BCS - Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence



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28/6/2021 (Monday)


On this accelerated BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence course, you’ll learn the basic principles of artificial intelligence (AI) - how it can support your business' growth and the potential risks involved.

In just 2 days, you’ll build knowledge on the basic process of machine learning (ML) and it’s relationship with AI. You'll also learn how to:

  • Identify examples of ML in business, social and science contexts
  • Implement the basic schematic of a neutral network
  • Implement supervised, unsupervised and reinforced ML

At the end of the course, you'll sit the BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence exam and get certified. You'll get access to official courseware and learn from certified instructors as Firebrand is an Authorised Training Partner (ATP).

Train through Firebrand's Lecture | Lab | Review methodology and you'll train at twice the speed in a distraction-free environment.


If you're interested in implementing AI into your business, or are any of the following, this course is ideal for you:

  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Organisational change practitioners
  • Service architects
  • Program and planning managers
  • Web developers
  • Chief technical officers
  • Service provider portfolio strategists/leads
  • Business strategists/consultants

BCS Foundation Certificate in Artificial Intelligence

Once you've achieved your BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence certification, you can go on to achieve your BCS Foundation Certificate in Artificial Intelligence.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 103079 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Section 1: Artificial and Human Intelligence: An Introduction and History

  • Module 1: The general definition of human and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Module 2: ‘Learning from experience’ and how it relates to Machine Learning (ML)
  • Module 3: ML and the growth of Artificial Intelligence
  • Module 4: AI, Universal Design and The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Section 2: Examples of AI: Benefits, Challenges and Risks

  • Module 1: The benefits of Artificial Intelligence
  • Module 2: The challenges of Artificial Intelligence
  • Module 3: The risks of Artificial Intelligence
  • Module 4: Typical funding source for AI projects
  • Module 5: Opportunities for AI

Section 3: An Introduction to Machine Learning

  • Module 1: Understanding the AI intelligent agent description
  • Module 2: Examples of Machine Learning in business, social, and science contexts
  • Module 3: ML and AI agents’ functionality
  • Module 4: Supervised, unsupervised and reinforced ML
  • Module 5: The basic schematic of a neutral network

Section 4: The Future of Artificial Intelligence – Human and Machine Together

  • Module 1: Understanding that Artificial Intelligence (in particular, Machine Learning) will drive humans and machines to work together
  • Module 2: Future directions of humans and machines working together

Exam Track

As part of your accelerated course, you'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

BCS Essentials Certificate in Artificial Intelligence exam

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Number of questions: 20
  • Passing score: 65% (13/20)
  • Languages: English
  • Domains:
    1. Artificial and Human Intelligence: an Introduction and History (25%)
    2. Examples of AI: Benefits, Challenges and Risks (30%)
    3. An introduction to Machine Learning (35%)
    4. The Future of Artificial Intelligence – Human and Machine Together (10%)

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


There are no formal prerequisites for this accelerated course.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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