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Group Size

2 Months
Certificate ?
Skill Level
July 2020
minimum entry requirements
  • 17 Years Old
  • Computer programming skill
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning fundamentals
  • Understanding of basic calculus concepts
Prospectus and Curriculum
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Course Description


2 Months

Enrollment Due

27th June 2020



Total 36 hours of lesson + 1 Certified Engineer in Computer Vision Exam Voucher

Get access to preparation materials and resources immediately on enrollment

Experience in Java and Python will be an advantage. Learn More

Made possible by Forward School and CERTIFAI by Skymind

Made possible by Forward School and CERTIFAI by Skymind

What you will learn

  • Gain a clear and detailed understanding of how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning work
  • Learn in-depth, advanced Deep Learning techniques and algorithms for Computer Vision tasks
  • Learn the deployment of Deep Learning models with Deeplearning4J framework for production
  • Obtain hands-on experience for advanced digital image processing and classification concepts
  • Learn the fundamentals needed for a state-of-the-art image recognition project
  • Understand the broad opportunities for automation with Deep Learning


  • 6 sessions (physical classes)
  • Preparation modules on the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Dual Certificates (Awarded by Forward School and CERTIFAI)
  • Pre-paid exam voucher (For first attempt only)

Course outline

Preparation module will be sent to you before the date of the webinar being conducted. This module was designed to equip you with the fundamental knowledge required to achieve optimal learning experiences during the webinar.

  • Machine Learning Fundamentals 1
  • Machine Learning Fundamentals 2
  • 4th July 2020
  • 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Demo and Intro to DL4J, ND4J, DataVec
  • Intro to Deep Learning and Feedforward Neural Network: Deep Neural Networks
  • Intro to Deep Learning and Feedforward Neural Network: Backpropagation
  • Activity/Hands-on: ND4J, DataVec, Feedforward Neural Network in DL4J
  • 5th July 2020
  • 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Hyperparameters Tuning
  • Autoencoders
  • Recurrent Neural Networks
  • Activity/Hands-on: Hyperparameter Tuning in DL4J, Anomaly Detection, Text Generation with Recurrent Neural Networks
  • 18th July 2020
  • 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Image Processing
  • Activity/Hands-on: Image Processing with JavaCV, Face Anonymization with JavaCV
  • 25th July 2020
  • 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Convolutional Neural Network fundamentals
  • Image Classification with Deep Learning
  • Activity/Hands-on: MNIST Classification, Dog Breed Classification, Oil Palm Plantation Classification
  • 8th August 2020
  • 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Object detection with Deep Learning
  • Facial Recognition
  • Activity/Hands-on: YOLO Object Detection, Metal Defect detection, Facial Recognition
  • 15th August 2020
  • 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  • Segmentation with Deep Learning
  • Activity/Hands-on: Cell Segmentation, Car Segmentation
  • Group Project Kick-start
  • 29th August 2020


Developed together with Skymind’s team of experienced Deep Learning engineers, this bootcamp teaches students how to effectively use Deep Learning tools to create Computer Vision system models for production. It also aims to prepare students to venture into Deep Learning as a career.

In two months, you will learn the different advanced techniques and algorithms of Deep Learning for Computer Vision, from image processing, image classification, object detection to image segmentation, using the Deeplearning4j framework. By the end of this bootcamp, you will complete a project on computer vision application and take an in-house examination to evaluate your understanding that is necessary to be a certified Deep Learning Engineer.

Upon passing the exam, that's not all. We will offer you a Deep Learning Engineer position with our Skymind's Channel Partners. Yes, you heard it right! A job offer as well and you will be a Deep Learning engineer officially.

*Enrollment for this course is limited to 8 students to allow for more personalized instruction.

Who is this for

  • If you are looking to break into the field of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning
  • If you are looking to start an AI-based business or company
  • If you are looking to specialize in Deep Learning and Computer Vision
  • We highly recommend this to technical leads who are looking to upgrade themselves with the latest technology

Job opportunity availability

Upon passing the exam, you will be offered a position as a Deep Learning Engineer with Skymind’s Channel Partners.

Course Fee

MYR 8,800 or MYR 734/mth*

*Applicable to Public Bank Credit Card holders.

*Forward School Scholarship available. Learn more.

HRDF Claimable

Check with your HR department today to check if they can send you for this training and be reimbursed by HRDF!

