There are many advantages to online training over traditional classroom-based opportunities. Not only does it offer an opportunity for those unable to take traditional classroom-based opportunities, but it also offers more freedom and flexibility for employees. There are many online training opportunities from a host of different vendors. The following two sources are currently available to all employees:
Army e-Learning Program
Advance your career through Army e-Learning - Free Individual Training for Active Army, National Guard, Reserves, ROTC (MS III/IV), and DA Civilians. Train ANYTIME, ANYWHERE your schedule permits. With Army e-Learning you have access to over 3,500 web-based courses in Information Technology, Business Leadership and Personal Development, IT certification prep courses/tests in MCSE, CISSP, C++, Cisco, Oracle and many more.
AFWP Online Learning
Training is a fundamental component of the Army Family Web Portal (AFWP) that allows site users to take full advantage of the applications and tools available to train around the world. With a few exceptions, after course completion all participants receive a certificate, which may be used for promotion points, depending on the course. Internet access is the only requirement for taking the Computer-Based Training. https://olms.armyfamilywebportal.com/
The ALMS is a centralized training system allowing training NCOs, training managers, instructors, unit commanders, and individual users to schedule, register, and deliver standardized Army training to Soldiers and DA Civilians at home and abroad. Users can register for self-paced courses. From the office, home or DTF, Soldiers and Army civilians will be able to meet their distributed learning needs 24/7.
Grow with Google
Flexible online training programs designed to earn job-ready skills in high-growth, high-demand career fields such as IT Support, Project Management, Data Analytics and UX Design, available on Coursera.org. No relevant experience or degree required.
Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
DAU provides a global learning environment to develop qualified acquisition, requirements and contingency professionals who deliver and sustain effective and affordable warfighting capabilities. DAU’s modern learning platform delivers continuous learning and support tailored to the needs of the Defense Acquisition Workforce - including formal courses in-person and online, events and workshops, job support tools, consulting and more.