Military candidates have knowledge, skills and experience to develop a successful second career in the field of data analytics. Accreditation as a qualified IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook data analyst will further improve career opportunities. The list below shows the experience and skills required to become a skilled data analyst and to succeed on the course. Candidates for the course will be assessed on numerical skills and computer literacy before the course begins. 


  • Experience in performing data mining and data analytics, on data-sets
  • The ability to see data and reports in terms of their business and commercial value, displaying key findings to the management
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Business acumen to understand client's needs and their relationship with vendors and internal departments
  • Participates on a team to gather, create, and analyse data to establish key findings and develop specific recommendations around results; identifies and recommends process improvement measures based on data analysis
  • Adheres to project deadlines and schedules
  • Understands necessity of project, data, and standards and applies them consistently
  • Prioritises multiple tasks effectively
  • Completes assigned tasks effectively, efficiently, accurately, with high quality and on time
  • Critical thinking, creativity, and independent judgment are expected.
  • Builds and maintains strong peer relationships within the team and across the organisation



  • Advanced Excel (Pivot tables and V-Lookup)
  • Systems experience: diverse systems, mining data between systems
  • Experience with high volumes of data
  • Experience with Data Center terminology
  • Gather business requirements, develop reports, metrics, scorecards, dashboards, adhoc pivot tables, models
  • Exceptional data analysis, data management, and problem solving skills
  • Able to look at the big picture, speculate and conceptualise outcomes and identify trends
  • Intermediate proficiency with BI reporting and analysis applications
  • Strong verbal and written communication/documentation skills
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Highly detail-oriented, analytic, energetic and self-motivated individual
  • Ability to follow through on commitments and foster mutual trust within the team and clients
  • Ability to work and cooperate with a variety of people and personalities and achieve results
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision; assumes additional responsibility without prompting
  • Comfortable working in an environment in which businesses processes, tools, deadlines etc. are continually evolving


  • Advanced Excel Visual Basic Macros
  • Microsoft Power Point experience
  • Understanding database relationships and concepts for mining/extracting data from environment.
  • Familiarity with SQL commands for queries.
  • Security Clearance