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A Self-Directed Guide to Understanding Data (I561)


Type: Online
Duration: 02:30 hours
Status: Active

The Government of Canada has placed a high priority on data and our collective ability to understand, communicate and work with data. This online self-paced course presents a series of activities designed to introduce data concepts and terminology and explore the characteristics of data-driven organizations. Participants will reflect on their personal and organizational data challenges and strategies and discuss changing expectations of Canadians for open government data.

Topics include:

  • applying commonly used data terms and concepts
  • describing the data journey
  • discussing why data skills are so important
  • reflecting on personal data challenges
  • explaining how the Government of Canada uses data


This course sets the foundations for the new and expanding Discover Series.

This course is a prerequisite for The Role of Data in Digital Government (I511).


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More about this course
  • Topics: Career development; Communications; Human resources; Information management; Information technologies; Personal and team development; Policy and regulation; Procurement; Service excellence
  • Community: Employees; Supervisors
  • Business line: Digital Academy
  • Provider: Canada School of Public Service

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