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.
Data Analyst Advanced: At the conclusion of the Data Visualisations training there are plenty of options to continue your data analytics training on the WYWM Potential platform including visualisations in Tableau, SQL Integration training and working with Azure. If you're passionate about data analysis and interested in continuing your journey you're encouraged to complete this advanced training.
Your new data analytics skills will be useful in many places, both in your personal and work life. These skills will give you the ability to better understand how to capture, manage and use data to help you, and your unit, make decisions based on real data. And if you go all the way and complete the data visualisation training, you’ll have the ability to visualise the data in compelling ways that enable you to influence decisions.
You’ll be able to use your skills for many outcomes – people are already using these skills to support things like:
• Personnel and readiness management
• Vehicle and equipment serviceability tracking
• Finance management
• Capability planning
• Intelligence analysis
• And more!
As the Navy 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, Cyber, Digital Project Management, Linux, Robotics Process Automation, Service Desk and Software Development that can be unlocked for any student who completes the Data Pathway.