17 weeks

Microsoft Azure Certified Data & AI

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  • Extensive Career Skills Track
  • Job guarantee at ilionx
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ilionx’ CEO Jan Veltman talks about ilionx.

Why this initiative?

Like many large IT and tech companies, ilionx faces a shortage of well-trained IT personnel. Inclusion and diversity are important themes within the innovative company and it therefore strives for a workforce that reflects these core values. To meet both challenges, ilionx has started the collaboration with Techionista Academy. On August 30, 2022, a group of carefully selected women will begin a Microsoft Azure Certified Data & AI track at Techionista Academy. ilionx is fully funding the training. After a fulltime training of 17 weeks, the participants can immediately start working at one of ilionx’s offices in among others Groningen, Zwolle, Hoorn, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Bosch, Eindhoven or Maastricht. Or at one of its clients, such as De Nederlandsche Bank.

Boost your career

Already hundreds of people have successfully retrained on our Microsoft Azure Certified Data & AI track. But what’s new… you now get a job guarantee from ilionx with it! Together, we’re going to retrain women for free in the ilionx edition of Techionista Academy’s Microsoft Azure Certified Data & AI track. And the best part? You already know you have a job at ilionx (or at one of its clients, like De Nederlandsche Bank), before you get retrained.

Getting a job at ilionx

ilionx is a vibrant and ambitious IT organization where being successful together, the close-knit atmosphere and diversity are highly valued. Innovating, clarifying and connecting are their core values. Data-driven work is one of their solutions that they offer their customers. After this course, you will be ready for a job as a Data/BI consultant or Data/Business analyst at one of the participating ilionx offices in Groningen, Zwolle, Hoorn, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Bosch, Eindhoven or Maastricht; or at our sister subsidiary Le Blanc Advies in Utrecht. And don’t worry, you won’t be doing it alone! You will study from home, but your fellow students and our coaches and trainers will support and guide you on your way to the finish line! You got this!

You are the perfect match when you are..

We only have a limited number of places available for this unique retraining program that we organize in collaboration with ilionx. ilionx will ultimately select the participants they feel are the best fit for them. When are you a suitable candidate for this retraining program? If you can tick the following points, we encourage you to go for it and apply!

Affinity with Data & AI

Maybe you’ve already mastered a programming language, or you’ve taken a course or training in the field of data or AI. In any case, you have a feel for data analysis.

Dutch and English

Given the client portfolio of ilionx it is nice if you speak Dutch, or learn to. In addition, you master the English language; the training is in English.

Work experience

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office is required: Microsoft Teams, for example. Experience with programs like Excel and SQL is a plus. As is a background in finance, retail, government, telecom or healthcare.

This is what you will learn

After this course – which is taught in English – you will have the following three Microsoft certifications in your pocket: Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900), Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst (PL-300), and Data Engineering on Microsoft Azure (DP-203). We also teach you to code with Python and SQL. Of course, we also provide a Consulting Excellence training in which you learn the basics of the consulting process. Furthermore, you will develop skills focused on essential communication and presentation skills and much more.

Hard skills

  • Coding with Python: learn everything about analyzing data
  • Using SQL to query, insert, modify, and delete data from databases and relational databases
  • Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server
  • Introduction to data engineering and managing data workflows, pipelines and ETL processes
  • Cleaning data, modeling data and visualizing data with Microsoft Power BI
  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure
  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure data services
  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure for data engineers
  • Designing a Microsoft Azure Data Solution using Cosmos DB, Blob storage, Data Lake Storage Gen2, Stream Analytics and Azure Databricks
  • Analyzing data with Microsoft Power BI and DAX
  • Build professional dashboards with Microsoft Power BI
  • Ethics for Big Data & AI

Career skills

  • LinkedIn: optimize your LinkedIn profile and learn how to make LinkedIn work for you
  • GitHub: build your own data portfolio and make your work visible
  • Resume: write a compelling cover letter and resume
  • Interview: learn to present yourself with confidence during an interview
  • Negotiation: learn to negotiate

Business Case

During this course, you will work on challenging business cases. During these cases, you will use all your learned skills to tackle problems and how to finish with a conclusion or solution.

What was her experience?

“From day one I can add value, despite being new to IT and having worked very little with data. The knowledge and experience I bring with me from previous positions help enormously. At ilionx you get the chance to develop further, every day. Both during assignments for clients and with the numerous training sessions through our own Academy. In addition, I have set up female ilionx, a network for and by the women of ilionx.”

Cindy Castricum
Former Techionista student | Business Intelligence Consultant ilionx

The trainers

Zefanja van Bakel

Hard Skills Manager Techionista

  • Microsoft certified
  • Power BI
  • Data engineering

Sanne van Egmond

Soft Skills Manager Techionista

  • Communication styles
  • Your DISC-profile
  • Job application training
Mark Farragher

Mark Farragher

Hard skills trainer

  • Microsoft certified
  • AI expert
  • Scrum-master
Waldemar de Haas

Waldemar de Haas

Hard skills trainer

  • Microsoft certified
  • Power BI
  • Business Intelligence
Arthur Graus

Arthur Graus

Hard skills trainer

  • Microsoft certified
  • Power BI
  • SQL Server
Marnix Jansen

Marnix Jansen

Hard skills trainer

  • Microsoft certified
  • Power BI
  • Business Intelligence

Chris Potter

Soft skills trainer

  • Personal Branding
  • Pitch training
  • Interview training

Ready? Register now!

This track starts on August 30, 2022. After your application you will soon hear if you have passed the first selection interviews. At the end of July you will know whether you can actually start this retraining adventure with a job guarantee at ilionx.

  • 3 Microsoft-certificates
  • 100% online coaching
  • Job guarantee at ilionx
30 August 202220 January 202317 (Fulltime)freeRegister
30 August ’2220 January ’2317 (Fulltime)Free

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of this retraining program?

This retraining program is free for each selected participant, ilionx pays the training costs. After completing this retraining program, a job at one of the participating ilionx offices awaits the participant.

When will I know if I can participate?

We have limited space for this retraining program. We will make sure you know if you have been selected by August 1, 2022.

Which ilionx offices are participating?

If you’re selected, you’ll start working at one of the ilionx offices (Groningen, Zwolle, Hoorn, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Bosch, Eindhoven and Maastricht) and our sister subsidiary Le Blanc Advies in Utrecht. Or at one of ilionx’s clients, including De Nederlandsche Bank.