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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials Online (60 Days) Training Course

Understand Concepts Of AI & ML In Under 10 Hours

Proctored Exam
60 Days Access
£395 (Excl. VAT)€454 (Excl. VAT)$494 (Excl. VAT)


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a methodology for using a non-human system to learn from experience and imitate human intelligent behaviour. The essentials certificate tests a candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the terminology and the general principles of AI. Certification covers the potential benefits, types of artificial intelligence, the basic process of Machine Learning (ML), the challenges and risks associated with an AI project and the future of AI and Humans in work.

Purple Griffon's Artificial Intelligence (AI) online training course will help you to become AI certified from the comfort of your very own home or office at your own pace.

If you have any questions about purchasing this AI online training package or would like some tips about learning from home, then you can have a chat with one of our friendly course advisors on +44 (0)1539 736 828 or email and they will be able to help you straight away.

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Course Outline

Module 1: Human Intelligence

  • Human Intelligence (IQ/EQ)
  • Aristotle
  • The Scientific Method
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • The Industrial Revolutions
  • Universal Design – Design For ALL

Module 2: Artificial Intelligence

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • The History Of AI
  • Machines Learn From Data
  • Tom Mitchell’s Definition Of ML
  • Heuristic – Sometimes Works

Module 3: Humans Are More Than EQ & IQ

  • More Than EQ & IQ
  • Gut Feeling & Tacit Knowledge
  • The Digital Human
  • Human Brain Inspired AI

Module 4: Quick Review

  • Quiz Exercise

Module 5: Examples, Challenges & Risks

  • Opportunities, Challenges & Risk
  • ML – What Do We Need?
  • 1970’s Optical Character Recognition
  • Research & Development
  • Engineering
  • Health & Social Care
  • Entertainment
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Logistics & Planning
  • ML Enabler IoT

Module 6: AI – Machine Learning

  • Formal Definition Of Machine Learning
  • Engineers Need More Than Models
  • Schematic Of An AI Agent
  • Rational Agents
  • Agent Structure
  • Agent Examples
  • Agent Types
  • Learning From Experience
  • The General Learning Agent

Module 7: Humans + Machine – The Future

  • Ethical Re-Imagination – 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Ethics
  • Robotics Guidelines
  • Ethics In AI
  • Human Consciousness
  • Humans Are Subjective
  • Future Human Roles
  • Human Compliments Machines
  • AI Enhances Humans
  • Humans Drive The Change & Set The Goals
  • Asilomar Principles
  • Learning From Experience – KASH
  • What Was In It For Me?
  • Journey Home – So What!

The BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials Examination


The Artificial Intelligence (AI) online certifications are developed and delivered by Dr Andy Lowe - Andy has 20 years plus of experience in academia and industry working with high performance computing. He has a honours degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD in numerical simulation. He’s worked with high tech start ups and large high tech engineering organisation using some of the world’s most powerful computers. He uses AI on a daily basis in the analysis of simulations (E.g. Weather, Extreme Environments, Engineering) he builds.

About the Course

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials online certification is self-contained and provide you with the introduction to AI. It can lead on to the BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Foundation certification.

Who Should Attend

The Artificial Intelligence Essentials online training course is focused on professionals internationally with an interest in, or a need to implement AI in an organisation. Professionals working in areas such as Science, Engineering, Knowledge Engineering, Finance, or IT services.

The following roles should be interested:

  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Professional Research Managers
  • Chief Technical Officers
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Organisational Change Practitioners and Managers
  • Business Change Practitioners and Managers
  • Service Architects and Managers
  • Program and Planning Managers
  • AI Project Managers
  • Service Provider Portfolio Strategists / Leads
  • Process Architects and Managers
  • Business Strategists and Consultants
  • Web Page Developers

Materials Provided

This brand new Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials online training course includes:

  • Artificial Intelligence Quizzes
  • Artificial Intelligence Exercises
  • The Official Artificial Intelligence Essentials Syllabus
  • BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials Sample Exam

Organisational Benefits

What are the organisational benefits of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials training course?

  • Having staff that are aware of the capabilities of AI and how it can contribute to organisational success
  • Compete in an advanced technological future
  • Use AI to increase efficiency and reduce costs

Individual Benefits

What are the individual benefits of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials training course?

  • Having an up to date understanding of AI
  • Being able to identify opportunities to apply AI solutions
  • Being able to position themselves to take advantage of increased technology

Technical Requirements


  • Screen Resolution: 1020 x 768 or above
  • Network/Internet Connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above
  • Windows XP or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+
  • Firefox 3+
  • Safari 4+


  • Screen resolution: 1020 x 768 or above
  • Network/Internet connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above
  • Mac OS X 10 or higher
  • Firefox 3+
  • Safari 4+

Purple Griffon advise you that you use the Firefox Web Browser for the best educational experience and have compatible speakers or headphones.

Please Note: You will be required to have some form of photo ID (passport, government ID or equivalent) for the examination. If the examination includes a document to be printed, then please ensure that you have a printer in the room where you will be sitting the exam. Some examination institutes will ask you to have a small mirror or reflective surface and the proctor will request that you hold this up to show there is nothing attached to the webcam or even the laptop itself. Also, Adobe Flash Player and Shockwave must also be installed on your desktop or laptop prior to the examination.

For a successful AI Essentials online exam, you will need:

Web Camera 640×480 resolution 1280×720 resolution
PC Users Windows XP Windows 7
Mac Users Mac OS X or higher Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Internet Download Speed .768 Mbps 1.5Mbps
Internet Upload Speed .384 Mbps 1.5Mbps
RAM 1024MB 2GB


There are no specific pre-requisites for the entry to this course or the examination.

It is highly recommended that candidates have a good knowledge of computers and a basic understanding of data using computers (e.g. spreadsheets).


The AI Essentials online training course does not require any existing knowledge of AI.

Exam Overview

BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials Online Exam

  • 30 minute ‘closed book’ with 20 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (13/20)

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Professional Development Units - PDU's

There are no formal Professional Qualification Credits attached to the AI Essentials online training package.


BCS Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials Certificate

Next Steps

The next logical step would be the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Foundation certification, which prepares individuals to start using AI, in particular Machine Learning.


The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Essentials online certification will provide you with a complete introduction to Artificial Intelligence for those who need to understand the terminology and concepts used in this area.