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A Hands-On Introduction to Retrieval Augmented Generation

Implementing Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) can be challenging for individuals new to the concept.

Are you finding it difficult to grasp the intricacies of implementing RAG? Enroll in our comprehensive course to gain hands-on experience and master the art of Retrieval Augmented Generation.



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6 Hours

Earn a verified certificate from University of New Mexico Continuing Education.
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Empower Your Search & Retrieval Skills:
  • Explore the rationale behind vector databases in modern AI.
  • Master popular options and discover efficient storage & retrieval techniques.
  • Get hands-on experience creating a vector store using various techniques.
Get Hands-On and Practical:
  • Implement advanced chunking strategies for improved retrieval accuracy.
  • Master multi-retrieval and re-ranking strategies for enhanced results.
  • Build your own multi-query retrieval model through hands-on exercises.
Cutting-Edge Knowledge and Techniques in LLM:
  • Master popular vector databases: unlock the heart of modern AI
  • Deep dive into advanced indexing: PQ, LSH, HNSW for efficient retrieval.
  • Stay ahead of the curve: gain crucial knowledge for cutting-edge AI.Why “Vector Databases”
Expertise in Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) and Hybrid Search Techniques:
  • Master next-level accuracy: explore RAG and fine-tuning for LLMs.
  • Combine the best of both worlds: learn hybrid search with keywords and vectors.
  • Build secure and optimized RAG applications: master data, security, and cloud costs
Fine-Tune LLMs for Maximum Impact:
  • Discover and apply 7 powerful fine-tuning strategies specifically for RAG pipelines.
  • Create a RAG-based LLM application from scratch using provided code and resources.
  • Gain the skills to build secure, cost-effective, and enterprise-grade LLM applications.


Introduction to Vector Databases

  • Rationale for vector databases in modern AI
  • Overview of popular vector databases
  • Importance of efficient vector storage and retrieval

Advanced Indexing Techniques

  • Product Quantization (PQ), Locality Sensitive Hashing (LSH)
  • Hierarchical Navigable Small World (HNSW)
  • Document Hierarchies and Knowledge Graphs for advanced indexing
  • Hands-on Exercise: Creating a vector store using various indexing techniques

Retrieval Methods

  • Advanced Chunking Strategies for improved retrieval
  • Multi Retrieval and Reranking strategies
  • Hands-on Exercise: Implementing Multi-query retrieval

Deep Dive into Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG)

  • Understanding RAG as more than a blend of embedding-based vector retrieval and large model generation technologies
  • Learn about the corrective RAG architecture
  • Enhancing the Accuracy of Large Language Models with Corrective Retrieval Augmented Generation (CRAG)
  • Addressing challenges in building production-ready RAG pipelines
  • Enhancing RAG pipelines with seven fine-tuning strategies for LLMs
  • Hands-on Exercise: Create a RAG based LLM application from scratch

Hybrid Search Techniques

  • Introduction to hybrid search: A combination of keyword-based and vector searches
  • Merging and re-ranking search results using the alpha parameter for weighting
  • Trade-offs in hybrid search strategies
  • Hands-on Exercise: Implementing a basic hybrid search model and understanding its impact on retrieval accuracy

Building Secure cost-effective enterprise RAG application

  • Data governance for enterprise LLM application
  • Document-level and chunk-level security
  • Cost management. Semantic caching.
  • Cloud infrastructure optimization
  • Recommended RAG architecture for enterprise-grade LLM applications
  • You will be provided:
    • All software and subscriptions needed for the course.
    • Code samples and companion Jupyter notebooks


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How many Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) will I receive?

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How long does the course take to complete?

Our quickest learners have completed the course as quickly as in 6 hours.

What software and subscriptions are included in the registration fee?

An assortment of software subscriptions worth $500, enhancing the value of the program.

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A 12-month unlimited access to all learning resources, allowing for continuous learning and review.

Are there prerequisites for enrollment?

No specific prerequisites are required. The course is tailored to accommodate participants with varying levels of programming knowledge, providing a comprehensive learning path.

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