Following the launch earlier this week of CLCL 006 Designing Supportable Systems Credential
, we are pleased to advise that our contracting colleagues here at DAU also deployed our 33rd Defense Acquisition Credential entitled “CCON 016 Excel Skills for Data Analytics and Visualization Credential”
. Targeted specifically for defense acquisition workforce members, learners will develop analytical and visualization skills improving the learner’s ability to analyze and display data using advanced Excel functions, creative visualizations, and powerful automation features. The courses in this credential will equip the learner with a comprehensive set of tools for transforming, linking, and analyzing data; including a broad range of charts and interactive dashboards. This credential begins with an introductory video where senior contracting leaders discuss the importance of acquiring a data analytics skillset. From there, students will enroll in the Excel Data Analytics and Visualization courses: Excel Fundamentals for Data Analytics, Data Visualization in Excel, and Excel Power Tools for Data Analytics. Upon completion of the Data Analytics and Visualization courses, students will view a DoD Application which highlights ways in which data analytics and visualization can be applied in the DoD; best practices for acquiring data; illustrations on how to use data analytics and visualization in proposal analysis; and a comparison of the top data analysis tools available in the marketplace. Learners who are unfamiliar with Excel should consider completing CCON 018, Excel Skills for Business
, prior to enrolling in this credential.
For additional information, encourage you to visit our Defense Acquisition Credentials Program homepage, as well as the DAU iCatalog Credentials listing and the excellent new DAWIA Certification & Development Guides for each defense acquisition workforce functional area. For additional details on this newest credential, see also a DAU CON Blog post entitled "Get Ready for a New Credential: CCON 016 Data Analytics and Visualization".