Applied Skills

Build a natural language processing solution with Azure AI Language

Validate your technical skills and open doors to new possibilities of advancement with Microsoft Applied Skills.


To earn this Microsoft Applied Skills credential, learners demonstrate the ability to create a natural language processing (NLP) solution by using Azure AI Language.

Candidates for this credential should have a solid understanding of creating and using various Azure NLP models through both Language Studio and in code, including custom models. They should also have experience programming in either Python or C#, be familiar with the Azure portal, and be comfortable provisioning Azure AI resources.

Tasks performed

  • Deploy a language resource, and use prebuilt models
  • Create a custom text classification solution
  • Create a custom named entity recognition (NER) solution

Prepare for the assessment

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English, Japanese, Chinese (Simplified), German, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil)

This assessment will use an interactive lab to evaluate your performance. It will take a few minutes to load the lab, and you may do other activities while it loads. After you launch the lab, you will need to wait 72 hours to launch it again. Your mouse movements and text entered during the lab will be recorded for quality purposes. Learn more

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Applied Skills Resources

Study guide for Applied Skills

This study guide provides a summary of the topics covered in the assessment lab, along with additional resources to help you prepare.

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