Basic Data Management

Learn how to better manage and use data-the lifeblood of any AI solution-in support of more informed decision making.

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About This Data Science Online Course

The U.S. Department of Defense is evolving to an artificial intelligence-ready enterprise. To accomplish this ambitious goal, the DoD workforce—both military and civilian—must possess the correct level of knowledge and skills to leverage AI solutions on the job and in support of mission requirements.

The lifeblood of any AI solution is data.

Immense amounts of data are generated hourly, daily, weekly and beyond that—if managed and utilized correctly—can enable and support greater mission efficiency and effectiveness. To harness the power of your organization’s data, you must possess basic knowledge on how to properly curate, organize and wrangle data so the information can be properly input for analysis by AI and machine learning solutions.

In this online course, you will gain a solid understanding of the data management process, how to prepare data for use and how to interpret outputs for data-driven, informed decisions.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the major concepts and tools in data management
  • Understand the importance of curating, organizing and wrangling
  • Describe the data lifecycle
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage data according to its lifecycle
  • Demonstrate how to explain uncertainty, causality and data quality—and the ways they related to each other
  • Understand how to predict the consequences of data use/misuse and when more data may be needed for proper analysis
  • Understand the components and reasoning behind the DoD Data Strategy

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 advancing their data management skills.


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—Data Visualization (AIDATA107)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.