What Others Say

"Thank you Choo Wilson and Chia Wei Lim from CERTIFAI for the sharing on AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning via "A Day in the Life of a Data Scientist" session in collaboration with Forward School yesterday. This session has provided me the insights and opportunity to explore and apply AI techniques in the mechanical engineering field and improve how things work/done."
- Ashvinder Singh Gill, Virtual Classroom Attendee

"Thank you Forward School for this virtual classroom, providing free online classes for the entire month of April. I had joined the classes for few days and it really help me a lot especially for today class topic which is "How to Apply AI in Your Work/Business" by Kent from Skymind, who explained well about the different of Machine Learning and Deep Learning, step to start an AI project, also providing us some useful examples."
- Beh Poi Keat, Virtual Classroom Attendee

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why should I enroll?

The Artificial Intelligence field is expected to continue growing rapidly over the next several years. Deep Learning being one of prominent subset of AI that gave birth to computer vision, self-driving car, advance robotics and many more will be in huge demand for applied AI technologies across industries.

Forward School has collaborated with industry leaders such as CERTIFAI and Skymind to offer a world-class learning experience so you can advance your career in Deep Learning application. You’ll get hands-on experience performing image processing, developing Deep Learning models, building object detection systems, and more. You’ll master in-demand skills that qualify you for high-value jobs in the AI field.

By the end of the program, you’ll have an impressive portfolio of real-world projects, valuable hands-on experience and job offers upon passing the exam.

2. What jobs will this program prepare me for?

This bootcamp was designed you to be ready for job placement in Skymind’s Partner Companies upon passing the examination. Obtaining the skills required to be a Deep Learning Engineer will make you extremely valuable across many industries, and in many roles especially in emerging technology fields.

3. How do I know if this program is right for me?

This program offers an ideal path for experienced programmers and data analysts to advance their data science careers. If you’re interested in deepening your expertise in the fields of deep learning and computer vision, this is a great way to get hands on practice with a variety of techniques and learn to build end to end solutions.

4. What is the difference between the Forward School Data Science Bootcamp and Forward School Deep Learning Bootcamp?

Data Science bootcamp was designed for people who want to utilize data science for the purpose of statistics, programming, data visualization and insights capture. Meanwhile, the Deep Learning bootcamp was designed to equip students with essential skills and knowledge in the application of deep learning and computer vision. And It was co-developed in collaboration with Skymind's Deep Learning engineers with practical experience in the field.

5. What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

The Deep Learning Certification Program is designed for students with programming and fundamentals of  Machine Learning. Students should have a high comfort level with a variety of topics before starting the program. In order to successfully complete this program, you should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of Machine Learning fundamentals
  • Exposure to Java and/or Python programming language
  • Understanding of basic calculus concepts
  • Computer equipped with Core i5 (or above) with discrete Nvidia graphic card (GTX 1050 or above)

6. If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

The Deep Learning Certification Program was baked with a preparation module to help students with little to no programming skills and new to the world of Machine Learning. The module included essential materials and resources for students to go through before the first class commenced. Students also can find help and support through Forward School Community Slack group in light of having difficulty in understanding some of the materials given.

7. How is this certification program structured?

The program consisted of 6 days (10:00 am - 5:00 pm) training classes and 1 day examination for certification. Students are expected to attend the classes and examination accordingly. Once a student passes the examination, job placement related to Deep Learning for the student will be processed promptly.

8. Any financial assistance or scholarships available?

Yes, we do have two scholarship programs for deserving candidates.
Our featured Scholarships:

  • 3 Scholarships for Applied Deep Learning Bootcamp
  • Scholarship levels will range from deeply discounted to 100% free
  • Powered by Forward School

We believe that every woman has the right to study the career of her dreams in tech. We launched this scholarship for 3 women because we wanted to offer the possibility of participating in this course to those who are really interested in learning Deep Learning but cannot afford it. Of course, every woman had to prove to us that she was the ideal candidate.

  • 5 Scholarships for Applied Deep Learning Bootcamp
  • Scholarship levels will range from deeply discounted to 100% free
  • Powered by Forward School

We are offering 5 scholarships to anyone who is interested in expanding their deep learning skills and expertise to enrol in the Forward School AI Scholarship. Scholarship recipients will spend 2 months in the Applied Deep Learning Bootcamp, studying deep learning techniques and algorithms using Skymind’s Deeplearning4j framework.

Course Fee

MYR 8,800 or MYR 734/mth*

*Applicable to Public Bank Credit Card holders.

*Forward School Scholarship available. Learn more.

HRDF Claimable

Check with your HR department today to check if they can send you for this training and be reimbursed by HRDF!


Keng Hooi Teoh
Senior Deep Learning Engineer
Loh Jing Zhi
Deep Learning Engineer
William Ardianto
Deep Learning Engineer
Wilson Choo Yan Pheng
Senior Deep Learning Engineer

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