Yes – chain of command approval is required because this training requires a time commitment. It will ensure that you have the approval that you need from your workplace to enable you to attend the instructor-led sessions because once you commence your bootcamp, it is important that you attend all sessions, just as you would any other course so that you can meet the training outcomes.
For the self-paced learning option, you don’t need chain of command approval to complete your training, but it certainly helps so that you can secure time to maintain a consistent study schedule.
The online course is about 140 hours of content which typically takes 2-3 months part time to complete.
That’s absolutely ok, there are three different levels of training offered through this opportunity:
Data proficient: you will just go through the Data Foundations component of the data analytics pathway. This is a very useful course if you use Microsoft Excel daily and it will give you valuable skills and awareness in the basics of using data. It is an introduction into the foundations of data analysis and if you stop here, you will still be armed with skills to optimize your potential and increase your productivity and efficiency in the workplace.
Data Analyst: After Data Foundations, you will progress through the Data Analysis and Data Visualisation courses based on tools that are available on the DWAN: Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power BI. At the end, you will be able to use data to solve problems and generate insights. The Data Analysis course will teach you how to transform unprocessed data into insights and the Data Visualisation course will enable you to create visualisations that enable faster and more accurate decision-making.
The Cyber Defender Pathway provides in demand Cyber Security skills for those looking to get into one of the largest and fastest growing industries within tech. The courses are designed to take those who wish to transfer their skills into the digital world of Cyber Security, whether they come from a technical or non-technical background.
As CFNOC continues to strive toward becoming Future Ready, it will need a range of different digital-based skillsets, regardless of rank or trade, to drive a culture of digital product innovation. We encourage you to explore our different course offerings such as New to IT, Data Analytics, Digital Project Management, Linux, Robotics Process Automation, Service Desk and Software Development that can be unlocked for any student who completes the Cyber Pathway.