions by using the Computer Vision API
  • Process Images with the Computer Vision Service
  • Evaluate Requirements for Implementing the Custom Vision APIs
  • Classify Images with the Microsoft CUstomg Vision Service
  • Extract Insights from Videos with the Video Indexer Service

Lab : Detect Faces

  • Get Subscription Keys
  • Test Face Detection

Lab : Create a Custom Vision Service

  • Create Service
  • Upload Tagged Images
  • Train Model
  • Test Model
  • Call Prediction Endpoint

Lab : Extract Insights from Videos with Video Indexer

  • Subscribe to the Video Indexer API
  • Upload and Index Images
  • Examine Output
  • Find Moments in Video
  • View and Edit Insights


Module 3: Implement Language Analysis Solutions
Learn how to implement natural language functionality in your applications through integration of the Language Understanding service. Gain insights into your users’ intentions through text analytics features such as sentiment analysis and language detection. Identify important information in text files with entity and key phrase extraction capabilities.


  • Add Basic Conversational Intelligence to your App by using Language Understanding
  • Manage you Language Understanding Service
  • Use Containers for your Language Understanding Service
  • Discover Sentiment in Text with the Text Analytics API
  • Recognize Entities in Text with the Text Analytics API
  • Extract Key Phrases from Text with the Text Analytics API
  • Detect Language with the Text Analytics API

Lab : Implement the Language Understanding Service

  • Create a Language Understanding Service
  • Work with Intents
  • Work with Utterances
  • Work with Entities
  • Train and Publish a Model

Lab : Manage Your Language Understanding Service

  • Manage your Keys
  • Manage Versioning
  • Scripting Automation

Lab : Containerize Language Understanding

  • Install and Run Containers

Lab : Perform Sentiment Analysis

  • Test Sentiment Analysis with the API Testing Console
  • Create a Function App
  • Call the Sentiment Analysis API from a Function
  • Sort Messages

Lab : Perform Entity Recognition

  • Extract Entities from Text

Lab : Perform Key Phrase Extraction

  • Extract Key Phrases from Text

Lab : Perform Language Detection

  • Detect Language in Text


Module 4: Implement Knowledge Mining Solutions
Azure Cognitive Search provides a cloud-based solution for indexing and querying a wide range of data sources, and creating comprehensive and high-scale search solutions. Lean to implement a solution in which the documents are indexed and made easy to search.


  • Create an Azure Cognitive Search Solution
  • Create an Enrichment Pipeline with Azure Cognitive Search
  • Create a Knowledge Store with Azure Cognitive Search

Lab : Create an Azure Cognitive Search Solution

  • Create an Azure Resource for Search
  • Create a Data Source
  • Create an Index
  • Create and Run an Indexer
  • Search and Index
  • Apply Filtering and Sorting
  • Enhance the Index

Lab : Create an Enrichment Pipeline

  • Create an Azure Resource
  • Create a Data Source
  • Create a Skillset
  • Create an Index
  • Create and Run an Indexer
  • Search the Enriched Index
  • Create a Custom Skill
  • Update the Index
  • Search the Updated Index

Lab : Create a Knowledge Store

  • Create Azure Resources
  • Create a Data Source
  • Create a Skillset
  • Create an Index
  • Create and Run an Indexer
  • Explore a Knowledge Store


Module 5: Implement Conversational AI Solutions
Use the Microsoft Bot Framework and the Bot Framework Composer to design and create conversational AI solutions.


  • Build a Chat Bot in the Azure Portal
  • Design a Bot Conversation Flow
  • Create a Bot with the Bot Framework Composer

Lab : Create a Bot with the Azure Portal

  • Create a Basic Bot with the Azure portal

Lab : Create a Bot with the Bot Framework Composer

  • Create a Bot with the Bot Framework Composer
  • Add Help and Cancel Functionality
  • Integrate Language Generation
  • Use Cards
  • Integrate Language Understanding

Target Audience

Software engineers concerned with building, managing and deploying AI solutions that leverage Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Cognitive Search, and Microsoft Bot Framework. They are familiar with C#, Python, or JavaScript and have knowledge on using REST-based APIs to build computer vision, language analysis, knowledge mining, intelligent search, and conversational AI solutions on Azure.

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please email us at [email protected]


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure and ability to navigate the Azure portal
  • Knowledge of either C#, Python, or JavaScript
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