Data Visualization

Learn how to take advantage of the power of visuals to successfully share data-driven information and insights gained from AI solutions with your customers.

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About This Data Science Online Course

The U.S. Department of Defense has set the goal of becoming an artificial intelligence-ready enterprise. To do so, it is imperative that is workforce—both military and civilian—have the right level of knowledge and skills to leverage AI solutions on the job and in support of mission.

A critical aspect of utilizing the outputs of AI is how the insights gained from these solutions are shared and resonate with customers and other audiences.

How the findings are presented visually absolutely matters and their importance cannot be understated. This isn’t just “window dressing”—visuals help to share data-driven stories that “strike a chord” with customers in a variety of situations.

Remember: Data cannot effectively tell a story or provide insights on its own.

This course walks you through various visualization options to best share your data insights with different customer personas. We also cover the “dos” and “don’ts” to consider when designing data products to ensure they are not misleading—along with ensuring they are visually compelling.

You will learn how to create effective visualizations using data, how to evaluate others’ visualizations and tell powerful stories with data in support of decision making.

What You Will Learn

  • Demonstrate the ability to structure data for visualization
  • Explain data visualization through an end-user perspective
  • Create data visualizations to maximize end user understanding via a structured design process
  • Identify misleading visual representations of data
  • Provide critical evaluation of peer-generated visualization and suggestions for improvement

This course is aligned with DoD strategies.

Who Should Take This Online Course

This online course is perfect for any DoD or U.S. Intelligence Community agency or government contractor company professionals interested in improving their data visualization and AI literacy.


None. However, prior completion of the FedLearn course, Introduction to AI/Machine Learning Concepts & Terminology (AIDATA109), is strongly recommended.

After completing this course, it is also highly recommended to take the other courses that are part of this learning path—Basic Data Management (AIDATA108)Design Thinking (AISPT101)Current AI Use Cases in DoD (AISPT105)Responsible AI in the DoD (AIETHICS101) and Cyber Risks and Vulnerabilities (AICYBER101)—to continue to advance your knowledge.

Course Certificate

To achieve a course certificate of completion, you must score 80 percent or higher on graded lesson quizzes and a final exam.

Course Format

Self-paced, online training course

Course Pricing

Individual courses are $49 (per person).

Seat licenses to access the entire FedLearn AI and data science catalog are also available. Click here to learn more and purchase.

If you are interested in learning about special team rates for Federal government and government contractor organizations, email [email protected].

Continuing Education Unit Credits

This course provides 2 CEUs.